Posts tagged ‘sarakasi’

Call for Auditions, Mar 6-7 2012 @ Sarakasi Dome

March 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Talk: A Tale of Sarakasi, Jan 18 2012 @ Nairobi National Museum

Kenya Museum Society presents: A Tale of Sarakasi
Pre-talk Performance by Sarakasi Artists

Speaker: Marioon Van Dijck
Co-founder, Trustee, and Director Sarakasi Trust
Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012
Refreshments: 6:15 –  Doors Open: 7:00 at Nairobi National Museum – Louis Leakey Auditorium
Donations: Ksh 550 Non members ; Ksh 450 Members;  Ksh 250  Students
Proceeds to fund the development of exhibitions and support the National Museums of Kenya

January 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

Dance + Fundaising: MozKen, Dec 16 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

MOZKEN is an accumulation of the choreographies that Mozambican dance trainer and choreographer Pelina Sitoe  has been teaching Sarakasi Trust’s dancers and acrobats over the past 15 months. The show is dedicated to Kate Kibz’s hospital bill which is over 300,000ksh. Kate, who is one of the Sarakasi and Umoja dancers, was attacked by thugs and has multiple fractures on her face. She underwent a re-constructive surgery.

Gate charges are 250/= advance and 500/= at the door. Advance Tickets are now available at the Dome and via Sarakasi’s staff and dancers.
Those who want to pay through bank, they can use Sarakasi’s  Imperial Bank account no 7300003257. Branch upper hill.

December 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm Leave a comment

Call for Proposals for Artists: Danish Culture Fund

The Danish Embassy frequently receives requests for assistance from Kenyan and Danish (performing) artists in the field of development of art and music and exhibitions in museums and the like.
The Embassy feels the need to work with local (Kenyan) and Danish performing artists and cultural organisations to promote cultural exchange between the individuals, arts groups and/or cultural organizations and through this also strengthen the public diplomacy and communication efforts of the Embassy which are very important as per the latest strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
As part of the projected milestones, the project intends to help individuals, art groups or organizations in the area of culture; engage both Kenyan and Danish people in cultural exchange; to create public diplomacy and communication through cultural activities. The implementation period of the project should not exceed 1 ½ years.

Find out more and download the application form on Sarakasi Trust’s website

October 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm 1 comment

WAPI, Sep 24 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

September 16, 2011 at 1:26 am Leave a comment

Event: Amani Lazima, Aug. 20 2011 @ Huruma Grounds

Sarakasi Trust in conjunction with the Norwegian Embassy is hosting peace events dubbed Amani Lazima (Peace is A must!). These are monthly events held between December 2010 and November 2011 in some of the major slums in Nairobi. So far Amani Lazima has successfully covered Korogocho, Mathare, Kangemi, Kawangware, Kibera, Dandora and Majengo.
Together with on the ground stakeholders and (grassroots) youth organizations the aim is to approach the youth of the informal settlements and involve them in activities that are designed to reach out to interest the youth, create a positive attitude, generate self-esteem, promote peace and understanding, a feeling of ownership and to empower the youth on issues like entrepreneurship, violence, gender issues, etc.

The next one is on  August 20, 2011
Venue: Huruma Grounds
Time: 8am-4pm

Performances by: Spoilers dance group, Candi AZ, K.T.I. dancers, ODK and Alama Sarakasi dancers & Baffu Chaffu

There will also be workshops, Graffiti, Sports, lots of fun and entertainment

August 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Koko Band Album Launch, Aug. 12 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

The Youth Congress & Koko band presents International Youth Day on

Date: August 12, 2011
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Time: 7pm.
Tickets: Kshs 500 (available at Sarakasi Dome)

Koko band will be launching its Album on this day.

August 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

WAPI Promised Land, Jul 30 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

from 10am – no other details so far

July 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Play: Mahaba Haba, Jul. 16-17 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

A Swahili play by Y.M. A. Dalu and directed by Abu Muindi.

Date: July 16-17, 2011
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Time: 3 and 6pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 400, Gate Kshs 500
Contacts: 0722 817 402 |

July 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Kenya Street Dance-Off, Jul. 9 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

Date: July 9, 2011
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Time: 2-6pm
Tickets: Kshs 200

Rules for Dancers
Form a crew of six (6) dancers.
All crew members must be 18+ and ready to travel. Please carry your passport.
Each Crew should also prepare two (2) different three (3) minute routines.
Each Track should be Hip-Hop (110-135bpm) containing NO obscene lyrics. Please carry a CD and a back-up CD.
The Dress Code is STREET. But avoid branded or obscene outfits.
Show respect for your opponents. No bad attitude or foul language will be tolerated.

The winning crew will represent Pan-Africa Championship in Ghana from July 23 to August 5 2011

Malta Giuness Street Dance
Boot camp with an international choreographer
Flights and accommodation
A chance to win $36, 000

Respond to Facebook event

July 4, 2011 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

WAPI 6th Year Anniversary & Memorial for Elder Geronimo Pratt Ji Jaga, Jul. 2 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

Date: July 2, 2011
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Location: Ngara Road
Time: 1-4pm
Entry: Free

WAPI Celebrates its 6th year in serving the underground with MC Point Blank.
Featuring: Muki Garang, Camp Mulla, Mandela (Malawi), Oksyde, DJ Ken.

Respond to facebook event

June 15, 2011 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Comedy Play: Kizingo tena, Jun. 18-19 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

Wamakata Imara Creations Presents
Kizingo tena

Original Swahili production Directed and Produced by Abu Muindi
Script by Yusuf Mwinyihija

‘Masikini akipata matantarina hulia mbwata’
‘Je, wewe ni nazi pevu, komaa ama koroma?’

Dates: June 18-19, 2011
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Time: June 18, 2011 at 3 & 6pm and June 19, 2011 at 3pm
Tickets: Kshs 350 advance and Kshs 400 at the door
Contacts: 0722 817 402 |

Full of rib cracking humour and of course the beauty of Swahili language with the coastal spices

June 7, 2011 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

Concert: Fair Play Live and Direct, Apr. 29 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

Date: April 29, 2011
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Location: Ngara Rd Nrb
Time: 8-11pm
Tickets: Kshs 400 (available at the Sarakasi Dome)

Featured artists: Kafulu Xenson (Ugandan Hip-Hop), Young life (Roots Reggae from Vanuatu), De bruces a mí (colombian Reggae Hip-hoppers), Teddy and Tenny (Urban soul from Bulgaria)

Guest artists: Koko Band & Sauti Sol

This Concert comes after the 2nd Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network Forum held at the Dome from April 27-29, 2011 where young leaders from all over the world representing youth-led organizations working against corruption, young journalists, and musicians met.

April 29, 2011 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

Concert: Dome Unplugged feat. Koko Band & Hoperaisers Band, Mar 25 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

The event will be showcasing the best of the underground bands featuring Hope Raisers, Koko Band among other activities. Join us lets appreciate our own Kenya Live Bands

March 11, 2011 at 2:07 am Leave a comment

WAPI, Feb 26 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome


WAPI Kenya
Showcasing Underground Talent Since 2006

February 18, 2011 at 4:07 am 1 comment

WAPI: Elevation, Jan 29 2011 @ Sarakasi Dome

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WAPI Kenya
Showcasing Underground Talent Since 2006

January 28, 2011 at 3:04 am Leave a comment

Event: Best of Wapi 2010, Dec. 18 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Date: December 18, 2010
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Location: Ngara Rd, Nairobi.
Time: 10am-4pm
Entry: Free

What to expect: Underground music, art and poetry.
Performances by Kitu Sewer, Man Njoro, Wakamba Wawili, Kennet B, Boomba Boys, Moroko, DJ Steele and many more.

December 14, 2010 at 10:45 am 1 comment

Festival: All Africa Dance and Music Festival on Peace, Dec. 3-5, 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Theme: Drums NOT guns
Festival Dates open to public: December 4-5, 2010
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Charges: Adults Kshs. 200 & Children Kshs. 100
For more information visit the Africa Dance Festival Website where you can also navigate the 3 days draft programme

The festival will bring together over 2000 artistes, peace builders – including educators, dance artists, musicians, development workers, community animators and cultural activists – from Africa and other parts of the world who continue to apply various shades of dance arts approaches in their social change work.

The festival in a symphony of contemporary dance will also celebrate the creative work of the African continent. The All Africa Dance Festival is an ‘all Africa dance event’ where they will dance, stamp and leap to the rhythms of the cultural and contemporary dance in the heart of Africa!
The event will be held from 3rd-5th December 2010 has confirmed dance groups from Jamaica, Haiti, Sweden, Norway, Italy. Brazil, Nigeria, Mali and Mozambique Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Cuba, Sierra Leone, Netherlands, Sudan, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Britain, United States, Canada, India among other countries.
The Festival is proud to welcome these phenomenal dance artists and choreographers to Kenya and Africa. All the participating groups will provide rich insight into contemporary dance styles and practices from Africa and other parts of the world.
Kenya will be represented by leading dance groups such as Sarakasi, Safari Cats, Nameless, Wahu, Jua Cali, Kanda King, Shangilia and Kenge Kenge, African Tumbas and Bomas of Kenya Dancers among others.

December 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Play: Makmende vies for President, Nov 12-14 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Just declared the poorest country in the world, Kenya is on the verge of collapse. Poverty has ravaged the land. Corruption defines the nation. Poor rains have left the country cracked and desert-hot. The schools are closed and the food factories ail under heavy tax. Inflation on food prices threatens the existence of Kenya.

Then Makmende, first invented on Facebook by Kenyan youth, is flouted as the only young man that can give a shift in thinking. He is the right thinking candidate that has what it takes to restore Kenya’s once blossoming glory.

But when his star and rating begins to rise, the old guard reads from the grapevine, and hatches an orchestrated plan to beat him at the polls. But with impregnable Obama-like support, coupled with Makmende’s ghostly and superman character, the chase by the old-guard meets a potent and daring opposition….

With eyes focused on Statehouse, Makmende walks on a tight rope, passes through baited hooks…walks on hot coals, triples on rocks…kicks pointed daggers. He survives two assassination attempts. When his campaign begins to suffer financial strains, the youth pool in 900 million through Mpesa.

Makmende promises to turn the economy around, offer an alternative leadership, and restore hope to the homeless Kenyans.

In a teething showdown, Makmende is installed the president in a glittering ceremony attended by Obama, Martin Luther Junior’s son, Nelson Mandela, and Queen Elizabeth. He begins to rule as expected by the electorate.

CHARGES: 500 per head.

November 5, 2010 at 7:54 am Leave a comment

WAPI Binti na Sanaa, Sep 25 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

This Saturday 25th Sept 10am Sarakasi Presents Binti na Sanaa; WAPI for the ladies: featuring Wendy, Eastlandos, Mary X, MC Sharon, Suga, DJ Steele and MC is Vyolesa. Free entry.

September 24, 2010 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Concert: Eric Wainaina feat. Baaba Maal, Sep 28 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome, Ngara

September 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm 2 comments

WAPI, Aug 28 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Sarakasi Trust Presents WAPI August 28th 2010. Performances by Chiwawa, Lord Eyes of Nako 2 Nako Soldiers (TZ), Kaligraph, (Emcee Africa No. 2) Eppi & DJ Ken. MC: Point Blank. LIVE @ Sarakasi Dome, Ngara Road, Ngara, Nairobi. 10am-4pm. Free Entry. Respond to Facebook event:

August 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm 5 comments

Event: A Journey to the Stars, Aug 14 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

A Balozi Production, Sunflower Kids Club

A Performing Arts Concert

Date: Saturday, August 14 2010
Venue: Sarakasi Dome, Ngara
Time: 10am, 2pm, 4pm
Entrance: Adults Kshs 400, Kids Kshs 300

Tickets Available at Balozi Office
Contacts: 0715-053208/0700-752557

August 12, 2010 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

WAPI, Jul 31 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Sarakasi Trust Presents WAPI July 31st 2010. Performances by Wakamba Wawili, Jemedari, BlackSkillz, Octoppizzo & DJ Ken. MC: Zakaa. LIVE @ Sarakasi Dome, Ngara Road, Ngara, Nairobi. 10am-4pm. Free Entry

July 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm 2 comments

Wapi, Jun 26 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Sarakasi Trust Presents WAPI June 2010. Performances by Shamir, Lavosti, Monaja General Maxima & DJ TimDawg. MC: Labalaa. LIVE @ Sarakasi Dome, Ngara Road, Ngara, Nairobi. 10am-4pm. Free Entry

June 16, 2010 at 11:31 am 1 comment

Kenyan Circus: Wakati Wa Kati, Jun 10-11 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Kuruka Maisha presents “WAKATI WA KATI”, the first circus show in Kenya. The performance is a presentation of the skills and techniques acquired from their Circus Workshop Program. The show will be presented at The Sarakasi Dome on 10th and 11th June 2010 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door at 300 Kshs for Adults and 100 Kshs for Children.

For any enquiries contact Kuruka Maisha on:


June 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

WAPI, Apr 24 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

Sarakasi Trust Presents WAPI April 2010.
Performances by O-Double, Wafalme, Sarakasi Dancers, Lon Jon & DJ Zaq, MC: Judge
and much more. Free Entry
April 24th, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Sarakasi Dome, Ngara

April 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

WAPI, Mar 27 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

March 19, 2010 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

WAPI, Feb 27 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

WAPI on Saturday 27th February at Sarakasi Dome, Ngara – from 10am to 4pm.
Featuring Jemedari, Wenyeji, Kitu Sewer, Wanjiku, Elani, DJ TimDawg and many more…

February 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm 2 comments

Daughters of Africa, Feb 16 2010 @ Sarakasi Dome

‘Daughters of Africa’ is a music show that will be composed and produced in Kenya by the VDB Theatre Productions (the Netherlands). It is about the voice of Africa that represents the hope of a better tomorrow through song and theater. It is set to tour the Netherlands for 3 months between February and May 2010. The ‘Daughters of Africa’ musical is a Pan- African Production with a cast from Kenya, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania.

The show will be produced in Nairobi at the Sarakasi Dome and will have its Grand Premiere which will also be a send off cocktail on the 16th of February 2010 at the Sarakasi Dome. On board is world renowned Leoni Jansen and Peter Ultee from the Netherlands as artistic producer and executive producers respectively. We were involved in the selection last year and a tryout of some sort was held at the Dome in December. It was stunningly good!

Grand Premiere
The very first and only show of the musical will be at the Sarakasi Dome on 16th February 2010 from 6.30pm till 11pm.Only 250 tickets are available. It will be a high profile send off cocktail come buffet function; restricted to the International corporate society and embassies of the participating countries. This will be a top of the list, best quality production ever to be staged in east Africa. It will be characterized by a red carpet entry and flamboyant ambiance. Safe and adequate parking available.

Dress code: Smart casual

1. 10 (Minimum) individual tickets including buffet, cocktails and 1 and half hour International top entertaining Pan-African show @ 25,000 KSHS

2. 5 labeled Corporate tables (20 guests) inclusive of a buffet, cocktails and a mention in the exclusive full color brochure of this V.I.P event @ 60,000 KSHS

3. As package number two (2) above; inclusive of meet and greet and a drink with the cast, creative team and exclusive pictures on stage with the cast @ 70,000 KSHS

For more information call Gloria on 0736 530 161 or 3742991/4 or email

February 5, 2010 at 4:21 am Leave a comment

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