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

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

The GoDown Gig: Ft. Fena, Steve & Kidum, Apr. 6 2013 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

the GoDown Gig
Date: April 6, 2013
Venue: The GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30-7pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Fena, Steve Nyabwa & Kidum

April 2, 2013 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Jazz, Funk & Soul with Different Faces Band, Every Wednesday @ Sailors – Anchor Bar

Different Faces at Sailors

March 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

Literature Forum, Mar. 23 2013 @ Goethe Institut

Literature reading at GI

March 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Performance: Saanifu, Feb. 22 2013 @ Goethe Institut

Date: Friday, February 22 2013
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8 pm
Entrance fee: Kshs 300

SAANIFU is a performance that combines dance, music and poetry, focusing on the subject ‘you’. ‘You’ in this sense refers to the audience as subject and concept of the performance. SAANIFU explores the space between the performer and the audience and tries to open a conversation with the audience, its expectations, thoughts, fears, and disappointments. Through contemporary dance, spoken word, and live percussion the relevance of the space that a performer occupies versus the space that a sitting, standing or moving audience occupies shall be questioned.

SAANIFU is a work in progress and will be presented as such. The title of the performance was created by the performers themselves; it is derived from sanaa meaning ‘the arts’ and sanifu which means ‘refined’.

The performers are Isaack Anyanga on percussion and vocals, Evans Nganga on spoken word and dance, and Adam Chienjo on dance choreography and direction.

February 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Concert: An Evening of Afro-Jazz by Ricky Na Marafiki, Feb. 26 2013 @ Phoenix Theater

Ricky Nanjero Na Marafiki in conjunction Arty Cal Magazine would like to invite you to an amazing evening of LIVE Jazz at the Phoenix Theater on Tuesday the 26th of February, 2013 from 6 pm

The event will be hosted by the lovely Miss Kenya, USA, Angela Wambui and will feature songs from Ricky’s debut album, TUCHEZE as well as new compositions that he has been working on.

Tickets are only KES. 300 & will be available at the gate on the day.

February 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Toc Toc – A Play in French, Feb. 20-22 2013 @ Alliance

A play in French by Laurent Baffie presented by la Troupe de Théâtre Amateur Francophone

Dates: February 20-22, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: at 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 900 Available at the ‘Jardin de Paris’ restaurant (Alliance Française ground floor) or Book your ticket: sms 0738-657-680 or 0722-716-059
E-mail contact:

Shows followed by a cocktail

February 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm 1 comment

Book Launch: Peace Building & Conflict Management in Kenya, Feb. 13 2013 @ Goethe Institut

Book launch at Goethe
The Political Scientist and Geographer, Prof. Emeritus Dr. Johannes Michael Nebe, will present his latest book “Peace Building and Conflict Management in Kenya” at the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi.

The book is a documentation of experiences and observations made by Prof. Nebe after many years of travelling through Africa. It also covers the crisis in Kenya immediately after the elections of 2007.

The findings in this book will provoke a new way of thinking and actions aimed at improving the situation of peace-building in the Kenyan society. Everybody has a role to play because peace, reconciliation and healing are the most fundamental cornerstones for social stability and democracy. Although it’s a small contribution it aims to enhance and encourage others to strengthen their political will to give Kenya a better way for a multi-ethnic state.

Date & Time: Wednesday, 13th February, 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Entrance free

The German Ambassador, Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Boette, and the Chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia, will be in attendance.

February 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Metro Tour 2013 Edition: Eric Wainaina + the Best Band in Africa, Feb. 15 2013 @ Sheebeen Bar

Sheebeen Bar Metro Tour
Date: February 15, 2013
Venue: Sheebeen – the Bar
Time: 8-11 pm
Tickets; Kshs 1000

Performance by Eric Wainaina + the Best Band in Africa

February 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Tuko Rada I Choose Peace Festival, Feb. 16 2013 @ KICC Courtyard Grounds

National Youth Bunge Association (NYBA) the Kenyan leading youth network of County forums which represents the Village Youth Bunges at the National level will hold the biggest peace festival of the election year dubbed “Tuko Rada”.

Leading Kenyan artists, celebrity athletes, footballers, youth leaders, media personalities, Business leaders, peace stakeholders, NYBA County youth forum members and over ten thousand peace loving Kenyan youth from all over the country will converge at the KICC Courtyard to pledge peace in Kenya and be the ambassadors of peace in the coming months as we head towards the election.

Date: February 16, 2013
Venue: KICC Courtyard
Time: 10 am to 6 pm

For more info visit their event page

February 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm 2 comments

The Kenya Nights Frisky Disco Party, Feb. 9 2013 @ Tree House

Frisky Disco
For more info check here

February 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Concerts: Nairobi Live, Every Thursday @ Tree House

Nairobi Live @ Tree House
Nairobi Live @ Tree House is a new series of concerts at Tree House featuring the best of Kenyan performers and international acts.

The music profile will focus on jazz, blues, afro fusion and singer/songwriters showcasing both established and upcoming acts. Key artist factors are: A strong showmanship, raw talent and an outstanding ability to entertain.

Dates & Time: Every single Thursday, throughout the entire year, from 8.30 to 11.00 pm.

Entry: Free [No Cover Charge]

Expect: Free ample and secure parking right outside the venue. Great view of the Nairobi skyline plus Tree House is the only open terrace venue in Westlands.

Thursday night special meals and special bar offers only for Nairobi Live @ Tree House.

Line up February

Thursday 07.02.2013: Christine Kamau “The Jazzist” and her band.

Thursday 14.03.2013: Nina Ogot + band. (Valentines special)

Thursday 21.03.2013: Wakake featuring The Outlaws, Victor Muli, and Nathan Okite.

Thursday 28.02.2013: Maia Von Lekow, (record release)

February 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm 2 comments

Exhibition: Viongozi by Brian Omolo, Jan 31-Feb. 14 2013 @ Kuona Trust

Official Opening: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6pm.
Venue: Kuona Trust Centre for the Visual Arts
Location: Denis Pritt Rd

Exhibition dates: January 31 – February 14, 2013 between 9am and 5pm

The vision behind ‘Viongozi’ is to re-imagine the image and faces of the presidential candidates in a new and contemporary way. These famous faces and personalities that are constantly influencing and shaping our lives. The portraits are slightly abstracted with an addition of African graphics inspired by Kenyan art.

Our hope is for people to be amused, tickled! and to leave with a sense of unity and pride in our rich culture and diversity as Kenyans.

January 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine XLI: feat. Mi Casa [SA] & Suzzana Owiyo, Feb. 3 2013 @ Carnivore Grounds

B&W Feb 3rd Poster
Date: February 3, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Grounds*
Time: 1-7 pm
Entry: Kshs 2000 at the Gate & Kshs 1500 advance

Lined up Artists: Mi Casa [SA], Suzzana Owiyo, Barbara Guantai & Naomi Wachira

*Carnivore Grounds is the new home of Blankets & Wine

January 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Kenya Kite Festival II: Kites for Peace, Feb. 10 2013 @ Jockey Club Kenya

Date: February 10, 2013
Venue: Jockey Club Kenya [Ngong Race Course]
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 700 at the Gate and kshs 500 advance

January 28, 2013 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

Kenya Media Roundtables: Opinion Polls, Media Coverage & the March 2013 Elections, Jan. 29 2013 @ Alliance

Date: January 29, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 12 – 2 pm
Entry: Free

Brice Rambaud, PhD [Program Director, Democracy & Governance, Internews in Kenya]
Linus Kaikai [Managing Editor, NTV]
Angela Ambitho [Group CEO, Infotrak Research & Consulting]

Henry Makori, Fahamu

January 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Taste Awards 2013 Ceremony, Jan. 31 2013 @ Karura Forest

Taste 2013
Date: January 31, 2013
Venue: Karura Forest
Time: From 7:00pm til Late
Tickets: Ksh 5,000 [Find more info here]
Tickets include complimentary Heineken, Ciroc cocktail, Mara Wine and delightful food.
Contact: Kunali Dodhia on 0722 499 669 or email

Entertainment by DJ Cortega, Electrique DJs & The Beat Parade Band. Includes spectacular After Party!


January 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Film Premiere: Something Necessary, Jan. 24 2013 @ Century Cinemax – the Junction Date: January 24, 2013

something necessary
Venue: Century Cinemax – The Junction
Tickets: Kshs 450 [limited tickets]
Time: 18:45

For more information: Facebook event page

Something Necessary is an intimate moment in the life on Anna, who is struggling to rebuild her life after the 2007 civil unrest of the Elections that claimed the life of her husband. Her sons’ health and the reality of been left in her home on an isolated farm in the Kenyan countryside in shattered pieces and ruins.

Ann, once a nurse, with a solid career, united one big happy loving family, she now has nothing to hold on to but her resolutions to rebuild her life. Joseph, a troubled young man and also a gang member, he participated in the 2007 violence that was countrywide is attracted and further drawn to Anne and her farm.

Astoundingly this is only seemingly in search of REDEMPTION.

Joseph and Anne need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and move on. Both need each other – but will either of them find it?

Based on true life in KENYA

January 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm 2 comments

Ohanglaman Goes to Europe Concert, Jan. 19 2013 @ Sippers Nairobi

Ohanglaman goes to Europe Concert
Catch the Ohanglaman before he leaves Europe for a set of concerts at Sippers Nairobi

Date: January 19, 2013
Venue: Sipper Nairobi, Hurlingham
Time: 7-11 pm
Entry: Free

January 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Forum Theatre Event: Rewind. Fast Forward, Jan. 19 2013 @ the Nest

Rwd & FF
This Saturday (January 19) from 2 pm – 4 pm, the Nest will be presenting “Rewind. Fast Forward” at the NEST – a forum theater event moderated by Dr. Njoki Ngumi. This month, they’re using the forum to explore dispute resolution in relationships between men and women at home, in the workplace and in romantic and platonic contexts.

Are men always oppressors? Are women always nagging? Are men always domineering? Are women always comparing? Is equality/equity possible? Explore honest possibilities around dispute resolution and constructive argument techniques by becoming part of the action yourself and telling the actors what to do (maybe even acting it out yourself)!

Register for your free ticket here

January 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak: Aly Khan Satchu hosts Ipsos Synovate Kenya MD Maggie Ireri, Jan. 26 2013 @ InterCon Nairobi

Date: January 26, 2013
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Time: 9 am to 12 noon

Guest Speaker: Ipsos Synovate Kenya MD Maggie Ireri

January 16, 2013 at 9:26 am Leave a comment

Song Recital by Zak K Njoroge, Jan. 13 2013 @ Kenton College

ZN Kareithi at Kenton College
Date: January 13, 2013
Venue: Kenton College
Time: 3 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [Kshs 300 with students ID]

There was a tremendous response from the Nairobi Music Society Christmas concert audience on hearing Zachariah Kariithi’s glorious voice. Zak has been part of the Adler-Buchmann International Program for Outstanding Foreign Students since 2008 and has won many prizes since then, also appearing as soloist with professional orchestras.

The Nairobi Music Society are delighted to announce that he will be giving a recital at Kenton College at 3.00 pm on Sunday, 13th January, with pianist Paul Nduati. It is a wonderfully varied and unusual programme, with items from the classic lieder repertoire such as Schumann’s Dichterliebe, as well as songs by Schubert and Brahms and arias from operas by Mozart, Verdi and Stravinsky. Much more rarely heard are songs from Ravel’s Don Quixotte and two works modern composers.

Not to be missed especially as he will be leaving Kenya again soon, to continue his singing studies in Europe.

January 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm 3 comments

Electrafrique 2013 Season Premier, Jan. 12 2013 @ Tree House

Electrafrique 2013 Season Premier
Date: January 12 2013
Venue: Tree House Club, Museum Hill Westlands
Time: 9 pm – 5 am
Tickets: Kshs 500
Age: +21

Join the movement and witness the marriage between Native and Contemporary Instruments as THE BEAT PARADE BAND injects The African Rhythm to the best of Deep, Soulful, Disco and Tribal House Tunes courtesy of DJ CORTEGA and THE ELECTRIQUE DJS.

MC: Coco Rasta Ngori

It will be a night of non-stop dancing to thumping beats, rhythmic drums and the melodious Sax.

The ELECTRAFRIQUE family, is a worldwide network of Artistes & Deejays fusing African and Electronic sounds.

Music Policy

More details:

January 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Dan Muchina’s Santerium, Dec. 22 2012 @ The Nest

Date: December 22, 2012
Venue: The Nest
Time: 1-9 pm
Entry: Free BUT you need to get your tickets here

For more info visit:

December 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

The Metro Tour: Eric Wainaina + Best Band in Africa, Dec. 19-21 2012 @ Clubs Sylk, Black Diamond & Legend

Metro Tour
Dates: December 19-21, 2012
Venues: Clubs Sylk, Black Diamond & Legend
Time: 8-11 pm
Entrance: Kshs 500

December 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

All That Jazz Chapter IX 2012 Finale, Dec. 21 2012 @ National Museum Courtyard

All that Jazz Dec 21
Date: December 21, 2012
Venue: National Museum Courtyard
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

Host: Aaron Krucial Rimbui

Guest Star Artist: Eddy Grey

December 17, 2012 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

[Update] Kwani? LitFest 2012: Stories of the Horn of Africa, Dec. 9-16 2012 @ Various Venues

Festival Dates: December 9 -16, 2012
Events Line Up: Public Lectures, Writers in conversation, Readings, Performances, Art Exhibitions, Film Screenings
Venues: various venues – Kifaru Gardens, Kwani? Garden, National Museum, University of Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kuona Trust, Habesha, Kibera, KICC Helipad, Eastleigh, South B [map below]

Update: All the events scheduled to take place at University of Nairobi have been moved to the National Museum

Kwani Lit Fest Map
Entry to most of the events is Free

Download litfest_programme

Focus: Stories of the Horn of Africa with participating Countries – Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan & Kenya

Some of the writers confirmed for the festival are: Hadraawi – Somalia, Warsan Shire – Somalia, Sayadin Hersi – Somalia, Awes Osman – Somalia, Said Juma Hussein – Somalia, Chehem Watta – Djibouti, Meaza Worku – Ethiopia, Jamal Mahjoub – Sudan, Alemseged Tesfai – Eritrea, Nawal El Saadawi – Egypt, Kojo Laing – Ghana, Helon Habila – Nigeria, Deqa Abshir – Somalia/Kenya, Fawaz El Said – Sudan, Yassir Ali – Sudan, Altayeb Daw Elbeit – Sudan, Ermais Ekube – Ethiopia

A Snap Shot of the Programme
Date: December 9, 2012
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Time: 2-10 pm
Music by: Waayaha Cusub and Kato& Band
DJ Set by: DJ Zelalem
Entry: Free
Date: December 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30 – 8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 11, 2012
Venue: University of Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2– 7 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30-8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercontinental, Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi) & Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30– 7.30 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & Kuona Trust
Free Entry
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & KICC Helipad
Entry: Free (National Museum)
Entry: Ksh 1,000 (KICC Helipad)

The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.

For the exact programme please visit the 2012 Kwani? Litfest website:
More information on Moving Africa:

December 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm 2 comments

Pwani Grooves: Kombo & Afro Simba Band and Alai K, Dec. 14 2012 @ Goethe

pwani grooves
Date: Friday, December 14 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: Kshs 250

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to relax and chill out at the coast. In order to put you in the right moodAlai K and Kombo invite you for the Pwani Grooves night!

Pwani Grooves combines the styles of two musicians from the coastal side of Kenya, showcasing the Mijikenda and Swahili styles of music. Alai K and Kombo with his Afrosimba Band will fuse rhythms like Kirumbizi, Mwanzele, Sengenya and Chakacha with modern instruments to bring the melodies of the coast right to the center of the busy and energetic city of Nairobi.

Alai K was raised in a Swahili cultural environment which influenced his current way of singing and musical direction. His songs feature Swahili poetry and storytelling; Ndege Ruka, one of his songs, was recently featured as end title in the movie “Nairobi Half Life”. Kombowas exposed to live music from an early age. Over the years, he learnt to play several instruments, like percussion and guitar, was part of several bands and performed at various festivals in Africa and Europe. Kombo’s first album “Ndivyo Ilivyo” was completed in 2009 and he is right now working on his sophomore album.

December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

#KwaniLitFest Fringe Events, Dec 10-14 2012 @ Various Venues in Eastleigh

Kwani Lit Eastlands

December 10, 2012 at 10:35 am 2 comments

Concert: Discover the #TuskerLiteExp with Erykah Badu, Dec. 11 2012 @ Carnivore Lounge

E Badu at Carnivore Restaurant
Date: December 11, 2012
Venue: Carnivore Lounge
Time: 7 pm till late
Tickets available at: Burtons, Nakumatt Junction, Mega and Village Market, Mercury ABC, Junction and Capital FM offices.
Tickets: Regular Kshs 4,000 & VVIP Kshs 7,500

For more information visit:

December 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm 1 comment

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