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Out of Town/Launch: Musical Waves from the Kenyan Coast, Aug. 23 2014 @ Mama Ngina Drive – Mombasa

Album Launch on the occasion of the Mombasa International Cultural Festival – Vol. 6 of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music series highlights the musical diversity from the Kenyan Coast.

Date: August 23, 2014
Venue: Mama Ngina Drive, Mombasa
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

The album features a harmonious mix of original folk songs and traditional rhythms that are enriched with modern instrumentation, as well as contemporary songs that are the expression of a younger generation of artists. The compositions reflect a musical heritage that has been shaped by cross-cultural influences over many centuries.

This is the 6th Volume of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music project that continues to promote the living expressions of Kenyan communities by exploring musical traditions as a resource for innovation and creativity.

August 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Visual Arts with a Message, Aug. 4-Sept. 5 2014 @ Fort Jesus Museum – Mombasa

Visual Arts at the Coast
Visual Arts with a Message by Coast artists

Venue: Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

August 8, 2014 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: KSCPA Diani Dog Show, Jul. 6 2014 @ Forty Thieves/Cape Blush Garden – Mombasa

KSPCA are having the DIANI DOG SHOW on Sunday 6th July to raise much needed funds for Mombasa KSPCA. Our four legged friends sadly are at the bottom of the donation league.

ANY HELP you could give (cash donation, prizes for raffle…) would be most appreciated.

Date: Sunday 6th July2014
Venue: Forty Thieves/Cape Blush Garden

The event will be a family fun day out with stalls and games, BBQ and a bar.

For donations, please contact Pauline

July 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Premiere: Donkey Island – Award-winning Kenyan documentary, Jun. 15 2014 on Al Jazeera English

Donkey Island

“My biggest dream is to have a donkey of my own.” 14-year-old Shee Famao, resident on Donkey Island

This Sunday, Al Jazeera journeys to Lamu, off the coast of Mombasa, to meet the residents of the fascinating place known as Donkey Island.

Lamu is populated by 24,000 people, 6,000 donkeys and just two cars. Nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lamu is called ‘the donkey capital of Africa.’

Shee Famao is 14 and preparing to win his third donkey racing championship. His dream is to buy his own donkey. If he loses, however, the consequences will be dire. “I won’t be happy if I lose, because I won’t have money for food.”

The odds are stacked against Shee. As the only breadwinner for his family, he must juggle training for the race on a borrowed donkey with working to provide for his family and trying not to fall further behind at school, where he’s already in the third grade instead of the seventh.

Complicating things even more, Shee has a three-year probation hanging over his head for marijuana possession and his parole officer warns that he will be arrested if he competes, as donkey racers are being used to smuggle drugs.

Donkey Island won The Special Prize at Saratov Sufferings International Film Festival in Russia and Best Documentary Film at Golden Apricot International Film Festival.

The documentary premieres Sunday, 15 June 2014 at 23h30 East African Time on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand.

For more information, visit this link

June 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/ Theatre & Performance: Beach Access, Mar. 7-8 & 22 2014 @ the Little Theatre Club & Reef Hotel – Mombasa

Kuldip Sondhi’s Award winning play BEACH ACCESS, was declared the best winning play in 1997 of the BBC Playwriting Competition and subsequently recorded on location in Mombasa and transmitted to over forty million people worldwide. A year later Beach Access was put on stage for the first time Featuring Fiona Sax Ledger the BBC Producer who had produced the radio version.

Beach Access is a hard hitting commentary on corruption, poverty and land grabbing.

The story centers on Helga, (Stephanie Maseki) a retired Germany tourist who falls in love with Hamisi (Muscat Sayye) a beach boy vendor. While looking for an alternative route, the boat capsizes as the boatman (Edward Wangama) tries to find an alternative route as the usual beach access had been grabbed by the area chief (Anthony Mbithi) in collaboration with Mr. Seth ( Ashik Yusuf), a private Developer.

Kulola Mlaghui plays Lawyer Hassan, who is trying to unravel the mystery behind Helga’s death and the saga behind the closing of the beach access road. To cement their heinous relationship, Ndirangu the Area chief wants his daughter Cynthia (Sylviah Namussasi) to link up with Seth’s son Prem (Awwab Mohammed).

Cast & production
The cast list includes the who’s who of Mombasa theatre circles. Rumar Amar who appears as the chief’s secretary. Silvanus Omondi and Dianna Mwende feature as Beach boys.

Beach Access is directed by Keith Pearson, the Theatre Company Managing Director, and it is produced by Hillary Namanjia, the Theatre Company’s Coast Manager.

Beach Access has been published as a book by Awaaz Magazine and the official launch is scheduled for Friday 7thMarch at the Reef Hotel 6.30 p.m, Saturday 8th March at The Little Theatre Club at 7 p.m. and 22nd March at the Reef Hotel at 6.30 p.m. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play by The Theatre Company featuring Mombasa-based, top notch theatre artists.

The entrance fee of kshs 1,500/- at the Reef Hotel will include a cocktail party. The performance at the Little Theatre Club will cost kshs 500/-. An autographed copy of the book will retail at kshs 500/-.

Proceeds will go towards Coast Hospice, a palliative care clinic that takes care of and supports patients with life limiting conditions such as Cancer, HIV Aids , and chronic Heart, Liver and Kidney conditions.

Tickets can be purchased at the following
LITTLE THEATRE CLUB: +254720731164/+254724812297
COAST HOSPICE office: +2542035026/+254707239603
KANTI STATIONERY: +254726012747
REEF HOTEL MSA: 041-4471771/5 or 0722205918/0736474005

The show at the Reef Hotel on 7th March 1500/- inclusive of cocktail
The show at the Little Theatre Club 500/-

March 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Robert Burn’s Night: Jan. 25 2014 @ Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant

Burns Night
Date: January 25, 2014
Venue: Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant – Mombasa
Time: from 7 pm
Kshs 3,000 by Reservations – 0714 456 131 ǀ

January 17, 2014 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Premièr of House of Lungula in Mombasa, Jan. 17 2014 @ Nyali Cinemax

House of Lungula
HOUSE of Lungula is a Sexy Comedy premièring in Mombasa on the January 17, 2014 after a very successful run in Nairobi at the Century Cinemax, The Junction.

Date: January 17, 2014
Venue: Nyali Cinemax
Time: 9 pm (come at 8 pm to hang with the cast)
Tickets – 500/=
Advance tickets available at Nyali Cinemax.

Screening Times Mombasa
Dates & Time: January 18 & 22 at 7 pm

Harrison, overworked and underpaid is looking for money for bride price. A ‘business’ opportunity presents itself when he gets the keys to the Company house. With the CEO away on holiday, he has access to a vacant fully furnished house. He decides to cash in… Easy money doesn’t always come cheap.

Starring: Lizz Njagah, Ian Mbugua, Gerald Langiri, Sarah Hassan, Helena Waithera, Lenana Kariba, Gitau Ngogoyo, Nice Githinji, Diana Nekoye, Lydia Gitachu, Auma Njagah, Sheila Kwamboka and Alex Konstantaras.

Filmed by the award winning D.O.P. John Wambugu. Directed by the award winning directors Alex Konstantaras & Aggie Nyagari and Produced by Historia Films

Screening Times Nairobi
Dates & Time: January 17-23, 2014 at 10 am & 5.30 pm

Highlights of Nairobi Premièr

Note: the movie is rated adults only 18+.

January 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

Out of Town/Kids: Meet Santa at Forty Thieves! Dec. 24 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar – Diani

Date: December 24, 2013
Venue: Forty Thieves Beach Bar – Diani
Time: 5 pm

December 19, 2013 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/NYE Party: 6am Kenya’s Beach Life, Dec. 31 2013 @ Safari Beach Hotel – Diani

Beachlife 2014 IG
5pm to 9am this is the Diani party you NEVER miss! When that sun rises and you’re on still on the beach, in a new year, having a great time!

DJ Lineup includes international stalwarts Roger Shah (DE), Sebastien Leger (FR) and CRAZY WHITE BOY (ZA), alongside Kenyan heroes Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega, DJ K, Human Mateo, FoOzak & Franki B, Beng-Beng and DJ Drazen

2nd Stage: DJ Stylez, DJ John, Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega round #2

Tickets for Beach life in Diani at Safari Beach Hotel are finally in shops now! Get yours now before they sell out. Advance tickets are 3500/= and VIP tickets are 8000/=

Converse (Junction and Galleria)
Hedgehog Creative (Sarit Centre 1st Floor)
Arabian Corner (Village Market and Diamond Plaza)
Mister Wok (Capital Centre Mombasa Road)

Converse (Nyali City Mall)
Café Mocha (Nyali Cinemax)
Arabian Corner (Nyali)

Safari Beach Hotel

VIP tickets are ONLY available in advance. VIP tickets will not be available at the gate, and there are no upgrades to VIP.

VIP tickets (limited to 200 only) will give you access to the VIP area with finger food / bitings though the night, free sheesha, VIP only washrooms and VIP only priority bar with cocktails and champagne/sparkling wine bottles for sale.

Limited regular tickets will be available at the gate for 5000/=.

Strictly 21+

Management reserves the right to admission.

Proof of Age will be required, No copies of ID’s or Passports allowed (unless stamped by immigration/Embassy for passports only).

Only Original ID’s /Drivers Licenses/Passports will be accepted.

Student ID’s will NOT be accepted.

Tickets purchased by underage persons will NOT guarantee entry and will not be refunded.

No Bottles, No Weapons, No Drugs – BEACHLIFE NYE is a responsible party.

December 16, 2013 at 10:29 am 1 comment

Out of Town: Kenya at 50 Jamhuri Day Special, Dec. 12 2013 @ Pepeo Gardens, Whitesands – Mombasa

Jamuhuri Day Special

December 11, 2013 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

The Moipei Quartet: Kenya’s Musical Angels celebrating Kenya at 50, Dec. 13 2013 @ Forty Thieves

the Moipei Quartet
Date: December 13, 2013
Venue: Forty Thieves, Mombasa
Time: 6.30 pm

Mary, Marta and Magdalene and their younger sister Seraphine form the all girl classical music group: ‘The Moipei Quartet’.

Although still teenagers, they have already been singing for over a decade, performing on National and International frontiers.

They play various musical instruments including: Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Flute and Piccolo. Through their music they continue to advocate for social issues including highlighting the plight of girls in the Maasai community and Africa at large.

Concert starts at 6.30PM – KES 500 followed by a 3 course dinner on the beach at KES 2,000 – please reserve in advance directly with Tracy 0720 843 585

December 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Thanksgiving Traditional Dinner, Nov. 21 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar – Mombasa

Ali B Thanksgiving

November 18, 2013 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Out of Town Screenings: Brazilian Film Festival in Mombasa, Oct. 8-12 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Mombasa

Brazil in Mombasa
A showcase of Brazilian Films Courtesy of the Embassy of Brazil in Nairobi

Dates: October 8-12, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Mombasa
Time: 7 pm Daily
Entry: Free


For more info visit here

October 8, 2013 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Spotlight on Kenyan Music: Focus on the Coast, Sept. 20 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Gardens

Spotlight on Kenyan Music
Date: September 20, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Entrance: Free

Performances by: Luworo Cultural Group from Taveta, Basuba Boni Group from Lamu, Nyerere wa Konde from Kilifi and Chakacha Musician Bado from Mombasa accompanied by Afro Simba Band

September 16, 2013 at 1:45 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

Out of Town: Jeff Neve in Concert, Sept. 14 2013 @ Tamarind Mombasa

Jef Nevmail
JEF NEVE renowned Belgium jazz artist and composer live in concert at Tamarind Mombasa concert from 6.30 pm followed by dinner Shs 4,000/- (concert and dinner)

September 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Neon Voodoo Party, Aug. 24 2013 @ Forty Thieves – Mombasa

3 kings and 40 thieves
Date: August 24, 2013
Venue: Forty Thieves
Tickets: Kshs 500

August 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Murfy’s Flaw Rock, Aug. 24 2013 @ Big Tree Beach Bar

Murfy Flaw mombasa
Date: August 24, 2013
Venue: Big Tree Beach Bar, Mombasa
Time: 8 pm
Entry: Free

August 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town Concert: A Gals Best Friend by Tanzanian Artist Diamond, Aug. 10 2013 @ Mombasa Beach

Diamond Tanzanian Artist
Date: August 10, 2013
Venue: Mombasa Beach
Time: 6 pm till dawn
Tickets: Advance Kshs 500, Gate Kshs 600 & VIP Kshs 1000

August 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm 2 comments

Concert: Spotlight on Kenyan Music – Coastal Region, Jul. 26 2013 @ Alliance

Spotlight on Kenyan Music
The 2013 Spotlight on Kenyan Music journey continues along the Kenyan coast and will culminate in the production of Vol. VI.

Date: July 26, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Free

This month’s concert brings on stage the Mombasa based artist Nyota Ndogo, with her taarab influenced pop music, the Mwanzindika Drummers from Taita Taveta county with their special healing and exorcism music using the kabunde and kengele drums, and the njuga (leg rattles), the Nyenyezi za kambe group from Rabai with their Kayamba music and dance and Nairobi Melody with modern day taarab, a blend of classical traditions rooted in rich Swahili poetry, local melodies and rhythmic beats.

July 18, 2013 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Musical: Are We There Yet? Jul. 26-27 2013 @ Little Theatre Club – Mombasa

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

A dramatic musical by Ogutu Muraya about two Mau Mau fighters who find themselves still living in the forest, reliving their sad, moving and comic experiences and trying to come to terms with the past and their actions.

Dates: July 26-27, 2013 and and August 1-3, 2013
Venue: Little Theatre Club – Mombasa
Entry: Kshs 500
Selling points: Theatre Company office & Little Theatre Club Office.
Contact info: 0723350579/0726012747

Find more info here

July 15, 2013 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

Charity: Diani Rules 2013 – Fighting Blindness in Kenya, May 31-Jun. 2 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar

Diani Rules 2013
Dates: May 31-June 2, 2013
Venue: Forty Thieves Beach Bar, Diani
More info: / 0733 620 805

For over 20 years, this fun charity sports event on Diani Beach raises money to battle blindness. All proceeds come directly to Kwale District Eye Centre

May 27, 2013 at 11:16 am 1 comment

The Mater Heart Run 2013, May 25 2013 @ Nairobi

mater heart run
Date: May 25, 2013
Venue: Nyayo Stadium
Time: 7 am
T-Shirt at Ksh 1000 Caps at Kshs. 400 or Wristbands at Kshs. 300 from any Nakumatt or Galito’s outlet in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Donate via PayBill Number – 52630
Nairobi Route Map
Nairobi Route

Out of Town Races
Mombasa: Mombasa Sports Club at 9 am
Mumias: Booker Academy at 8.30 am

For more info visit:

May 21, 2013 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Party: Bob Marley Day, May 11 2013 @ Club Mzooqa – Nyali

Bob Marley Day

May 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Screening: Dirty Dancing, May 3 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar

Screening Dirty Dancing

April 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Ultimate Sensation Party, Mar. 30 2013 @ Aqua bar – Nyali

Ultimate Sensation Party Poster
Your mission should you accept, would be to attend and celebrate like there is no tomorrow Bacardi the ultimate sensation beach party.

Date: Saturday 30th march 2013.
Venue: Aqua bar (Nyali International Beach Hotel).
Entrance: Kshs 500/- 2pm-8pm | Kshs 1000/- 8pm-6am
DJ’s Line Up: Protege| Kaytrixx| Creme| Bonez

March 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Champagne & Oysters Valentine, Feb. 14 2013 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar – Mombasa

Valentines at Forty Thieves bar
Contact: Florence on cell +254 733 411 110 or email –

February 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Burns Night, Jan. 25 2013 @ Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant – Mombasa

BURNS NIGHT at Flamboyant LR
25th of January brings us the incredible occasion to host a unique event at Flamboyant! It is the Day of Robert Burns and we will have the night dedicated to the great Scottish poet.

We will stick firmly to the Scottish tradition when on Rabbie Burns day people in Scotland cite the touching poems of the Ploughman Poet, play the bagpipes, drink some good whiskey and share the Haggis.

The event will be marked with the special participation of a talented Bagpiper.

Those of you, who are Scottish, feel Scottish or just like to share a night of poetry, good whiskey and great food, are more than welcome to join the bash!

It is Ksh 3000/= per person including a 4 course Traditional Scottish Dinner & Wine.

Any volunteer of you who would like to cite a favourite Robert Burns poem will be highly encouraged to do so!

We have come up with a great Flying package for the occasion that Nairobi friends can join us for the occasion.

For reservation/queries: +254 733 411 110 or

January 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm 1 comment

Out of Town/Exhibition: The Humanity of Great Apes, Nov. 12-24 2012 @ Alliance Francaise Mombasa

November 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Coastal Film Festival, Sept. 17-26 2012 @ French Cultural Centre Mombasa

Dates: September 17-26, 2012
Venue: French Cultural Centre, Mombasa
Time: Daily from 7pm
Entrance: Free

Check the Programme here:
Synopsis of films being showcased:

For More information visit:

September 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm Leave a comment

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