Posts tagged ‘up magazine’
Electrafrique is once again hosting another party at Carnivore’s Simba Saloon this March. On Saturday the 22nd, lovers of authentic Afro-Electronic Music fused with quality Electronic Dance Music (EDM), experience an all-night long party dedicated to nothing but music and dance.
Electrafrique will also be joined on stage by talented Beat Parade Band. Together, Electrafrique and the band will fuse live music mixes and the live band, concurrently between sets. The Beat Parade Band plays traditional instruments like drums and percussion, making raw African music. Don’t miss to see the fascinating blend of music being made.
For the past two months, Electrafrique has been hosting a party at the Carnivore, every other third Saturday of the month. In February, they hosted The Villagers Band. In past Electrafrique events, have hosted among acts: Black Motion (South Africa), Boddhi Satva(CAR), Carlos Mena (US) and Renato Xtrova (Angola).
Electrafrique continues to host monthly parties at Carnivore’s Simba Saloon till end of 2014.
Tickets will be available at at the gate on Saturday: KES 500
Experimenting across genres and showcasing talented musicians the Upstairs is a monthly mid-week celebration of Nairobi’s best UP and coming live acts.
Date: March 19, 2014
Venue: on the 4th Floor of Chester house, Koinange Street
Time: from 7pm
Tickets: Kshs 500, available at the door
Singer-songwriter and Pianist Verso is the New Kid on the Block. She has been described as Kenya’s very own Macy Gray.
KIU, is Swahili for thirst and subtly symbolizes the passion Pauline, Rosa and Tracy have and share for music. Influenced by the great female artists like Miriam Makeba, Asa, Tshala Mwana, and Mbilia Bel Kiu blend their silky harmonies with an edgy fusion of Afro-Pop and R&B. If their first single “the city” is anything to go by KIU is set for the stars!
Fena Music “Urban Soul” sound fuses a variety of musical genres, from neo-soul to afro-soul, reggae, hip-hop and afro-house. With the singles “Africa Massive”, “Dutch” and “Brikicho”, under her belt, Fena is a great live act whose star is shining bright.
Kofi Awoonor Tribute Lecture
11.00am – 12.15pm| Louis leakey Auditorium
Founding editor of Kwani?, Caine Prize Winner and author of ‘One Day I Will Write About This Place’, Binyavanga Wainaina honours the late great Ghanaian Writer, Kofi Awoonor.
In Partnership with Kwani Trust
Community Policing and Online Activism: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
11.00am – 12.15pm|Ampitheatre
Kenya: We are one… or are we? Join this engaging discussion on communities’ reactions and its effects on cohesion, segregation and shaping identity. How much have you done or given to secure the welfare of your community?
In Partnership with UP Magazine
Blogging In Kenya
12.45- 2.30pm|Louis Leakey Auditorium
Join David Mugo (BAKE Kenyan Blog of the Year: niaje.com), Njeri Wangari (POWO and kenyanpoet.com),Jackson Biko (BAKE Creative Writing Winner: bikozulu.co.ke) and Emmie Kio (Tracking The Agricultural Scent: http://emmiekio.blogspot.com) as they talk to Robert Kunga of the Bloggers’ Association of Kenya about their passions online and off.
In partnership with the Bloggers Association of Kenya
Real Life Events Inspire Fiction
12.45pm -2.00pm| Ampitheatre
Authors Kinyanjui Kombani (The Last Villains of Molo) and Richard Crompton (The Honey Guide) both set their novels against a backdrop of real life events – the Molo tribal clashes of 1992 and the electoral violence of 2007.
What are the issues and ethics of incorporating real-life events into fiction? How does reality work in a narrative context? And does there need to be a certain distance, in time or space, between the events described and the decision to create a work of fiction about them? Can novelists tell a greater truth about real events than journalists or historians are capable of? Or are they exploiting human tragedy for the sake of entertainment?
Disrupting Sanitised History: The ICC Witness Project
2.30pm – 3.45pm | Louis Leakey Auditorium
Powerful readings from ‘Their Justice Shall Be Our Justice: A Dialogue on the ICC Witness Project’, which originally appeared in The New Inquiry. The ICC Witness Project is a collaboration between Kenyan poets to imagine and amplify the voices of some of the missing witnesses for the ICC trial, to make sure the victims and survivors of the post-election violence that rocked Kenya in 2008 are not forgotten.
Mshai Mwangola with thanks to the New Inquiry
Drumbeats on Mobile
2:30pm – 3:45pm | Amphitheatre
Following the steamy launch of the Drumbeats Romance series at the Storymoja Hay Festival, where sexologist Getrude Mungai unveiled the secret territory before the point of no return… we invite you to join this second installation of Drumbeats on Mobile. Light the flame of East African love, and download Drumbeat stories on your mobile phone.
Art and Activism
4:15pm – 5:30pm | Louis Leakey Auditorium
Patrick Gathara is one of Kenya’s bravest cartoonists, whose blog is a must read – gathara.blogspot.com. He is joined by Kenyan performance scholar and renowned storyteller, Mshai Mwangola who is also the former chairperson of the Governing Council of the Kenya Cultural Centre in a discussion on transforming society through art.
2013/2014 Fire by Ten touring show
4:15pm – 5:30pm |Amphitheatre¬
The Th¬eatre Company’s exciting theatrical show is based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes ‘Kimbia’ is a strong inter-disciplinary production that combines theatre, music, dance, and multimedia. Join Cajetan Boy, Joseph Murungu, Edward Nthiga, Joseph Gichinga and Ogutu Muraya- ¬The Th¬eatre Company’s Performance Lab
The Story Moja Hay Festival Stir Up: Presents The School Bell Rings. After the school bell rings, life begins.
The School Bell Rings is a new and entirely unique production, bringing in both brand new pieces and old favourites, but turning them all on their heads. More than just a spoken word event, it is a multi media production featuring music, film, spoken word and dance, showcasing a collection of some of the best Kenyan spoken word artists, all taking their pieces to the next level.
Artists include Kennet B, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Abu Sense, Moraa, Achieng Odhiambo, Zosi, SpeCfyd, Sam-O and music by Jemedari.
Date: Saturday 16th September 2012
Time: 9pm to 11pm
Venue: National Museum, Courtyard.
Price: ONLY 300/-
Tickets for the show also include access to the Up Lounge, a party hosted by Up magazine, starting at 7:00 pm till late.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/329553910460450/