Kenjee Kennedy

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    Kenjee Kennedy is a rapper, Hip Hop events organizer and producer in audiovisual who started into music, video and events production after competing college in 2004.

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         …..Kenjee on Live & Direk MBC Show in 2014

     
    Google & Youtube (&torrent☺) geek , he taught himself digital music recording & production as well as trained himself on different adobe softwares and opened a home studio recording label ‘TaffBongLab Prod (TBL Prod) in 2006.Due to the lack of musical platforms to perform his artistic venture, he firmly began to think about creating a platform where himself and other rappers he befriended could perform.

    Kolt’Art Live Platform

    Kolt’art Live is the first set of events that Kenjee together with several artists from Cité Kennedy organized in September 2007 in the Youth Cultural Centers in Residence Kennedy.
    Two more sessions of Kolt’art live followed as block parties on the Basketball field of Residence Kennedy reuniting all Hip Hop activists at that time until December 2007.
    Here is a Video of ‘Kolt’art Live 2007‘ filmed and edited by Patrick from DJP Studio, Kenjee’s long time friend.

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    In 2008 Kenjee launched the Kolt’art Live in a Club at Rose Hill, Indside Club, and held the platform for several months every sundays and ended the platform in September 2008 by organizing a Live Reggae Night concert reuniting several artists like Natir Chamarel, Maroon Brothers, Yenla Killa, Israelites to name a few.

    Kolt’Art Mix08 – The 1st Mixtape

    That same year,2012, TBL Prod collaborated with German DJ Dreadsound Selekta, Lion Zo Records and several artists to record & produce ‘Kolt’Art Mix – The first Mixtape’.

    A song featured from that Mixtape – 412 

    Featuring Kenjee, Marki, Justice, CenZo , Daddy NC
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    Laisse la Mizik la jouer : Featuring Jazzy Fredo, Kenjee, Marki

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    Les Tremplins Classes de Charles 2008 at CCFCB Rose Hill

    Later that year he teamed up with two other young rappers Marki Evolution and CenZo from Residence Kennedy and participated on a musical contest organized by Centre Culturel Francais Charles Baudelaire ( now Institut Francais de Maurice) and they won the contest.
     

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    Urban Konection Hip Hop Festival ( UKF )

    The next year, 2009, Kenjee was invited to Reunion Island to perform on an international Hip Hop festival, the Urban Konection Festival where 18 countries were competing in a break dance competition.

    Final of UKF 2009 Japan ( Mighty Zulu Kingz) vs Korea ( Rivers Crew) 

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    UKF introduced Kenjee to the real Hip Hop culture and soon after he came to Mauritius he started to build a project so as to bring the same culture to Mauritius.
    In early 2010 Kenjee organized in collaboration with IFM and Eric Mezino  his first official break dance battle for the qualifications of UKF 2010 and two bboys were selected to represent the island.
    UKF 2010 Finals Korea (Rivers Crew) Vs France ( La Smala) 

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    Wake Up Session

     
    As soon as Kenjee reached Mauritius, he set up what would become Wake Up Street Session, whose first official date was the 27th of November 2010 and was held at Orchard Center Quatre Bornes. A series of monthly ‘Wake Up Session’ event were held since until August 2011 where the biggest street event occurred Orange Street Dance( OSD 2011 )
    Video of Wake Up Session held at Caudan January 2011 

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    Orange Street Dance

    In 2011, Kenjee organized the animation of the Orange Street Dance six contests around Mauritius and Rodrigues. An event produced by Orange telecom.

    Orange Street Dance Final 1vs1 Crazy Vs Kas T 

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    Battle de Louest

    Later that year Wake Up Street session officially collaborated with Soul City, a Reunion island Organization so as to allow Mauritian Dancers to participate on Indian Ocean Championships held each year there.

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    Since then, Mauritian Dancers have the opportunity to duly represent their Island on an  Indian ocean finals held at Reunion island competing several islands of the indian Ocean.
    Battle de Louest 2012- Mauritius Vs Mayotte- held at Reunion Island 

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    Later in 2012 Kenjee performed during Daniel Pearl World Music Days

    Bigh Piph ft Kenjee Kennedy Live at IFM Rose Hill Oct 2012

    A video of Kenjee Kennedy performing with Big Piph, American Rapper at Institut Français de Maurice during the Daniel Pearl’s World Music Days in 2012. WU Team did an impressive show of about 45 minutes on that day.

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    Video Production

    In 2012 Kenjee began into video production and produced several music videos for WU Team and several other local artists.
    WU TEAM – Appel moi Hip Hop 

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrwvQh9encU&w=775&h=466]

    WU TEAM – Election p koster 

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG2VwJ82E9w&w=775&h=466]

    DANSE 2 RI – Documentaire danse HipHop

    In 2013 he produced a short documentary film called ‘ Danse 2 Ri ‘. The movie presents to the audience the different dance styles in Hip Hop and its popularity worldwide.

    Live & Direk MBC TV Show

    In 2014 WU Team was invited on Live & Direk TV Show on MBC

    Video of Kenjee Kennedy performing a rap backstage during mic test

     

     

     

    Wake Up session are still being held up till now and more will be coming soon.

    Wake Up Caudan 2015

    Do keep tuned for updates!


    Kenjee Kennedy – Producteur spécialisé dans l’art de la rue à l’ile Maurice

    Sameer ‘Kenjee’ Hassenjee, qui s’est fait connaître comme «Kenjee Kennedy» est un passionné de culture de la rue, rappeur et producteur en audiovisuel. .

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    La chanson 412 ( Kenjee Kennedy, Marki Evolution, Justice, Daddy NC )

    Laisse lamizik la zwer ( Jazzy Fredo, Kenjee Kennedy, Marki , Daddy NC )

    Vidéo lors du tremplin Classe de Charles en 2008 au CCFCB à R-Hill.

     

    Urban Konection Hip Hop Festival ( UKF )

    Après le tremplin Classe de Charles en 2008, Kenjee fut invité l’année suivante à se produire sur une scéne international de Hip Hop, le Urban Konection Festival (UKF) à l’ile de la Reunion où 18 pays se sont réunis pour une compétition de breakdance.

    Finale de UKF 2009 Japan ( Mighty Zulu Kingz) vs Korea ( Rivers Crew)

    UKF l’aide à comprendre les valeurs réelle de la culture Hip Hop et retourne avec l’idée de lancer le ‘battle dance’ ici à Maurice.

    Au debut de 2010, Kenjee organisa en collaboration avec l’IFM et Eric Mezino la qualification de l’UKF 2010 et deux danseurs ont été sélectionnés pour representer l’ile sur cette festival à La Reunion.

    UKF 2010, la Finale, Korea (Rivers Crew) Vs France ( La Smala)

     

    Wake Up Session

    Après UKF 2010, Kenjee lance la première Wake Up session le 27 novembre 2010 à Orchard Center Quatre Bornes. Une série d’événement mensuelle s’en suivra jusqu’en aout 2011 où débuta l’Orange Street Dance (OSD 2011).

     

    Video du 3eme Wake Up Session tenu au Caudan waterfront Janvier 2011

     

    Orange Street Dance

    En 2011, Kenjee produit l’animation pour Orange Street Dance (OSD2011) organisé par Orange Telecom, le plus grand événement consacré au Street dance jusqu’à present à l’ile Maurice. Six événements autours de l’ile et l’ile Rodrigues.

    Orange Street Dance Finale 1vs1 Crazy Vs Kas T

     

     

     

    Battle de L’ouest

    En 2011 également, Wake Up Street session collabora avec l’organisation Réunionaise, la Soul City, qui organisent le championnat Ocean Indien du Breakdance le ‘Battle de l’Ouest. afin que l’ile Maurice soit invité durant les championnats annuel.

     

    Depuis 2011, les danseurs mauriciens ont la chance de représenter notre île durant le championnat annuel qui se tient à La Reunion où plusieurs pays de l’ocean indien s’affrontent en duel de danse.

     

    Battle de Louest 2012- Mauritius Vs Mayotte- held at Reunion Island

     

    Later in 2012 Kenjee performed during Daniel Pearl World Music Days

    Bigh Piph ft Kenjee Kennedy Live at IFM Rose Hill Oct 2012

    A video of Kenjee Kennedy performing with Big Piph, American Rapper at Institut Français de Maurice during the Daniel Pearl’s World Music Days in 2012. WU Team did an impressive show of about 45 minutes on that day.

    Video Production

    En 2012, Kenjee a commencé dans la vidéographie et produit plusieurs vidéos musicaux pour la WU TEAM et plusieurs autres artistes.

    WU TEAM – Appel moi Hip Hop

    WU TEAM – Election p koster

    En 2013, il produisit un court documentaire ‘Danse 2 Ri’. Ce court métrage a pour but de vous faire découvrir les différents styles de danses Hip Hop.

    Live & Direk MBC TV Show

    Kenjee fut invité sur l’émission populaire nationale ‘Live&Direk’ diffusé sur la chaîne télé nationale MBC en 2014.

    Vidéo de Kenjee Kennedy durant l’emission.

     

     

    Vidéo d’une session de Wake Up en 2015. Plusieurs sessions se sont tenu en 2016 au Port Louis Waterfront.

    Wake Up Caudan 2015

     

     

     

     

    Press releases :

    http://www.5plus.mu/arts-et-tendances/kenjee-kennedy-lemission-kiltir-lari-son-ode-au-hip-hop

    http://www.lemauricien.com/article/wu-team-hip-hop-wakes

    http://www.lexpress.mu/article/le-hip-hop-senvole

    http://www.lemauricien.com/topics/Kenjee%20Kennedy

    http://www.5plus.mu/node/2480

    http://www.lexpress.mu/article/expression-lib%C3%A9r%C3%A9e

    http://www.5plus.mu/node/10842

    You can follow all his other videos and works on his youtube channel :

    http://youtube.com/kenjeekennedy

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