The KTO Project
WELCOME to the MUSIC of The KTO Project!
The KTO Project is so excited to be working on their latest recording project, Mafaro eZimbabwe (the Joy of Zimbabwe)!
The KTO Project is collaborating with more than a dozen of Zimbabwe's traditional artists to celebrate the power of mbira music and the music friendships built over the years of collaboration with KTO Project.
Inspired by the power of music to unite communities, Bay Area native Kelly Takunda Orphan launched The KTO Project in 2004 with her debut album "Give it to the People."
Singer, percussionist and cultural historian Linda Tillery said about KTO's recordings:
"Kelly Takunda Orphan has been on a long and wondrous musical journey beginning with her Armenian roots to the percussion-driven music of West Africa, Zimbabwe and the Caribbean. This recording reveals a rare breed of musician who carefully and respectfully fuses together music from disparate cultures. The vocals are warm and lush-the rhythms will make you want to dance!"