Musical: Mo Faya – A Ghetto Story, until Dec 20 2009 @ GoDown
Eric Wainaina’s Mo Faya: “A Ghetto Story” is currently being performed at the GoDown; the highly entertaining musical drama gives us a slice of life in a ghetto in Kenya and features a lively mix of reggae and African rhythms coupled with energetic and highly compelling choreography, in a blend that is bound to light up the stage. The show runs every week, Wednesday to Sunday, until December 20th.
We have seen this show on November 18th, and it is absolutely fantastic. We can’t recommend it enough. Everyone should go see Mo Faya and support an exceptional Kenyan production which was acclaimed in recent shows in New York!
DJ Lwanda’s voice rings out daily on local radio, leading and inspiring the Nairobi community of Kwa Maji. But Anna Mali, an avaricious real estate diva, craves the land beneath their slum. She seduces the fiery young DJ away with a job at a top nationwide station, and organizes a violent campaign to terrorize the people of Kwa Maji. When the government and media turn a blind eye to the decapitated bodies in the streets, DJ Lwanda must return home to expose the truth. But at what cost?
Performed in English with Swahili.
More about the show on the official website
Wednesday 7pm Kshs. 300 for 2 tickets (yes, much much cheaper!) (apparently sold out on Wednesday until December 2nd)
Thursday 7pm Kshs. 400 for students and 600 for adults
Friday 7pm Kshs. 400 for students and 600 for adults
Saturday 2.30pm and 7pm Kshs. 400 for students and 800 for adults
Sunday 2.30 pm Kshs. 400 for students and 800 for adults
Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. MoFaya sales department on 0720492540
Get you ticket from Silverbird Cinemas at the Village Market, The Junction and Westgate or Selected Uchumi Supermarkets outlets.