Posts tagged ‘slum drummers’
DATE: 23RD AUGUST 2013
VENUE: TREE HOUSE, NAIROBI
CHARGE: KSHS. 1000
AGE: Strictly +21 (Proof of age Required)
MC: Coco D. Rasta Ngori
Join the movement and witness the marriage between Native and Contemporary Instruments as the SLUM DRUMMERS and THE BEAT PARADE BAND injects The African Rhythm to the best of Afro, Deep, Soulful and Tribal House Tunes courtesy of DJ CORTEGA and ELECTRIQUE DJS.
SLUM DRUMMERS is a percussion group consisting of young drummers from the slums of Nairobi that builds drums, xylophones, and other musical instruments out of materials from dumpsites and metal scrap yards turning them into extraordinarily vibrant musical instruments.
It will be a night of non-stop dancing to thumping beats, rhythmic drums and the melodious Sax. The ELECTRAFRIQUE family, is a worldwide network of Artistes & Deejays fusing African and Electronic sounds.
AFRO HOUSE | DEEP HOUSE | SOULFUL HOUSE | TRIBAL HOUSE | AFRICAN SOUL | COUPE DE CALLE | KUDURO
All photography or other forms of media coverage such as video recording or interviews are restricted to the official Electrafrique Media Team.
Electrafrique & Tree House reserves the right to deny entry to anyone in violation of these rights.
Performance by: Hidano with Taiko Masters Special. Also, featuring our very own Kenyan Drummers
[Competition Ended] Win a pair of Tickets for #SamosaFestival Finale [Sidi Ngoma-India Vs Slum Drummers-Kenya Vs Dagga Tihli], Sept. 29 2012 @ KICC
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
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
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
Tickets: Kshs 800
Hadithi*: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard
Tickets: Kshs 500
Concert in the Forest*: SAMOSA String & Sculpture, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest
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
For additional information: Festival Website
Tel. contacts: 0728 SAMOSA 
FYI: SAMOSA stands for ‘South Asian Mosaic of Society and the Arts’
Performances by: Dan Aceda, Just a Band, Slum Drummers and DJ-set by Zelalem
Performances by: Napalma (S. Africa), Taarabu Fusion, Juliani, Makadem, Yunasi, Kidum, Sarakasi all stars, Octopizzo
Dj Sets by: Dj Hypnotiq and MoB
Slum Drummers are a group of guys coming from Waithaka, Dagoretti. They use music as a mean for raising community awareness on the life in the slums and to involve street children in the programme of psychosocial support run by Italian NGO GRT.
Students, children, musicians, disabled people, CBOs members: 250ksh