Jabali Africa is a Kenyan band with a unique mixture of African rhythms. This is a truly multi-faceted band whose members are not only adept at composing songs, playing a variety of instruments, and blending their voices into a harmonious sound but, are also talented dancers and choreographers.

The band's origin can be traced to the Kenya National Theatre Dance Troupe. In 1993, feeling unnecessarily censored, some of the members of the troupe became dissatisfied with the choices in their repertoire. In their frustration, they broke away from the troupe and formed what is known as Jabali Africa. The name was picked because the word Jabali which is Swahili (Kenya's national language) for rock. This word was significant to the original members because they met on a large rock in order to discuss how to advance their musical careers. Therefore, Jabali was an ideal name for the band. Since then, two members have left the group, and the band is proud to have added one new artiste to the lineup.

Through perseverance, Jabali Africa began to enjoy its first taste of success when the band was invited to play percussion in the United Radio and Television Network of Africa (URTNA) awards. Not long after, the band launched its unique sound on Nairobi's National Talent Search (Star Search). The band went on to win the best traditional adaptation award in Kenya in December 1994. As a result of this achievement the band earned recognition all over Africa, as well as Europe, and seemed unbeatable. In the spring of 1995, the band was invited to headline the African Heritage Festival tour of Germany and Austria.

To date, Jabali Africa has toured Europe and Japan extensively, and recently the band has made its way to the United States. The band has also released two CDs in Europe, and two in the United States entitled Journey and Remember the Past.