Crystal Axis

Crystal Axis is a Nairobi-based anti-colonial Afropunk band featuring Djae Aroni, Ahmed Bulhan, Fox Elijah, and Doug Kihoro. Formed in 2008, the band has made an impact on the Kenyan alternative music scene with their loud music, spirited on-stage performances, and their charismatic personalities. The band is known for its blend of punk and grunge, with post-punk and hardcore influences. Their lyrics often draw on the brutality of both the legacy of colonialism and the Kenyan government. Their 2019 single “Nyayo House” is based on the torture chambers used by the government to silence dissidents, while 2018 single “Leopold” is about the atrocities inflicted on the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium.

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