Until Now! Photographic Exhibition by Osborne Macharia & Kevo Abbra, Feb. 9-25 2018 @ Alliance Française


A photographic installation on Afrofuturism by Osborne Macharia & Kevo Abbra.

Opening: February 9, 2018
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: from 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

Special DJ Set by Blinky Bill on Friday, 9 February at 6.30pm.

On Until, February 25, 2018

About
Welcome to the artists’ utopic world integrating a reconstructed past, a perceived present and an imagined future.

Find more info. here

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February 5, 2018 at 8:40 am 1 comment

Art in the Park, Feb. 24 2018 @ Dream Kona – Uhuru Park


Date: February 24, 2018
Venue: Dream Kona, Uhuru Park
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Entry: Free

February 16, 2018 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Annual Lecture: The ‘Not Coup’ Coup in Zimbabwe in November 2017, Feb. 22 2018 @ BIEA Seminar Room – Kileleshwa

The ‘Not Coup’ Coup in Zimbabwe in November 2017 – Background and Implications for the Future

Date: 22nd February 2018
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia road Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Discussant: Dr. Joost Fontein
Speakers: Professor Brian Raftopoulos

About
The lecture will provide an understanding of the November 2017 events in Zimbabwe and the dynamics of the political contestations involved. It will also look at the possible future implications of these events and their effects on politics in Zimbabwe and the SADC region. Finally the presentation will reflect on the legacy of the Mugabe era.

Find more information, here.

February 16, 2018 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Giovanni Kiyingi & Eka Band, Feb. 22 2018 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: February 22, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

February 16, 2018 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Bengatronics (DJ Gregg Tendwa) ft. Wakuu (Makadem & Kasiva Mutua), Feb.19 2018 @ Alliance Française


Date: February 19, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

About
Benga is undoubtedly Kenyan’s original dance music. Bengatronics, coined by sound producer/DJ Gregg Tendwa, can be a sound, a vibe or a movement. It is essentially a cocktail of folk, dance, electronic and experimental fusion from East Africa. Borrowing heavily from authentic benga styles, it introduces digital influences such as real-time remixing, sampling, and improvisation of arrangements in a live performance setting.

After performances at the Kilifi New Year Festival, the Bengatronics collective showcase some of the heavyweights of Kenyan music scene (the Wakuu) with Makadem, the nyatiti wielding ohanglaman and Kasiva Mutua, the globe-trotting percussionist.

February 16, 2018 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

Piano Recital: by World Class Pianist – Simon Ghraichy, Feb. 16 2018 @ Alliance Française


Date: February 16, 2018
Venue: the Alliance Française Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 2000/-

About
From performances at some of the world’s iconic classical music venues: Carnegie Hall (New York), Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Royal Opera House Versailles (Paris), Berliner Philharmonic (Germany) to the Alliance Française Nairobi.

Don’t miss this unique piano recital by an incredibly talented French pianist of Lebanese and Mexican origins. Perfectly at ease performing Liszt, Schumann, De Falla, Lecuona or Debussy, Simon eloquently introduces Afro-Cuban Latin influences to the classical repertoire with brilliant flair and charisma that is defined by his multicultural heritage.

February 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Ubantu ft. Afrikan Roots (South Africa), Jack Rooster, Sesi, Suraj et al. Feb. 17 2018 @ the Alchemist Bar – Westlands


Ubantu & Mwanaume Ni Effort present UBANTU

Date: Saturday, 17th February 2018
Venue: The Alchemist Bar
Time: 8 pm – 6 am
Tickets: Advance – Kshs.700, available here and gate tickets – Kshs. 1000

Featuring:
* * Afrikan Roots (Real Afrikan Roots) – South Africa
* Jack Rooster
* Sesi (Noise On Demand)
* SURAJ
* EUGGY
* SOLVATION
* DJ Somi
* Knord
* Monroe Marcus

Age: +21

About
Ubantu celebrates the cultural, artistic & historical legacies of the African people. On Saturday, 17th February 2018 at the Alchemist Bar, we welcome for the first time in Kenya, South Africa’s most dynamic house music group, Afrikan Roots together with Kenya’s celebrated house music djs…Jack Rooster, Noise on Demand, Suraj, Euggy, Solvation, DJ Somi, Knord & Monroe Marcus.

Afrikan Roots comprises of Kenneth Mayemula (Nyekx), Katlego Mabasa (DJ Maspila), Musa Mmotsa (DJ Mosco) and Mercedes Boshego. The talented four have let go of the past obstacles and are moving forward in a way many of their peers will admire. They are creating hit after hit and are gaining so much popularity. They recently released two albums: On the 8th Day (2016) and Bang the Drums (2017).

February 14, 2018 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

3rd Annual ONGEA East African Music Summit, Feb. 15-18 2018 @ Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands


Dates: February 15-18, 2018
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands
Time: from 12 noon Daily
Entry: Free

About
ONGEA-The Eastern Africa Summit aims to Action the collaborative Development of the Eastern Africa Music Industry, via Trade Exhibition, panel discussions and Artist showcases. Held annually in February, ONGEA! seeks to enlist increased participation from the wider music industry in the region, to market Eastern Africa Music as a trading block.

The third Edition of the annual summit will be held in February (15-18, 2018) in Nairobi, Kenya.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

February 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

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