18 April 2017
With a song in her soul and rhythm from the heart, Meri Kenaz performs like few others, with fire and fervor. A self-taught player of the acoustic guitar, she professes it’s Life, and the sound of nature, that inspires her music as much as other musicians that have shown ways of playing, and ways of being. Music lights the way for this dreadlocks songstress, and the power in her words and melodies show a rich spirit that’s alive with the influence of passion. Kenaz has been writing and performing music for the greater part of her life, but over the past few years she’s brought her songs and voice out to a much appreciating South African audience. In 2010 she won a Silver Standard Band Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival of Grahamstown, an accolade she shared with widely acclaimed guitarist, Nibs van der Spuy.