Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 6-9 pm
Panelist: Boniface Mwangi, Blinky Bill, Patricia Kihoro, Erik Hersman & Mark Kamau
Visit http://pawa254.org/art-meets-tech-a-pawa254-ihub-collabo/ for full info.
August 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm njathika
Choices – Baricho Road is now the monthly home for Blinky Bill. Come and experience a new sound in a classic place.
This is definitely a Journey worth pursuing!
April 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm njathika
Date: June 29, 2013
Venue: Railway Museum [Next to Kenya Poly]
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000
This year’s UP Live festival, marking UP Magazine’s 2nd-Year Anniversary, is going to be double the size and double the fun.
Themed “Other Side of the Tracks”, this year’s event takes place in the antiquated train yards of the Railway Museum. The backdrop provides a unique venue for UP’s mixture of art, music, film and great food.
UP Live 2 starts in the afternoon hours from 4 p.m. and features a special ‘Street Faire’, festival-environment involving chic urban vendors, such as Chilimango, Nairobi Vinyl, book swappers and other urban retailers. Co-sponsor, Dormans, will provide grilled favorites and great coffees. This is complemented by ‘street eats’ such as fresh Indian Karoga-style stews and naan. Popcorn, cotton candy and cup cakes will be just as yummy for adults as it will be for Kids.
Performers: The Old Cambrians Band, The Kenyan Boys Choir and the Slum Drummers are going to collaborate with our diverse line-up of headliners including Ayub Ogada, Blinky Bill, Mumala, and Miss Karun and Thee MC Africa (from Camp Mulla).
Absolut Vodka presents this year’s UP Live concert. This partnership includes an artist activation called, Absolut Blank. Selected artists will be on site painting canvases supplied by Absolut Vodka. This begins a three-month program, called Pop-UP Gallery and a competition to crown Nairobi’s leading pop-artist.
Pawa 254 will also be on hand to create a ‘media salon’, complete with chill out spaces and phote exhibitions. Nai ni Who? will be tracking the activities as part of an overall public space and community-building project.
When the sun goes down the jam-packed concert begins. This year’s line-up includes UP’s uniquely-produced mix of traditional and pop-music with late night dance-house DJs capping the evening.
Early birds will get a break on the entrance price of 700/= if paying in advance for tickets available at all Dormans, or at the gate before 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. tickets are 1,000/=.
Parking is free. Lot’s of security. Tenting and oil-can fires will provide warmth and coverage no matter what the weather.
June 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm njathika
The Upstairs event will be at The Tree House from 8 p.m. with featured performers Rahlff & The Distortionists, Sage, Dr Doom (a.k.a Blinky Bill).
The after-party lineup: DJ Bodacious, DJ Eddy, DJ Richie.
Entry: Kshs 500
For more information: Call +254 733 422 726
May 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm njathika
Date & Time: 19th April 2013, 10.00 pm
Venue: Maendeleo House
Entrance : Free
Whether it’s Nairobi or Naples, Bristol or Johannesburg: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and form communities and subcultures. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what kind of music are people dancing to? What sort of public sphere do club cultures create? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meets head on?
Over the last few years we have organised quite a number of projects that go beyond Kenya, but TEN CITIES is our biggest endeavor so far. It 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, Kiev, Lisbon and Naples.
To start the project off in Nairobi, we are setting up a club at an special location. For one night only, we transform an actual restaurant into a great party place by adding a distinct clubbing atmosphere to the interior.
Blinky Bill and DJ Raph will spin and play some hot tunes to join us all in!
April 18, 2013 at 10:30 am njathika