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[Updated] Thursday Nite Live feat. Maia Von Lekow, Mar. 6 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

Thursday Nite Live
The scheduled artist for March 6, 2014 was initially Eddie Grey however due to sudden illness will be unable to make the scheduled performance. His place has been taken by singer and songwriter Maia von Lekow.

Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
Entry: No Cover Charge

March 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine XLVIII, feat. Mercy Myra, Maia Von Lekow, Kui & Sage, Nov. 3 2013 @ Carnivore Gardens

B & W Nov
Date: November 3, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Gardens
Tickets: Gate Kshs 2500
Time: 1-7 pm [after party at Simba Saloon]

Listen to Maia’s New Single – Jellyfish

October 29, 2013 at 9:37 am 1 comment

October Women’s Festival, Nov. 2 2013 @ Karura Forest – Limuru Rd

womens festival

October 29, 2013 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

Music Video Launch: Jelly Fish Video by Maia Von Lekow, Oct. 19 2013 @ Kuona Trust

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Date: October 19, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: from 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [inclusive of a free glass of wine courtesy of Wines of the World]

Performances by Maia Von Lekow with her Band and DJ Tendwa

Jellyfish Video
Jellyfish video starts in Nairobi and then takes us for a walk on the ocean floor. The Video is done by film director Chris King

What to expect: A full hour-long show live, followed by a special lighting element, an Afro-chic chill out zone

October 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm 2 comments

[Postponed] Music Video Launch: Jelly Fish Video by Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 28 2013 @ Kuona Trust

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Due to the recent events at Westgate, this video launch has been postponed to a later date by the organiser out of respect to the lives lost, their families and friends, and to the collective trauma we all feel at this time.

Date: September 28, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: from 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [inclusive of a free glass of wine courtesy of Wines of the World]

Performances by Maia Von Lekow with her Band and DJ Tendwa

September 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Evening Concert with Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 14 2013 @ Forty Thieves – Mombasa

Out of Town
Date: September 14, 2013
Venue: Forty Thieves Beach Bar
Time: from 9 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

September 13, 2013 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Live with Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 12 2013 @ Tree House

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Date: September 12, 2013
Venue: Tree House
Time: 8.30-11 pm
Entry: Free

Bio

Maia represents another amazing side to Kenya’s dynamic musical scene. Her voice and style has an affinity with female jazz vocalists of the 1930s and soul and folk music of the 1960s. In all her compositions, Maia is blazing new trails in Kenya; experimenting with different styles, and creating a hybrid sound that is her very own.

Whether busking on street corners while backpacking around the world, or jamming with friends at university in Melbourne, Maia’s sound has developed from playing with musical talents from around the world, injecting her own personality, background and culture into her sound.

Her first single, Altered Light, was the result of collaboration with a funk bass player in Melbourne. Since then, Maia traveled to Berlin and continued writing, singing and collaborating before coming home to Kenya and continuing her work with artists, friends and producers. Drift, Maia’s first album, is a culmination of her travels, her meetings, her collaborations and her experiences; a global cross-pollinated vibe. Maia weaves her adventures, stories and memories with the help of young guitarist Kato Change, producing jazzy riffs with folk licks to soulful percussive dub, to produce a unique addition to Kenya’s music scene.

In Kenya, Maia has performed for numerous awareness campaigns including the Korogocho Slum Campaign and a UN (youth) campaign on awareness in Mathare and Kibera slums, raising money for various schools in those areas. Maia has also composed jingles for various advertisements in Kenya and Berlin and music composition for a South African/Canadian theatre production, Crossroads, that raises awareness in Africa on issues of rape, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS (www.cmfd.org).

Her latest composition “Uko Wapi?” was featured in the much-acclaimed Kenyan production, “From a Whisper”, depicting events of the 1998 bombing in Kenya.

September 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

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