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55th Edition of Blankets and Wine: Karibu Mzansi feat. DJ Cleo, Sept. 7 2014 @ Carnivore Grounds

Karibu Mzansi e-Flier
To commemorate 20 years of democracy and post-apartheid South Africa, Blankets & Wine in collaboration with the South African High Commission in Kenya present to you a special edition of Blankets & Wine on Sunday, 7th September 2014 dubbed Karibu Mzansi.

Date: September 7, 2014
Venue: at the Carnivore Gardens
Time: from 1pm – 10pm
Tickets: KES 2000 at the Gate

Celebrate this milestone with South Africa as you listen to funky tunes from: Vereso Andrew Wambua, Antoneosoul and Dela.

South African foods and wines will also be on sale

The headline artist for this event will be DJ Cleo of the smash hit single Facebook. DJ Cleo is brought to Blankets courtesy of the South African High Commission in Kenya.

Other events will be the DJ Stage with house guru Jack Rooster and the Caffe Mocha crew, Writer’s Stage curated by Kwani? And B&W Film Stage curated by PAWA 254.

August 29, 2014 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Song Writers Lounge feat. Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu, Aug. 28 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands

Song Writers Lounge
The lounge is here yet again. This time more special. Featuring 2 headliners Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu

Date: 28th August 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Event begins at 7pm
Entry: 600 advance, 800 at the gate

Call 0722 626 169 for tickets

August 21, 2014 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Penya Africa’s End of Term Concert – The Genesis, Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom HQ

the Genesis
Penya Africa is the home of Sauti Academy, designed to nurture and grow musically talented vocalists through a one year training program where they learn about vocal techniques, songwriting and music business.

The end term concert will feature the 1st term class showcasing a cover and a battle song in duets. It will also feature the 2nd term class who have just undergone an intensive songwriting term. Each singer will showcase 2 of his/her own compositions.

This show is a must attend for all music lovers and those adventurous enough to come discover what this new and fresh talent has to offer.

Date: 1st August 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom HQ
Tickets: KES 400 advance, KES 500 at the gate
Doors open at 6:30 pm

July 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Penya Africa’s Expose – Naked Music, Apr. 5 2014 @ Goethe Institut

expose poster
April the 5th presents another opportunity for Penya Africa to expose a new group of graduating students from its artist development program, Sauti Academy.

This event themed Expose´ (hashtag #NakedMusic) will bring out all the juicy musical secrets these musicians have been hiding in their magic bags for the past one year as they learnt the ins and outs of voice, music writing, performance and business at Sauti Academy.

With 8 versatile performers ready to entice your taste buds with their own compositions played by their own bands, you are advised to come ready to boogie.

Date: April 5, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Gates open: 1830 hours GMT+3
Entry: Kshs 400 (advance)
Kshs 500 (at the gate)

March 31, 2014 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

The Upstairs, Mar. 19 2014 @ on the 4th Floor of Chester house – Koinange Street

the Up Stairs
The Upstairs is back!

Experimenting across genres and showcasing talented musicians the Upstairs is a monthly mid-week celebration of Nairobi’s best UP and coming live acts.

Date: March 19, 2014
Venue: on the 4th Floor of Chester house, Koinange Street
Time: from 7pm
Tickets: Kshs 500, available at the door

Acts
Singer-songwriter and Pianist Verso is the New Kid on the Block. She has been described as Kenya’s very own Macy Gray.

KIU, is Swahili for thirst and subtly symbolizes the passion Pauline, Rosa and Tracy have and share for music. Influenced by the great female artists like Miriam Makeba, Asa, Tshala Mwana, and Mbilia Bel Kiu blend their silky harmonies with an edgy fusion of Afro-Pop and R&B. If their first single “the city” is anything to go by KIU is set for the stars!

Fena Music “Urban Soul” sound fuses a variety of musical genres, from neo-soul to afro-soul, reggae, hip-hop and afro-house. With the singles “Africa Massive”, “Dutch” and “Brikicho”, under her belt, Fena is a great live act whose star is shining bright.

March 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Pwani Grooves: Kombo & Afro Simba Band and Alai K, Dec. 14 2012 @ Goethe

pwani grooves
Date: Friday, December 14 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: Kshs 250

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to relax and chill out at the coast. In order to put you in the right moodAlai K and Kombo invite you for the Pwani Grooves night!

Pwani Grooves combines the styles of two musicians from the coastal side of Kenya, showcasing the Mijikenda and Swahili styles of music. Alai K and Kombo with his Afrosimba Band will fuse rhythms like Kirumbizi, Mwanzele, Sengenya and Chakacha with modern instruments to bring the melodies of the coast right to the center of the busy and energetic city of Nairobi.

Alai K was raised in a Swahili cultural environment which influenced his current way of singing and musical direction. His songs feature Swahili poetry and storytelling; Ndege Ruka, one of his songs, was recently featured as end title in the movie “Nairobi Half Life”. Kombowas exposed to live music from an early age. Over the years, he learnt to play several instruments, like percussion and guitar, was part of several bands and performed at various festivals in Africa and Europe. Kombo’s first album “Ndivyo Ilivyo” was completed in 2009 and he is right now working on his sophomore album.

December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Identity, Dec. 7 2012 @ Sheebeen – Upper Hill

Identity
Penya Africa presents: Identity concert

Date: Friday, December 7 2012
Venue: Sheebeen Restaurant Upper Hill
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 300 & Gate Kshs 400

This concert will mark the graduation of a new set of Sauti Academy singers who will be stepping into the real professional world of music launching their careers. Six young ladies dipped into eccentricity and elegance with spanking new sounds will be unveiled in a presentation of a unique blend of different music genres fused in their unique personalities.
Their rich compositions will be a sneak peek of the “Identity” of the music of tomorrow.

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/penya.africa

December 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

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