KING KANJA TAKES SXSW (SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST) BY STORM
Date: Mar 21, 2016
Washington, D.C.- Kanja Muchoki, also known as King Kanja, flew into Austin, TX and the SXSW Music Festival with a whirlwind of creativity, panache and poised to be one of the most sought-after artists featured at the iconic festival. Audiences at SXSW 2016 were treated to King Kanja’s polyrhythmic Afro Beat music that had crowds cheering he and his dancers on late into the evening.
His newest single, “Cathy,” which debuts on March 21, 2016, is an infectious dance song that was produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Chucky Thompson (The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa;" Faith Evans’s "You Used To Love Me" and Nas’s "One Mic"). King Kanja was inspired to write the song because of his admiration for Cathy Hughes, the Founder and Chairman of Radio One, Inc., to whom his mentor, the late Tony Washington (Radio One), introduced him. The song’s lyrics encourage all women to aspire to be “ a Cathy” - a woman who
overcomes setbacks in life and chooses the “high road” to achieve success. The music video, which was directed by 1st Impressions, offers Miami as a visually stunning backdrop to an array of beautiful women who all reflect some positive aspect of being ”a Cathy.” Here are some of the comments industry insiders have said about the much-anticipated single and music video:
"Bro, you got something special on your hands" –
Grammy-nominated producer, Drummaboy
"I knew when I heard the music, it was you..." -
Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur CEO & Co-Founder of All Hip-Hop.com
"You have a great song and video."-
Jason Hughes Director Sales of Reach Media One/Division of Radio One
“You have a nice video!” –
Daymond John (FUBU Co-Founder and judge on “Shark Tank”)
“Cathy” music video on VEVO: http://bit.ly/1nZjODi
“Cathy” on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/x4labb
Born in London to a Kenyan family and raised in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area, where he developed his sound, King Kanja has been touring the world since the age of 15 sharing his unique sound. Known for blending hip-hop, R&B,
reggae and African polyrhythmic music, King Kanja infuses his native languages of Kikuyu and Swahili into his lyrics. This signature sound has garnered fans from as far as the continent of Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States.
A graduate of the prestigious Hampton University (www.hamptonu.edu), King Kanja has had many unparalleled opportunities to perform with some of the most talented artists in the world such as the Nigerian international superstars, P-Square, Akon, Raheem DeVaughn and others. He has also performed on the
“live” recorded show of MTV BASE Africa All-Stars, representing Kenya in his hometown of Nairobi, Kenya; and, starred as the main character and hero in a Coca-Cola commercial, "Africa Lets Go Crazy."
He has also had the distinct pleasure of performing with UK-based international recording artist/producer, Silvastone, at the legendary Glastonbury Festival in the U.K.
King Kanja is managed by Eleanor Earl of E. L. Earl Entertainment.
He can be contacted @kingkanja on most social media platforms.
Press inquiries: Sherri Thompson, Viola's Babygirl's Ventures, LLC, email@example.com, 240.603.9511