Posts tagged ‘blankets & wine’

Event: Start Up Mixer, Mar. 28 2014 @ 88 MPH – 4th Floor, Piedmont Plaza, Ngong Rd

start-up mixer

Caught the entrepreneurship bug? Interested in meeting like-minded people? Join us at 88 mph, 4th Floor, Piedmont Plaza, Ngong Rd for an evening of informal conversation with our guest entrepreneurs on their challenges, triumphs, and lessons learnt from their start up experiences. We shall swap war stories and bask in the ingenuity of the creative spirit.

Martin Nielsen – Co – Founder Mdundo
Muthoni Ndonga – Founder Blankets & Wine
Odanga Madung & Sameer Ahmed – Founders Odipo Dev

After the conversation, hang back and mingle with some of the best and brightest of today’s innovators.

March 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Rift Valley Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 2013 @ Fisherman’s Camp – Lake Naivasha

Rift Valley Festival
Rift Valley Festival has joined hands with Blankets & Wine to bring you a 3 day international music festival at Fisherman’s Camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

Dates: August 30-September 1, 2013
Venue: Fisherman’s Camp, Lake Naivasha
Tickets: Day tickets Kshs 2000, Weekend Tickets Kshs 4000

Acts: Just a Band, Mukoomba, Eric Wainaina, Racubah, Sou Sou & Maher, MC Matre, Paleface, Dela. Maia Von Lekow, Winyo, Barney Barrow, Foozak, The Dons Sofrito, Quantic, Dj Kuzi, Mr Sean, Yam Yam, Electrique Dj’s and the Beat Parade Band, Ska-Face, Owiny Sigoma Band, DJ Andre, DJK

Fisherman’s camp will have camping space available at 500/- per night on a first come first served basis from Friday morning – Aug. 31 2013.
Fish Eagle and Carnelleys directly next door are other recommended spaces for accommodation.

August 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Blankets and Wine III Kampala, Mar. 31 2013 @ the Uganda Museum

BW Kampala
For more info visit Blankets & Wine Kampala Facebook Page

March 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XLII, Mar. 3 2013 @ Carnivore

blankets and wine march 3 2013
Pack your picnic baskets, wine, blankets and join us at the Carnivore Gardens Nairobi this March 3rd for the 42nd edition of Blankets & Wine from 1.00pm to 9.00pm.

Come celebrate Kenya with us as we host an all Kenyan lineup comprising of the astounding Mumala Maloba, the charming Nyota Ndogo, the gifted Kato Change and the multifarious Just A Band.

Limited advance tickets will be on sale for Ksh. 1,300 on before 25th February and for Ksh. 1,500 on ticketsasa and at select Dormans outlets (Mama Ngina, Westgate, Village Market, Yaya, Junction and Karen) thereafter.
Tickets at the door shall be sold at Ksh. 2,000 for adults and Ksh. 500 for children (5-12 yrs). Children below the age of 5 enter free.


Nyota Ndogo:
Kato Change:
Just A Band:

February 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm 3 comments

Creativez Meet Up: Music Scene – the Road Less Travelled, Nov. 25 2012 @ iHub

The Creativez final meetup-takes a look at entertainers who are making it walking the “road less travelled“. We will not just demystify the REAL music scene in Kenya (funding, distribution, audience appreciation, marketing etc) we’ll explore new changes through innovation, technology and even continental linkages that are helping combat the Industry’s challenges and change the face of Kenya’s Music Scene.

The panel consists of 2 of Africa’s most prolific producers.. Calif Records – Clement Rapudo aka Clemo and Ennovator Music’s Tim Rimbui. Kenya’s international ambassadors of “folk/vernacular/local” music -OLOVA MAKADEM- The Ohangla Man and “King of Mugithi”- MIKE RUA.
Also joining is the brain behind Africa’s most consistent Music Festival Blankets & Wine- the performing artist Muthoni The Drummer Queen.

Doors open at 2pm -so come with all the questions you’ve got on Kenya’s Music Industry.
Venue: iHub – Bishop Magua Building, Opposite Uchumi Ngong Road
Entry: Free

November 23, 2012 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine w/Dwele, Kidum, Kagwe Mungai & Mzugu Kichaa, Nov 4 2012 @ Mamba Village


Get to know more about the artists on our lineup here:

Mzungu Kichaa:
Kagwe Mugai:

Advance tickets available online on pesapal

October 26, 2012 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XXXVII with DJ Cortega, Edith Weutonga, Eddie Grey + Muthoni the DQ, Sept. 2 2012 @ Leisure Gardens

Date: September 2, 2012
Venue: Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village
Time: 1-7pm
Tickets: Gate Adults Kshs 1500 and Kids Kshs 500
Advance Tickets at Kshs 1300 available at Ticket Sasa

Get familiar with
DJ Cortega

Edith Weutonga

Eddie Grey

Muthoni the DQ

The CoCreate B&W Campaign

August 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Blankets & Wine Uganda, Aug. 26 2012 @ Uganda Museum

Date: August 26, 2012
Venue: Uganda Museum
Time: 1-7pm
Tickets: Advance 35,000 Ugx, gate 50,000 Ugx [Children above 5yrs 10,000 Ugx & Children below 5 years get in free]

For more information:

August 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Blankets & Wine Kampala I, Jul. 29 2012 @ Seven Trees-Kololo

Date: July 29, 2012
Venue: Seven Trees, Kololo
Time: 1-7pm
Tickets: 50,000 Ugx

Performances by: Lillian & Sundowner band, Allan Tonix, Kidum and Qwela

For more information: Blankets & Wine website

July 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XXXV with Bilal, Meet the Danes, Juliani + more, Jul 1 2012 @ Leisure Gardens

Blankets & Wine has partnered with ‘The Lounge Unplugged’ to bring you the phenomenal New York based American Jazz/Alternative hip hop singer-songwriter, musician and producer, Bilal. This amazing cross-continental sensation will be headlining the July 1st event at the Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village Nairobi.
In April 2012, Blankets & Wine put together the first of a series of musical mashups; we had Kenya’s Aaron “Krucial Keys” Rimbui co-create/re-work music with Jazz/funk artist Claire Phillips from South Africa. The outcome was fantastic.
On July 1st, we are doing it again! This time we are merging six different musicians drawn from Kenya and Denmark for the ‘Meet The Danes Mashup’. From Denmark, we have Bejamin Aggerbaek, Palle Klok and Louise Hoegh collaborating with Juliani, Winyo and Chris Adwar from Kenya. The artists will train for a week with a common band and work on a number of songs to be performed live in a grand collaboration at the 35th installation of Blankets & Wine.
Also joining us on this momentous occasion will be the incredible neo soul crooner, Stan. This brilliant performer is not new on the Blankets & Wine stage having graced us with his presence in the past.

Advance tickets for this event are available at select Dormans and Osteria outlets and online via for 1,300 Ksh., 500 Ksh. for children over 5years and free for children between 5-12 years. Tickets at the gate shall be 1,500 Ksh.

In the buildup to this event, Blankets & Wine has been running an awareness campaign dubbed The Co-Create Campaign.

The campaign will touch on all elements of the collective Blankets & Wine experience. At three and a half years, Blankets & Wine is still going strong and growing thanks to the audience. But with growth comes the inherent challenge of keeping and sharing the spirit, ideals and values of the Blankets & Wine with an ever increasing community.

Look out for daily posts on Twitter under #CoCreateBandW and Facebook, mini- clips on Youtube, and cool stickers/postcards and T.shirts.

Please also take note of our new Blankets & Wine regulations for adults & minors effective July 1st 2012. 

June 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XXXIII, Apr. 1 2012 @ Leisure Gardens Mamba Village

Date: April 1, 2012
Venue: Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village
Time: 1-6:30pm
Tickets: Advance: 1.300 ksh available on tickets sasa, gate 1,500 ksh and children: Ksh 500
For more info check their facebook page

Performances by Inka, Asali and multi-talented award winning South African funk jazz artist Claire Phillips collaborating with Aaron “Crucial Keys” Rumbui

Blankets & Wine are also broadening their scope and shall have their first ever ‘Blankets & Wine Africa Mash-up’. For their 1st mash up, they have South African jazz/soul/funk musican Claire Phillips collaborating with our very own jazz composer and instrumentalist Aaron Rimbui. They shall co-create/re-arrange each other’s music and perform this work on the 1st of April.

Their aim is to fuse Urban African Sounds with ethnic and urban Kenyan Sounds (and eventually East African sounds) with the end aim of generating club ready music from Africa with a distinct East African flavor.

As always pack your picnic, carry your Maasai shuka/ Blanket/ Kikoys/picnic chair and their preferred company, and come share in this music and lifestyle experience

We at NairobiNow love Blankets & Wine

March 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm Leave a comment

[Ended} Are you a Lira fan? Win a ticket for the upcoming Blankets & Wine, Mar 2 2012

We hear there is a lot of excitement for Lira’s performance at the upcoming Blankets & Wine. So we decided to give away one ticket kindly offered by the organisers to a true fan. How can you enter the competition? Simply comment this blog post, by telling us what’s your favourite song by Lira, and what you love about her so much. You have time until midnight today, February 27th. We will then be choosing the most passionate answer and award it with a ticket – good luck! By entering this competition, you agree to be added to Nairobi Now’s weekly email list – of course you’ll be able to unsubscribe in case you don’t like it :)

February 27, 2012 at 8:55 am 9 comments

Blankets & Wine, Mar 4 2012 @ Mamba Village

This month Nairobi Now teams teamed up with Blankets & Wine, to give you the chance of winning a few tickets for their first wonderful concert of the year.

From Wednesday February 22nd to Thursday March 1st, every day (apart from the weekend) we gave away one ticket to a lucky member of the Nairobi Now community. Congratulations to all the winners, and we’ll make sure to have more free tickets for upcoming shows.

But now, we just all look forward to Blankets & Wine on Sunday..
In preparation for the gig, enjoy QWERTY Love by Anto, who will be performing at the March 4th B&W!

February 22, 2012 at 11:52 am 26 comments

Out of Town: Blankets & Wine I Nanyuki, Nov. 27 2011 @ Nanyuki

The 1st edition of Blankets & Wine Nanyuki is taking place on;

Date: November 27, 2011
Location: Nanyuki
Advance tickets are available at Dormans and online via Pesapal for 1,500 ksh
Gate tickets: 1,500

Performances by: the Itch, Kato Change Quartet, Muthoni the Drummer Queen and the combination of Eddie Grey & Kevin Samuel Mbugua

Check them out here:

Eddie Grey:

Kevin Samuel Mbugua:

Muthoni the Drummer Queen:

Kato Change Quartet: The quartets sound is acoustic jazz fuzed with a touch of funk and classical music.

What to bring along: Pack your picnics, bring along your shukas, umbrellas, sun glasses, and be prepared to have a blast!

For more information have a look at the website check their facebook event

November 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XXX, Nov 6 2011 @ Mamba Village

This November marks three years of awesomeness, and we’re very grateful
for your support, we wouldn’t have made it this far without you all.

To help us celebrate our 3rd birthday on the 6th of November, we shall
have ever so soothing Dempsey, the vibrant Nina Ogot, the ever exciting
Muthoni the Drummer Queen, and the timeless Oliver Mutukudzi!

Check them out here
Nina Ogot :
Muthoni the Drummer Queen:
Oliver Mutukudzi:

Advance tickets are available at all Dormans outlets and online via
Pesapal for 1,000 ksh

children over 5years, 400 shillings and free for children under 5years

Attached is the poster, please spread the love.

October 28, 2011 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XXIX, Sep 4 2011 @ Mamba Village

On the 4th of September we have on stage Aziza, Maia Von Lekkow, Muthoni the Drummer Queen, and the legendary Mafikizolo!

Just incase you’re wondering WHO Mafikizolo are, they’re the band that brought you Ndihamba Nawe, Kwela ft Hugh Masekela, Udauwka Njalo and other fabulous songs….Their performance at Blankets & Wine has been made possible in part by KCB Advantage.

Learn more about the acts


Maia Von Lekkow:

Muthoni the Drummer Queen:


Here’s the link to the website; (available now)
Advance tickets at all DORMANS outlets: Ksh 1,000 (available from the 30th of Aug)
Gate price for adults are 1,300 Ksh & Ksh 400 per child ticket
Door charges: Adults: Ksh 1,300. Children over 5years: Ksh 400

If you have any queries, write to


August 26, 2011 at 1:21 am 1 comment

Blankets & Wine XXVIII, Aug. 7 2011 @ Mamba Village

Time: Sunday, August 7 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Leisure Garden, Mamba Village

On stage shall be the ever soulful Fena, the fabulous Muthoni the Drummer Queen, the incredible Tusker All Stars, and the entertaining T.I.D. It’s super star studded! Just for you.

Here’s the link to the pesapal website:​/

Advance tickets at all DORMANS outlets: Ksh 1000
Gate price for adults are 1,300 Ksh & Ksh 400 per child ticket
Door charges: Adults: Ksh 1,300. Children over 5years: Ksh 400

If you have any queries, write to

respond to facebook event

July 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine XXVI, Jun. 5 2011 @ Leisure Garden’s Mamba

Date: June 5, 2011
Venue: Leisure Gardens Mamba
Time: 1-6.30pm
Tickets: Gate Kshs 1300, Advance Kshs 1000 online via pesapal

Performances by: Ma3, Muthoni The Drummer Queen, Sautisol and Manou Gallo (from Ivory Coast).

May 27, 2011 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine XXV, May 1 2011 @ Leisure Garden Mamba Village

Date: May 1, 2011
Venue: Leisure Garden, Mamba Village
Time: 1-7pm
Tickets: Kshs 1300 at the gate and Kshs 1000 advance
Advance Tickets are available online via Pesapal

Performances by: Winyo, Neema, Muthoni the Drummer Queen, and Kanji Mbugua

April 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm 2 comments

[CANCELLED] Out of Town: Mombasa Blankets and Wine XXV, Apr. 24 2011 @ the Butterfly Pavillion

[Apologies - this event has now been cancelled]

Blankets & Wine team is holding their much celebrated event at the coast

Date: April 24 2011
Venue: The Butterfly Pavillion
Time: 1-4pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Things to bring with you: Maasai shuka, blanket /kikoys; a picnic chair; some wine; a picnic basket and your company of choice
Note: No pets allowed please

Expect to share in some great music and lifestyle experience.

Performances: A line up of artistes to make it worth your while.

To purchase tickets online: pesapal

April 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XXIV, Apr. 3 2011 @ Mamba Village

Date: April 3, 2011
Venue: Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village
Time: 1-7pm
Tickets: Kshs 1,300 gate price for adults & Kshs 400 per child
Advance Tickets: Available at all DORMANS outlets for Kshs 1000 or online at pesapal

Performances by: Lulu, Harry Kimani, Makadem, and the Thandiswa from South Africa. This will be the first time both Lulu and Thandiswa will play at Blankets & Wine

Pack your picnics/wine/shukas and bring along all your friends and family for incredible an afternoon of music.

March 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Blankets and Wine XXIII, Mar. 6 2011 @ Leisure Gardens, Karen

Date: March 6, 2011
Venue: Leisure Gardens-Mamba Village, Karen
Time: 1-6pm
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1300 & Child Kshs 400 at the gate
Advance tickets: Kshs 1000 Available at all Dormans Outlets (before March 3, 2011) or by PesaPal

Performances by: The smooth Mutinda, Ever soulful Atemi,, Entertaining Tony Nyadundo, and Tanzanian sensation Lady J – Dee, backed by the Villagers band.
This will be the first time both Tony Nyadundo and Lady J-Dee will play at Blankets & Wine.

Links to some of the acts to expect: Mutinda, Tony Nyadundo, Atemi & the ma3 band & Lady J- Dee

Pack your picnics/wine/shukas and bring along all your friends and family for incredible an afternoon of music.
PS: B&W is a pet free zone.

March 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm 5 comments

Concert: Blankets & Wine, Feb. 6 2011 @ Mamba Village Leisure Gardens Karen

Date: February 6, 2011
Venue: Mamba Village – Leisure Gardens, in Karen.
Time: 1-6.30pm
Tickets: Advance Ksh 800 & at the gate Kshs 1000

Perfomances by: the remarkable Sage, incredible Chizi, vivacious Yunasi, and one man-guitarist extraordinaire – Mike Rua!
For latest check Blankets and Wine website

January 31, 2011 at 11:17 am 3 comments

Concert: Blankets & Wine St. Mary’s Alumni Special Edition, Dec. 19 2010 @ St. Mary’s School

Date: December 19, 2010
Time: 1pm-6.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s school
Location: James Gichuru Road, Lavington (next to Strathmore & Msongari Schools)
Tickets: Adults Ksh 1,000 & kids at Ksh 400
Advance Tickets: Ksh 800

This is a special edition of Blankets & Wine which will be hosted by the Saint Mary’s Alumni.

Lineup: Chris Bittok, The Oyier Brothers, Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Eric Wainaina and a guest performance by Sauti Sol

Tickets available at Dormans Mama Ngina, Yaya, Sarit, WestGate, Junction, Karen, VM and at Horizon Offices 1st Floor Luther Plaza Nyerere Road.

Picnic packs and wine allowed

December 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine XIX, Sep 5 2010 @ Hillcrest Secondary

Sunday the 5th of September from 1pm to 6.30pm it’s the 19th edition of Blankets & Wine, featuring Sauti za Kwetu, Winyo, Viola and Makadem.
You can give them a listen through the links below

Sauti za Kwetu:




As always, pack your picnics/wine/shukas and bring along all your friends.

Advance tickets at all DORMANS outlets from Wednesday 1st September: Ksh 800
Door charges: Adults: Ksh 1,000. Children over 5years: Ksh 400

September 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Blankets & Wine, Aug 1 2010 @ Hillcrest Secondary

Blankets & Wine is back with a great line-up:

Iddi Achieng:
Abbi Nyinza:
Super Mazembe:

Also improved, a much bigger and more interesting play area this time for children between 3-12 years old
As always, pack your picnics/wine/shukas.

Advance tickets at all DORMANS outlets from Friday 25th June: Ksh 800
Door charges: Adults: Ksh 1,000. Children over 5years: Ksh 400

July 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Blankets & Wine Weekender, Apr 3-4 2010 @ Diani Beach

Saturday 3rd APRIL: Blankets& Wine Pre Party with 6AM DJ’s
Sunday 4th APRIL: Blankets& Wine, live in DIANI
Tickets: One ticket admits you to both events.

Advance tickets: Ksh 1,500 adults; 500 for children below 12 years old.
At the gate: Ksh 2,000 adults; 700 for children below 12 years old.
Advance tickets available until 2nd April at
40 thieves Diani, all Dormans outlets Nairobi & Mombasa, 6AM DJ’S on 0728399440, an email to header PRE-TICKETS for B&W XV, an email to header PRE-TICKETS for B&W XV

April 1, 2010 at 6:28 pm 1 comment

Blankets & Wine, Mar 7 2010 @ Hillcrest Prep School

This Sunday first Blankets and Wine at Hillcrest Prep school in Karen, for the first Boys Affair edition. Hillcrest Prep school is right along the main Karen road, right after to Karen Hospital (coming from Karen Shopping Center). There will be a bigger play area for the children, horse riding will still be available, as will swimming.

In addition Kenya Data Networks will be making this event a wireless hotspot, so for those who will not be able to join us, we shall be able to post snippets for you online!

We start at 1:00pm. As always, come ready for fun times! Bring your wine, picnics, friends& family for a great afternoon of fantastic music.
Artists performing: The Villagers Band, Stan, Dan “Chizi” Acheda

March 5, 2010 at 2:24 am Leave a comment

Music Festival: Blankets & Wine, Feb 7 2010 @ Tayiana Garden

Blankets& Wine is the premier afro music experience in East Africa designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music.

Every first Sunday of the month from 1:00pm- 6:30pm
Adult tickets Ksh 1,000 children over 5 Ksh 400.

This is the excellent full programme for this month:

2:10 pm Isaiah Katumwa ( Ugandan Jazz)
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2:40pm Ashimba ( Some Tanzania afro-soul! )

3:45pm Dela ( Kenya Afro-soul singer sensation! Dela audio and video clips on Penya’s website)

5:00pm Eric Wainaina (no need for introduction!)

DJ sets in between the acts

February 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm 2 comments

Concert: Blankets & Wine, Nov 29 2009 @ Tayiana Garden

Tayiana Garden Spa & Stables is located right next door to Windsor Golf & Country Club.
Download the map

November 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

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