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Performance + Screening of World Cup Finals with Just a Band Playing before Kick Off, Jul. 13 2014 @ Village Market
Date: July 13, 2014
Venue: Village Market
Time: from 8 pm
DJ Set’s by: DJ Satelite – Luanda, Trust the DJ – Johannesburg, Afrologic – Lagos and Just a Band – Nairobi
Performance by: Fena Gitu & Wangechi
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
Kenya’s Songs of Protest: Documentary & CD Compilation Preview Concert, Jan. 31 2014 @ Alliance Française
Performance by: Just a Band, Sarabi, Eric Wainaina and Makadem
Hosted by: John Sibi-Okumu
One Beat 2014: Innovative Music Residency & Cultural Exchange Programme, Open Until Jan. 15 2014 @ 1beatmusic
OneBeat is an innovative music residency and cultural exchange program based in the U.S. It is now inviting adventurous young musicians (ages 19-35) from over 40 countries including Kenya to apply to be take part in their third annual OneBeat program this fall.
OneBeat brings together an extraordinarily diverse group of sonic trailblazers together to create and perform original musical works, while developing ways to use music as a catalyst for social change.
One Beat invites those from all backgrounds to apply: hip hop, traditional, experimental, electronic, jazz, classical, sound and multimedia art, and more.
OneBeat is a FREE program, with Fellows’ travel, housing, and food costs covered.
Applications for OneBeat 2014 are due on January 15, 2014. The program will take place in the Fall of 2014. For more information and to apply, visit 1beat.org/#apply
One beat 2013 fellows included our very own Bill Selanga of Just a Band
Ten Cities Street Bash with DJ Sets by Rob Smith, Okmalumkoolkat & JAB, Sept. 21 2013 @ Monrovia Street
DJ-SETS BY: Rob Smith (Bristol), Okmalumkoolkat (Johannesburg), Just A Band, G Money, DJ Raph
Introducing DJ Raph
Read about the ten cities project on The Guardian
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 them 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 at creating networks that are open and involve more and more participants. Although the cooperations between each African and European cities are set, GI Nairobi thought why not to break it up once and open up further networks.
Hence they are inviting the renowned British DJ/producer Rob Smith from Bristol and Dirty Paraffin’s Okmalumkoolkat from Johannesburg to Nairobi! Rob Smith is one of the veterans of the Drum & Bass/Jungle sound in Europe and has been of huge influence both as DJ and with his band Smith & Mighty. He is currently on the Grand Central Records independent record label, playing Breakbeat Hip Hop, Dub and Reggae-influenced music.
Okmalumkoolkat is one half of South Africa’s up and coming music duo, Dirty Paraffin. Their lyrically witty and clever primer stove music is making waves on the local and international music scene. Some call their music electronic-kwaito, other call it trap, but they prefer to not to put their music in a box.
Together with some local DJs they will get you rocking during a bash on the street in front of the Goethe-Institut.
Find more info here
Dates: August 30-September 1, 2013
Venue: Fisherman’s Camp, Lake Naivasha
Tickets: Day tickets Kshs 2000, Weekend Tickets Kshs 4000
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
Fish Eagle and Carnelleys directly next door are other recommended spaces for accommodation.