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Auditions for Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2015, August 9-10 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Jazz Festival 2015
Safaricom are looking for Artists and Bands to perform in the 2015 Safaricom International Jazz Festival, alongside a stellar Cast of Musicians from around the World.

Auditions are taking place tomorrow Saturday and Sunday (9am-4pm) at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi.

Dates: August 9-10, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 9 am – 4 pm

To Audition, please fill the Application Form found on Safaricom Jazz Website:

August 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

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

May 16, 2014 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Ni SiSi (It Is Us), May 21 2014 @ Purdy Arms Restaurant, Marula Lane – Karen

Ni Sisi Film poster
Ni SiSi (It Is Us) Movie Screening. A Silver Dhow and Signis Award Winner 2013 Zanzibar Film Festival.
The film is in Swahili with English subtitles

Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms Restaurant, Marula Lane – Karen

Movies Under The Stars
This film examines Kenyan identity, youth empowerment, forgiveness and personal accountability for keeping the peace.
The film’s key aim is to remind Kenyans that it is individuals who have the power to say no to tribalism, rumours and corruption.

Featuring actors famous across Kenyan stage and screen, including Joseph Babu Wairimu, star of Nairobi Half Life and winner of Best Actor at the Durban International Film Festival 2012. The film is funded by Safaricom Foundation.

Drinks: 6.30 pm, Movie: 7.00 pm
Ksh 1,700 Movie, Drink & Pizza special
Ksh 600 Movie & Drink
Reservations: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or
Mpesa Pay Bill No: 400800, followed by Account No: 6571570019

May 14, 2014 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Auditions: Open Possibilities for Young Musicians, Mar. 22-23 2014 @ Strathmore University Auditorium

Auditions: Open Possibilities for Young Musicians
Auditions: Open Possibilities for Young Musicians-

Dates: Mar. 22-23 2014
Venue: Strathmore University Auditorium

Get registration forms which must be filled and returned before the audition dates from / 0715-918977

March 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm 1 comment

Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014 feat Richard Bona, Feb. 23 2014 @ Ngong Race Course

Safaricom International Jazz
Date: February 23, 2014
Venue: Ngong Race Course
Time: 12 pm for 2 pm
Tickets: Students Kshs 300, Regular Kshs 1000 & VIP Kshs 2500

Performances by: Richard Bona, The Nile Project, Rhythm Junks – Belgium, Yuval Cohen – Israel, Aaron Rimbui, Chris Bittok, Eddie Grey, Jacob Asiyo and Kavutha Mwanzia

Proceeds from this concert will go to the purchase of music instruments for the Ghetto Classics Music Programme.

February 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Event: Mobile East Africa 2014, Feb. 12-14 2014 @ Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

MEA2014 block
Mobile East Africa, the East African edition of the most progressive and interactive mobile focused events in Sub-Saharan Africa, is primed to once again be the leading mobile focused conference in the region this year.

The event will feature the very best local and international speakers from organisations including IBM, Safaricom, Jumia Kenya, iHub, Virtual City, FrontlineSMS, Praekelt, SAP and Airtel.

World-renowned mobile expert Tomi Ahonen will deliver a special address during the main conference, as well as a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, February 14th.

Dates: 12th – 14th February 2014
Time: 9am to 5pm daily
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya

Vist their Website for more information

February 6, 2014 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

Jam Session: With the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Nov. 7 2013 @ the Michael Joseph Centre

Jam Session
This Thursday there is a chance to watch the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the Michael Joseph Centre from 6.30pm. Entrance is free.

November 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Twisted Strings by Jack Kaluva, Until Oct. 3 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

twisted strings
Dates: Until October 3, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Entry: Free

RSVP: 0705 222 222

September 20, 2013 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

Concert: Made in America – An Evening of Song, Sept. 10 2013 @ MJ centre

made in america
The Michael Joseph Centre is proud present the Made in America Music Concert (An evening of Song)

Date: Tuesday 10th September, 2013
Time: at 5:30 to 7:00pm
Entry is FREE

September 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

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

Pieces of Fortune Poster
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

Exhibition: Different Strokes II by Sammy Lutaya feat. Zipporah Irari, Aug. 14-23 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Exhibition Poster A
Dates: August 14-23, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Entry: Free

Exhibition by: Sammy Lutaya feat. Zipporah Irari


Sammy Lutaya is ranked one of Kenya’s most prolific visual artists and illustrators. Besides painting and creating artworks whose scope covers varied socio-economic-cultural themes, he also seeks to promote the visual arts both locally and internationally.
Sammy has participated in various art exhibitions and cultural exchange workshops in different countries including Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Italy,China, Australia and Pakistan.

Zipporah Irari started out as a teacher but quit to concentrate on painting. Early this year she exhibited at the National Museum of Kenya.

August 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

‪Sports: ‎Kabeberi 7’s‬, Aug. 10-11 2013 @ the Nairobi Railway Club

Kabeberi 7's
Dates: August 10-11, 2013
Venue: Nairobi Railway Club
Tickets: Kshs 200

August 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Safaricom Sevens Series 2013: First leg – Dala7s, Aug. 3-4 2013 @ Kisumu Polytechnic

Safaricom 7
Dates: August 3-4, 2013
Venue: Kisumu Polytechnic
Location: Kisumu County
Entry: Kshs 200

August 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Kids in the Centre II, Jul. 27 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Kids in the Centre II
Date: July 27, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Tickets: Children Kshs 500 and Parents Kshs 1000

Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina

Proceeds go to start a library foundation

July 17, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a 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
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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

Play: Poison Ivy, Apr. 5 2013 @ Safaricom’s Michael Joseph Center

Poison Ivy MJC
Date: April 5, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Center
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

April 2, 2013 at 12:37 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

March 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage: Spanner Breakfast, Mar. 2 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

spanner breakfast
Date: March 2, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Center
Time: 8 am
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Watch Nairobi Half Life Trailer

February 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

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: Mugithi Nite, Sept. 28 2012 @ Carnivore

Dates: September 28, 2012
Venue: Carnivore
Time: 6pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Performances by: John de Mathew, Musaimo, Loise Kim, Mike Rua, Mungai wa Njoroge and Kamande wa Kioi

September 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Family Concert: Kids in the Centre, Sept. 30 12 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Michael Joseph Centre and Art of Music present a family concert by some of Kenya’s young and talented.
Date: September 30, 2012

Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 3-5pm
Tickets: Kshs 300 [MJC-0722 005 890 or art of Music 0715 918 977]

Expect: A creative afternoon featuring classical musicians, poets, singers and dancers.

September 24, 2012 at 10:29 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

September 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Sports: #Safaricom7s, Sept. 21-23 2012 @ Nyayo National Stadium

Dates: September 21-23, 2012
Venue: Nyayo National Stadium
Tickets:Ordinary Seasonal ticket Kshs 1000 and VIP Seasonal ticket Kshs 4000

Tickets available at Safaricom Shops and Galito’s outlets

For more information visit:

September 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Fundraising Party: “Wish You Were Here” Campaign by CraftAfrika, Aug. 25 2012 @ Kuona Trust

Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 9am-till late
Entry: Free

Performances by: Maia Von Lekow, Christine the Jazzist, Valentine Ziki, Stan, and Sage

This is a party for the whole family with plenty of food, drink, music, art, craft making and buying.

For more information visit the Facebook event page

August 22, 2012 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: Art-My Potential, Aug. 2-12 2012 @ Village Market-Old Exhibition Hall

July 23, 2012 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

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

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.

June 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Eco-Art Exhibition: Zebra in the Red Heels, Apr. 20-Jun. 8 2012 @ MJ Centre

Safaricom invites you to a rare and inspiring Eco-Art exhibition called Zebra in the Red Heels

Dates: April 20-June 8, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Entry: RSVP Rahab at

Expect: To see beautiful Eco-Art pieces and learn how this is helping to make the environment a better and safer place for future generations

April 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Wamathai December, Dec. 3 2011 @ The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House presents Wamathai Spoken Word December on;
December 3, 2011
Venue: The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House on Waiyaki Way.
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Charges: Kshs. 300 in advance & Kshs. 400 at the gate
Advance tickets are available from WWW.TICKETSASA.COM & at the Michael Joseph Centre reception desk.

Hosts: TV personality Anyiko Owoko & Blogger and Auditor Robert Kunga.

Poetry Performances by: Wanjiku Mwaurah, Asali, Pearl, Jeremy Levinger, Lonesome Bounty, Kennet B, Nuru Bahati,Kevin ‘Man Njoro’, M.K, Abu Sense, Claude Baus, Miss Soulful, Ngatia, Dave Ndirangu, Aisha Salim, Ami, Mugambi Nthiga, Vickie Zosi, Mark Anthony, PotentAsh and many more

Music by: Elani & Afrology

The event will feature an exhibition of poetographs from the Koroga II project, a collaboration between Kenyan poets and photographers.

November 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

Concert: The Pianist comes to Kenya, Nov. 25 2011 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Safaricom and the Polish Embassy Nairobi invite you to a recital featuring Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak on;

Date: November 25, 2011
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom Building, Wayaki Way
Time: 6:30pm
Entry: Prior Reservation with Gosia Olsen [Email: or tel. (+254 20) 712 00 19/20/21]

November 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment

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