Video games sound designer, Rapper and Entertainer, Kenjee kennedy started into music production after completing college in 2004. In 2010 he founded Wake Up Entertainment to help Wake Up Culture in Mauritius.
Due to the lack of musical platforms to perform, Kenjee and several other artists from Residence Kennedy created a platform to help promote local artists in 2007 called Kolt’art Live. Later in 2010, Kenjee created the Wake Up Sessions, where several battle dance contest took place around the island.
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.
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,2008, 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
Laisse la Mizik la jouer : Featuring Jazzy Fredo, Kenjee, Marki
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 won the first price, give a public showcase at Reunion Island..
UKF – ile de la Reunion 2009
The next year, 2009, Kenjee was invited to Reunion Island to perform on an international Hip Hop festival, the Urban Konection Hip Hop Festival (UKF) where 18 countries were competing in a break dance competition.
Final of UKF 2009 Japan ( Mighty Zulu Kingz) vs Korea ( Rivers Crew)
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.
Later that year he organized in collaboration with IFM and Eric mezino, the Mauritian break dance battle qualifications of UKF 2010.
A 2vs2 bboy contest was held and Bboy Zekid & Bboy Kenny ( Alliance Supreme) were the champions selected to participate on UKF 2010 battle at Reunion Island.
UKF 2010 Finals Korea (Rivers Crew) Vs France ( La Smala)
Wake Up Session
With the UKF influence, Kenjee created the Wake Up Street Session, a series of battle dance contests. The first show was set on 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 ). Several battle dance contests were held at Caudan Waterfront.
Video of Wake Up Session held at Caudan January 2011
Orange Street Dance – Maurice & Rodrigues
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
Battle de Louest 2011
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.
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
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.
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
WU TEAM – Election p koster
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
Wake UP 2016 – Port Louis Waterfront
MALTA GUINNESS STREET DANCE 2016 / 2017
Kenjee was invited to host all the shows of Malta Guinness Street Dance in 2016 and 2017 were dancers were selected to go to France to assist the Hip Hop International Contest at Paris.
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