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Blankets and Wine Nairobi Festival, Dec. 10 2017 @ Uhuru Gardens


Date: December 10, 2017
Venue: Uhuru Gardens
Time: 12 – 10 pm
Tickets: advanced tickets – KES 3000, and door tickets – KES 3500
Advance tickets available here

Performances by: Shekhinah – South Africa, Maia and the Big Sky – Kenya, Niniola – Nigeria, Beraccah – Kenya and Odinareh Bingwa – Kenya

December 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

Fashion: Collective Rw’s Pop-Up in Nairobi, Dec. 8 2017 @ the Tribe Hotel – Presidential Suite


Date: December 8, 2017
Venue: the Tribe Hotel, Presidential Suite
Time: from 6.30 pm

About
This is Collective RW’s first Nairobi pop-up! It will feature beautiful pieces from the amazing Rwanda-based men’s, women’s and accessory designers who form the collective: Inzuki Designs, Sonia Mugabo, House of Tayo, Haute Baso, Moshions and Uzi Collections!

December 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Ichyulu African Fashion Pop Up, Dec. 3 2017 @ Zen Garden – Spring Valley


Date: December 3, 2017
Venue: Zen Garden, Spring Valley
Time: 10am – 5pm
Free Entry

About
Ichyulu.com is a Nairobi based online concept store that offers select edits from African fashion and accessory designers. The Pop Up will be an opportunity for people to view pieces from the site in person and shop for Christmas gifts.

This Pop Up with also feature exclusive pieces by Kenyan designer, IAMI.

For more information, check out their Facebook event page, here.

November 29, 2017 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Nigerian Festival in Nairobi, Oct. 1 – Nov 30 2017 @ National Museum, Nairobi Gallery & Alliance Française


Dates: October 1 (Nigeria National Day) – November 30, 2017
Venues: Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi National Museum and the French Cultural Centre

Organised by Alan Donovan – he of the African Heritage House – and other collaborators.

September 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Pop Up & Chill Handmakers Market, Oct. 1 2017 @ 910 James Gichuru


Date: October 1, 2017
Venue: 910 James Gichuru
Time: from 11am till 7pm
Entry is free

About
Pop Up & Chill is a market that features a carefully curated array of artisans and collectors bringing handmade, eco, holistic and vintage goods and items inspired by Africa and majorly made in Kenya. Its main aim is to link local independent unique artists, designers, makers collectors and traders with consumers of handmade, made in Kenya and made in Africa in a relaxed setting.

September 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

CBA Africa Concours d’ Elegance 2017: Beauty and the Beasts, Sept. 24 2017 @ Ngong Racecourse


Date: Sunday, 24th September 2017
Venue: Nairobi Racecourse, Ngong Road
Time: starting from 9:00 am

Advance Tickets: Adults KES 950, Children KES 450 – available at all CBA branches in Nairobi & Thika, Sarova Panafric, The Stanley, Capital FM and TicketSasa
Gate charges: Adult Kshs 1,000, Child Kshs 500

About
East Africa’s most prestigious spectator motor-show event, the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance.

This year’s will be the 47th edition of Concours d’Elegance, a lifestyle event that is acclaimed for the beauty and elegance showcased by both the competitors and the spectators. Apart from the judging of 70 classic and vintage cars and 40 motorcycles – the centre piece of the event – there will be a grand finale involving; pyrotechnics, a fashion show and live performance by Nyashinski. The theme for this year’s Concours is, Beauty and the Beast.

It is the ideal fun-family experience, organized by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club and proudly sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa.

https://concourskenya.com/

September 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Literature Cafe: Papa Wemba and Black Dandy, Sept. 27 2017 @ Alliance Française

Papa Wemba | Image via Alliance Française, Nairobi


Date: September 27, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry

Join Didier Bokelo Bile, author of the biography, ‘Papa Wemba: icon of African music from generation to generation’ as he discusses the parallel worlds of ‘the man’ and the ‘artist’.

The King of Rhumba Rock, Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was also the undisputed king of the ‘sapeurs’.

September 15, 2017 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition on LA SAPE (Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant People), Sept. 18-29 2017 @ Alliance Française


A Photo Exhibition by Baudouin Mousanda (from Brazzaville) and Yves Sambu (from Kinshasa)

Dates: September 18 – 29, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française, Nairobi

About
The CPF (Comité permanent de la Francophonie au Kenya), an apolitical, non-denominational and non-profit organization which regroups member states of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF – Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) based in Nairobi, in partnership with the Alliance Française, present an exhibition of photos on the Congolese sub-culture of ‘La Sape’ (Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant Persons).

The Sape has its origins in the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republc of Congo. One could not immediately relate this phenomenon of elegance and fashionable extravagance in countries that have been marred by civil war over several decades. Yet, amid the conflicts, there exist these self-proclaimed dandies of sub-Saharan Africa – known as the Sapeurs – just ordinary working men who are devoted to the cult of style and impeccable moral conduct (respect, peace, integrity, honour…). Despite their expensive sense of dress, they are not rich men. This social movement that glories elegance and style was revived in the 1970s by Papa Wemba, the King of Rumba Rock, but also the undisputed King of the Sapeurs.

La Sape can be traced back to the colonial period. ‘There were people in sub-Saharan Africa during the 1930s and 1940s – dubbed évolués (meaning well rounded individuals) according to the terminology of the period – who would imitate Europeans. They would put on airs and copy the colonialists’ behavior. This was a way for them to highlight their social superiority and assert their identities. This kind of dandy is a well-known stock-character in African literature’; says Romuald Fonkua, Director of the International Centre for French Studies at the Sorbonne University.

In the 1970s, La Sape became a protest against the “abacost” policy — from the French “à bas le costume,” or “down with the suit” — that was implemented in Congo. In accordance with Zairianization, the official state ideology of the Joseph-Désiré Mobutu regime, wearing a European style suit and tie was officially forbidden. President Mobutu wore a hat made of leopard fur, a symbol of power in the Bantu population.

“In this sense, La Sape was truly a revolutionary behavior,” notes Fonkoua. “It expressed both resistance and the assertion of an African identity with a global outlook, as opposed to Mobutu’s limited, obtuse vision.”
The Sapeurs have a simple philosophy ‘to live with joie de vivre’. However, in a country devastated by conflict and poverty, one wonders how this flamboyant lifestyle is sustained.

The photographer Baudouin Mouanda from Brazaville is an internationally acclaimed photographer. He won ‘The Young Talent Award’ at the influential African Photography Biennial, Bamako Encounters, in 2009 for his photography project on the ‘Sapeurs’. “I look at Africa with positivity,” says Mouanda, “I don’t see Africa from the perspective of people who never came here. I see Africa as a continent that will surprise people tomorrow. I’m sure of it.”

Nicknamed Photouin (Photo + Baudouin), Mouanda began his photographic journey in 1993, when his father offered him his first camera. Years later, he was awarded Best Photographer from the Fine Art School of Kinshasa. Baudouin studied journalism in Paris. His work is published regularly in Afrique magazine, Jeune Afrique, VSD, L’Express Style and Planète Jeune.

The photographer Yves Sambu is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts of Kinshasa. Born in Lukula (Bas-Congo) in 1980 – he lives and works in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. He studied painting but decided to devote himself particularly to photography and video.

His work is based on the dynamic evolution of man and the social integration of men and women in the “City”. He addresses cohabitation issues which demand respect for one another despite differences in points of view or way of being. For Yves, it is not only the artistic result which is important, but also the process and the approach. Thus, he thinks “… should not art serve its true function in society?”

Concise Programme available, here

September 15, 2017 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

African Fashion Pop Up: Ichyulu Pop Up, Sept. 2 2017 @ Zen Garden


Date: September 2, 2017
Venue: Zen Garden
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Entry: Free

About
Ichyulu.com is an online concept store that offers select edits from African fashion and accessory designers. The Pop Up will be an opportunity for people to view pieces from the site in person, shop new arrivals and discounted pieces. Ichyulu.com features over 18 designers from around the continent

August 25, 2017 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

K1 Flea Market, Every Sunday @ K1 Club House


Dates: Every Sunday
Venue: K1 Klub House
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

August 4, 2017 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Pop-Up and Chill: Handmaker’s Market, Jul. 30 2017 @ 910 James Gichuru


Date: July 30, 2017
Venue: 910 James Gichuru
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Entry: Free

July 25, 2017 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Market: Pop Up & Chill, May 21 2017 @ 910 James Gichuru


Date: May 21, 2017
Venue: 910 James Gichuru
Time: 1-7 pm
Entry: Free

May 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Fashion Event: Spring into Style, May 13 2017 @ The Lord Erroll


Date: May 13, 2017
Venue: The Lord Erroll

Dinner and Show: KES 7,500/- at 6.30 pm
Show Only: KES 1,500/- at 8.30 pm

For more information/tickets: call 0721 920 820, or email reservations@lord-erroll.com

Runway designers: Deepa Dosaja, Lisa Christoffersen, Sally Karago, Vee Fashion House, Wild Side Shop, Aprelle Duany, Khalida Wild and Sarayaa

About
Kenyan designer talent will be showcased at the “Spring into Style” Dinner and Show at The Lord Erroll on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Both established and rising stars of the Kenyan Fashion Industry will be featured on the catwalk in this unique colonial style setting and lush gardens.

A few names to strut the runway this evening will be Deepa Dosaja, Nairobi born, who recently presented her “My Flowers” Collection at the New York Fashion Week, as well as dressing Lupita Nyong’o. Sally Karago will be displaying her ware as well. Sally is both Chairlady of the Association of Fashion Designers of Kenya (AFAD) and director of the Mcensal School of Fashion. Her collections have been presented in London, New York and South Africa. Another star is Aprelle Duany, who left a prominent corporate career to start her luxury leather brand Aprelleduany. In 2016, Aprelle showcased at Award-winning Nolcha platform for emerging designers at NYFW and was a HEVA Fund Recipient.

The evening will kick off with a gourmet four-course dinner with delicacies such as Smoked Salmon Caviar, Sous Vide Beef Fillet and the Signature Decadent Chocolate Dome. As the evening evolves, Mochez models will take to the catwalk in designs from the latest collections of Kenyan clothing and accessory designers. From 11.30am, many more designers will be open to the public with their pop-up shops, and to the event guests throughout the evening.

Part of the ticket sales will go to the Human Needs Project in Kibera, whose objective is to provide basic services (laundry services, showers, clean drinking water, toilets, high-speed internet and classrooms) to Kibera residents. Almost a quarter million people have used the facilities to date. The Kibera residents will be represented by young music artists who will be performing on this occasion. Their music ranges from R&B, Hip Hop to Reggae, expressing the struggles of life.

The event is orchestrated by Lisa Christoffersen and Daniela Cellini. Lisa Christoffersen is renown for her safari essentials line and self-designed pashmina shawls and jewelry, which she will be showcasing on this occasion. Daniela Cellini of Outside the Lines Events is a professional event designer with years of experience in Miami, Italy and Kenya.

For event and ticket information:
The Lord Erroll (Aminah) 0710 544 971
Lisa Christoffersen 0722 703 264
Daniela Cellini 0711 728 423

May 3, 2017 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Fashion: Sovereign Fashion Night, Apr. 22 2017 @ Sovereign Hotel – Kisumu


Date: April 22, 2017
Venue: Sovereign Hotel, Kisumu
Time: from 7 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000/- Call 0734878893 for reservations, or talk to Amazing Kisumu through 0780168178 to secure your tickets

April 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm 1 comment

Blankets and Wine Nairobi Festival, Apr. 9 2017 @ Ngong Racecourse Waterfront


Date: April 9, 2017
Venue: Ngong Racecourse Waterfront
Time: 12 – 10 pm
Tickets: advanced tickets – KES 3000, and door tickets – KES 3500
Advance tickets available here

Performances by: AKA, the “Supa Mega”, Nneka, Fena Gitu, Nu Nairobi
DJ Set: DJ Suraj

March 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm 3 comments

Kilimani Street Festival, Feb. 25 2017 @ Rose Avenue – Off Dennis Pritt Road

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Date: February 25, 2017
Venue: Rose Avenue – Off Dennis Pritt Road
Time: 12 noon – 6 pm
Contacts: info@kilimani.co.ke / 0780 197 197

About
Kilimani Project Foundation will hold the first street festival of 2017. There will be lots of food, fashion and cultural exhibitions and stands as well as good representation from the Kilimani Community.

Among the cultural performers set to take the stage this year include Anthem Choir/Fezi, Children’s Garden Home, Shepherds Dance Crew, Velour Model Fashion Show, Nyatiti Player Atisanna, Capoeira by Lua & Farao, Shangilia Performing Arts, Marion Munga & Kike Dance, Wandia Duet, Wanny & Katalina.

The festival will be preceded by the Kilimani 5KM Run in partnership with Lorna Sports (starting 7am).

Register today by paying the run fee to MPESA Paybill 170412 and get a T-shirt. Corporate Teams: Ksh 5,000; Adults: Ksh 500, Students: Ksh 200; Kids: Ksh 100.

February 17, 2017 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Pawa 254 Festival: Art in the Streets, Dec. 18 2016 @ Koinange Street

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Date: December 18, 2016
Venue: Koinange Street
Time:10 am – 10 pm

December 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Swahili Fashion Week, Dec. 2-4 2016 @ National Museum – Dar es Salaam

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Dates: December 2-4, 2016
Venue: National Museum – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Time: from 8.30 pm
Tickets: Tshs 40,000 at the Gate

http://www.swahilifashionweek.com/

November 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Fashion Week After-Party Hosted by Tiffany Brown, Nov. 27 2016 @ Ebony Lounge

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Date: November 27, 2016
Venue: Ebony Lounge
Time: from 6 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

http://www.tbrownltd.com

November 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Fashion Market: CHRISTMAS FAIR, Dec. 3 & 4 2016 @ Ngong Racecourse

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November 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

Little Miss Kenya and Miss Teen Kenya 2016, Nov. 27 2016 @ Nailab – Bishop Magua Center

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Date: November 27, 2016
Venue: Nailab – Bishop Magua Center, Padmore Lane
Time: from 2 pm

About
The second edition of Little Miss Kenya and Miss Teen Kenya will take place on Sunday 27th November 2016 at Nailab – Bishop Magua Center, Padmore Lane, Ngong Road (Directly opposite Uchumi – Ngong hyper) starting at 2 pm.

The aim of this initiative is to foster goodwill ambassadors for the community by encouraging individual growth, personal platforms and community involvement.

Our contestants are divided into four age categories (Tiny Miss Kenya 3-5 years, mini Miss Kenya 6-8 years, Little Miss Kenya 9-12 years and Miss Teen Kenya 13-18 years).

Grab your ticket for this exceptional experience at only 500/-. call 0727162028

November 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Fashion Week – Mama Africa, Nov. 25-26 2016 @ the Concord

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Dates: November 25-26, 2016
Venue: the Concord

November 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Classic Movie Screening: Out of Africa, Nov. 12 2016 @ Serena Hotel Nairobi

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Date: November 12, 2016
Venue: Serena Hotel Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: KES 1,500

Dress up: Early aviation/Out of Africa

About
Nairobi Serena is hosting a screening of the movie “Out of Africa”.

The screening of the movie is part of a bigger campaign that aims to popularize the Vintage Air Rally. The Air Rally is an adventure of a lifetime that will see pilots from 11 countries fly vintage planes (used in the 1920-30’s during the first world war) from Crepe in Greece to Cape in South Africa.

The planes will stop in various countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia and South Africa.

November 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Fashion, Design + Music: FAFA Fashion Market, Nov. 6 2016 @ Purdy Arms – Karen

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Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Venue: Purdy Arms, Karen
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

The Music include: include Wanny Angerer (a world renowned Honduran Jazz performer) and Moving Cultures artists who will entertain from 11am till 3pm playing variety of African heritage cultural music.

Later on, The Vinyl Record Collectors will take over till 6pm.

For further information contact: Brenda on 0772 516317 / info@fafakenya.co.ke

October 28, 2016 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

CBA Africa Concours d’ Elegance 2016, Sept. 25 2016 @ Ngong Racecourse

CBA Africa Concours d' Elegance 2016
Date: Sunday, 25th September 2016
Venue: Nairobi Racecourse, Ngong Road
Time: starting from 9:00 am
Advance tickets: Adult Kshs 900, Child Kshs 450
Available at: All CBA branches in Nairobi & Thika, Sarova Panafric, The Stanley, Capital FM and http://www.ticketsasa.com
Gate charges: Adult Kshs 1,000, Child Kshs 500

About
East Africa’s most prestigious spectator motor-show event, the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance.

This year’s will be the 46th edition of Concours d’Elegance, a lifestyle event that is acclaimed for the beauty and elegance showcased by both the competitors and the spectators. It is the ideal fun-family experience proudly sponsored by CBA.

September 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Established Designers for Swahili Fashion Week 2016, by Sept. 22 2016 @ Swahili Fashion Week

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Application Deadline – Sept. 22, 2016

Find more information on this URL http://www.swahilifashionweek.com/

September 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

Fashion & Design + Live Music: FAFA Market, Sept. 11 2016 @ Purdy Arms – Karen

FAFA MARKET Sept 11 poster
Date: September 11, 2016
Venue: Purdy Arms, Karen
Time: from 11 am

September 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm 1 comment

Out of Town/Festival: Mombasa International Cultural Festival, Aug. 18-21 2016 @ Mombasa County

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Dates: August 18-21, 2016
Venue: Mombasa County

August 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

FAFA Market Westlands, Jul. 9 2016 @ Juniper’s Kitchen

Fafa Market July 9 2016
Date: July 9, 2016
Venue: Juniper’s Kitchen
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

Brief description on FAFA Market
The FAFA Market is a relaxing monthly great quality shopping event. In addition stakeholders in fashion, lifestyle and organic products meet, network, buy and sell their goods. You will always discover something new.

Enjoy food, cocktails and great music as you shop, all at Juniper Social (Off Waiyaki Way,On Muthangari Drive,Opp. Safaricom Building)

July 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm 1 comment

Bizarre Bazaar Summer Craft Festival, Jun. 25-26 2016 @ Karura Forest

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Dates: June 25-26,2016
Venue: Karura Forest
Time: Open 9am to 6pm daily
Tickets: Adults 300 / Kids 100

Directions
Biz Baz Karura June 2016

About
This awesome market in the open air of Karura Forest brings you over 70 vendors and charity stalls exhibiting their traditional and contemporary crafts and mostly handmade products from across Africa and the world you will be spoilt for choice!

Food + Music + Play = Loads of fun at Bizarre Bazaar

http://www.bizbazevents.com

June 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

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