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Hadithi – An Evening of Music, Spoken Word & Hip Hop Music, Aug. 29 2014 @ National Museum of Kenya

hadithi poster
Date: August 29, 2014
Venue: Amphitheatre, National Museum
Time: 7-9 pm
Entry KES 500 at the gate

Hadithi will feature performances in spoken word, prose and poetry which will be based on Kenya’s sociopolitical realities. The event is held under the auspices of the Samosa Festival. Stand up Shout Out and Zamaleo Act will reflect the festival’s theme – Mitazamo yetu: Kenyan Perspectives – through their performances.

Performances will be done by Nairobi’s premier poets and story-tellers such as Nuru Bahati, Dorphan Mutuma and Msooh Gittau. With the Stand Up Shout Out Team performing a Skit called Stories of a Nation (Hadithi Za Nchi) written and acted by the Stand Up – SHOUT OUT members; the SUSONIANS!

August 27, 2014 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

[Competition Ended] Win a pair of Tickets for #SamosaFestival Finale [Sidi Ngoma-India Vs Slum Drummers-Kenya Vs Dagga Tihli], Sept. 29 2012 @ KICC

We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the Samosa Festival Grand Finale on Saturday September 29th at KICC – from 5pm [gates open].

Each ticket is valued at Kshs 1,500 and selected winners will get two tickets.

To grab a pair of these tickets which will give you access to watch Sidi Ngoma [India] battle it up with our very own Slum Drummers [Kenya] leave a comment telling us what SAMOSA Festival has been to you [if you have attended]and how you came to hear about it.

If you have NOT attended this festival worry NOT, just convince us why we should give you a pair and if we like the your reason we shall gladly oblige.

Submit your entry by 5pm on Friday September 28 – good luck!

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Find full information on this grand finale here

September 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm 9 comments

[Competition Ended] We have 3 pairs of Tickets for Concert in the Forest, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest

We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the Concert in the Forest on Thursday September 27th at Karura Forest – at 8pm, as part of the ongoing Samosa Festival.

Each ticket is valued at Kshs 1,500. To win a pair, leave a comment below this blog telling us why we should give you the tickets. PS: We have a thing for humour [heads up]

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Submit your entry by 2pm on Thursday September 27 – good luck!

September 26, 2012 at 11:27 am 10 comments

[Competition ended] Win Free Tickets for Hadithi: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard

Hadithi session. Source: Samosa website


We have 4 pairs of tickets to give away for the Hadithi [Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry] on Wednesday September 26th at the National Theatre – at 8pm, as part of the ongoing Samosa Festival.

Each winner will get two tickets. Who would like to go for some Slam?

Just leave your name and email and we will award the two funniest comments. All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.

Submit your entry by 1pm on Tuesday September 25 – good luck!

September 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm 7 comments

[competition ended] Win tickets for Sidi Goma’s concert, Sep 24 2012 @ National Museum / Samosa Festival

We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for the invite-only second Sidi Goma’s exciting concert on Monday September 24th at Nairobi National Museum – at 8pm, as part of the ongoing Samosa Festival.
Each winner will get two tickets. Who would like to go?

Just leave your name and email and we will award the two funniest comments. All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.

Submit your entry by 1pm  12 noon on Monday September 24 – good luck!

September 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm 4 comments

Samosa Festival: Programme Breakdown, Sept. 22-29 2012 @ Various Venues


Festival Dates: September 22-29, 2012
Venues: Various [Alliance, the GoDown, Karura Forest, Mathare, Kangemi, Kibera, National Theatre, National Museum]
Tickets: Available at the festival venues & selected outlets

Samosa Festival ‘Unpacked’
Contrary to main assumption SAMOSA Festival is NOT a foodie event BUT a festival that was conceived with the idea of bringing Kenyan’s from all walks of life together to celebrate their cultures and heritage.
This festival is a biennial cultural platform which blends culture, music, poetry, art and drama to convey messages related to the cohesion and integration of our society.

Below is a list of events to look out for;
Moving Photography Exhibition: Kenya’s Beautiful People by Neil Thomas Sept. 20 – 29 @ All Festival Venues
Musical & Performance Workshops for Teenagers Sept. 20-21, 2012 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
Festival Curtain Raiser: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 22 2012 @ Alliance
Time: 8pm
Tickets: ksh 1,200
Outdoor Event/Community Tournament*: Samosa Play, Sept 23 2012 @ Karura Forest
This is an all Day Event which is Open to the public
Sponsors Night: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 24 2012 @ National Museum [Invite Only]
Samosa Mobile Cinema, Sept. 24-26 @ Mathare, Kangemi & Kibera respectively
Tides*: Cultural response to Corruption in Kenya, Sept. 25 2012 @ National Theatre
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 800
Hadithi*: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Concert in the Forest*: SAMOSA String & Sculpture, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 1,500
Pigo la Moyo/Heartbeat of Kenya is her People*: Slum Drummers Vs Sidi Goma Vs Dhol Xtacy, Sept 29 2012 @ KICC
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1500, Students with ID Kshs 500 & children under 5 free

*Editor’s picks

For additional information: Festival Website
Tel. contacts: 0728 SAMOSA [726672]

FYI: SAMOSA stands for ‘South Asian Mosaic of Society and the Arts’

September 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Samosa Community Cricket Tournament, Sep 23 2012 @ Karura Forest

5 Over Community Cricket Tournament
with Murfy’s Flaw, Entertainment & Vendor Market | All Day
@ Karura Forest | OPEN TO PUBLIC

For centuries, sports fields around the world have been bringing together players from different races, genders, ages and classes.  Sporting events are participatory and SAMOSA uses sports as a powerful tool to bring about inclusiveness, confidence, leadership and cooperation.

Sporting activities have also brought individuals and communities together and have helped to bridge ethnic and cultural divides, promote social integration and foster tolerance.  Sporting competitions have also helped to reduce tension and generate dialogue in some instances.

Sport teaches the value of effort and how to manage victory, as well as defeat.  When the convening powers of sports are emphasized, sport becomes a powerful vehicle through which the SAMOSA message can be actualized.

The SAMOSA 2012 Sports program will focus on bringing people of all backgrounds together on the playing field to celebrate one of society’s most important activity – Play!

Rock n’BBQ with Murfy’s Flaw
Five time Battle of the Bands winners Murfy’s Flaw makes its debut in the wider community at SAMOSA in 2012.  A mostly all girl band,  Murfy’s Flaw are Reema, Punky Monkey, Jojo, Jozie, Njeri and the band’s only male member – the indomitable Number Nine.

Nairobi’s most famous and popular alternative rock band will thrill SAMOSA fans and the audience in the evening, as they relax and wind down after a day of enlivening sporting activities.

September 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

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