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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
Entry: free

July 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Just a Band Mchuzi Mix, May 31 2014 @ Treehouse

Just a Band

May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

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

ten cities March 8
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

Kenya’s Songs of Protest: Documentary & CD Compilation Preview Concert, Jan. 31 2014 @ Alliance Française

Songs of Protest
Date: January 31, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7-11 pm
Free Entrance

Performance by: Just a Band, Sarabi, Eric Wainaina and Makadem
Hosted by: John Sibi-Okumu

January 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

One Beat 2014: Innovative Music Residency & Cultural Exchange Programme, Open Until Jan. 15 2014 @ 1beatmusic

One Beat
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

December 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Ten Cities Street Bash with DJ Sets by Rob Smith, Okmalumkoolkat & JAB, Sept. 21 2013 @ Monrovia Street

Ten Cities Street Bash
Date: September 21, 2013
Venue: Monrovia Steet, in front of Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: 9.30 pm
Entry: Free

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

About
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

September 17, 2013 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

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

RVF and BW
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

Travel & Accommodation
Travel and Accomodation
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.

www.riftvalleyfestival.co.ke

August 29, 2013 at 10:12 am 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.

www.riftvalleyfestival.co.ke

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

Live at the Elephant feat. Just a Band & lady Karun, Aug. 2 2013 @ Formerly Kifaru

Live at the Elephant
Date: August 2, 2013
Venue: Formerly Kifaru; No 3. Kanjata Rd
Time: 8-11 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Acts: Just a Band & Karun

Listen to Just a Band latest music video with some subtle political overtones of the 1980’s and based on the soundtrack of a popular detective sitcom of early 90’s called Tahamaki

July 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Party: Kenya Nights Groove Cube, May 25 2013 @ Tree House

Groove a cube

May 20, 2013 at 4:41 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 www.ticketsasa.com 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.

BUY TICKETS: http://ticketsasa.com/order.aspx/71ab7f18-4cc9-4632-b6ae-eadfa3ca68d7/blankets-and-wine-xlii

Mumala: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLGV7jzX0UU&feature=youtu.be
Nyota Ndogo: http://ndogonyota.blogspot.com/
Kato Change: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChangeKato?feature=watch
Just A Band: http://music.just-a-band.com/album/sorry-for-the-delay

February 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm 3 comments

Artist Presentation: by premier film producer – Ruby, Feb. 14 2013 @ Kuona Trust

Artist Presentation
After learning that Brand Kenya would have an exhibition centre during the Olympics, Ruby undertook a project to showcase to both tourists and investors aspects of our country which many people are not familiar with. She also wanted members of the Kenyan Diaspora to get a glimpse of how far we have come, particularly in the last 10 years.

The clip was shown at Kenya House in London and has since been uploaded onto YouTube having about 8,000 views in just 5 days.

View: Kenya Today really worth Knowing

Come interact with the artist and learn more about her work and experiences this Thursday, 14th February at Kuona Trust from 2pm.

February 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live Presents: Just A Band, Jan 31 2013 @ Choices

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January 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Night Live January 2013: 5 Artists in a Month of 5 Thursdays @ Choices – Baricho Road

Thusday Night Live
Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Venue: Choices – Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm

January 2013 artists line up: From songstress Barbara Guantai, guitar and vocal whiz Fadhilee, piano and love songs of Sage, the jazz magic of Eddie Grey and lastly the electro grooves of Just a Band

January 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm 2 comments

The Trilogy Project: A fashion Show, concert and a DJ after party, Dec. 15 2012 @ Tree House Ball Room – Museum Hill

The Trio Project
This December, come and experience your favourite brands personified in a union of Fashion and Music.

3 International Brands- Converse | Alcott | Jeans Bar (by Factory 55)
3 Artists – STL | Just a Band | Camp Mulla
3 Dj’s – Drazen | Dj Nruff | DVJ Mobi

Be part of the Trilogy Project and engage in a fashion Ascension in the highest Frequency.

Date: Saturday, December 15 2012
Venue: the Ball Room, Tree House – Museum Hill
Tickets: Advance Kshs 1,500 Gate Kshs 2,000 & VIP Kshs 4,000

December 10, 2012 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Just A Band Album Launch Party, Oct 27 2012 @ KICC


On October 27th from 6pm, join a party in the heart of the city to officially launch Just A Band’s third studio album: “Sorry For The Delay”. Entry Fee: 500 Kshs.

Buy your tickets online

October 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

Pre-Listening Party/DJ Set: Sorry For the Delay by @JustaBand, Oct. 20 2012 @ Goethe


Just a Band will release their third studio album Sorry For The Delay on October 27, 2012 at KICC. Join them in a pre-launch listening party at Goethe Institut on;

Date: October 20, 2012
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 8pm
Entry: Free

Listen to their first single from their new album: Probably For Lovers

October 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

Concert: World Music Day 2012, Jun. 21 2012 @ Alliance


Date: June 21, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Dan Aceda, Just a Band, Slum Drummers and DJ-set by Zelalem

June 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment

Readings & Book Launch: One Day I will Write About This Place, Jun. 1 2012 @ Kenya Railways Museum


Date: June 1, 2012
Venue: Kenya Railways Museum, off Haile Selassie Avenue 

Time: 6.30pm

Entry: Copy of ‘One Day I will Write About This Place‘, @ Ksh 500 (purchased at the entrance)

Enquiries/Contacts: info@kwani.org or Tel 020 444 1801

Book Description
Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother’s beauty parlour, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson—all punctuated by the infectious laughter of his brother and sister, Jimmy and Ciru. He could fall in with their patterns, but it would take him a while to carve out his own. In this vivid and compelling debut memoir, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his mother’s religious period, his failed attempt to study in South Africa as a computer programmer, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya. The landscape in front of him always claims his main attention, but he also evokes the shifting political scene that unsettles his views on family, tribe, and nationhood. Throughout, reading is his refuge and his solace. And when, in 2002, a writing prize comes through, the door is opened for him to pursue the career that perhaps had been beckoning all along. A series of fascinating international reporting assignments follow. Finally he circles back to a Kenya in the throes of postelection violence and finds he is not the only one questioning the old certainties.

One Day I Will Write about This Place was first released to great critical and commercial success acclaim in the United States and the UK in 2011.
Kwani Trust will be launching the East Africa edition of this book, and the event also features a DJ set by Just A Band

Selections & Reviews
Oprah Book Club: Book of the Week (19th July 2011) and 2011 Summer Selection
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection (10th October 2011)
A New York Times ‘100 Most Notable Books of 2011′
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2011

`A beguiling account and vibrant celebration of coming of age in post-colonial Africa‘ –Sunday Times

An autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young man with brilliant commentary and critique‘ — Guardian

Head directly to the bookstore for Binyavanga Wainaina’s stand-up-and-cheer coming-of-age memoir‘ — New York Times

Witty, novelistic and dreamy, Wainaina’s story is effectively the story of Kenya itself‘ –Metro

This is Africa from the African Point of View, a vibrant celebration of “normal human beings doing normal things.“– The Sunday Times.

About The Author
Wainaina, 41, is a travel writer, essayist, award winning fiction writer and journalist, and is also the Founding Editor of Kwani?, and one of Africa’s most dynamic literary voices.
He is presently the Director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College in New York and as travel writer, has written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Vanity Fair (US), The Mail and Guardian (SA), The East African, among other publications.

His landmark essay, How to Write about Africa has been translated into twenty languages and is studied in universities and schools around the world as a foundational text about the perception of Africa in the west.

For more info check the Facebook event page

May 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm 1 comment

Concert: UP Live, Apr. 28 2012 @ Kenya National Theatre

April 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Just A Band sundowner djset, Dec 21 2011 @ Brew Bistro

[Happy Birthday, Brew Bistro!]

December 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

Release Concert “BLNRB – Welcome to the Madhouse”, Dec 10 2011 @ Nairobi Railway Club

What: LAST BLNRB SHOW!
Who: DJ Drazen, Just a Band, Ukoo Flani, Kimya, Lon’Jon, Nazizi, Michel
Ongaro, Radi (Nairobi)
Teichmann Brothers, Jahcoozi (Berlin)
Where: Nairobi Railway Club. See map: http://g.co/maps/tdbz4
Entrance Fee: 200/= KSh

The BLNRB project has caused quite a stir: mind-blowing parties in Nairobi, Berlin and Cologne, the international release and reviews for the album “BLNRB – Welcome to the Madhouse” from all over the world.

Now we are looking forward to its culmination. The BLNRB Release Concert, at the place it all had started: Nairobi! The artists will be reunited, for the last time you will have the chance to experience a night of great performances and incredible beats!

Get the album BLNRB – Welcome to the Madhouse at Nakumatt, Uchumi, iTunes and local music stores. It contains 18 of the best tracks from the project.

Since it will be the last show of BLNRB we are going to sum up the project with a screening of the BLNRB documentary, produced by Christian Füssenegger. The screening will start right before the concert, at 8.00 pm. Be there to get an exclusive look behind the scenes!

December 2, 2011 at 2:50 am Leave a comment

Concert: Kudishnyao! Finissage with DJ set by Just A Band, Jun. 4 2011 @ Goethe


*Kudishnyao! Finissage with DJ-Set

Date: June 4, 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8-11 pm
Entry: Free

*Kudishnyao! – Describes the onomatopoetic sound used by kids – when playing games like police and robbers, or any game requiring weaponry – to denote a gunshot (the less palatable “Dinyao!” stands for a gun with a silencer).

May 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

UPDATE Concert/Video Art Exhibition: Kidishnyao! [Trnsmssn II], Apr. 2-June 4 2011 @ Goethe


UPDATE!
Due to the high demand Goethe Institut has extend the video art exhibition by Just A Band till June 4, 2011.
In addition Goethe Institut is organizing a finissage of the exhibition with a DJ set by Just A Band.

Finissage with DJ-Set
Date: June 4, 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8.00 pm
Entry: Free

Video art exhibition and concert by Just A Band
Opening with concert
Date: April 2, 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8.00 pm
Entry: Free
Exhibition Dates: April 4-June 4, 2011
Days & Time: Monday to Friday, 1-6pm
Entry: Free

In 2009, Goethe Institut-Kenya challenged Just A Band, one of our their long term partners in the Nairobi scene, and commissioned them with a video art exhibition: TRNSMSSN which turned out to be a very popular show.
Now, with many videos and the first Kenyan viral video phenomenon Makmende on their back, Just A Band is ready for a follow up exhibition with: KUDISHNYAO! The video-art installation uses 6 parallel audiovisual streams to tell stories of fate, love, deceit and escape; with a cast of dancers, lovers, terrorists, victims and survivors.
On the occasion of the opening, Just A Band will perform one of its rather rare concerts! It is also a farewell party, since Bill, Jim & Daniel depart for the US the next day, where they will also exhibit KUDISHNYAO!

May 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Concert/Video Art Exhibition: Kidishnyao! [Trnsmssn II], Apr. 2-29 2011 @ Goethe


Video art exhibition and concert by Just A Band
Opening with concert
Date: April 2, 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8.00 pm
Entry: Free

Exhibition Dates: April 4-29, 2011
Days & Time: Monday to Friday, 1-6pm
Entry: Free

In 2009, Goethe Institut-Kenya challenged Just A Band, one of our their long term partners in the Nairobi scene, and commissioned them with a video art exhibition: TRNSMSSN which turned out to be a very popular show.

Now, with many videos and the first Kenyan viral video phenomenon Makmende on their back, Just A Band is ready for a follow up exhibition with: KUDISHNYAO! The video-art installation uses 6 parallel audiovisual streams to tell stories of fate, love, deceit and escape; with a cast of dancers, lovers, terrorists, victims and survivors.

On the occasion of the opening, Just A Band will perform one of its rather rare concerts! It is also a farewell party, since Bill, Jim & Daniel depart for the US the next day, where they will also exhibit KUDISHNYAO!

March 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

TRNSMSSN – Video Art Exhibition, May 5-16 2009 @ Goethe-Institut

Exhibition: Monday to Friday, 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
info: +254202224640, prog2@nairobi.goethe.org

trnsmssn

Broken synthesizers and fragmented satellite broadcasts from the future provide a fictionalized Kenyan future; Panicked astronauts, lovelorn puppets, a flying tortoise, the Scramble for Ugali, the meaning of life, an experimental boy band and a sprinkling of sparkly stuff. If you could see the future, would you want to?

DJ Ponyox, Nairobi Dhobi and DJ Bonyeza Kidude are not only Just A Band but also active as designers and photographers. The Goethe-Institut has commissioned them with works of video art for their first art show: TRNSMSSN:

Just A Band will mark the finissage with the DJ-Set END_TRNSMSSN: on the 16th May, 8.00 pm.

April 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm 1 comment


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