Posts filed under ‘festival’

Sauti za Busara Music Festival: Call for Artists 2021 – Scheduled for Feb. 11-14, 2021

Date: By July 31, 2020
Find details of the call, here.

July 16, 2020 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Lamu Yoga Festival, Mar. 4-8 2020 @ Lamu


Dates: March 4-8, 2020
Venue: Lamu

March 2, 2020 at 11:04 am 1 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

Out of Town: 29th Edition of The Koroga Festival – Love Edition ft. Diamond Platinumz, Mike Rua and H_Art the Band, Feb. 15 2020 @ Hell’s Gate – Naivasha


Date: February 15, 2020
Venue: Hell’s Gate, Naivasha
Time: 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/- (inclusive of Park Fee)

About
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

February 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Kilifi New Year 2020 ft. Osunlade, Blinky Bill, Kampire, Jack Rooster, the Kaya Collective, Valerie Muthoni & Yellow Light Machine et al, Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020 @ Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi


Dates: Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 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

Out of Town: Lamu Cultural Festival, Dec. 12-16 2019 @ Lamu Archipelago


Dates: December 12-16, 2019
Venue: Lamu Archipelago

December 5, 2019 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

28th Edition of The Koroga Festival ft. Kanda Bongo Man, M’bilia Bel, Emma Jamalo and Steve Kay, Dec. 1 2019 @ Bomas of Kenya


Date: December 1, 2019
Venue: Bomas of Kenya Grounds
Time: 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/- and last minute tickets KES 2,500/-

About
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

November 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

3rd Edition of Sherekea Israeli Film Festival, Nov. 27-29 2019 @ Nairobi National Museum


Sherekea – Israeli Film Festival is back!

Dates: November 27-29, 2019
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Time: from 5.30 pm
Entry: Free

Programme

About
After 2 successful years, 20 movies and more than 2,000 cinema lovers, we are back for the 3rd edition with NEW and EXCITING films from the best film makers in Israel.

This year we have a special treat for you- we are happy to share all the screenings will be free of charge and open to the public.

Join us at Nairobi National Museum for 3 days of quality films, amazing experience, and great vibes!

For more info. visit Sherekea Facebook page.

November 19, 2019 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Tribal Chic 2019 – Celebrating 10 Years, Dec. 7 2019 @ Tribe Hotel


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Venue: Tribe Hotel Kenya
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Advance Tickets KES 7,000/- (available, here), and KES 8,000/- at the Door

TRIBAL CHIC 2019
Tribal Chic is an annual charity fashion show held at Nairobi’s most prestigious 5 star boutique hotel – Tribe.

With its unique architecture and inspiring interiors, Tribe echoes the true image of Nairobi; a hip, dazzling, sophisticated and creative city. Tribe’s events showcase only the best local and international talent, while supporting causes that enrich the lives of the less fortunate.

Tribal Chic 2019 will be the 10th annual fashion show held at the hotel and is aimed at recognising and appreciating fashion both locally and internationally. We look at giving up and coming local designers a chance at showcasing their talent as well as combining it with established designers. In the past we have worked with Masaba Gupta, Adele Dejak, Penny Winter, Mille Collines, Nike Kondakis, Mateene Kahindo, Katungulu Mwendwa, Lalesso, Deepa Dosaja, to name just a few.

Our show has grown tremendously over the years and we have partnered with organizations like the New York based company – GenArt and FA254. We received a great amount of both local and international press and recognition.

As we celebrate our ten-year milestone, we hope to curate a show that takes the city by storm.

All funds from Tribal Chic 2019 are in aid of Rafiki Mwema.

November 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Afri-Love Fest: Celebrating Creativity, Nov. 3 2019 @ Ikigai – Westlands


Date: November 3, 2019
Venue: Ikigai, Westlands
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

About
Afri-love Fest is a bi-annual family-friendly festival featuring:
• Creative workshops, talks and interactive experiences, for all ages
• East Africa’s most innovative makers and designers

The festival returns to the beautiful Ikigai Westlands – a perfect setting for housing all the creations, inspiration and new connections we’re bringing together.

Brought to you by Lulu Kitololo Studio.

Find more information, here.

October 29, 2019 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Somali Heritage Week 2019, Oct. 18-20 2019 @ Kenya Cultural Center


Dates: October 18-20, 2019
Venue: Kenya Cultural Center
Time: 8.30 am – 7 pm
Entry: Free

October 16, 2019 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Kilifi New Year 2020: First Official Artist Line-Up (ft. Osunlade, Blinky Bill, Kampire, Jack Rooster, the Kaya Collective, Valerie Muthoni & Yellow Light Machine et al.), Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020 @ Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi


Dates: Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

October 8, 2019 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Human Rights Watch Film Festival (Co-Presented by Docubox), Oct. 15-18 2019 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: October 15-18, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium

October 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

French Film Festival, Oct. 7-10 2019 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: October 7-10, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

October 1, 2019 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

SOL – A- FAIR ft. Bensoul, Sept. 29 2019 @ K1 Klub House – Parklands


Date: September 29, 2019
Venue: K1 Klub House, Parklands
Entry: Free

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

Macondo Literary Festival, Sept. 27-29 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre


Dates: September 27-29, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre

About
Under the theme Histories, Stories, Worlds and Words the Macondo Literary Festival will bring together, for the first time on the continent, writers from the Portuguese and English speaking Africa for conversations, debates, readings on African histories featured in their fictional and non-fictional works.

The event will also present workshops on writing, translating, filming history and history for radio as well as musical and dance performances, storytelling and film.

Among the festival, guests are Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Zimbabwe), Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) and Ondjaki (Angola).

https://www.macondolitfest.org/

September 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

27th Edition of The Koroga Festival (One Love Edition) ft. Alpha Blondy – Ivory Coast, Redsan & Wyre – Kenya, Sept. 22 2019 @ Two Rivers


Date: September 22, 2019
Venue: Two Rivers Mall Grounds
Time: 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/- and last minute tickets KES 2,500/-

About
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

September 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Korean Film Festival, Sept. 25-26 2019 @ Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi


Dates: September 25-26, 2019
Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm
Free Entry

September 13, 2019 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

K1 Karnival with Chiki Kuruka, Oct. 12 2019 @ K1 Klub House


Date: October 12, 2019
Venue: K1 Klub House
Time: 11AM
Charges: 300 advance, 400 at the gate

Chiki Kuruka will be hosting Kenya’s first ever Carnival on 12th October at K1 Klub House with DJ Kace, G-Money and Bensoul.

September 13, 2019 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Brazilian Film Festival 2019, Sept. 12, 14, 26 & 28 2019 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: September 12, 14, 26 & 28 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Entry: Free

The Festival will take place on 12, 14, 26 and 28 September at Alliance Française Auditorium. The admission is free. The films will be screened in original version with English subtitles.

September 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Chinese Film Week, Sept. 2-6 2019 @ Taifa Hall – University of Nairobi


Dates: September 2-6, 2019
Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi
Entry: Free

September 4, 2019 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Nyege Nyege Festival, Sept. 5-8 2019 @ Njeru, Jinja – Uganda


Dates: September 5-8, 2019
Venue: Njeru, Jinja – Uganda
Tickets: Die hard 4 Day Pass UGX 100,000/-, available here

NYEGE NYEGE FESTIVAL 2019 4 Days, 5 Stages, Featuring Over 200 Artists East African biggest festivals’ 2019 edition is upon us.

Nyege Nyege is one of the most diverse gatherings of like-minds from across the world, coupled with some of the most exciting new acts from the region and beyond (this year especially from Asia and South America and US).

5-8 September 2019 Jinja – Uganda

August 29, 2019 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Ongala Music Festival, Aug. 23-25 2019 @ Bagamoyo – Tanzania


Dates: August 23-25, 2019
Venue: Bagamoyo, Tanzania

About
Inspired by the life & legacy of Remmy Ongala, Ongala Festival aims to provide a platform for African artists to showcase their talent.

Find more information, here.

August 23, 2019 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Nai’fest with Ayrosh, Dan Aceda and Charisma, Aug. 2 2019 @ K1 Klub House – Parklands


Date: August 2, 2019
Venue: K1 Klub House
Time: 7 PM
Charges: Free

K1 Klub House in collaboration with Drum Jam will be hosting live performances by Ayrosh, Dan Aceda and Charisma on three different stages all at K1! Come through for the Kenyan Live Music Experience

August 1, 2019 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Nyege Nyege Festival, Sept. 5-8 2019 @ Njeru, Jinja – Uganda


Dates: September 5-8, 2019
Venue: Njeru, Jinja – Uganda
Tickets: Die hard 4 Day Pass UGX 100,000/-, available here

NYEGE NYEGE FESTIVAL 2019 4 Days, 5 Stages, Featuring Over 200 Artists East African biggest festivals’ 2019 edition is upon us.

Nyege Nyege is one of the most diverse gatherings of like-minds from across the world, coupled with some of the most exciting new acts from the region and beyond (this year especially from Asia and South America and US).

https://www.nyegenyege.com/

July 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

26th Edition of The Koroga Festival ft. Femi Kuti – Nigeria, JuaCali & them Mushrooms – Kenya, Jul. 7 2019 @ Tatu City


Date: July 7, 2019
Venue: Tatu City
Time: 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/- and last minute tickets KES 2,500/-

About
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

July 5, 2019 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Film Festival, June 6-16 2019 @ Prestige Plaza – Ngong Road


The NBO Film Fest (Nairobi Film Festival) is back for its third year. It will be happening from 6th June 2019 to 16th June 2019 at Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya. The Festival will feature films from Kenyan, African, Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean cinema.

Dates: June 6-16, 2019
Venue: Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road
Tickets are available on https://nbofilmfest.com.

This year, the schedule will include:

– Lusala, directed by Mugambi Nthiga
– Adama, directed by Simon Rouby
– Cook Off, directed by Tomas Brickhill
– Subira, directed by Sippy Chadha
– City Of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund
– Keteke, directed by Peter Sedufia
– Miriam Miente, directed by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada
– Talking About Trees, directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari
– Yuli, directed by Icíar Bollaín
– The Tokoloshe, directed by Jerome Pikwane
– Sew The Winter To My Skin, directed by Dom Pedro
– Liyana, directed by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp
– Akasha, directed by Hajooj Kuka
– Mercy of the Jungle, director Joël Karekezi
– The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia, directed by Arturo Infante
– Five Fingers for Marseilles, directed by Michael Matthews
– The Burial of Kojo, directed by Blitz “The Ambassador” Bazawule

The festival will also include:

– A Selection Of Short Films curated by NBO Film Fest
– Shorts, Shorts and Shots, a selection of short films curated by Docubox

Download NBO Film Festival Programme 2019 (Pdf).

About
Co-founded by film director Mbithi Masya and producer Sheba Hirst, The NBO Film Fest wants to revitalise cinema-going culture in Nairobi as a critical means of contributing to the growth of a healthy film industry in Kenya. The festival began to do that in the last three years by presenting exceptional films from around the world that are rarely presented in Nairobi’s mainstream cinema and showing the best made Kenyan films in a lively festival format.

Lusala, a film directed by Mugambi Nthiga, produced by One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films will make its world premiere at the festival. This will be continuing a tradition that started in the 2017 premiere of Kati Kati by Mbithi Masya and was followed by the 2018 premiere Supa Modo by Likarion Wainaina.

May 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm 1 comment

Nairobi International Cultural Festival, June 8 2019 @ Nairobi National Museum


Date: June 8, 2019
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Entry: Free

May 16, 2019 at 1:51 pm 1 comment

[Updated] Screening: ‘Like Crazy’ – Italian Participation in Nairobi’s 28th Edition of the European Film Festival, May 18 2019 @ Diamond Plaza II


Screening: Paolo Virzi’s LA PAZZA GIOIA –
Date: 18th May 2019
Venue: Diamond Plaza II (11th floor)
Time: 7 pm

Italian participation in Nairobi’s 28th edition of the European Film Festival, 2019, with the film – La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy) by Paolo Virzi’.

Updated Program: EFF 2019 Schedule (pdf)

Link to the Festival web page: La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy), 2016

Cast: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti
Synopsis:
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders.

Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic.

Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse – the world of sane people.

May 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

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