International Day for Monuments and Sites: Free Entry to All Museum by Kenyan Citizens, Apr. 18 2014
April 18, 2014 which coincides with Good Friday is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a UNESCO World Heritage Day marked annually around the world. This day, held each year around the world is usually marked by having different types of activities, including but not limited to visits to monuments and heritage attractions sites.
The aim of this day is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.
The National Museum of Kenya will be marking this day by offering FREE admission to ALL museums for Kenyan Citizens.
Find more information on their Facebook Event page
Out of Town: 2nd Edition of the Hakuna Matata Festival, Apr. 19 2014 @ the Machakos Peoples Recreational Park
The second edition of The Hakuna Matata Festival promises to be one for the books. Going down this Easter Saturday April 19th in Kenya’s most progressive county, Machakos at The Machakos Peoples Recreational Park.
A performance Line Up of epic Proportions is in store for everybody. The Dj Line up is out and on the night the following Chief Rockers will be on hand to keep you moving: CodeRED Dj Stylez, Creme De La Creme, Dj Protege Kenya and Deejay Crossfade
Live Performers will be: Ken wa Maria, SARABI, Fena and Scott The Violinist
The entertainment line up is a perfect mix of genres that have stood out in the Kenyan music scene and so you are guaranteed to leave feeling satisfied.
Tickets: Kshs 2000 at the Gate
You may carry a picnic and/or a bottle of wine ONLY
The Dutch King’s Day Party at Ebony Lounge on 25th April 2014 from 7:00pm
The Dutch King’s Day is a day where everybody is infected with ‘orange fever’. Ebony Lounge together with our friends within the local Nairobi Dutch community, cordially invite you to the ultimate celebration of Dutch King’s day in Nairobi.
Join our orange colored crowd as we dance the night away and award prizes to the best orange costume of the evening in honor of the King!
This session will be dedicated to the musical mix of the Portuguese-speaking countries, and is organised jointly with Ten Cities.
The films on show will be the following:
Lusophony, the (r)Evolution (Lusofonia, a (r)Evolução), Red Bull Music Academy – Portugal, 2006, 65 min
A Red Bull Music Academy production filmed with the fast-beat of a music video. From Portuguese fado, Angolan kuduro, Cape Verdean morna, Brazilian baile funk, hiphop or rock, this film sheds light on a new movement being born out of the cultural mix of the Portuguese-speaking countries
Passinho Dance Off (A Batalha do Passinho), Emílio Domingos – Brazil, 2012, 73 min
The Passinho dance is the newest trend in Brazilians slums. A new way to dance baile funk but also a lifestyle, the Passinho fever is changing young boys’ life around Brazil’s outskirts. This documentary portrays this phenomena and discovers how the culture around the funk world has expanded beyond funk dance parties, DJs, and favelas.
I Love Kuduro, Mário Patrocínio – Angola, 2013, 95 min
Kuduro is an urban cultural movement born out of Angolan discos and raves in downtown Luanda through a mixture of house, techno and traditional Angolan rhythms. The movement is at once a style of music, dance, fashion and culture, explored in this documentary through the distinct performances of its greatest stars.
Off the Beaten Track, João Pedro Moreira – Portugal, 2013, 30 min
The beats of Angolan Kuduro started appearing in Lisbon clubs in the late 90s. Four musicians started mixing it with beats from all over the world, creating a unique sound called Progressive Kuduro and a band called Buraka Som Sistema that is taking world dancefloors by storm.
Find more information on the screening on this Facebook event page
Thursday 17th – Normal Moet champagne, oysters and Jazz event
Friday 18th – Belvedere Pure event with DJ Protege -
Saturday 19th – Shooter Countdown (7-9pm 3 for 1 on special syringe shooters, 9-11pm 2 for 1 and 11pm onwards its 1 for 1) with DJ Alpha
Sunday 20th – Ciroc SIN Sunday – Sponsored by ciroc. Ciroc promo
Monday 21st – Extended happy hour from 5-8pm on all beers and Mojitos