Album Launch: Dreams in Stereo by Eric Wainaina ft. Special Guests, Jul. 27 2018 @ Live at the Elephant – #3, Kanjata Road

Date: July 27, 2018
Venue: Live at the Elephant, No. 3 – Kanjata Road
Time: from 7 pm till late
Tickets: KES 2,500/- at the Gate and KES 2,000/- advance

Next Friday I am erupting in a storm of colour, new music and new directions. Join me at Live At The Elephant, No.3 Kanjata Road, on the 27th of July, from 7 PM – 12 AM for the official release of my new album, “Dreams In Stereo”.

With me on stage will be the legendary John Nzenze, and featured artists Chemutai Sage, Kendi Nkonge and Kagwe Mungai, and don’t forget the Best Band in Africa, featuring Benjamin Kabaseke, David Hunter, Marvin Maveke, Ted Mwangi and Victor Kimetto.

Advance tickets will be available on at Ksh. 2,000. Gate tickets will be available at Ksh. 2,500

Get yours today and be a part of this electric, fantastic experience.


July 20, 2018 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Theatre/Performance: Too Early for Birds – The Brazen Edition, Jul. 27-29 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

Dates: July 27-29, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 1500 at the Gate and KES 1000 Advance

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Women In Music Panel Discussion: Creating a Sustainable Music Career, Jul. 27 2018 @ the Michael Joseph Center

Date: July 27, 2018
Venue: Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom House
Time: 9.30am- 1pm
Free entry via RSVP*

The event will also feature networking sessions & artist showcases by exciting musicians!

*Deadline to RSVP is July 25, 2018

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Thursday Nite Live ft. Dela, Jul. 26 2018 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: July 26, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

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Exhibition: 50 years of Oshogbo: The Art and the Artists, Until Jul. 31 2018 @ the Nairobi Gallery

Sanaa biography

50 years of Oshogbo at the Nairobi Gallery.

Dates: Until July 31, 2018
Venue: the Nairobi Gallery
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

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Musical: Sarafina, Jul. 20-22 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Dates: Jul. 20-22 2018
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: Listed on the Poster
Tickets: KES 1,500/- at the Gate and KES 1,200/- Advance

Award winning Kenyan Actresses Brenda Wairimu (Mali, Disconnect) and Makmzee Mwatela (Mali – NTV), stars in SARAFINA musical directed by Stuart Nash who is an artistic director at the Kenya National Theatre. The musical is set to take place in July 20th – 22nd.

The show is based on the original film written in 1992 which tells the story of a young black student struggling to fight apartheid in South Africa. The film is centered on students involved in the Soweto riots, opposing the use of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools.

Other co- stars are Patrick Oketch (Mother-In-Law), Hellen Mtawali (Tusker Project Fame) and Music star, Gilad.

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Book Launch: Buying Time, Jul. 25 2018 @ British Institute in Eastern Africa – Kileleshwa

Date: July 25, 2018
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Kileleshwa
Time: From 5.30pm

In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region. That vibrant and enormously influential swath extended from the desert fringes of Arabia to Zanzibar and the Swahili coast and on to the Congo River watershed. In the half century before European colonization, Africans and Arabs from coasts and hinterlands used newfound sources of credit to seek out opportunities, establish new outposts in distant places, and maintain families in a rapidly changing economy. They used temporizing strategies to escape drought in Oman, join ivory caravans in the African interior, and build new settlements. The key to McDow’s analysis is a previously unstudied trove of Arabic business deeds that show complex variations on the financial transactions that underwrote the trade economy across the region. The documents list names, genealogies, statuses, and clan names of a wide variety of people — Africans, Indians, and Arabs; men and women; free and slave — who bought, sold, and mortgaged property. Through unprecedented use of these sources, McDow moves the historical analysis of the Indian Ocean beyond connected port cities to reveal the roles of previously invisible people.
THOMAS F. MCDOW is an assistant professor of history at Ohio State University. He teaches courses on the history of Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the world.

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