Kenjee Kennedy

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Kenjee Kennedy is a rapper and producer in audiovisual who started into music and events production after completing 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.

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 


https://youtu.be/xUtcMZmKzLw

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) 


https://youtu.be/jFOQXNY2icg

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 


https://youtu.be/-6DFpiBMsX201
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 


https://youtu.be/gvBvt6T5Gxc

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

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

Do keep tuned for updates!


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

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Kenjee sur l’émission Live & Direk à la MBC en 2014

Etant un geek de Google&Youtube Kenjee il s’est lui-même enseigné à produire de la musique digitale et la vidéographie. Il lança son home studio ‘TaffBongLab Prod (TBL Prod) dans 2006.

Due à une manque de plateforme musicale pour vivre son rêve artistique, il decide de lancer une plateforme où lui-même et d’autres rappeurs, pourraient se produire.


Kolt’Art Live le premier Plateforme

Kolt’art Live est le premier événement organisé par Kenjee en collaboration avec plusieurs artistes de Résidence Kennedy en Septembre 2007 dans le centre de jeunesse de la Résidence Kennedy(Q-bornes). Deux autres Kolt’art Live ont eu lieu en tant que ‘Block Parties’ sur le terrain de basket-ball de la Résidence Kennedy jusqu’en décembre 2007.

Voici une vidéo de ‘Kolt’art live 2007 »filmé et édité par Patrick de DJP studio, ami de longue date de Kenjee.

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

DANSE 2 RI – Documentaire danse HipHop

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/kenjee