Posts filed under ‘concerts’
Koroga Festival feat. S. Africa’s Freshly Ground, Kenya’s Neema & Dela, Apr. 13 2014 @ the Arboretum Gardens
Performances by: Freshly Ground, Neema & Dela
DJs on deck: Dj Adrian, Dj Andre & Dj Joe Mfalme
You may carry a picnic and/or a bottle of wine ONLY
Advance tickets agoingfor KES 800. Tickets at the gate will be sold for KES 1000.
Date: April 5, 2014
Venue: Treehouse Club, Museum Roundabout
Time: from 9 pm
The full 10 piece funk soul train will be on stage, with new songs and some nice revived older ones.
This event themed Expose´ (hashtag #NakedMusic) will bring out all the juicy musical secrets these musicians have been hiding in their magic bags for the past one year as they learnt the ins and outs of voice, music writing, performance and business at Sauti Academy.
With 8 versatile performers ready to entice your taste buds with their own compositions played by their own bands, you are advised to come ready to boogie.
Date: April 5, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Gates open: 1830 hours GMT+3
Entry: Kshs 400 (advance)
Kshs 500 (at the gate)
Duncan Wambugu will be conducting works by Strauss, Mozart, Borodin, Khachaturian among others. There will also be a guest appearance by Soprano Doreen Ziegler singing arias by Puccini and Rossini.
Electrafrique is once again hosting another party at Carnivore’s Simba Saloon this March. On Saturday the 22nd, lovers of authentic Afro-Electronic Music fused with quality Electronic Dance Music (EDM), experience an all-night long party dedicated to nothing but music and dance.
Electrafrique will also be joined on stage by talented Beat Parade Band. Together, Electrafrique and the band will fuse live music mixes and the live band, concurrently between sets. The Beat Parade Band plays traditional instruments like drums and percussion, making raw African music. Don’t miss to see the fascinating blend of music being made.
For the past two months, Electrafrique has been hosting a party at the Carnivore, every other third Saturday of the month. In February, they hosted The Villagers Band. In past Electrafrique events, have hosted among acts: Black Motion (South Africa), Boddhi Satva(CAR), Carlos Mena (US) and Renato Xtrova (Angola).
Electrafrique continues to host monthly parties at Carnivore’s Simba Saloon till end of 2014.
Tickets will be available at at the gate on Saturday: KES 500
Featuring the phenomenal Ythera – Watcher her debut single “Kijana”
Cameo performances by: Loise Ondiso Madete stage name Ondi and Vereso
Edition 6 of Live At The Elephant feat. Eric Wainaina, Hornithology & the birds, Mar. 21 2014 @ At The Elephant
Listen to Eric’s new funky remix – Selina
Experimenting across genres and showcasing talented musicians the Upstairs is a monthly mid-week celebration of Nairobi’s best UP and coming live acts.
Date: March 19, 2014
Venue: on the 4th Floor of Chester house, Koinange Street
Time: from 7pm
Tickets: Kshs 500, available at the door
Singer-songwriter and Pianist Verso is the New Kid on the Block. She has been described as Kenya’s very own Macy Gray.
KIU, is Swahili for thirst and subtly symbolizes the passion Pauline, Rosa and Tracy have and share for music. Influenced by the great female artists like Miriam Makeba, Asa, Tshala Mwana, and Mbilia Bel Kiu blend their silky harmonies with an edgy fusion of Afro-Pop and R&B. If their first single “the city” is anything to go by KIU is set for the stars!
Fena Music “Urban Soul” sound fuses a variety of musical genres, from neo-soul to afro-soul, reggae, hip-hop and afro-house. With the singles “Africa Massive”, “Dutch” and “Brikicho”, under her belt, Fena is a great live act whose star is shining bright.
Date: Saturday March 15 2014
Venue: Tamambo Village Market
Entry: KShs 200/-
DJ Set’s by: DJ Satelite – Luanda, Trust the DJ – Johannesburg, Afrologic – Lagos and Just a Band – Nairobi
Performance by: Fena Gitu & Wangechi
TEN CITIES is coming back to Nairobi. After last year’s pumping warehouse concert in April, it’s time for another episode. Therefore we are inviting TEN CITIES participants from sub-Sahara Africa creating a unique night-out experience Nairobi hasn’t seen before. Expect diverse and raving DJ sets from Afrologic(Lagos), Trust The DJ(Johannesburg), DJ Satelite(Luanda) and Just A Band (Nairobi) that will navigate you through genres like Kuduro, Kwaito, Afro Beat, Dub, House, Techno and much more.
TEN CITIES is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details the unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kyiv, Lisbon and Naples. TEN CITIES is a process, focusing on creating and producing, carried forward by travels and visits. During this process, the project aims to create networks that are open and involves a constantly increasing number of participants.
Find more information about TEN CITIES at: www.ten-cities.com
International Women’s Day Celebrations: Sauti za Mabinti, Mar. 8 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium
SAUTI ZA MABINTI
Young women artists come together in a two-part production bringing to stage a diversity of artistic skills in performance poetry, spoken word, femcee, hip hop, rap, neo-soul and afro-fusion.
Kike Tele, an initiative that collects and tells stories about women, presents ‘The Edge of Womanhood’. The show is a performance piece scripted poetically that explores different stereotypes of women revealing the fallacy of stereotypes.
Performers include: Mwende Ngao, Rein, Raya, Amare Poete, Namatsi Lukoye.
Sauti za Mabinti is a platform to empower and promote young female artists.
‘The Phenomenal Women’ will be emceed by Anitah Raey, poet and presenter with Ghetto radio on the NiajeNiaje.
Performers will include: Her-She, Latisha aka Laty, Shikow Femi One, Samantha M-ill, Vivian Kenya, Basilica Wairimu ‘Taamic’, Lilian Ayanga aka Pluto and Judy Ogake aka Sugar.
A tribute by: Aimee Crowl, Asa Isacson, Atem Oyungu, June Gachui, Lisa Oduor, Neema Ntalel, Danger & friends
The scheduled artist for March 6, 2014 was initially Eddie Grey however due to sudden illness will be unable to make the scheduled performance. His place has been taken by singer and songwriter Maia von Lekow.
Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
Entry: No Cover Charge