Currently redefining the future of Benga music, the Bengatronics recently exploded onto the East African music scene. Blending cutting edge electronics, irresistible Benga rhythms, and sweet-as-sugarcane guitar riffs – the outfit seemed to arrive fully formed out of nowhere. Truth is, echoing Robert Johnson’s mythical meeting at the crossroads – this story began with DJ Gregg Tendwa picking up a young guitar-slinger hitching by the side of the road in Machakos county, Eastern Kenya.

May 6, 2020