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Night of Laughs: Because You Said So! May 22 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Night of Laughs
Date: May 22, 2014
Venue: MJ Centre
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Featuring Mugambi Nthiga, Jane Gachui, Ian Nthiga, Yafesi Nsubuga, Patricia Kihoro and Kevin ‘K1’ Maina

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Piano & Voice III: The Elements w/ Aaron Rimbui & Kanjii Mbugua, Dec. 20 2013 @ MJ Centre

Piano & Voice
Date: December 20, 2013
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 8 pm
Entry: Free

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Piano & Voice feat Kanji Mbugua & Aaron Rimbui, Oct. 3 2013 @ MJ Centre

Piano & Voice
Date: October 3, 2013
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 8 pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Kanji Mbugua, Aaron Rimbui

September 30, 2013 at 11:11 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Pieces of Fortune – Celebrating Art’s Modernity, Aug. 25-Sept. 2 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Edward Manyonge’s debut exhibition “Pieces of Fortune” is opening at The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House on Sunday afternoon 25th August starting 3–5 pm and will feature surprise artists in an acoustic performance. “Pieces of Fortune” celebrates the freedom provided by modern aspects of art and its collection is a touch of contemporary designs with some depicting architectural aspects while providing a minimalistic yet valiant feel to Edward’s paintings, most of which are acrylic on canvas.

Painter Edward’s bold and colorful works champion both figurative and abstract mediums that enthrall into an inward journey into his world. His style portrays vivid images and patterns painted “from the inside out” as he puts it, so as to allow for the present moment to inform the process of creation with an intention to feed heart and soul and instill a sense of peace and joy.

Edward started “playing with colors” while still as young as five years old. He would later emerge Second Best in Kenya in a national competition on painting sponsored by Kiwi at 12 years old.
His works have previously been exhibited at joint exhibitions including at Alliance Française and at Braeburn Garden Estate. After studying Art, Design and Photography at the Buru Buru Fine Arts, Edward is now Braeburn Garden Estate High School’s Graphic Designer and enjoys painting at any given free time.

“Pieces of Fortune” exhibition has been supported by Michael Joseph Centre and opens for public viewing from Monday 25th August till 2nd September 2013. Surprise guests will grace the exhibition’s opening in an acoustic performance, after which Edward will give the guests a brief welcoming note.

For reservations of seats/a chance to interview artist Edward Manyonge/purchase or have art work reserved, contact Anyiko via +254 721 368 983

August 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Soulful Expressions II by Mumala, Aug. 29 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Date: August 29, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 7.30-9 pm
Tickets: Kshs 400 advance and Kshs 500 at the gate
Tel: 0727 211 427

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String Quartet Charity Concert: ‘Un Cavaliere’ E Tre Italiani, Jun. 19 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Italiano
Date: June 19, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 6.30 for 7 pm
Entry: Free

UN CAVALIERE” E TRE ITALIANI * – To mark the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth

Programme
F.J.Haydn – Quartetto Op.74 n.3 in Sol Minore “Reiterquartett”
Allegro
Largo assai
Menuet – Allegro
Finale – Allegro con brio

G.Verdi – Quartetto in Mi Minore
Allegro
Andantino
Prestissimo
Scherzo Fuga – Allegro assai mosso

N.Rota – Fantasia on themes from the films:
• Romeo e Giulietta (Romeo and Juliet)
• Amarcord
• Il Padrino (The Godfather)
• Otto e mezzo (8 ½)
• Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)
(String quartet version by Francesco Zorzini & Marco Nason)

E.Morricone – Fantasia on themes from the films:
• The Mission
• Giù la Testa (A fistful of Dynamite)
• La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano (The Legend of 1900)
• C’era una volta il west (Once upon a time in the West)
• Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars)
• Il buono, il brutto e il cattivo (The Good the Bad and the Ugly)
(String quartet version by Francesco Zorzini & Marco Nason)

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Hip Hop: Suits N’ Mic IV – A Moment in Rhyme, May 11 2013 @ MJ Centre

Suits and Mic
Date: May 11, 2013
Venue: MJ Centre
Tickets: Kshs 500

May 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm 1 comment

Concert: Sounds of the Heart, Apr 11 2013 @ MJ Centre

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Thursday 11th April 2013 sees musicians from Nairobi School (Old and New) on one stage at the Michael Joseph Centre. The concert, apart from being a wonderful evening of music-making, is aimed at raising awareness of how important music is in the government school curriculum. You’ll be surprised at how many fantastic Kenyan musicians have come out of the Kenyan government school system. The evening includes the following groups.

 

THE MORANS

‘The Morans’ are a brass group consisting of players ranging from University lecturers, Music teachers and Music students. The group was formed about a year ago and plays a wide range of musical styles ranging from works from the Renaissance Period to present day works. Members of this group are also involved in other musical groups such as the ‘Nairobi Orchestra’, ‘The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya’ (KNYO) and ‘The OCs’. Some of them also teach in Nairobi’s Korogocho slums under the Ghetto Classics programme run by the Art of Music Foundation.

THE OCs

‘The OCs’ are members of the Old Cambrian Society (Kenya). This society is the alumni organization for Nairobi School. ‘The OCs’ consists of alumni from the school, ranging between 1978 up to class of 2012. Group members are committed to raising Music Education standard at the school. Several of them volunteer their time and resources in teaching the current students. They are also involved in other musical groups such as the ‘Nairobi Orchestra’, ‘The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya’ (KNYO) and ‘The Morans’. Some of them also teach in Nairobi’s Korogocho slums under the Ghetto Classics programme run by the Art of Music Foundation. This group is a few months old and hopes to keep growing as more students graduate from the school.

ZEZE-  Nairobi’s Premier String Chamber ensemble.

The show starts at 7pm and tickets cost Kshs 500/-

April 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

Awakening Femenino: Woman’s World in Music & Tales, Mar. 23 2013 @ MJ Safaricom Centre

Awakening MJC poster
Date: March 23, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: kshs 500

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Swahili Fashion Week: Nairobi Showcase, Oct. 6 2012 @ MJ Centre


Date: October 6, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 1500 [available at Michael Joseph Centre]

Cash Bar Available

October 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm 48 comments

Jazz Concert: Around Ornette, Oct. 23 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre


Date: October 23, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Giovanni Falzone Quintet with Giovanni Falzone-trumpet, Francesco Bearzatti-tenor saxophone, clarinet, Beppe Caruso-trombone, Paolino Della Porta-double bass and Antonio Fusco-drums

A Jazz concert dedicated to Ornette Coleman, the American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer and founder of the Free Jazz movement in the 1960s.

October 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Africa Rise Up, Sept. 29 2012 @ MJ Centre


Come witness the rebirth of alternative music at Africa Rise Up happening at the Michael Joseph Centre on September 29th 2012.
Young and talented African musical artistes like Radi, Vivian sentimental floetry, Alisha Popat, Carlene Lombo, Fauz Noir, Ivyonne, Jason Corder & Kevin Samuel will be on stage.
Charges at the gate will be KSh500 per head.

Part of the proceeds will go to the Amara Charitable Trust.

September 26, 2012 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Creating Atmosphere One Piece at a Time, Sept. 28-Oct. 10 2012 @ MJ Centre


Dates: September 28-October 10, 2012
Venue: MJ Centre
Time: 9am-5pm [Mon-Sat]
Entry: Free

Artists: Chuma Pascal, Isabell Nyanchoka and Alfred Mwaego from BOBEA Art Centre

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Concert: Two of a Kind Unplugged, Sept. 23 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre


Date: September 23, 2012
Venue: MJ Centre
Time: 1.30pm
Entry: Kshs 300

Performances by Parking Lot Grass, Elani feat Mel

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Wamathai Spoken Word, Sept. 22 2012 @ MJ Centre


Date: September 22, 2012
Venue: MJ Centre
Time: 3-7pm
Tickets: Kshs 300 advance [0704090471] & Kshs 400 at the Gate

Hosts: Mark Kaigwa & Pinky Ghelani

Poetry Performance by: Raya Wambui, El Poet, Young Nnoiz, Black Skillz
Music by: Waithera, Patoh & Peter Nyabuto
Art Exhibition by: Nduta Kariuki & Ian Weswa

September 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

THUM-Lele Ngoma Live in Concert, Sept. 28 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre


Date: September 28, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom House
Time: 6.30-9pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 350 & Gate Kshs 500
Contacts: Kevin-0721759510 & Awiti-0723857840
Visit their website for more info and to sample their kind of music: http://lelengoma.com/

Expect: To hear songs in vernacular accompanied by contemporary instrumentals.

* Thum is a Luo word for ‘music’.

NB: Part of the ticket proceeds will go to Haki foundation. Haki Foundation offers support and creates awareness on kidney diseases.

September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Rock Concert: Two of a Kind-Parking Lot Grass & Rock of Ages, Aug. 5 2012 @ MJ Centre


Date: August 5, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 2-5pm
Tickets: kshs 300

Performances by Parking Lot Grass & Rock of Ages

July 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

Finesse Ubleashed – a Sauti Academy Concert, Jul 27-28 2012 @ MJ Centre

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Classical Evening Club: Performances by Eliazaro & the Morans, Jul. 12 2012 @ MJ Centre

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Wamathai Spoken Word, Jul 14 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Concert: Slum Drummers, Jul. 15 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre


Date: July 15, 2012
Venue: The Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 3pm
Tickets: Kshs 300

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Photo Exhibition/Charity: Equilibrium-A Moment in solitude, Jun. 15-24 2012 @ MJ Centre


Dates: June 15-24, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Location: Safaricom HQ2, Wayaki way
Time: 9am-5pm
Entry: Free

NB: Ample packing available

About
The exhibition ‘Equilibrium – A Moment in Solitude’ is a unique reflection of waterscapes through the lens of black & white photography, capturing the movement of water in still images to reveal vivid contract, unique tones and a feeling of space.

Equilibrium is Zia Manji first exhibition and reveals over 30 photographs from a body of work including the beaches of the Indian Ocean, the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and France, waterways in Venice and the Lochs of Scotland

The Photos capture the relationship between water and other elements mirroring the photographer’s relationship to the subject as a means of finding balance. The use of monochrome distills the essence of the photograph to reveal reflections, textures and passage of time that would otherwise be missed.

The primary aim of the exhibition is to raise funds for two charities- the Friends of Nairobi National Park and Kuona Trust.

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Opera/Play: Rent-A-Diva, Jun 15 2012 @ MJ Centre

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Sauti Academy – Live & Loud Music Festival, May 12 &19 2012 @ MJ Centre

May 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

Concert / Charity: Bengenge – The Villagers Band, May 11 2012 @ MJ Centre


20% of the proceeds will go to the educate 100 girls in 100 days campaign.
Attached is more info but you can also visit www.100girlsin100days.co.ke
You can also make a  contribution from your cell to Paybill no. 913800

Come and enjoy an awesome night of music while contributing to educate 100 girls through 4 years of High School in North Eastern.
Tickets to this event are available on ticketsasa.com and at the Michael Joseph Centre.

May 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

Classical Evening Club, May 10 2012 @ MJ Centre, Safaricom House

May 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment


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