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Out of Town: Rift Valley Festival, Aug. 29-31 2014 @ Fisherman’s Camp – Lake Naivasha

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August 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Launch: Musical Waves from the Kenyan Coast, Aug. 23 2014 @ Mama Ngina Drive – Mombasa

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
Entry: Free

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.

August 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town Theatre Performance: Picasso in Kenia, Aug. 2 2014 @ Klub Quest – Nanyuki

Picasso in Kenia
Date & Time: Saturday the 2nd of August at 4pm.
Venue: Klub Quest (next to Barclays Bank) in Nanyuki
Entry is by donation – give us what you think the show is worth!

Picasso in Kenia is an exciting and original collaboration between The Theatre Company of Kenya and the Dutch company, TiNaNiNaNi.

Originally written by their director, Ari Peterse, the performance examines the connections between the work and ideas of the most talked-about artist of the 20th Century, Pablo Picasso, and African art, using a combination of pathos, humour and music.

The piece has been explored and developed with the current TTC Training group, Dianna Kameta, Sunday Ndambia, Mvavu Eve-Onne, Eric Wanyama Wanyonyi and Martin Kigondu, along with Checkmate Mido , Sylviah Namusasi , Catherine Enane and Beryle Chebet. The TiNaNiNaNi members are Frans Siekman, Susan van Hulst, Fonge Frieling, Kamee Frieling and Jasper Valent.

Call 0722 554 372 for bookings and info.

August 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Hakuna Matata Festival, Aug. 2 2014 @ Migaa – Kiambu County

Hakuna Matata Festival
Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Migaa, Kiambu County
Time: 2 pm till dawn
Tickets: KES 2000 at the Gate

July 28, 2014 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Tribute to MAYA ANGELOU – the late African American Poet & Priter, Jul. 5 2014 @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre

Paa ya Paa Tribute
Date: July 5, 2014
Venue: Paa ya Paa Arts Centre
Time: 3.30 pm

The ARTIST: Sylvia B. Bryant – Dancer- Teacher -Choreographer-Educator
Sylvia B. Bryant holds a B.S. degree from Tuskegee University and M. S. from Vanderbilt University graduate hours from Connecticut College School of Dance in New London, CT., and has studied extensively at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City.

Sylvia’s teaching and choreography is based primarily on the Martha Graham technique. Her background includes work with artists such as Martha Graham, Rod Rodgers, Jose Limon, Charles Moore, George Faison and Margaret Fisk Taylor Doane, one of the pioneers in sacred dance. She has danced and conducted workshops throughout the country and has directed dance programs at Fisk University and Philander Smith College. Sylvia has done choreography for a number of television productions and has made a number of television appearances. One of the highlights of Sylvia’s dance experiences was an invitation to London, England to dance in the historic Wesley’s Chapel for their morning service.

Presently, Sylvia is an Administrator in the Montclair Public Schools in Montclair, New Jersey as the District Parent/Family Coordinator

July 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: KSCPA Diani Dog Show, Jul. 6 2014 @ Forty Thieves/Cape Blush Garden – Mombasa

KSPA
KSPCA are having the DIANI DOG SHOW on Sunday 6th July to raise much needed funds for Mombasa KSPCA. Our four legged friends sadly are at the bottom of the donation league.

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 mckenziepauline1@gmail.com

July 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Walk with Rangers, Jun. 12-18 2014 @ Kenya-Tanzania

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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.

For more detailed information read the e-flyer and check the Walk with rangers’ website

May 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Jazz Road Trip & Festival – I am Africa, Apr. 20 2014 @ Kisumu

I am Africa

April 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: 2nd Edition of the Hakuna Matata Festival, Apr. 19 2014 @ the Machakos Peoples Recreational Park

Hakuna Matata
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

April 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

Koroga Festival feat. S. Africa’s Freshly Ground, Kenya’s Neema & Dela, Apr. 13 2014 @ the Arboretum Gardens

Freshly Ground
Date: Sunday 13 April 2014
Venue: at the Arboretum Gardens
Time: 11 am
Tickets: Kshs 1,500. Available at Capital FM offices

Performances by: Freshly Ground, Neema & Dela
DJs on deck: Dj Adrian, Dj Andre & Dj Joe Mfalme

April 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

51st Edition of Blankets and Wine this Easter Sunday, Apr. 20 2014 @ the Carnivore Gardens

Easter Sunday
Date: April 20, 2014
Venue: Carnivore Gardens
Time: from 1 pm
Limited tickets available on-line at Kshs 1500

You may carry a picnic and/or a bottle of wine ONLY

April 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Outdoor Events: Kid’s Festival – All Sports Edition, Apr. 12 2014 @ Nyayo Stadium

Kids Festival
Date: April 12, 2014
Venue: Nyayo Stadium
Time: 10 am-5:30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 250

April 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Party/DJ sets: Ten Cities Rooftop Party, Mar. 8 2014 @ The Mall, Roundabout – Westlands

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Date & Time: Saturday, 8th March 2014 9.00 pm
Venue: The Mall, Roundabout, Westlands
Entry: Kshs 300

DJ Set’s by: DJ Satelite – Luanda, Trust the DJ – Johannesburg, Afrologic – Lagos and Just a Band – Nairobi

Performance by: Fena Gitu & Wangechi

About

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

March 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

Windsor Cultural Weekend – African Night, Mar. 7-9 2014 @ Windsor Golf & Country Club

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Dates: March 7-9, 2014
Venue: Windsor Golf & Country Club

Entertainment by Juma Tutu & the Band

February 27, 2014 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Fashion Market, Mar. 8-9 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

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Come see whats trending and sizzling in the fashion industry. NFM is back with its 7th edition on the 8th&9th of March.

A weekend with over 100 craft, fashion and lifestyle stalls offering great talent and originality. A colorful and versatile collection of products and accessories.

Shop till you drop and watch stunning fashion shows, chill out and have fun with great live music.

Certainly catering to every taste and style, come join us for a great day out!

Visit http://www.nfm.co.ke
To book a stall, write to booking@nfm.co.ke

February 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Open Day: Tafaria Open Day, Feb 15 2014 @ Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge – Nyahururu

Tafaria
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

February 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Cultural Destinations: 5th Acacia Festival – Ethiopia, Feb. 5-9 2014 @ Floral Tropical Gardens – Addis Ababa

Acacia Jazz Festival
Find more info here

February 7, 2014 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 13-16 2014 @ Stone Town – Zanzibar

Sauti za Busara
Dates: February 13-16, 2014
Venue: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Find more info at www.busaramusic.org

February 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Regatta [Boat Race], Jan. 11 2014 @ Safari Beach Hotel – Diani

Safari Beach
The South Coast Community Eco Tourism Assoc. would like to invite you all to save the date for their first event of the year at Safari Beach Hotel on 11th January at 09.30 am – 2.30 pm.

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: scceakwale@gmail.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.

January 6, 2014 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Party: The Hakuna Matata Festival, Dec 31 2013 @ Fisherman’s Camp – Lake Naivasha

Hakuna Matata Festival
No worries, just good vibes to ring in the New Year.

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

December 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm 3 comments

Outdoor Event: Tusker Air Show Festival 2013, Dec 20-21 2013 @ Wilson Airport

Tusker Air Festival
Dates: December 20-21, 2013
Venue: Wilson Airport, Langata Road
Tickets: Adults – Kshs 1000 daily ticket and Kids under 12 – Kshs 500

Parking available at Uhuru Gardens

Building on a rich tradition from Kenya’s first air show in Kitale in 1956, through the Caltex Air Shows of the mid 1990’s, to the largest public show in 2002 with more than fifteen thousand spectators; the 2013 Kenya Air Show Festival will be an impressive showcase of achievement by our aviators and aviation industry over the last fifty years.

Soaking up the festival atmosphere, the Air Show promises the anticipated more than twenty thousand spectators a memorable experience, with sensational performances from The Kenyan Air Force, helicopters, skydivers and a raft of private and commercial pilots.

The Air Show Festival Village will include static aircraft and custom car displays, a children’s games area, exhibitions, a food court and fun, entertainment and culture for the whole family For many Kenyans the Air Show is fondly remembered as Kenya’s most exciting spectacle and greatest family outing. This year’s Kenya Air Show Festival promises to be the most spectacular yet.

The show will provide spectators with a unique and unforgettable experience bringing exhilaration and joy to a new generation of Kenyans

For more info. visit http://kenyaairshowfestival.com/

December 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm 1 comment

Sawa Sawa Festival 2013: Kenya at 50, Dec. 21 2013 @ Arboretum

Sawa Sawa
Date: December 21, 2013
Venue: Arboretum
Time: 12-6 pm
Entry: Free

December 17, 2013 at 10:21 am 2 comments

Out of Town/NYE Party: 6am Kenya’s Beach Life, Dec. 31 2013 @ Safari Beach Hotel – Diani

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5pm to 9am this is the Diani party you NEVER miss! When that sun rises and you’re on still on the beach, in a new year, having a great time!

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/=

Nairobi
Converse (Junction and Galleria)
Hedgehog Creative (Sarit Centre 1st Floor)
Arabian Corner (Village Market and Diamond Plaza)
Mister Wok (Capital Centre Mombasa Road)

Mombasa
Converse (Nyali City Mall)
Café Mocha (Nyali Cinemax)
Arabian Corner (Nyali)

Diani
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/=.

Strictly 21+

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.

December 16, 2013 at 10:29 am 1 comment

Cloud 9 New Years Eve Beach Party, Dec. 31 2013 @ Blue Marlin Beach Club – Diani

CLOUD 9 NYE 2014 Poster
Cloud 9 Diani Highlife is back with yet another stunning line up of DJ’s and performers entertaining you right on thepristine sands of the Blue Marlin Beach Club.

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

December 16, 2013 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Kenya Nights NYE 2014 Party! Dec. 31 2013 @ Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers – Kilifi

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An Intimate NYE for a network of likeminded individuals with the electronic sounds of;

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!

Strictly 21+

Management Reserves The Right To Admission

December 16, 2013 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Kikoy Festival 2013, Dec. 14 2013 @ Mombasa Continental Resort

Kikoy Festival 2013
Kenya is celebrating 50 years of independence and we would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate our rich culture and heritage by taking Kikoy Fashion to the beach.

We will be running a series of Kikoy inspired fashion shows in top 5 star hotels on the Kenyan coast over the period of 12th – 31st December 2013. There will be top local and international emerging and haute couture designers showcasing their exceptional collection and accessories together with high fashion international models from diverse cultures, among them Deliah Ipupa & Gloria Baraza.

Among the designers on board are Mohamed Bana, Galina Tatarinova ( A russian designer who does amazing wedding wedding outfits with african print), Mayeye Marcotte Designs, La Mar Jewelry design ( Winner Emerging Designer 2013), Zanta Beads (An emerging talented jewelry designer) and Sumi Kittony (An emerging designer)

The inaugural show will be at Mombasa Continental Resort on 14th December starting 6pm. We will be working hand in hand with Bombolulu Cutural Centre, who will entertain the guests with cultural dances and art of the proceeds will go to them.

Free up your calendar and join us on the beach for a Kikoy couture event of the year.

Ticket Prices: Advance Tickets : Terrace Kshs 1,500
V.I.P : Kshs 2,000
At the Gate – Terrace Kshs. 1,800
Gate V.I.P Kshs 2,500 *VIP tickets complimentary cocktail bitings and drinks

Advance tickets by MPESA to 0706-350-627 and 0722-737-267 Mombasa Continental Resort Reception

December 6, 2013 at 10:49 pm 2 comments

Out of Town: Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Festival, Dec. 6-8 2013 @ Masai Mara

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Dates: December 6-8, 2013
Venue: Fig Tree Camp, Masai Mara

November 29, 2013 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Charity: Fashion with a Difference 2013, Nov. 30 2013 @ Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

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FASHION WITH A DIFFERENCE 2013 is an annual themed event aimed at giving back to the community fashionably and artistically.

The fashion event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2013 at the Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge.

The event will be fuelled with all things Fashionable from Fashion and arts market stalls with bargains ranging from clothing, accessories and home interiors to a Fashion runway showcasing talented emerging designers and entertainment to keep the fashionistas rocking throughout the day whilst the KIDS ZONE will keep the children entertained throughout the day with lots of activities ranging from bouncy castles, facepainting, art and crafts activities.

www.fashionwithadifference.com

November 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Out Door Events: Runda Christmas Charity Bonanza, Nov. 23-24 2013 @ Karura Forest

Christmas
Come and join hands to help and give back to the community as we celebrate Kenya at 50 while giving hand to the elderly, lots of fun for the whole family.

Live entertainment from Makadem, Hellon, Ruth Matete and Abel amunga among others, lot of fun for kids including camel rides, car shows from DT Dobie, fashion show and over 50 Stalls.

Date: 23rd & 24th November 2013
Venue: Karura Forest
Time: 10 am – till Late
Entry: Ksh 1000 with Free Nation Hela Card.Kids Ksh 400

November 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: 13th Edition of Lamu Cultural Festival, Nov. 21-24 2013 @ Lamu

Lamu County
The Lamu Cultural Promotion Group is proud to present the 13th edition of the annual Lamu Cultural Festival.

Dates: November 21-24, 2013
Venue: Lamu County

For those planning to make reservations this might help:http://www.lamu.org/index.html

The Festival continues to promote a World Heritage Site that constitutes the common heritage of humanity, and share its distinct Swahili traditions with the world.

Know Lamu
Read wolfganghthome blog

For more information contact Lamu Cultural Promotion Group on Tel. 0722 476219 / 0733 660216 or Email: lamuculturalfestival@gmail.com

November 18, 2013 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

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