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Trio Ethio Blues & Bass w/ Etenesh Wassie, Sebastien Bacquias & Mathieu Sourisseau, Feb. 26 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: February 26, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

February 21, 2020 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Live Afro/Coastal Beats: Rabuko Sessions ft. Lulu Abdalla, Feb. 26 2020 @ Rabuko Bistro, The Mall, Ground Floor – Westlands


Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Venue: Rabuko Bistro, The Mall – Westlands
Time: from 7.30 pm
Entry: Free

About
Said Abdallah AKA Lulu Abdallah was born in Mombasa in Likoni Mtongwe. The passion for music started very early when he used to see his father play the guitar which he later gave him as a present for his tenth birthday. From then music has been Abdallah’s passion till now.

Abdallah moved to Nairobi to study more about music and that’s where his music career started. Beginning with a traditional dance troupe Abdallah started traveling abroad with different groups as a percussionist, started to learn guitar and improving his vocal ability.

Abdallah’s music is fused with strong vocals and rhythms, he sings in Digo, Luhya, English, Swahili, and little French, musically versatile from jazz, to rhumba, to salsa, to reggae, to Latin music, to local rhythms. He released his debut album Thembassa in 2014.

Lulu Abdallah is coming on with full force doing what he loves the most music…

February 19, 2020 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Almost Vanishing Africa by Timothy Brooke, Feb. 29 – Mar. 29 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree


Opening: February 29, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Until March 29, 2020

One Off is always delighted to hold an exhibition of spectacular paintings by veteran conservation artist, Timothy Brooke, who is undeniably ‘at the top of his game’ and painting like never before.

‘Almost vanishing Africa’ opens on 29th February. This show offers vignettes of a continent undergoing change so swiftly, that much of its natural wealth will shortly be a distant memory for us; something our grandchildren will only read about.

PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday, 29 February – 12 noon to 5 pm

February 14, 2020 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: The Jazz Experience ft. Mambo Tribe, Dan Mugoci & Michael Ongaro, Feb. 29 2020 @ Malindi


Date: February 29, 2020
Venue: Malindi
Time: from 9 pm
Tickets: KES 3,000/-

February 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Thaïs Diarra & Noumoucounda Cissoko in Concert! Feb. 21 2020 @ Alliance Française Nairobi


Date: February 21, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

The Swiss afro-soul singer, Thaïs Diarra, with roots in Mali and Senegal, accompanied by the Senegalese kora player Noumoucounda Cissoko, the drummer, Axel Lussiez and the arranger/producer Fred Hirschy, will be in Nairobi for a one-off concert straight from the Sauti za Busara Festival.

Thaïs has worked and toured with Didier Awadi and Positive Black Soul. She has recorded three albums with Fred Hirschy. Her style is both a subtle mix of African instruments such as the kora and balafon and influences from American soul, reggae, Senegalese mbalax and Mandingo music.

February 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Evening Talk by Dr. Richard Leakey, Feb. 19 2020 @ Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden


Date: February 19, 2020
Venue: Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
Time: 6.30 for 7 pm
Tickets and Reservations: KES 1,500/- talk and drink, KES 3,500 talk, drink and dinner

February 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Festival, Feb. 13-16 2020 @ Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania


Dates: February 13-16, 2020
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania

February 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

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