The Kenyan Choir
Via BBC News
An African youth choir has been signed by Universal Music after performing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration celebrations in the US.
The Boys Choir of Kenya signed the deal in the transit lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport as they returned home to Nairobi from Washington DC.
They were the only international choir to sing at the inauguration.
The choir, who are aged between 13 and 24, put on an impromptu performance for passengers before flying on to Kenya.
They have toured the US several times, and their performances have raised school fees for their members, as well as helping them take on several orphans.
Artistic director Joseph Muyale said: “We heard about the record deal about two days ago. I felt delighted on behalf of the boys.
“We began from humble beginnings and to be recognised by a large recording company is so humbling and quite an honour. We just thank God.”
Universal Classics A&R representative Tom Lewis signed the contract at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4. Continue Reading….
Hold on a minute…..they signed with a major music label in a transit lounge at Heathrow Airport. SMH… WTF???
Did they even have time to give the contract a thorough read? Did they understand what they were signing up to? Did they have a lawyer present?
I’m guessing NOT!
I don’t mean to rain on their parade but I don’t like the sound of this at all!
What exactly does Universal Music intend to do with the choir musically? What are their plans?