Posts filed under ‘concerts’
Discover & Share : 54th Edition of Blankets & Wine feat. Fena & Wendy Kimani, Aug. 3 2014 @ Carnivore Gardens
Performances by: Cece Sagini, Mumala, Wendy Kimani and Fena
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Penya Africa’s End of Term Concert – The Genesis, Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom HQ
Penya Africa is the home of Sauti Academy, designed to nurture and grow musically talented vocalists through a one year training program where they learn about vocal techniques, songwriting and music business.
The end term concert will feature the 1st term class showcasing a cover and a battle song in duets. It will also feature the 2nd term class who have just undergone an intensive songwriting term. Each singer will showcase 2 of his/her own compositions.
This show is a must attend for all music lovers and those adventurous enough to come discover what this new and fresh talent has to offer.
Date: 1st August 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom HQ
Tickets: KES 400 advance, KES 500 at the gate
Doors open at 6:30 pm
The Jazz Under the Stars event is here once again!
A special treat to our new and loyal patrons; come prepared to be entertained by TWO international headlining Jazz artists!
A towering 6’7” lead bass player Julian Vaughn will debut his visit to Kenya with his unique and soulful style of Jazz music.
Phil Denny is back by public demand to give another spectacular performance especially to those that missed him last year.
Our very own Eddie Grey & the Ensemble will give a grand performance with June Gachui.
Once again event is supporting the Kenya National Youth Orchestra, don’t miss their opening performance.
Where: The Nairobi Club
When: Saturday, August 2nd (Rain or shine)
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Tickets: 3,000 | VIP: 5,000
(VIP Ticket includes a welcome Chivas drink while stocks last)
Tickets available on TicketSasa.com and at the event.
*Verifiable unused tickets from last year will be honored with original ticket stub and proof of purchase.
Event is hosted by KenyanDiasporaLink and proudly sponsored by:
Platinum Sponsor: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Silver Sponsors: Chivas and Westhouse – A One Degree South Hotel
Information line: 0706 512 895
*Event organizer reserves the right of admission
Call 0722 626 169 for tickets
Venue: Goethe Institut
Date: 26th July 2014
Contact person: Monica Kabiro, mobile number 0724 475 030
Evenings with Liron is a four part series of concerts which will be held in Nairobi by Soul and Jazz singer Liron to present her debut album Prodigal’s Diary.
Evenings with Liron-Chapter I will be at Goethe Institut on the 26th of July 2014.
The two-hour live music performance by Liron and her band will feature original music from her 12-track album.
– Stage 1
• Black Coffee
DJ Cortega , B-Dj & Andrea (Electrique Djs), The Beat Parade Band, Jack Rooster and Sesi
- Stage 2
• Sean Fraser
• French Connection
• L.A. Dave
• Francesco Bisleti
• DJ Norah
MC: Coco D. Rasta Ngori
Africa is rising up in the ranks as one of the forces to be reckoned with in the global Dance Music industry. Artists from across the continent are making waves on international music charts with their signature electronic sounds and charismatic performances. One of these artists is a man from South Africa who has made massive headlines with his Afro-influenced House Music. His orchestral performances and commitment to Soulful House Music has made this man a giant in the scene. The man is none other than BLACK COFFEE; the Godfather of South African House Music.
Hailing from the Eastern Cape, BLACK COFFEE has come a long way with his sound. The multi award-winning DJ and Record Producer has been honing his skills for a good 20 years and has four sensational albums to prove his worth on the scene. This man knows no boundaries, as he not only performs on the decks, but with a full orchestra too on occasion.
With great thanks to KENYA NIGHTS, and ELECTRAFIQUE, Kenya will play host to the enigma, the man, the legend that is; BLACK COFFEE. The 19th of July has be slated as the day it all goes down at the CARNIVORE SIMBA SALOON. Prepare yourselves for the biggest dance music bash in Nairobi this year. Karibu sana BLACK COFFEE.
More details to be announced as we get closer to the date. Plus the best local talent will be up there making your bodies move and groove all night long in 2 different arenas, all playing the hottest dance music in town. Stay tuned to the event page for all the latest info.
Management Reserves The Right of Admission.
Concert + Release of New Songs by Sarabi Band – the Kings of the Arena, Jul. 4 2014 @ Alliance Francaise
On July 4, 2014 Sarabi, Kenya’s favorite local afro-fusion band will be reclaiming the Alliance Francaise arena for a full evening dedicated to uplifting and inspiring music that aims to shed a light on current social issues. Tickets are 500ksh in advance and 800ksh at the door.
SARABI was formed in 2005 and has in the recent years proved to be one of the most promising Afro Fusion bands in Kenya. The group is made up of 8 young men hailing from the Eastlands Slums of Nairobi. All the members started playing music at an early age and have over the years worked together to create one of the most solid bands in the Kenyan music scene. Their music, made up of heavy traditional Kenyan rhythms, Benga and a blend of Western sounds has proved to be the missing link in the Afro-fusion genre of music.
Sarabi, described as “Kenya’s most sought after artists”- Vibe Weekly, have recently performed to critical acclaim at festivals and concerts including: Blankets and Wine, African Liberation Day, Doadoa Arts Market- Uganda and Nairobi Live.
On July 4, 2012 Sarabi will be performing hit songs including ‘Fuata Sheria’ featuring Juliani and for the first time – will be playing unreleased upcoming songs of peace inspired by Kenya’s current political climate. Also at the event will be Sarabi’s all new merchandise line and the band will be revealing a brand new look.
Tickets are available at the Alliance Francaise. Advance: 500KSH. At the door: 800KSH.
Blankets and Wine 53rd Edition feat. Yellow Light Machine, Sage & Karun, Jul. 6 2014 @ Carnivore Gardens
This edition of Blankets & Wine will host a variety of fun filled, family-friendly activities as we #DiscoverLoveShare in the creative blend of music, literature, fashion and art.
Date: July 6 2014
Time: from 1 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1500 advance & 2000 at the door
Featured activities at this event will include;
Yellow Light Machine
Kwani Trust STAGE
Kwani? Mahewa: Free downloads of audio stories from the Kwani? online store including Vain Jan’go, A Kenyan Work Place, Nyof Nyof
Kwani? Open Mic: B+W Edition: Sign up to perform and read your poetry
Literary Salon: Creative Non-Fiction: Readings and conversations with Barbara Wanjala (Kwani? 06) and Isaac Otidi Amuke (Jean-Jacques Rousseau Fellowship, 2013)
Kwani? Book Swap: Exchange your old reads for ‘new’ ones and donate books from the Kwani? Series towards the #SomaSoma initiative
The Sky Over Berlin: African Designers For Tomorrow (www.fa254.com)
Made With Love
The GoDown Gig and Nai Ni Who II Kick Off feat. Rabbit Kaka Sungura, Jun. 28 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
Date: Saturday, June 28 2014
Venue: The GoDOwn Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: 2-8 pm
Performing Artists: Ythera, Octave Band and Rabbit Kaka Sungura
The album has been Directed by Daniel Akoyi and mixed and mastered by Majic Mike of Red Republic Studios and the event has been sponsored by Brook House Schools.
Date: 29th June, 2014
Venue: Brookhouse Schools, Magadi Road, Karen.
Time: 2-5 pm
Option 1: SINGLE ENTRANT- Ksh. 800 per person (inclusive of free compilation disc)
Option 2: FAMILY PACKAGE- Ksh. 1200 for one ticket to attend the launch, both the love disc and the hymn disc (inclusive of free compilation disc)
Option 3: COUPLES PACKAGE- Ksh. 2000 for two tickets to attend the Launch, both the love disc and the hymn disc and the free compilation disc.
Featuring – Ian Mbugua, Arona, Brook house BTEC Sessions Band, Amani Baya and Music Director Paul Mbithi. It is going to single handedly be one of the biggest jazz concerts, and album launches of the year.
*** Tickets available email@example.com // 0725 375433
Performances by Peter Elungat, Ghetto Classics, Octave, KIU, H_Art the Band and Anto Neosoul
Performing artistes include Eric Wainaina, Aaron Rimbui, Chris Adwar and The Villagers.
Special guest Baaba Maal from Senegal.
Concert: Beathogs at Village Market Food Court for Opening of World Cup, Jun. 13 2014 @ Village Market Food Court
The Beathogs Funk Soul Train arrives at the Village Market Mega World Cup Festival on Fri 13 June 2014. Live soccer and Live party music, the best of both!!. Rest assured: we’ll NOT be playing DURING the games. we want to WATCH the Netherlands team beat Spain!!!
Date: Friday the 13th June 2014
Venue: the Village Market Food Court
Time: starting from 7pm till midnight
The 2009 World Champions of Beat Boxing, Under Kontrol, are on a Panafrican tour crisscrossing 22 African countries supported by the Institut Français (The French International Agency for Cultural Cooperation). Human Beat Boxing is the art of urban vocal percussion, imitating drum sounds and beat patterns using lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. The group is made up of Mic Flow and Mister Lips, both from Marseille, Tiko from Lyon and Fayabraz from Paris.
They promise an explosive performance of 100% Beat Box.
Their performance will be preceded by a Beat Boxing battle powered by Hip Hop Hookup.
The much awaited Ajay Pohankar concert will be staged on 15th June 2014. Just in case you have forgotten, Pandit ji is extremely versatile in all forms of vocal modulations of all Gharanas of India and he has accepted our request for demonstration of such during his performance. The vocal exhibit will also give us a little background into the ‘old’ and ‘new’ schools of vocals.
Pandit ji, we informed you all, is a ‘specialist’ in Thumri. Due to its lighter form of classical vocals, the style is very much suited for the Ghazal vocals and all our good Ghazal singers were/are adept to this form of vocals. For this reason we have requested Pandit ji to include some classical Ghazals this time.
This show is promising to be very entertaining as well as informative and therefore not to be missed. Do not forget to obtain your tickets in good time.
Below is some more information on the artists which was sent earlier for all those who have missed it.
Pandit ji showed exceptional talent in music at an early age of 5 when he was placed under the wings of his illustrious mother Dr Susheela Pohankar, a renowned musicologist and vocalist of Kirana Gharana.
At the age of 10 he was already performing at prestigious classical music festivals like Sawai Gandharva and Calcutta Conference, and was claimed as one of the most amazing child prodigies of the era by then veterans like Ustad Amir Khan, Ustad Salamat-Nazakak Ali Khan, Begham Akhtar and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
Later on he sang other Gharanas like Patiala and Gwalior very effectively. He is at ease in other forms like Thumri and Ghazal. One of his many albums, Piya Bawari, recorded with his son Abhijit became the all-time hit in the annals of Indian recording industry.
Pandit ji has performed all over the world at most prestigious venues – Cambridge University Auditorium, Harvard, Baxter Hall SA to name a few. He has sung now for over five decades, and folks this again, as always with Navrang shows, will be another performance not to be missed.
Accompanying Pandit ji will be Pt. Arvindkumar Azad, a senior-most disciple of Tabla maestro of the Benaras Gharana, Tabla Samrat Pt. Kishan Maharaj. Pandit Azad has accompanied many well-known vocalists, musicians and dancers – Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pts. Rajan-Sajan, Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt, and Dr N Rajam…the list continues. The accompanist on the Harmonium will be Nitin Sharma. Nitin ji is also a preferred accompanist to many top vocalists of Hindustani classical vocalists and we will be able to hear his fingers roll on the Harmonium as he ably accompanies Pandit ji.
To complete the group, Milind Kulkarni will accompany on the Harmonium. Milind ji trained in music from Pt. Vasantrao Gurav of Sangli. Currently he is under tutelage of Pt. Pramod Marathe, a leading Harmonium player and Head at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune.