Posts filed under ‘concerts’

Showcase Wednesday – La Francophonie Edition ft. Syssi Mananga & DJ KasbaH, Mar. 22 2023 @ Alliance Française.

Date: March 22, 2023

Venue: Alliance Française

Time: from 7 PM

Entry: Free


Syssi Mananga

With a cultural identity split between Africa and Europe, Syssi Mananga’s music is like the wind (mopepe in Lingala) cross-bordered and fluid. It can’t be caged in or boxed in a single genre. Reflecting my mixed heritage, my musical signature is a fusion of styles, at the crossroads of Kongo rhythms, folk, jazz and pop.

DJ KasbaH

The concert will be followed by a live DJ set with DJ KasbaH.  KasbaH is a DJ, producer and music explorer. Through his Trans Africa Airlines, Kasbah’s music will have you on your feet with a musical panorama of the Francophone world.

March 22, 2023 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Matteo Di Leonardo Kenyan Tour: Concert Schedule for Nairobi with Mackinley, Jo_G and Mike Onyie, Feb. 16-17 2023 @ Geco Café & Shamba Café. 

Date & time: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Geco Café, Mbaazi Road 

Free admission

Date & time: Friday Feb. 17, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Shamba Cafe (Loresho Ridge)

Free admission


The Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi has the pleasure of inviting you to two concerts to be held by Italian guitarist Matteo Di Leonardo in Nairobi together with Mackinley (Trumpet), Jo_G (Drums) and Onyie (Bass) on 16th and 17th February, and two further concerts, with the Mijikenda Jazz Band in Watamu and Malindi on 20th and 21st February (schedule below).

Matteo Di Leonardo (1993) is a jazz guitarist born and raised in Teramo, Italy. After completing his studies at the Brussels Conservatory, he began his artistic career that led him to perform in several countries in Europe (Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland), as well as in Africa (Kenya). In 2019 he released the album “Kabisa,” in collaboration with some of Kenya’s best jazz musicians, including Juma Tutu and Mackinley Mutsembi.


  • Monday, Feb. 20th at 7.00pm: MATTEO DI LEONARDO with the MIJIKENDA JAZZ BAND

Sunset Beach Watamu– Free admission

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7.00pm: MATTEO DI LEONARDO with the MIJIKENDA JAZZ BAND

Barbar Malindi – Free admission

February 15, 2023 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Form Ya Mabestie ~ Yaba’s Birthday Party, Feb. 5 2023 @ the Alchemist – Westlands.

Date: February 5, 2023

Venue: the Alchemist, Westlands

Time: from 3 PM

Tickets: KES 500/- Advance, and KES 800/- at the Gate


Yaba is a prolific upcoming musician and performer who has graced both big and small stages to provide entertainment under a genre of music called Rhumbacane.

The genre has inspired an event series called Ibada Ya Rhumbacane usually hosted at The Alchemist in Westlands, Nairobi.

On the 5th of February, the series will be hosting its 6th event with theme of ‘A Month of Love’ to celebrate both the Valentines theme of the month and Yaba’s love and appreciation for his craft and fanbase.

The Music concert will be featuring a line up of nine artists including a live band and DJ performances.

The artists featured will be: YABA. Steph Kapela, Dj Shikkiey, Le’ Laika, Apesi, Coster Ojwang and three curtain raisers.

February 3, 2023 at 4:56 am Leave a comment

Hip Hop City Premiere! Screening, Panel & Old Skul Kenyan Hip Hop Party, Jul. 22 2022 @ the Mall, Basement – #Westlands

Date: July 22, 2022

Venue: The Mall, Basement – Westlands

Time: 6 PM till Late

Entry: Free


Launch of a 3 part Documentary on Hip Hop music’s influence on the Kenyan urban culture, identity, fashion and social change.

The screening will be accompanied by a brief panel discussion with pioneers from the Kenyan hip hop music scene.

Special performances by Kalamashaka and a select group of DJ’s.

A collaboration between Goethe Institut Kenya & The MIST.

July 21, 2022 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Variety Cultural Show (Music, Acrobatics, Spoken Word & Dance) ft. Exray, Mbuzi Gang, Nelmo Newsong, Kenzo Matata & Billher, Jun. 25 2022 @ Mukuru Youth Initiative, Mukuru kwa Reuben

Date: June 25, 2022

Venue: Mukuru Youth Initiative, Mukuru kwa Reuben

Time: 12 Noon – 6 PM

Entry: Free


This is a community performance event happening this Saturday at Mukuru Kwa Reuben.

The show includes musicians, dancers, acrobats and spoken word artists, as well as an open mic session for upcoming artists from the Mukuru community to showcase their skills.

This show is a culmination of a week-long set of activities by the GoDown Art Centre (and finnisage local event for the ArtXchange project).

June 24, 2022 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Muze Open Air ~ Deep House Edition ft. Music by Bantwanas (Live), Cornelius, Katlakat, Afu, Dylan-S, Foozak, Hiribae, L.A.Dave, Lee M., DJ Vidza & Xan Woods, Apr. 2 2022 @ Sankara Nairobi – Garden

Date: April 2, 2022

Venue: Sankara Nairobi

Time: from 2 PM

Tickets: Advance KES 1,500 / Gate KES 2,000 (Available only at

March 31, 2022 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

POLENI (Condolences): A Concert on Loss, Grief & Healing in Pandemic Times ft. Kato Change, Maia Lekow, Isaac Kimani & Olivia Ambani, Jan. 29 2022 @ National Museum of Kenya

Date: January 29, 2022

Venue: Outdoor Amphitheatre, National Museum of Kenya

Times: 3pm Matinee & 6pm Evening Show Tickets: KES 1,000/-, available here.

January 26, 2022 at 7:42 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: Refuge? Refugees’ Stories of Rebuilding their Lives in Kenya, Dec. 11 2021 @ Alliance Française Nairobi

Date: December 11, 2021

Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi Garden

Time: 2-6 PM

Tickets: Advance KES 700 (Available, here)

*Ticket prices include a copy of the book, and all ticket sales proceeds support Kintsugi’s “Share your Christmas meal with a refugee family” campaign.


Join us in celebrating a feat of refugee storytelling with this exciting new compilation of refugee autobiographies. What do these stories tell us about refuge in the modern era? What does it mean for Kenyans to be hosts to nearly 500,000 displaced people?

Panel discussion featuring:

• Prof. Peter Kagwanja, President & CEO, Africa Policy Institute

• Caroline Njuki, Chief Technical Advisor, ILO Kenya

• Foni Joyce, Refugee youth leader and education advocate

Musical performances by Kidum and Nick Kosovo.

Original poetry from Nadine Gakungu. 

This event is organized by Kintsugi and the Finance in Displacement (FIND) project of Tufts University and sponsored by FSD Africa and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).  

November 25, 2021 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Dala Tour 2021 Grand Finale Nairobi with Nina Ogot & Band, Nov. 27 2021 @ German Church – Riverside Drive

Date: November 27, 2021

Venue: German Church, Riverside Drive 113

Time: 6 PM

Tickets: KES 1,000/- Adults and KES 800/- Kids

Tickets available on:

Part of the #DalaGrandFinale 2021 concert series.

November 21, 2021 at 8:54 am 1 comment

Dala Grand Finale 2021 by Nina Ogot & Band, Nov. 24 2021 @ K1 Klub House – Parklands

Date: November 24, 2021

Venue: K1-Klub House, Parklands

Time: 7:30 pm

Tickets: Early Bird Tickets KES 1,000/- (available, here) and at the Gate KES 1,500/-


After  a successful summer 2021 tour in Germany and Austria, Nina Ogot finishes off the final leg of her tour performances in Nairobi with a few musical shows dubbed – Dala Grand Finale 2021.

Her unique 9 piece band made up of Kenyans and a European horn section, will serenade the audience with music from her latest album-Dala (Home).

K1-Klub House (Parklands) therefore marks the Nairobi debut show of the Dala Grand Finale 2021 and of Nina Ogot‘s scheduled musical performances in the last week of November this year.

November 15, 2021 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Muze Open Air: Black Coffee, Nov. 7 2021 @ Ngong Racecourse

Date: November 7, 2021

Venue: Ngong Racecourse

Time: 2 PM till Late

Tickets: at


South African Superstar DJ/Producer Black Coffee to headline the second edition of

MUZE Open Air going down at Ngong Racecourse on the 7th of November 2021. In

his decades long career, Black Coffee has made a name for himself as the

pre-eminent African DJ, spearheading the rise of Electronic Music on the African


As a record producer, he boasts an impressive catalogue that now features

the most streamed song in South Africa of all time, ‘Drive’ featuring David Guetta.

Over the years he has released the acclaimed albums and EPs ‘Black Coffee’, ‘Have

Another One’, ‘Homebrewed’, ‘Africa Rising’ and ‘Pieces Of Me’. He’s collaborated

with Mi Casa, Sun-El Musician, Usher and many more. His latest chart topping

album titled ‘Subconsciously’ features the likes of Pharrell Williams, Diplo, Cassie,

DJ Angelo & Sun-El Musician.

MUZE Open Air is an Urban Cultural event that offers a refreshingly different

concert experience that draws on International musicians from various music genres

as well as the best suitable Kenyan talent. This second edition features a All-Star

Kenyan Line-up with the likes of Blinky Bill, Saint Evo, SURAJ, Vidza, MGM, Foozak,

Kaneda, Chucky, Xan Woods & Jahawi.

MUZE Club Founder and Director Willie Gichora says ““Black Coffee has put

Africa on the global Electronic music map, released amazing music, and has

inspired a whole new generation of DJ/Producers. We couldn’t be more excited to be

hosting the biggest African DJ/producer ever with friends like Hennessy.”

Tickets for MUZE Open Air: Black Coffee are available only at

Hurry, Die Hard tickets, Advance Phase one tickets, and VIP tickets are already

sold out. The event will be socially distanced and adhering to all MOH protocols.


MUZE Open Air is an urban cultural event that brings together performers from

diverse music genres with the best Kenyan talent to create a unique performance


November 2, 2021 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

NBO LitFest: Virtual Concerts, Live Storytelling & Writers in Conversation, Oct. 7-9 2021 @ Online

Dates: October 7-9, 2021

Medium: Online

Presented by Book Bunk

October 7, 2021 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

Update: Afro Jazz Live Concert [Postponed]: An Evening of Afro Jazz w/ Ricky Na Marafiki Band, Mar. 28 2021 @ Mövenpick Hotel and Residences – Nairobi

An Evening of Afro Jazz Postponement Artwork
Date: Postponed
Venue: Mövenpick Hotel and Residences, Nairobi
Time: 1500-1900h
Tickets: Advance KES 1,500/-, and at the Gate KES 2,000/-

Ticket link:

Ricky Na Marafiki Band welcomes you to an evening of Jazz and African music from the continent and beyond. Performing live on stage will be the Hornshpere, a horns quartet made up of Kimbassax Kimaru on Alto Sax, Den Babu on Tenor Sax, Peter Kingori on Sop sax and Danson Rabuka on Trumpet.

We will also be performing our new music and some of our oldies that you have grown to love.

The event will be held at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences, Nairobi’s 5-star hotel that charms with its African design, uplifting atmosphere, open spaces, cool features and panoramic views.

March 15, 2021 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

MUZE Open Air ft. Juls and Blinky Bill, Feb. 6 2021 @ Ngong Racecourse

Date: Saturday, 6th February 2021
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: 12 Noon – 8 PM

London born Ghanaian record producer ‘Juls a.k.a. Juls Baby’’ is set to headline the very first edition of the Muze Open Air experience on 6th February 2021 at the Ngong Racecourse.

The record producer whose real name is Julian Nicco-Annan, has produced for some of the biggest acts globally. His history of collaborations includes Lauryn Hill, Burna Boy, Goldlink, Tyler the Creator, Masego, Mr. Eazi, Kojey Radical (“Temperature Rising”), Maleek Berry and Nonso Amadi (“Early”), Eugy, Not3s, and Kojo Funds (“Bad”). His single, “Maayaa,” arrived in July 2019 and was followed by his innovative tape “Colour”. Most recently, he has released his latest project titled ‘Soweto Blues” featuring Busiswa and Jaz which is a perfect combination of the soft sound of house and soul with some strong elements of Amapiano.

Juls will be the first international act to grace the Muze Open Air stage which is also the first installment of this experience. Muze Open Air is a quintessential urban cultural event that has been specially curated to create a different outdoor atmosphere away from the usual concert experience. Muze Open Air will be a monthly event with different international acts drawn from a variety of musical genres headlining the experience all year round. All who attend can expect a new twist on mixology , food and design too.

Additional highlights to this first edition of Muze Open Air are Kenyan artist and record producer Blinky Bill and leading DJs Hiribae, Vidza, Paps and DJ Jo Kisila.

Muze Open Air will be a socially distanced event and will meet all Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines to provide a safe and healthy environment.

February 3, 2021 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Online Concert: A Sol Christmas by Sauti Sol, Dec. 25 2020

Date: December 25, 2020
Time: 9:30pm (EAT)
Medium: Live on Sauti Sol’s Youtube channel

In partnership w/ Sol Generation Music et al.

December 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Kikwetu Festival: The Drive in Experience, Oct. 3-4 2020 @ the Carnivore Grounds

Dates: October 3-4, 2020
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 11 am Onwards

October 3, 2020 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Jam Locked In: Concert and Interview ft. Lulu Abdalla, Oct. 2 2020 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi’ YouTube Channel

Date: October 2, 2020
Medium: YouTube & Facebook
Time: 8 PM

October 1, 2020 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Sauti Sol’s Mid-Night Train (VE) Album Launch, Aug. 22 2020

Date: August 22, 2020
Medium: YouTube (
Time: 9 PM (EAT)

August 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Gilad and SuperBand Live Stream, Aug. 8 2020

Date: August 8, 2020
Medium: Studio Tisa’s IGTV, Facebook Page and YouTube Channel
Time: 9.30 pm

by StudioTisa

August 3, 2020 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Concert: African Tour Prize by Céline Banza, Mar. 5 2020 @ Alliance Française

Date: March 5, 2020
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

Winner of the 2019 Radio France Internationale Discovery Award, the Congolese singer, Céline Banza, will be in Nairobi as part of her African tour prize with her 5-man band.

Céline Banza sings folk-inspired ballads in Ngbandi, a language spoken in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. She studied musicology at the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa and is working on her debut album to be released later this year.

March 2, 2020 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Live Afro-Fusion Music: Rabuko Sessions ft. Fadhilee, Mar. 4 2020 @ Rabuko Bistro, The Mall, Ground Floor – Westlands

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Venue: Rabuko Bistro, The Mall – Westlands
Time: from 7.30 pm
Entry: Free

February 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

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

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

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

Concert: Unganisha, Feb. 14 2020 @ Goethe-Institut

Date: Feb. 14, 2020
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

‘Unganisha’ is a musical collusion b/w a musician from Kenya – Labdi Ommes (Orutu & vocals) – & an experimental electronic artist from Norway – Bernt Isak Wærstad (electronics).

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

Showcase Wednesday with Brian Sigu, Jan. 22 2020 @ Alliance Française

Date: January 22, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

Brian Sigu taught himself music at a tender age finding inspiration from his grandfather. Over the years he has perfected his art by singing with various bands since leaving high school. His Afro fused rhythms delivered with passion and energetic intensity result in a captivating performance.
Sigu believes anything is possible if you feel it in your heart and is currently working on his new album, JA’MBAKA

January 17, 2020 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Concert: Live Performance by Mbosso, Dec. 14 2019 @ Lamu

Date: December 14, 2019
Venue: Lamu

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

250th Anniversary of the Birth of Ludwig van Beethoven with French Quartet Quatuor Ebène, Dec. 7 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: December 7, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: by 7 pm
Entry: KES 1,000/-

The French Quartet Quatuor Ebène is on a ‘Beethoven Around the World’ tour performing all his string quartets across six continents. We are honoured that Nairobi is one of the seven cities (Philadelphia, Vienna, Tokyo, São Paulo, Melbourne and Paris being the others) selected to record some of the string quartets. At the end of the tour, the Quartet will release a recording of the complete Beethoven String Quartets under the Erato/Warner label.

December 3, 2019 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

A Night in Nairobi with Performances by Checkmate Mido, Dagoz Band, Crystal Axis & Crystal Axis, Dec. 6 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: December 6, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: KES 500/-

The Alliance Française ends the year with a little bit of beatbox with Checkmate Mido, a little bit of Afrofusion with Dagoz band, some rock with Crystal Axis and some reggae with Roots Connection Band.

December 3, 2019 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

Muze Annual 2019 Showcase, Dec. 12 2019 @ the Social House Nairobi – Lavington

Date: Thursday, 12th December 2019
Venue: The Social House Nairobi | Lavington, Nairobi
Time: 12 Noon – 10 PM

Featured Performers/DJs:
Vallerie Muthoni (LIVE)
Factrory DJs (LIVE)
w/ Barak Jacuzzi
+ Surprise Guests

Join us for our final event of the year! On Thursday, 12th December, we launch The MUZE Annual 2019, an album featuring music by select Kenyan artists, DJs and producers who’ve performed at MUZE in 2019.

It’s going down at The Social House, a brand-new boutique hotel in Lavington with a showcase event presenting these Kenyan artists like you’ve never seen before with new music, fresh concepts and inspired performances on full display from 12 Noon ’til 10pm.

Get your advance tickets on Mookh for KES 1000:

Die Hard: SOLD OUT
Advance Tickets: KES 1000 []
Gate Tickets: KES 1500

21+ | Right of Admission Reserved

The Social House, Lavington directions

The Social House is located at 154 James Gichuru Road, opposite the Pizza Inn/Shell Petrol Station in Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya.

November 28, 2019 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

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