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Performances by: Papa Wemba – Congolese Rhumba Maestro and Dan Aceda – Kenya’s Crown Prince of Benga
Album Launch on the occasion of the Mombasa International Cultural Festival – Vol. 6 of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music series highlights the musical diversity from the Kenyan Coast.
Date: August 23, 2014
Venue: Mama Ngina Drive, Mombasa
Time: 3 pm
The album features a harmonious mix of original folk songs and traditional rhythms that are enriched with modern instrumentation, as well as contemporary songs that are the expression of a younger generation of artists. The compositions reflect a musical heritage that has been shaped by cross-cultural influences over many centuries.
This is the 6th Volume of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music project that continues to promote the living expressions of Kenyan communities by exploring musical traditions as a resource for innovation and creativity.
The Inaugural Kampala Art Biennale: Progressive Africa Aug. 2-31 2014 @ Uganda Museum, Nommo Gallery & Makerere Art Gallery
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The 2014 edition of the annual Diani Beach 5-a-side Touch Rugby Tournament – the sixth edition of the event – will be held on 11th, 12th and 13th July 2014 on Diani Beach, considered by many as one of the best beaches in the world with five kilometres of pristine sand, clear blue waters and coral reef. It is the perfect venue for an annual Beach Touch Rugby Tournament that is not only hugely social but also very competitive with the standard of Rugby getting better every year. The final last year was very exciting and only concluded with a sudden death try after three periods of extra time.
There are four categories of teams; men’s, women’s, mixed and veterans. Mixed teams must include at least 3 ladies and veterans players must all be over 40.
George Barbour an ex East African Tuskers Veteran – and his team of organisers conduct a 2 days 1 night programme on 4 pitches. The tournament starts Friday evening under flood lights, games are played Saturday all day and Sunday see the finals finishing early afternoon.
Beside the tournament, Forty Thieves Beach Bar offers a wide range of entertainment over the weekend for everyone to enjoy, not mentioning the Football World Cup final games happening on that week end that will attract a large audience at the beach bar.
Diani Beach Touch Rugby together with the Rugby Patron’s Society support the Age Grade Program to engage with underprivileged children to give them something positive to focus on and to identify and nurture talent at an early age, maintain focus, develop rugby skills and prevent indulgence in drugs and/or the possibility of becoming street children. Up to date the Diani Beach Touch Rugby has raised KES 800,000 for this worthy cause.
This year we will also support the “South Coast Pirates” a new Rugby Club called and formed by the serious players from the Diani, Ukunda area. The players developed their initial skills from the Diani Beach Touch Rugby tournament over the last few years, organized by George Barbour of Forty Thieves Beach Bar.
These young players have been requesting for a more formal approach to the 15 a side full contact game, and with their enthusiasm and that of rugby coach David Nolan, it has now materialized and we hope that it will become one of the top Rugby Clubs of the future.
Many of these keen players are young and of very limited means and need all the help and encouragement that we can find, both in skilled training and financial support.
Their base is the Ukunda Show ground, which need to be upgraded and brought up to a satisfactory level so as to be usable for future serious rugby and soccer games for the benefit of all.
ANY HELP you could give (cash donation, prizes for raffle…) would be most appreciated.
Date: Sunday 6th July2014
Venue: Forty Thieves/Cape Blush Garden
The event will be a family fun day out with stalls and games, BBQ and a bar.
For donations, please contact Pauline firstname.lastname@example.org
The Walk With Rangers from Arusha to Nairobi will take place in June from the 12th to the 18th. Participants can choose to do either the 8- day Tanzania trek or the 7- day kenya leg, or the combined 15- day trek.
The aim is to have as many people as possible interact with rangers and really get a feel of what we endure on a daily basis.
We close for registrations for the trek on 26th may.
The walk is completely not for profit and the costings will only cover the walk’s expenses, we encourage anyone who can raise funds for the projects indicated in the e-flyer to get in touch with us for fundraising forms and letters.
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
Out of Town: St. Patrick Celebration With Sláinte (Hoot’nanny), Mar. 15-16 2014 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar
Evening gig starts at 6PM before 6 Nations’ match France – Ireland
Entry: Kshs 500/= per person
They’ll play again Sunday at lunch time – FREE ENTRANCE
Don’t miss! Come all come green!
Out of Town/ Theatre & Performance: Beach Access, Mar. 7-8 & 22 2014 @ the Little Theatre Club & Reef Hotel – Mombasa
Kuldip Sondhi’s Award winning play BEACH ACCESS, was declared the best winning play in 1997 of the BBC Playwriting Competition and subsequently recorded on location in Mombasa and transmitted to over forty million people worldwide. A year later Beach Access was put on stage for the first time Featuring Fiona Sax Ledger the BBC Producer who had produced the radio version.
Beach Access is a hard hitting commentary on corruption, poverty and land grabbing.
The story centers on Helga, (Stephanie Maseki) a retired Germany tourist who falls in love with Hamisi (Muscat Sayye) a beach boy vendor. While looking for an alternative route, the boat capsizes as the boatman (Edward Wangama) tries to find an alternative route as the usual beach access had been grabbed by the area chief (Anthony Mbithi) in collaboration with Mr. Seth ( Ashik Yusuf), a private Developer.
Kulola Mlaghui plays Lawyer Hassan, who is trying to unravel the mystery behind Helga’s death and the saga behind the closing of the beach access road. To cement their heinous relationship, Ndirangu the Area chief wants his daughter Cynthia (Sylviah Namussasi) to link up with Seth’s son Prem (Awwab Mohammed).
Cast & production
The cast list includes the who’s who of Mombasa theatre circles. Rumar Amar who appears as the chief’s secretary. Silvanus Omondi and Dianna Mwende feature as Beach boys.
Beach Access is directed by Keith Pearson, the Theatre Company Managing Director, and it is produced by Hillary Namanjia, the Theatre Company’s Coast Manager.
Beach Access has been published as a book by Awaaz Magazine and the official launch is scheduled for Friday 7thMarch at the Reef Hotel 6.30 p.m, Saturday 8th March at The Little Theatre Club at 7 p.m. and 22nd March at the Reef Hotel at 6.30 p.m. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play by The Theatre Company featuring Mombasa-based, top notch theatre artists.
The entrance fee of kshs 1,500/- at the Reef Hotel will include a cocktail party. The performance at the Little Theatre Club will cost kshs 500/-. An autographed copy of the book will retail at kshs 500/-.
Proceeds will go towards Coast Hospice, a palliative care clinic that takes care of and supports patients with life limiting conditions such as Cancer, HIV Aids , and chronic Heart, Liver and Kidney conditions.
Tickets can be purchased at the following
LITTLE THEATRE CLUB: +254720731164/+254724812297
COAST HOSPICE office: +2542035026/+254707239603
KANTI STATIONERY: +254726012747
REEF HOTEL MSA: 041-4471771/5 or 0722205918/0736474005
M – PESA PAY BILL NR. 82386
The show at the Reef Hotel on 7th March 1500/- inclusive of cocktail
The show at the Little Theatre Club 500/-
Entertainment by Juma Tutu & the Band
Join Kuona Trust for a special Open Day event at Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge, in their new outreach center located in Nyahururu. Mingle and interact with the current artists in residence, Cyrus Kabiru & Kevin Oduor who will be showcasing work made during their 2 month residency.
The theme of the day is Celebrating the role of the teacher. Also featuring: Tour around the castle, art sale and art display, Performances by Mufasa the King and Namatsi
Food & drinks on sale
For more information, please call 0721262326 or 0733742752
Cultural Destinations: 5th Acacia Festival – Ethiopia, Feb. 5-9 2014 @ Floral Tropical Gardens – Addis Ababa
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There will be food and entertainment provided, culminating in an exciting Ngalawa regatta to mark the beginning of the Kaskazi trade wind.
Vendor opportunities are also available so therefore please do get in touch if you have something to showcase or sell: email@example.com 0728765764
If you would like to sponsor a boat there are 30 places only so please email right away for this opportunity. Sponsorship will include branding on the sail of the boat which will then be sailing around with the same boat as long as the sail should last, at least the whole year!
The SCCEA is an Mijikenda initiative and aims to bring together what the local Mijikenda community have to offer the tourism market, by promoting conservation of indigenous plants and animals.
This year Epic Nation Live, The Rift Valley Festival and Codered Entertainments’ The Event Gear’ are switching up the New Years Eve party scene and taking it to The Rift Valley. Naivasha to be specific.
This is a party for all those who want a break from tradition and to do something new and refreshing on New Years Eve. Lets take a break from the city life…..BOTH cities.
This event won’t be short of entertainment value and for your entertainment we have put together a list of only the Finest Live Acts and Dj’s Kenya has to offer. Amongst them are the following:
Acts: FENA, ELECTRIQUE DEEJAYS & SCOTT THE VIOLINIST AND THE ECLAVE BAND
Main Stage Dj’s: Stylez, Protégé, Creme De La Creme & Redeye And Co.
Fambula Stage: Dj Mr Sean, Skaface
For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/HakunaMatataFestival
DJ Lineup includes international stalwarts Roger Shah (DE), Sebastien Leger (FR) and CRAZY WHITE BOY (ZA), alongside Kenyan heroes Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega, DJ K, Human Mateo, FoOzak & Franki B, Beng-Beng and DJ Drazen
2nd Stage: DJ Stylez, DJ John, Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega round #2
Tickets for Beach life in Diani at Safari Beach Hotel are finally in shops now! Get yours now before they sell out. Advance tickets are 3500/= and VIP tickets are 8000/=
Converse (Junction and Galleria)
Hedgehog Creative (Sarit Centre 1st Floor)
Arabian Corner (Village Market and Diamond Plaza)
Mister Wok (Capital Centre Mombasa Road)
Converse (Nyali City Mall)
Café Mocha (Nyali Cinemax)
Arabian Corner (Nyali)
Safari Beach Hotel
VIP tickets are ONLY available in advance. VIP tickets will not be available at the gate, and there are no upgrades to VIP.
VIP tickets (limited to 200 only) will give you access to the VIP area with finger food / bitings though the night, free sheesha, VIP only washrooms and VIP only priority bar with cocktails and champagne/sparkling wine bottles for sale.
Limited regular tickets will be available at the gate for 5000/=.
Management reserves the right to admission.
Proof of Age will be required, No copies of ID’s or Passports allowed (unless stamped by immigration/Embassy for passports only).
Only Original ID’s /Drivers Licenses/Passports will be accepted.
Student ID’s will NOT be accepted.
Tickets purchased by underage persons will NOT guarantee entry and will not be refunded.
No Bottles, No Weapons, No Drugs – BEACHLIFE NYE is a responsible party.
The line up of DJs include Soulful House maestro DJ Sesi, Afro House & R&B king DJ Gichboy & the incredibly talented & eclectic Blinky Bill from Just a Band.
The Cloud 9 Cabaret will be performing as well.
There will be something for everyone on the night.
In Rio style tradition the Dress code for this beautiful event is White.
Cloud 9’ers have been urged to add splashes of Red for Romance, Yellow for Success and Green for Good Healthfor their wishes into the new year.
Prizes will be given out to the best dressed individuals on the night.
There will be free champagne for all during the countdown period making this the undisputed most exceptional New Years Eve party in Kenya brought to you by AQUEOUS, Heineken & Absolut Vodka.
The door policy is strictly 25 years & over. This is a party for grown ups.
Doors open at 9pm, party goes on until dawn. Cover charge is 3000 Kshs advance and 4500 kshs on the door. Advance ticket holders will receive a welcome drink of their choice.
To book & pay call Brian on 0721 986873 / Dorah on 0721 725598
Out of Town: Kenya Nights NYE 2014 Party! Dec. 31 2013 @ Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers – Kilifi
SEAN FRASER | MAX MELESI | VAPOUR | OLIVER NICKLIN | A.O.K | DREAD STEPPA
Date: December 31, 2013
Venue: Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers – Kilifi
Time: 6 pm – 9 am
Tickets: Advance Tickets: Kshs 4,000 & Gate Tickets: Kshs 6,000
The year is over and there’s a very positive vibe in the air that suggests party time is here. There is no time like the present, and with the first proper event of the Festive Season already done and dusted, the fantastic folk at Kenya Nights are ready to pump up the volume once again. They would firstly like to say a personal huge thank you to all that made it for the 4th Anniversary party, a truly epic celebration. As celebrations go, every year has it’s good ones and it’s not so good ones, but at the end of it all, each year must have its ultimate celebration.
On the day we all reflect on the year gone by and anticipate the year to come, there will be a very special event sending vibrations down the Kenyan coastline, a first of its kind.
Kenya Nights is teaming up with the funky folk down at Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers in Kilifi to put together an intimate gathering of party people for the final countdown of 2013. As the first Kenya nights NYE party, expect it to be a very groovy and laid back kind of gig, with quality tunes, in a top quality setting, amongst all the beautiful faces that have come to know and love throughout 2013. Kenya Nights NYE 2014 is here!
There is a no nonsense Music Policy, and the music is answer this time round, with performances from some of Kenya’s top Electronic DJs dropping the top tracks from their sets this year and years gone by. Strictly electronic. An endless assortment of Techno, Minimal, Tribal, Indie, Tech House, and Electro will be pumping through the soundsystem to your heart’s content as those feet stomp all night on the lush sand, in that cooling sea breeze.
Be sure to join us for the last night of the year, and be sure to keep your eyes on this page for more details. Performers to be announced in due course.
There will be a limited run of tickets available for this event as the emphasis will be on quality and not quantity, so be sure to grab your tickets as soon as they go out!
Management Reserves The Right To Admission
Mary, Marta and Magdalene and their younger sister Seraphine form the all girl classical music group: ‘The Moipei Quartet’.
Although still teenagers, they have already been singing for over a decade, performing on National and International frontiers.
They play various musical instruments including: Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Flute and Piccolo. Through their music they continue to advocate for social issues including highlighting the plight of girls in the Maasai community and Africa at large.
Concert starts at 6.30PM – KES 500 followed by a 3 course dinner on the beach at KES 2,000 – please reserve in advance directly with Tracy 0720 843 585 firstname.lastname@example.org
Performances by: Juliani, Dolla Kabary, Sarabi, Winyo & Saraki Dancers