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Concert: Aline Frazão, Feb. 21 2015 @ Tribe

Aline Franzao

Lusophone Film Festival Nairobi, Roots International and Zelalem are proud to present for the first time Live in Nairobi Angolan songstress Aline Frazão.

ALINE FRAZÃO was born in Luanda and lived between Lisbon, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona.
In life as in music there are no frontiers or oceans stopping her. She has debuted on stage at nine, learning since to walk the paths of traditional music from Angola, Cape Verde, MPB from Brazil or jazz.
After her first record “Clave Bantu” (2011) she is showing herself to the world with “Movimento” (2013).
Aline composed all the songs of both records and was the producer of “Movimento”.

For a glimpse and a listen to Aline Frazão click on links below

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xgTanKyn-4
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRYys68-LkE

February 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

HIP HOP Karaoke, Feb. 10 2015 @ Vineyard

HIP HOP Karaoke Nairobi‎

It’s that time, for you to come drop some rhymes (see what I did there?). Do you rap along to the greats and pat yourself on the back (or find yourself laughing out loud at yourself). This is the plan for you. Every 2nd Tuesday we bring out your inner rapper.

when: Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00pm

February 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Blitz the Ambassador, Feb. 18 2015 @ Ebony Lounge

BlitzGhanian MC Blitz the Ambassador listening party for his new album Diasporadical. Additional music by Muthoni DQ DJ is Blinky Bill.

event facebook page

February 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Shompole Trail Marathon, Feb. 15 2015 @ Oloika, Magadi

shompole

on line registration

February 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Rooftop Sundowner with Winyo and Jim Kroft, Feb. 6 2015 @ Pawa254

Rooftop Sundowner with Winyo and Jim Kroft

On Friday 6th February 2015, Pawa254 invite you an evening of acoustic music and storytelling on our rooftop from 6-10pm.

For this special event Kenyan singer and songwriter WINYO, and UK based musiciian and film maker JIM KROFT get together for a rememberable collaborative cross cultural musical sundowner.

Also featuring DJ Gregg Tendwa who will be dropping some authentic tracks #Sundowner69

Entrance: 500 Ksh Advance/800 Ksh At the door
For Tickets: Mpesa paybill no 360400 account (insert your name)

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

WINYO

Born Shiphton Onyango, Winyo adopted his artistic name ‘Winyo’, which is a Luo word for “a bird”. The reason for this be-comes apparent once you hear him sing. His voice has been likened to that of a singing bird. Winyo is a singer and songwriter of great sensitivity and he also plays the guitar, backed by his 4 piece band of accomplished musicians. Winyo derives his music and musical strength from his fore fathers whose African music was rich in melody and traditional harmonies. His musical style ranges from traditional Luo melodies infused with witty story lines, afro fusion and afro jazz, to a contemporary interpretation of Benga, transformed into an authentic acoustic sound. His powerful yet mellow vocals are the icing on the cake that makes listening to Winyo, an almost heavenly experience. Winyo sings in his paternal language of Dholuo, Swahili and English. His stories address a myriad of social issues ranging from the plight of homeless children to courtship and love stories.

For Booking & Enquires:
[+254] 734 920 164 | steve@ketebulmusic.org | info@ketebulmusic.org

www.facebook.com/winyo.music | www.reverbnation.com/winyomusic

JIM KROFT

Jim Kroft toured Europe, USA, Russia and China this year and was now invited to play in Zanzibar this january. We decided to continue the tour from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. JOURNEYS is a project about the discovery of the world, by one man, one guitar and one camera. JIM KROFT releases one JOURNEYS EP every quarter and each EP is inspired by the continent he has travelled to. During his journeys he presents his songs as a solo acoustic performer. As part of the project he is also filming a documentary about every country visited, so Jim’s music becomes the soundtrack to the journey.
Jim’s songwriting has an old fashioned root combined with a modern sensibility. On the tour through China he has prooved that his honest performance and charisma attract people to stay and listen, although they may not always get the words of his lyrics. Jim’s ethic is about working hard, self reliance and a belief that music remains the great connector.

More infos and material from his last Journey to China

the artist’s website

January 29, 2015 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Art exhibit: Ink & Smoke on Paper, Feb. 1 – Mar. 29 2015 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Ink and smoke on paper

The opening of the exhibition is on Sunday 1st February from 11.00 am – 5.00 pm. Karibu sana, welcome!

January 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Dinner in the Dark, Mar. 14 2015 @ Tribe Hotel

Dinner in the dark

You will enjoy a superb meal in total and utter darkness, served by a blind wait staff. We’ve done this twice before and found it an exceptional sensory experience. You are also supporting the bind community here in Nairobi.

The cost is $70 per person.

Where: Tribe Hotel

When: March 14th 2015 at 19.00

for more info check the event facebook page

January 27, 2015 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

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