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Nyatiti Blues Nites Acoustic + Makadem Nyatiti East Africa Tour Send Off Concert, Sept. 20 2017 @ The Blues Restaurant

Date: September 20, 2017
Venue: The Blues Restaurant, Ground Floor, Barclays Plaza – Loita Street
Time 7-11 pm
Entrance: Free


September 13, 2017 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live with Feridah Rose – Direct from Denmark, Sept. 14 2017 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: September 14, 2017
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

About Feridah Rose
Danish Soul singer Feridah Rose is raising her voice and making a mark with a funky sound, grown from deep roots in East Africa’s red soil, as well as musical input from gospel and reggae. Feridah Rose has just released her new EP ‘Njabala’ and her music is the sound of love, soul and hot African sun.

Based in Copenhagen and carrying strong music traditions from Uganda, the charismatic singer has found form and a personal expression for her music. When on stage with her band, Feridah Rose combines the beauty of her afro-soul vocal style with a focus on intense rhythmic propulsion and expansive jazz-funk arrangements. Iit is a show that draws the audience and listener in, with songs that go from deep R&B ballads to the skank of dub reggae and the traditional rhythms of Africa.

Feridah released the EP ‘Game of Love’ in 2012 which showcased her powerful voice and range. is was followed up with the single ‘Kyelondela’ – a tribute to her homeland recorded back in Uganda with one of the country’s most popular songwriters, Sylver Kyagulanyi and the legendary local hit maker Paddy Man behind the desk. It was the first song she sang in her mother tongue and set the di rection for her 2017 release ‘Njalaba’ where she fuses her infl uences both musically and lyrically into a sound with strong roots and a modern vision.

September 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday Concert ft. Sono Airlines, Sept. 13 2017 @ Alliance Française Garden

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7pm
Free entry

Showcase Wednesday provides a small intimate setting for singers, musicians, music and poetry collaborations to get exposure and build audiences.

First stop Kenya. French DJs Tom Select and Blacksad embark on a musical odyssey in search of local music off the beaten path.
For this Showcase Wednesday, the DJs will mix their individual styles to take you back in time to the RnB era of the 50s, the disco-funk years of the 70s and bring you back to today’s afro-electro sounds. They will also have you dancing to French music, from rock to hip hop to reggae.

September 8, 2017 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Women in Music Concert Series ft. Wanja Wohoro, Mumala Maloba & Tribute Birdie Mboweni, Sept. 9 2017 @ Goethe Institut

Date: September 9, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

Music performances by Wanja Wohoro, Mumala Maloba and South Africa’s Tribute Mboweni.

Wanja is a soulful Singer/Songwriter from Nairobi, Kenya and Sydney, Australia. She began songwriting from the age of 13; teaching herself the guitar and the piano and practicing accompaniment and composition. Her influences include the mellow sultry sounds of Amy Winehouse, Lianne La Havas, Ella Fitzgerald, Nai Palm and Corinne Bailey-Rae alongside an extensive exposure to Indie/Folk and jazz music. In 2014 she released her first EP ‘High Tide’ which includes 5 songs of varying genres, all exploring the different sides of her unique musicianship, cultural influences and vocals.

Mumala Maloba is Singer, Songwriter from Nairobi Kenya. Having come from a musical background, she started her musical journey very young. Mumala released her first single ‘Where di the love go’ in 2013 then followed with the release of her secong singe ‘Paper Chasing’ ft. rapper Octopizzo produced by Polycarp ‘Fancy Fingers’ Otieno of Sauti Sol. Mumala has perfomed at various events such as The Kinanda Arts Festival, Nairobi Fashion Market, Story Moja Hay Festival, Rift Valley Festival among others. Mumala recently graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Honors in Law and is definitely one of the female vocalists to look out for in the coming months.

South Africa’s Tribute ‘Birdie’ Mboweni has joined a new breed of soul musicians that are putting their own modern take on the classic sound and doing it justice. The petite singer has worked diligently to carve a path that ensure that she too has a place in the music industry. Besides her album titled ‘Birdie’ being her debut offering, Tribute has long carved her niche as a performing artist having serenaded audiences in the Middle East (Qatar and Dubai) where she took up artist residencies playing with a jazz band featuring some of South Africa’s great musicians. No stranger to the stage, she has performed at international events such as COP17, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, where she gave a stellar performance and receiving great reviews for her soulful offering, Her music expressed deep feelings and is profoundly emotional, jazzy, ethno and yet so soulful.

September 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Live Music: The GoDown Gig ft. Mumala Maloba, Makadem and H_Art the Band, Sept. 2 2017 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Date: September 2, 2017
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: from 3 pm
No Cover Charge

August 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live September Line – Up, Every Thursday Evening @ J’s – Westlands

Dates: Every Thursday Evening
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

August 29, 2017 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday ft. DJ BBRAVE & GAFACCI, Aug. 30 2017 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
7pm | Free entry

Join us on Wed. 30th August for the monthly Showcase Wednesday. We will be featuring Jowaa, an afro-electronic French-Ghanaian duo of DJ BBRAVE and music producer GAFACCI.

Preceding their concert will be a showcase by a collection of Kenyan DJs who will give us a taste of their music creation/performance skills.

August 29, 2017 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

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