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Je Vous Aime Aussi – Contemporary Dance Performance by Dalmas Otieno, Jul. 17 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

je vous aime aussi
Contemporary dance performance by Dalmas Otieno
Date: July 17, 2014
Venue: MJ Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 1000

Part of the proceed of the will go towards the Action Foundation

The Action Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya that enables children, living with physical & mental disabilities, in low income and marginalized areas to lead a healthy and dignified lives.

We are creating a barrier free society for children living with disability through our rehabilitation centres and awareness generation in the local communities. Children who live in poverty and have a disability are unlikely to access therapy and care when they need it because the options available are expensive and inaccessible.

Our approach makes it possible for children living with disability to access therapy and care where and when they need it the most. The direct involvement of the parents and community members makes our projects self-sustaining and low-cost.

Its not only going to be an entertaining night but also a charitable one, so come one, come all and let’s make this happen.

July 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Dance|Installation|Fashion: Transforming Transition, May 23 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Transforming Transformation
Dance, installation & fashion art piece show – Transforming Transition by Alacoque Ntome, Adam Ochienjo and Nur Jefwa alumnae of Go-Down’s Creative Entrepreneurship Programme.

Date: May 23, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30 pm
Entry: Free

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Party: Latino Night, every Wednesday @ Ebony Lounge

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Dance/Choreography & Performance: ROMO by Anuang’a & Makadem, Apr. 30 2014 @ Alliance Française

Kenyan dancer and choreographer, Fernando Anuang’a, returns to the Alliance Française stage with his new choreography ‘Romo’ (Luo for ‘meeting’). Renowned for his shows A journey into the future and Indo-Masai dance, Anuang’a teams up with the Ohanglaman Makadem (on nyatiti and kalimba) and the guitarist Isaac Gem to present a meeting of tradition and contemporary dance and music.

Anuang’a is part of a new generation of Kenyan contemporary choreographers developing a new dance language rooted in African dance and culture.

A unique spectacle where traditional Luo music and the timbre of Makadem’s voice accompany the undulating movements of Anuang’a.

Date: April 30, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

April 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Party: The Dutch King’s Day, Apr. 25 2014 @ Ebony Lounge

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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!

April 15, 2014 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Party: French Connection, Apr. 19 2014 @ Ebony Lounge

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Out of Town: Christmas Eve Sing Along with Kenyan Boys Choir, Dec. 24 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar

Kenya Boys Choir

December 19, 2013 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Mindspeak: AlykhanSatchu Hosts Professional Services Panel – Oduor Martin O. Nikhil Hira et of Deloitte E. Africa, Nov. 30 2013 @ Inter-Con Nairobi

Date: November 30, 2013
Venue: Inter Continental Hotel
Time: 9 am for 10 am

Guest Speakers: Oduor Martin Otieno, Nikhil Hira et of Deloitte East Africa

November 22, 2013 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

Flamenco Con Fusion with Ricardo Garcia, Nov. 17 2013 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: November 17, 2013
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 5-7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 800

November 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Luo Cultural Night: Ramogi Night, Oct. 25 2013 @ Simba Saloon – Carnivore Restaurant

Date: Friday 25th October 2013
Venue: Carnivore Restaurant
Tickets: Kshs. 500/-

October 25, 2013 at 8:55 am 1 comment

Mashujaa Day Concert/Party: Renato Xtrova Live feat Sarabi, Oct. 20 2013 @ Tree House

Electrafrique Proudly presents Renato Xtrova Live @ Electafrique also featuring Sarabi Live in Concert

Date: Sunday 20th October 2013
Venue: Tree House, Nairobi
Time: 7pm – 5am
Tickets: Kshs. 1000
Age: +21 (proof of age required)

Hosted By: Dj Cortega,Electrique Djs & the Beat Parade Band
MC: Coco Rasta Ngori

Sarabi will be performing Live from 8pm, paying tribute to Kenya’s Mashujaa’s including the Westage Heroes.

Costa, Renato best known as Xtrova was born in Luanda, Angola, and early age showed interest in the world of DJs and musical production inspired by the bests national and international djs that marked the end of his 90s and early 2000. In 2003, he discovered his passion for house music. Renato Xtrova has since done many collaborations, productions and remixes and when it comes to House Music in Africa Renato Xtrova is a name to keep in mind, because without doubt this young man is a great promise in the world of electronic music specifically in the House Music.

SARABI was formed in 2005 and has in the recent years proved to be one of the most promising Afro Fusion Band 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 of 11 yrs 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 Rythms, Benga and a blend of Western sounds has proved to be the missing link in the Afro-fusion Genre of Music. A feature on Drum Magazine in Oct 2007 declared the Band as the next force in Kenyan music.

Electrafrique is premier concert series bringing together a worldwide network of artistes fusing elements of African music with Electronic Music. Pioneered by Swiss international Dj Cortega, and championed by such brand ambassadors as Electrique Djs & The Beat Parade Band from Kenya, Electrafrique is an obsession with the magical rhythm element in African Music in fusion with contemporary urban/futuristic electronic beats culminating in a sound that identifies solidly as African and resonates with people from all corners of the world.

Music Policy

Media Policy
All photography or other forms of media coverage such as video recording or interviews are restricted to the official Electrafrique Media Team.

Electrafrique & Tree House reserves the right to deny entry to anyone in violation of these rights.

October 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm 3 comments

[Postponed] Dance Performance: Colombia Meets Kenya, Oct. 2 2013 @ MJ Centre

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The Theatre Company of Kenya, in collaboration with Storymoja and the Colombian Embassy in Kenya have created the first Arts & Culture exchange between Kenya and Colombia by welcoming the Colombian Dance Company ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ (The School of the Body) from Cartagena to Nairobi for a week of workshops, demonstrations and a specially created performance in the Michael Joseph Centre / Safaricom House.

Date: October 2, 2013 postponed to a future later date to be communicated by the organisers
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000 – Get tickets through M-Pesa on this number 0722554372

El Colegio del Cuerpo is a Comtemporary Dance Formation Centre, founded in 1997 by the dancers, choreographers and pedagogues Álvaro Restrepo (Colombia) and Marie France Delieuvin (France). More than 8.200 children and youngsters from underprivileged communities have so far participated in its training programme. Colombia has suffered from a non-declared civil war for more than 50 years, fortunately recently peace talks have started. ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ has since its inception focussed on the construction of peace by creating artistic education opportunities for everybody with talent, no matter the ethnic background or origin.

The dancers of ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo have performed in dance and theatre festivals around the world: Latin America, the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. However, this will be their first visit to Kenya

Watch Aljazeera’s Colombia Body School

This is a unique chance to see the Colombian Dance Company ‘El Colegio del Cuerpo’ in action

September 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Experience China in Kenya: Chinese National Day Reception & Opening Ceremony, Sept. 21 2013 @ KICC

China Concerts
The Chinese National Day Reception, the Opening Ceremony of Experience China in Kenya and the Art Performance

Date and time: September 21, from 6: 30 pm to 9: 30 pm
Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC)

Introduction of the art performance: The performance will be presented by China National Acrobatic Troupe (CNAT) with outstanding performances together with fantasy art, Chinese folk songs and dances accompanied by traditional Chinese musical instruments among others.

CNAT was founded in 1950 and is the first national performing arts troupe of China. It has now become one of the best acrobatic circuses boasting the largest scale and the most comprehensive programs in the world. CNAT’s unique talents, mastery and artistic creations have produced a number of acrobatic masterpieces.
So far, it has won 55 Golden Awards at various famous festivals both in China and internationally, including Golden Clown Awards at the International Circus Festivals of Monte-Carlo, the France International Circus Festival of Tomorrow, and the China Acrobatic Festival.

What to expect

September 20, 2013 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

[ended] 4 tickets to be won for Earthdance Nairobi, Sept. 14 2013 @ Ngong Racecourse


Nairobi Now has 2 pairs of tickets for the Earthdance Nairobi to give away.

To stand a chance to win the tickets “like” Nairobi Now on Facebook and tell us why we need to choose you by leaving a comment to this blog post by Thursday 12 September 2013. Be creative :)

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Date: 14 September, 2013 – 15 September, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Location: Ngong Racecourse Nairobi
Tickets: 2500/- advance and 3500/- at the door.

Line up will include:

PROFESSOR (SA, LIVE ACT feat DJ Mngane and Character)
Raj el Rey
Electrique DJs
Mikhail Kuzi
DJ Gichboy
Jack Rooster
DJ Drazen
Factory Djs
Dj barney barrow
Dj Donnaccia (Eugenio)
Broken Switch (SA)

for more info: Earthdance Nairobi facebook page

September 10, 2013 at 10:33 am 22 comments

Dance & Acrobatics: Umoja Kenyan Tour, Until Sept. 22 2013 @ Various Venues

UMOJA Kenyan Tour
Date: September 14, 2013
Venue: Scann Center, Nakuru
Time: 2 pm

Date: September 22, 2013
Venue: Sarakasi Dome, Nairobi
Time: 7 pm

Entry is free in all venues

September 9, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Stand a chance to win 2 tickets for Earthdance Nairobi, Sept. 14 2013 @ Ngong Racecourse


Nairobi Now has 3 pairs of tickets for the Earthdance Nairobi to give away this week.
Keep an eye on this page :)

To stand a chance to win two tickets “like” Nairobi Now on Facebook and tell us why we need to choose you for the two free tickets by leaving a comment to this blog post by Monday 9 September 2013 midnight.

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Date: 14 September, 2013 – 15 September, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Location: Ngong Racecourse Nairobi
Tickets: 2500/- advance and 3500/- at the door.

Line up will include:

PROFESSOR (SA, LIVE ACT feat DJ Mngane and Character)
Raj el Rey
Electrique DJs
Mikhail Kuzi
DJ Gichboy
Jack Rooster
DJ Drazen
Factory Djs
Dj barney barrow
Dj Donnaccia (Eugenio)
Broken Switch (SA)

for more info: Earthdance Nairobi facebook page

September 9, 2013 at 10:09 am 24 comments

DJ Set: Hoxton Whores, Sept. 7 2013 @ Tree house

Hoxton Whores

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Earthdance Nairobi, Sept. 14 2013 @ Ngong Racecourse


Date: 14 September, 2013 – 15 September, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Location: Ngong Racecourse Nairobi
Tickets: 2500/- advance and 3500/- at the door.
ONLINE TICKETS: Very very convenient please get yours at all you need is a mobile money account like MPesa or a credit card and a printer to print your tickets.

and from the following outlets from the weekend:
Converse shops at Westgate, Junction and Galleria
Arabian Corner at Village Market and Diamond Plaza
Mister Wok at Capital Centre
Savani’s Bookshop at Westgate

Line up will include:

PROFESSOR (SA, LIVE ACT feat DJ Mngane and Character)
Raj el Rey
Electrique DJs
Mikhail Kuzi
DJ Gichboy
Jack Rooster
DJ Drazen
Factory Djs
Dj barney barrow
Dj Donnaccia (Eugenio)
Broken Switch (SA)

for more info: Earthdance Nairobi facebook page

September 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm 2 comments

Party: Daylight Festival, Aug. 31 2013 @ Splash Water World

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Daylight Festival facebook page

August 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Party: An Absolut Party, Aug. 24 2013 @ Sankara


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Dance: Hip Hop & Contemporary Dance Classes, Sat. & Mon. respectively @ Shani Active Gym – ABC Plaza

Venue: Shani Active Gym, ABC Towers in ABC Plaza
Cost: 800 Ksh

Hip Hop Dance Classes
Dates/Times: Saturdays 4-5 pm
Description: Come learn the latest moves from your favourite music videos from an instructor who used to dance with a professional hip hop dance crew in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Contemporary Dance Classes
Dates/Times: Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm
Description: Contemporary dance has a technical foundation in ballet, but the movement is much more modern and fluid. The dance routines are set to popular music. All levels welcome.

August 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm 4 comments

Dance Auditions for Male & Female Dancers to feature on upcoming Productions, Aug. 3 2013 @ the NEST

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The NEST is holding auditions for male and female dancers with interesting personality and strong technique to feature in upcoming video productions.

Date: Saturday, August 3rd 2013
Venue: at the NEST
Time: from 10am – 5pm.
Register (free) here

July 31, 2013 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Dance meets Circus, Aug. 1 2013 @ Sarakasi Dome

Dance meets Circus
Date: August 1, 2013
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Time: from 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 150

Ample and secure packing available

July 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XLVI feat. Kidum, M Kirya, Amileena & P. Nyabuto, Aug. 4 2013 @ Carnivore Restaurant

Blankets and Wine FAB
Date: August 4, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 1-7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

Acts: Kidum [Burundi], Maurice Kirya [Uganda], Amileena Mwenesi and introducing Peter Nyabuto [both from Kenya]

Listen to fresh sounds of Peter Nyabuto

In this edition of Blankets they will have the FAB Village where over 30 fashion and beauty exhibitors will be showcasing and selling their products and/or services. For more info visit their Facebook event Page.

July 26, 2013 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Visual & Performance Art by James Mweu, Jul. 28 – Aug. 21 2013 @ One Off

James Mweu at One Off
A day of visual and performance art from James Mweu with the added honour of Binyavanga Wainaina, to add a literary slant to proceedings

Date: Sunday 28th of July
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery
Location: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree
Time: 11am to 5pm

Exhibition Dates: Until August 21, 2013

James Mwau is best known in Kenya for his work as a dancer.

In this exhibition he presents extraordinarily intimate photographs of the living spaces of his friends in Kibera.
He will also dance with Kunja Dancers on a number of occasions throughout the day.

Binyavanga Wainaina won the 2002 Caine Prize for African writing. He is the founding editor of Kwani and has taught at Union and Williams College. He is the Director of the Chinua Achebe Centre for African Writers and Artists at Bard College. One of his most recent works is the memoir One day I will write about this place.

July 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

Dance Performance: FinjeFinje – Simply Dogs, Jul. 19-20 2013 @ Goethe Institut

Simply Dogs
Dates: July 19 & 20, 2013
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Entry: Kshs 500

Within the framework Ukenia Dance Theatre Production the project platform FinjeFinje was developed – which is inspired by the fifty years of independence that Kenya will be celebrating in 2013. As the organiser states, this is a very important milestone for the Kenyan people. While questions still linger as to the equality that Kenyans enjoy and/or crave for in their quest for economic freedom, this is a period that is worth celebrating. The platform, therefore, is geared towards sharing the creative power in celebration of the struggles that Kenyans go through as a people rich of diverse cultural understanding.
Simply Dogs is the first of the creative projects within the FinjeFinje platform that shows a contemporary dance piece, comprising 5 dancers from Kenya and DRC.

Participating alongside producer and choreographer Kebaya Moturi will be dancers with varied backgrounds, namely Adam Chienjo, Sarah Kwalah, Jack Bryton and Congolese Doudou Saidi, who brings in a wealth knowledge of dance from Congo.
Technical support will be provided by Eddy Mokaya.

July 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

DJ Set: Boddhi Satva, Jul. 20 2013 @ Tree House


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Party: Bastille Day, Jul. 13 2013 @ Casablanca

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Party: House Futuristic, Jul. 6 2013 @ Tree House

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July 3, 2013 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Fambula – Funky House Vinyl Sessions, Jul. 6 2013 @ Fisherman’s Camp – Naivasha

Date: July 6, 2013
Venue: Fisherman’s Camp, Naivasha
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Fambula is a vinyl sessions with DJ’s Mr. Sean, Barney Barrow & Kuzi

For more info. visit:

July 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

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