Posts tagged ‘spotlight on Kenyan music’

Live Concert: by All Female Kenyan Quartet – Gargar, Mar. 7 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Gargar
Date: March 7, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Buy their CD going for kshs 300

About Gargar
Gargar, is an all-female Kenyan quartet which came to the limelight with their song Aids Wadilla through the 2008 Spotlight on Kenyan Music project. They are getting ready to leave for France where they have been selected to participate in the 2014 Babel Med Festival and the ‘Couleursdu Monde’ Festival.

Gargar means joining together in Somali. This quartet from Garissa is part of larger Somali women’s self-help and economic empowerment group. Gargar’s music can be described as contemporary folk and is a beautiful arrangement of traditional Somali music to modern rhythms. With a touch of Horn of Africa sounds, Gargar is the first Kenyan group to participate at the 10th Babel Med World Music Festival in Marseille.

Nominated for the “Orange” Award at the Babel Med Festival in Marseille (March 20-22, 2014) and the “World Music Award” at the Couleurs du Monde Festival in Brittany (March 27-30, 2014)

March 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Spotlight on Kenyan Music: Focus on the Coast, Sept. 20 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Gardens

Spotlight on Kenyan Music
Date: September 20, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Entrance: Free

Performances by: Luworo Cultural Group from Taveta, Basuba Boni Group from Lamu, Nyerere wa Konde from Kilifi and Chakacha Musician Bado from Mombasa accompanied by Afro Simba Band

September 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Spotlight on Kenyan Music – Focus on the Coast, Dec. 7 2012 @ Alliance Française

spotlight on kenyan music dec
Date: December 7, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Free

December 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm 2 comments

Spotlight on Kenyan Music: Focus on the Coast, Oct. 26 2012 @ Alliance


Date: October 26, 2012
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Free

October 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm 3 comments

[postponed] Spotlight on Kenyan Music, Sept 21 2012 @ Alliance Française


Date: September 21, 2012
Venue: Alliance Française Grounds
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

September 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Launch of Spotlight on Kenyan Music vol. 5, Jun 15 2012 @ Alliance Francaise

June 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

Spotlight on Kenyan Music, Oct. 7 2011 @ Alliance Française


Date: October 7, 2011
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

September 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm 4 comments

Spotlight on Kenyan Music: Traditional meets Contemporary, Jul. 29 2011 @ Alliance

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Concert: Spotlight on Kenyan Music, Jul. 29 2011 @ Alliance


Spotlight on Kenyan Music is back!

Date: July 29, 2011
Venue: Alliance Française gardens
Time : 7pm
Entrance: Free

Theme: Traditional meets contemporary

Spotlight 2011 will draw attention to the lesser known musical traditions of Northern Kenyan communities under the programme ‘Vital Voices and Culture’: Increasing People Participation in Good Governance and Development’ – Arts and Cultural Synergies for the Empowerment of Communities, a programme being implemented by the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs with funding from the European Union.

July concert will feature artists from Loiyangalani, Isiolo and Marsabit showcasing modern pastoralist music as well as introduce to the younger generation the legendary, John Nzenze, whose ‘twist’ musical style is part of the living memory of Kenyan music.

July 18, 2011 at 10:31 am Leave a comment


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