Party/Earth Dance Nairobi: with Broken Switch – South Africa, Oct. 4 2014 @ Migaa Golf Course Estate

Earth dance
Date: Saturday, October 4 2014
Venue: Migaa Golf Course Estate
Tickets: Early Bird KES 3,000 and KES 4,000 at the Gate

Festival season is upon us! Once again Nairobi’s biggest charity electronic dance music festival is back with a bang! We are glad to announce that EARTHDANCE NAIROBI 2014 will take place on the 4th October 2014!

This year we move to an awesome new venue that has the word FESTIVAL written all over it. The beautiful MIGAA Golf Course & Residency in Kiambu will play host to the our 6th event since opening our doors to the peace-loving public back in 2009. Times have definitely changed since then and they’re only changing for the better. This new venue opens up new possibilities for our home grown Electronic Dance Music culture to develop and expand.

In the best interests of charity, Kenya’s two dance music giants; 6:AM ENTERTAINMENT & Kenya Nights – Beautiful Faces Beautiful Places are coming together with TURBOCHiLL to produce this year’s event. We are in for some serious good times across two pumping stages.

Barney Barrow
Beng Beng
Chelina Manuhutu (Main Act)
Dj Donnaccia
Factory DJs
Foozak & Franki B
Franky Zahlten
Jack Rooster
Lucky Birdi
Raj El Rey

Broken Switch (Main Act)
DJ Norah
Dread Steppa
Franki B
Jack Rooster
L.A. Dave
Oliver Nicklin

October 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

Charit Concert: Waterwater – A Concert with Maeckes, Marteria, Octopizzo, Onejiru & Sarabi, Oct. 4 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Date: Saturday, 4th October 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 7 pm
Admission free, donations for fresh water welcome

Viva con Agua (VcA) is a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg (Germany), campaigning for clean drinking water and human sanitation worldwide. Since its existence VcA together with the United Nations World Food Program ensured access to clean drinking water to more than 500.000 people. Besides the social projects VcA also always tries to initiate links between the people in the project countries and the donors using the universal language of music, art, and football.

During the trip to Kenya the local musicians Octopizzo, Sarabi, and Onejiru will work with Marteria and Maeckes from Germany. The aim of the trip is to create a song together as well as produce a documentary photobook with the journalist Marcus Staiger and the photographer Paul Ripke and a cinematic documentary from the view of a Kenyan director, focusing on the particular approach and method of this social and cultural cooperation.

In cooperation with the United Nations World Food Program and One Fine Day Films

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Exhibition: The Gems of Contemporary Kenyan Art, Sept. 16 – Oct. 5 2014 @ Alliance Française

Gems at AF
Margaretta wa Gacheru, Arts correspondent for the Nation Media Group, has been writing about visual and performing arts in Kenya for decades.
She curates an exhibition of Kenyan contemporary artists based on her recent publication Creating Contemporary African Art: Art Networks in Urban Kenya: 1960 – 2010.
The publication is a result of her extensive research for her Ph.D in sociology from the Loyola University Chicago.

Opening: September 16, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Entrance Free

Runs Until: October 5, 2014

There is no better person than Margaretta to bear witness to the exponential growth in the credibility and the creativity of Kenyan visual artists, from the first post-independent art gallery (PaayaPaa) to the current networks of high value Kenyan artists.

In this exhibition, Margaretta brings together a selection of artists from different art networks who have contributed to the evolution of Kenyan visual arts and who continue to display the characteristics of Kenyan entrepreneurial spirit: innovative, adaptable, inventive and original, playing their part in the effervescence of the Kenyan visual arts sector.

Artists include: Ancent Soi, Jak Katarikawe, Mary Collis, Kioko Mwitiki, Shine Tani, Patrick Mukabi, Maggie Otieno, Gakunju Kaigwa, Dennis Muragori, Cyrus Nganga, Nani Croze and other.

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Exhibition: Men and Women by Richard Kimathi, Until Oct. 22 2014 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Men and Women
Dates: Until October 22, 2014
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Find more information here

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Play: They Say I Am by Kike Tele, Oct. 10 2014 @ Michael Joseph Center

They Say I Am Poster Final Revised
They Say I Am is an exploration of various stereotypes of women.

Date: Friday, October 10 2014
Venue: at the Michael Joseph Center
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate, Advance KES 600 Single and KES 1,000 for couples – 0715664104

Kike Tele is an initiative that seeks to tell stories from and about women


October 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live Feat. Octave Band, Oct. 9 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C_October Octave Band Oct 9th

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Blankets and Wine Writers Stage: An Ode to Hip Hop – Mini Tribute to Rapper & Poet G-Wiji, Oct. 5 2014 @ Carnivore Grounds

Blankets and Wine, Writers’ Stage aka. Kwani? @ Blankets and Wine

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 2:00pm – 5pm

Theme: An Ode to Hip Hop, Mini Tribute to Rapper and Poet G-wiji
MC: Velma Kiome, General Manager, Kwani Trust

Kwani Trust will host a mini tribute to the fallen rapper/poet Gwiji of Ukoo Flani, with thought provoking Hip Hop music by Mwas and Zakah of Ukoo Flani, performances of poetry and dramatized readings from ‘Kwani? 03’ by Poets Monajamonj, Checkmate Mido and writer Aleya Kassam all backed by the band Yellow Light Machine. ‘Kwani? 03’ was one of the first literary publications to feature the urban youth speak poetry called ‘Shen’g’ in a section aptly named ‘Sheng’spere’.

This book featured works by Ukoo Flani members Mc Kah, Kitu Sewer and Gwiji.

October 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Sarabi – Kings of the Arena VI, Oct. 3 2014 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Kings of the Arena
Date: Friday, October 3 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate

October 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

Travel: Book your Holiday Early and Enjoy the Serena Festive Rates, Dec. 23 2014 – Jan. 1 2015 @ Serena Hotels

Serena Festive Rates E.A
Book early for your December holidays and enjoy sensible Serena Hotels festive rates which also come with an option of paying in installments under Lipa Polepole.

Dates: December 23 2014 to January 1, 2015
Venues: Serena Hotels
Contacts: 0733 284 200 |

Find more info on the poster.

October 1, 2014 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

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