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Cathy Matete

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Brief History

Cathy Matete is a Kenyan award winning singer, songwriter, recording and performing artist whose music encapsulates a determined and passionate energy intent on telling the African story.

Her soulful performances surface the listener’s deepest, most profound thoughts taking them on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy, balance sorrow and injustice.

The development of her unique style is as a result of a lifetime of music influenced largely by Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae fused with Neo-soul and elements of African Languages. Her larger than life stage persona, powerful but heavenly voice has seen her take the Reggae music world by storm!!

Cathy Matete has graced numerous stages; The Jamhuri Reggae Festival, SoFar Gig, The Go down Gig, Alliance Française of Nairobi with her hit single ‘No Retreat’ which caught Kenya by surprise. Cathy Matete has also shared the stage with international and award winning Reggae acts such as Queen Ifrica, Capleton, Jah 9, Christafari Band just to mention a few. Apart from gracing stages with her soulful performances, Cathy Matete has been honored at the Kalasha Awards, East Africa’s most prestigious film awards for her contribution to the film industry in 2019 for “Best Original Score” for her song ‘Woman Of Steel’ on the Film ‘What’s on Your Mind’.