Posts filed under ‘concerts’

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: https://www.mtickets.com/buy/evening-of-afro-jazz/934

About
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

About
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 (https://www.youtube.com/c/sautisol)
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

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

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

About
‘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

About
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/-

About
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:
SURAJ
TAIO
L.A. DAVE
Vallerie Muthoni (LIVE)
Factrory DJs (LIVE)
w/ Barak Jacuzzi
Shappaman
M V R O E
+ 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: http://bit.ly/MUZEShowcaseTickets

Die Hard: SOLD OUT
Advance Tickets: KES 1000 [http://bit.ly/MUZEShowcaseTickets]
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

Thursday Nite Live: December 2019 Schedule, Every Thursday Evening @ J’s – Westlands


Dates: December 5, 12 and 19, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

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

Lahani: An Acoustic Musical Showcase with Silayio + Lisa Noah + Sanaipei + Ayoo + Kibali, Nov. 30 2019 @ McMillan Memorial Library – Banda Street


Date: November 30, 2019
Venue: McMillan Memorial Library, Banda Street
Time: 2-6 pm
Gate Tickets: 1,500/-

November 14, 2019 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday with Ghetto Classics Orchestra, Nov. 20 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: November 20, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

November 14, 2019 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Live Saturday with the Itch, Nov. 9 2019 @ Dagoz Artist Bar and Venue


Date: November 9, 2019
Venue: Dagoz Artist Bar and Venue
Time: from 7 pm
250/- Cover Charge – Tips also very welcome

Please welcome welcome the old boys of Nairobi 🙂 who have been off the radar for some time…Now itchng to play and entertain with their blend of Rock, Blues, RnB, Reggae covers

November 8, 2019 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Documentary Launch & Concert: Sauti-Gifted, Different, Unsilenced, Nov. 15 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: November 15, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

About
A multimedia documentary project by Ketebul Music that tells the personal experiences of 5 musicians who due to their personal circumstances find themselves facing discrimination and marginalization.

The documentary launch will be followed by a concert featuring Awilo Mike, Kamanu M’tuamwari, Michel Ongaro and Gargar, inviting reflection on societal norms that perpetuate intolerance and discrimination.

November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday with Faizal Mostrixx & Susan Kerunen, Nov. 13 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: November 13, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday, Nov. 6 2019 @ Alliance Francaise Gardens


Dates: November 6, 2019
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

Folk songbird Beraccah Kisia is a classically trained vocalist, composer and performer.

In 2012 Beraccah Launched her debut EP, Lunch Break under the pseudonym (August Cellars). Subsequently, Beraccah has collaborated with artists and musicians from all around the world. She has also released a follow up to Lunch Break titled TH3MOVTVINEP and is looking to release a project titled TH3JOVRN3YEP, a collaboration with The Electric Caravan (UK).

Join Beraccah for an acoustic folk experience.

November 1, 2019 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Highlife Saturdays: R&B with a Pinch of Motown, a Heap of Afro and a Dash of Disco, Nov. 2 2019 @ the Collective, View Park Towers – CBD


Date: November 2, 2019
Venue: the Collective, View Park Towers – CBD
Time: from 7 pm

November 1, 2019 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live: November 2019 Schedule, Every Thursday Evening @ J’s – Westlands


Dates: November 07, 14, 21 and 28, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

October 28, 2019 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Journey Back in Time with Motown in Nairobi, Oct. 18 2019 @ the Hub – Karen


Date: October 18, 2019
Venue: the Hub – Karen
Time: from 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,500/-, Gate KES 3,000/-

October 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Horn Trio Jazz, Oct. 8 2019 @ the Alchemist – Westlands


Date: October 8, 2019
Venue: the Alchemist – Westlands
Time: from 8.30 pm
Free entry

Performance by: Federica Michisanti – double bass, Marco Colonna – clarinet, Francesco Lento – trumpet and flugelhorn

October 8, 2019 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live: October 2019 Schedule, Every Thursday Evening @ J’s – Westlands


Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

September 26, 2019 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

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