Jazz Attitude 2.5 with Guinean Kora Master Sekou Kouyate ft. Shamsi Music, Tetu Shani & Yellow Light Machine, Aug. 27 2017 @ the Alchemist Bar

SEKOU KOUYATE | Photo: Carolina Vallejo


Date: August 27, 2017
Venue: the Alchemist Bar – Westlands
Time: 3-9 pm
Tickets: KES 1000, Advance: KES 500 (Available only till Tuesday on https://mymookh.com/tickets/event/429)

About
JAZZ ATTITUDE is Nairobi’s newest Premier Jazz Series that features stellar performances by incredible Kenyan Live acts in a Jazz themed setting suitable for the whole family.

In this Special Edition “2.5” we are proud to present our first International act, Legendary Kora innovator and Virtuoso SEKOU “KORA” KOUYATE. The Guinean Kora master has been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora by several elite music magazines and reviewers. He’s won several awards for his Albums including the Gold Medal at the Global music awards. He is also part of the renowned West African band “Ba Cissoko” that has toured the world extensively.

“Sekou ěs sound, mode of playing and the invention of the electric kora, has inspired a whole new generation of kora players. Today, Sekou Kouyate is considered among the world’s finest kora players.”

His band is Joined by three Incredible Kenyan bands. The dynamic and afro fused Jazz sounds of Shamsi Music, the ever green modern pop fusion of Tetu Shani and a debut performance by one of the most Viby sounds in Nairobi today, Yellow Light Machine.

These amazing musicians will take over the band stand from 3pm till 9pm in what will surely be a thrilling Sunday event.

August 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Exhibit: The Motherboard by Michael Soi, Aug. 30 2018 @ Circle Art Gallery

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Thursday Nite Live with Maia 7 the Big Sky, Aug. 31 2017 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: August 31, 2017
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

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Kenya Art Fair 2017 Edition, Nov. 17-19 2017 @ Sarit Expo Centre – Westlands


Dates: November 17-19, 2017
Venue: Sarit Expo Centre, Westlands

About
The Kenya Art Fair is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Visual art events in East Africa. Now in its fourth year, the fair continues to build on its previous success to present a dynamic selection of galleries, artist collectives, established artists and art organizations from within the region. Alongside the curated stands will be, the Art Talks.

As a long standing special feature of the Fair, the talks will this year, feature daily panel discussions by curators, writers, artist, and art enthusiasts on matters of contemporary art. The annual Wasanii exhibition is set to showcases new and vibrant artwork including over 200 paintings, original prints, photographs and sculptures by both established and emerging artists from within the East African Region.

This year see’s the fourth edition of the Kenya Art Fair since its inception. The 2017 Kenya Art Fair has set out to support the role of art spaces in developing the careers of artists as well as promoting the growth of the visual art sector.

The theme for this year’s fair is ‘Cohesion’ following the general elections expected to be held this year.

August 18, 2017 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Earth Roots by Alexandra Spyratos, Sept. 3-17 2017 @ Polka Dot Art Gallery


Opening: September 3, 2017
Venue: Polka Dot Art Gallery

On Until: September 17, 2017

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Exhibition: Kenyan Atmosphere by Olivia Pendergast, Aug. 26 – Sept. 19 2017 @ One Off Contemporary – #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree


Dates: August 26 – September 19, 2017
Venue: One Off Contemporary – #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

As Kenyans everywhere recover from an extremely divisive election season, what better way to regain your equilibrium and peace of mind than to come to One Off to enjoy the beautiful landscape oil paintings of Olivia Pendergast? Each image a gorgeous rendition of a different part of Kenya, each work portraying the countryside we all know and love so much.

Frank Whalley in the East African recently commented that Pendergast’s landscapes are ‘beautifully painted’ and have a ‘sensitive fluidity’. Please come and enjoy the jewel like quality of these paintings for yourself.

http://www.oneoffafrica.com/olivia-pendergast-kenyan-atmosphere.html

August 18, 2017 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

Female Online Exhibition by Nuru Bahati, Until Sept. 30 2017 @ Nuru Bahati’s SM Pages


Dates: Until September 30, 2017
Online: on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Contact: NuruBahati(at)gmail(dot)com

August 18, 2017 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

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