Posts filed under ‘festival’

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

[Updated] European Film Festival, May 4-26 2019 @ Various Venues in Nairobi


Dates: May 4-26, 2019
Venue: Various

Venues:
– Arfa Lounge, IMAX 20th Century
– Anga Diamond Plaza II
– Alchemist
– Goethe-Institut
– Alliance Française Nairobi
– August 7th Memorial Park
– German School Nairobi
– Dagoz Artist Bar

Download the (updated) EFF 2019 Schedule (pdf).

Find more information, here.

May 3, 2019 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

3rd Edition of Hip Hop Jazz Street Festival, Apr. 27 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre


Date: April 27, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: from 2 pm
Entry: VIP KES 1,000/-, and KES 500/- Advance

April 23, 2019 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

Kilimani Street Festival, Mar. 30 2019 @ Rose Avenue – Kilimani


Date: March 30, 2019
Venue: Rose Avenue, Kilimani
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

About
The Kilimani Project Foundation is a community neighborhood association with the aim of making Kilimani a community of choice, which can inspire others to make a better Nairobi and a better Kenya.

Visit the event Facebook page for more details:

March 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

25th Edition of The Koroga Festival: Ladies Edition ft. Asa, Fena & Phy, Mar. 31 2019 @ Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village


Date: March 31, 2019
Venue: Leisure Gardens – Mamba Village
Time: 12 – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/-

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.

March 20, 2019 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Concert: by Mafikizolo, Mar. 16 2019 @ Karen Country Club


Dates: March 16, 2019
Venue: Karen Country Club
Tickets: Available, here

March 14, 2019 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Good France is Back! The Fifth Edition of Goût de France / Good France, Mar. 18-24 2019 @ 5 Participating Restaurants in Nairobi


Dates: March 18-24, 2019
Participating Restaurants: The Rooftop Grill – Imperial Court, Five Senses Restaurant – 2nd Floor Galana Plaza, Flame Tree Restaurant – Sarova, Baluba – Modern Close, and Tatu Restaurant – Fairmont, the Norfolk. Restaurant Profiles and Menus, available – here.

Find more information, here.

March 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Francophonie Film Festival and FlipFlop Boat Exhibition, Mar. 11-16 2019 @ Alliance Française – Mombasa

Dates: March 11-16, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française – Mombasa

March 6, 2019 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Quinzaine de la Francophonie 2019 – Kenya, Mar. 12-28 2019 @ Various


Dates: March 12-28, 2019
Venues: Various

March 6, 2019 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

Music, VR Gaming, Fashion, Films, Camping, Installations: Africa Nouveau Festival, Mar. 8-10 2019 @ Ngong Racecourse


Dates: March 8-10, 2019
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Festival Pass: KES 4,500/-

March 5, 2019 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Lamu Yoga Festival, Mar. 18-22 2019 @ Lamu Archipelago


Dates: March 18-22, 2019
Venue: Lamu

Download Lamu Yoga Festival Info Pamphlet (pdf)

www.lamuyoga.org

February 14, 2019 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Festival: Desturi Nairobi, Feb. 24 2019 @ Aug. 7th Memorial Park – CBD


Date: February 24, 2019
Venue: Aug 7th Memorial Park
Time: from 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500/- [deposited via mpesa to +254716659166 (Embukane Vincent Libosso)]

PS: Vending spaces also available. Contact +254716659166 (Embukane Vincent Libosso)

About
Music is a universal language it resonates through generations and survives decades and centuries in history. It is one of the elements that can survive through wars, times and political regimes and for that matter, a powerful tool of communication. It is with this foundation that we present Desturi Festival, a collage of local artistry, talent and culture represented through the art of music.

Highlighting the renowned artist Abbih Nguma, who is a passionate, patriotic musical artist best known for vibrant and soulful tunes of urban Rhumba. Better known as, Le Prince de la Rhumba. Desturi Festival seeks to strengthen the family unit through music and fun activities.

The objective is to conduct a one day event to be held every once every two months. The event will feature a live band performance from Abbih Nguma and the band, other performing artists and DJ entertainment and fun activities and games for the young ones.

The only way we can preserve our Kenyan culture and beliefs is if everybody plays the part by embracing the powerful tools a music and art. We invite you to be part of Desturi Festival in the belief that you are the perfect and most suitable partner to execute this wonderful event.
DESTURI NAIROBI….Kama Kawaida Tu.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook

February 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm 1 comment

Photos from Day 1 of Diani Beach Festival (ft. Sauti Sol) at Diani Beach Club, Diani – Ukunda

Diani Beach Festival Photos | by NairobiNow


Full set of photos from Day 1 – December 29, 2018 – of the Diani Beach Festival, available here.

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Marsabit – Lake Turkana Cultural Festival 2019 Edition, Apr. 18-20 2019 @ Loiyangalani

Dates: April 18-20, 2019
Venue: Loiyangalani, Marsabit County

January 10, 2019 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment

Safaricom Jazz Festival 2019 Grand Concert Ft. Marcus Miller & Many More, Feb. 17 2019 @ Training Grounds, Kasarani Stadium


Date: February 17, 2019
Venue: Training Grounds, Kasarani Stadium

January 10, 2019 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Festival 2019, Feb. 7-10 2019 @ Stonetown – Zanzibar


Dates: February 7-10, 2019
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar

Participating Bands from Kenya; Fadhilee Itulya and Shamsi Kenya.

Find more information, here.

January 7, 2019 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Kilifi New Year Festival ft. 62 Local and International Acts, Dec. 30 2018 – Jan. 2 2019 @ Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi


Dates: December 30, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi
Tickets: Final Advance Tickets at KSh 8,000 for the entire 4-day duration. Tickets at the gate will cost KSh 9,000

Advance tickets available, here

About
Located in Kenya on the East coast of Africa, Kilifi is where we chose to call home. This was not only because of its stunning natural beauty, but because of the future that we envisioned for it. In 2014, the founders decided to host a gathering that would act as a melting pot of global cultures and a haven for freedom of expression. It was going to be a place where they could fiercely advocate what they themselves believed in: conscious living and sustainability.

Our festival – with secret nooks, majestic spaces and art dotted all across the site – is intended to encourage renewal. It culminates with the burning of a large wooden sculpture, symbolising new beginnings and a shared optimism for a brighter future, bringing together the community of Kilifi and all festival goers for a moving spectacle.

The Music
This year’s festival will offer three stages with over 40 artists from different genres: House and Techno Music, Dub Reggae and Bass Music with both Kenyan and international acts

Here’s a sample of all the DJ lineup in store for 2019. First Wave Lineup:

Nickodemus (US), Gato Preto (D/AO/GH), Yaadcore (JM), Cian Finn (IRE), DJ invIZable (SA), Yeti (SA), Jinku (K), Kerby (K), Seth Schwarz (D), Pete on the Corner (UK), Makadem (K), Marcus WI (K), Tash LC (UK), Enchan (K), Chucky (K), Belville (D), Dreadsteppa (K), Umojah Sound System (K), Commoner (UK), Sadhu Sensi (SA), Abaki Simba (K), Brian Kadawa (K), Shishi (K) et al.

Mind, Body, Soul
We are excited to announce a newly created area dedicated to feeding the senses and educating the mind; away from the exciting and intense music and energy of the dance floors beneath the baobabs.

Here, we will hold workshops, talks and have different therapies and therapists on hand to enhance the festivals values of holistic living and conscious education. Our attendees feed both mind & body with yoga and other activities which all have an emphasis on improving quality of life.

Our Ethos
We stand for diversity in race, religion, sex, origin and humanity. The basic principle behind this is that the more diverse we are the richer we are! We judge people by who they are inside, not by the colour of their skin, sex, sexual orientation or anything else skin deep.

We want to act as a platform for growing the wellness and alternative education movement in Kenya. For it to be a bigger part of lives of everyone who comes through our gates.

Kilifi New Year commits to protect and conserve the local environment and as act as an example and inspiration to live consciously on the planet. We focus on ecological awareness, e.g. gardening/ cultivation of land, water harvesting and conservation education.

Creativity: The dream is to showcase and develop talents and potential in music and art from all over Kenya.

The Magic Maker. We want Kilifi New Year acts as a beacon to attract international and homegrown creativity & talent in order to bring in the skills and knowledge which will to amplify all of the above goals.

The Venue: Beneath the Baobabs
This is the unique jungle site populated by ancient trees is set beside the stunning Takaungu Creek on the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by pristine lush plateau, and is home to secret wild orange and lemon orchards, bamboo forests and thousand year-old baobabs that make for a magical setting for any experience.

Over the next 12 months is hosting two main public festivals, Kilifi New Year Beneath the Baobabs, and Kilifi Roots Festival – Beneath the Baobabs.

December 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Diani Beach Festival: New Years Eve ft. Performance by Nyashinski (+ Huge Fireworks), Dec. 31 2018 @ Diani Beach Club – Ukunda


Date: December 31, 2018
Venue: Diani Beach Club, Diani – Ukunda
Tickets: Bronze – KES 5,500/-, Gold – 12,000/- and Platinum by Enquiry.

Find more information and to purchase tickets – link.

Performances by Nyanshinski, DJ Adrian, DJ UV and DJ Pink Mohawk
+ Huge Fireworks

December 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Festival: Art in the Streets (of Nairobi), Dec. 23 2018 @ Koinange Street – Nairobi


Date: December 23, 2018
Venue: Koinange Street, Nairobi
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Entry: Free

December 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Diani Beach Festival ft. Sauti Sol, Nyashinski, H_Art the Band, the Beathogs et al, Dec. 29 2018 – Jan. 1 2019 @ Diani Beach Club, Diani – Ukunda


Dates: December 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Venue: Diani Beach Club (after Neptune on the left), Diani – Ukunda
Tickets: Different tiers
Bronze – KES 2,500 per day and KES 5,500 for 3 day pass;
Gold – KES 7,000/- per day and KES 4,000 on day 1, KES 7,000 on day 2 and KES 12,000 on day 3 and;
Platinum – (by enquiry platinum@dianibeachclub.com)
Link to buy the tickets, here

Line Up: Brooke Bailey – Belgium, H_Art the Band, Deejay Kace, Tracy Wanjiru, Sauti Sol, Nyashinski, Tetu Shani, DJ Imran, DJ Adrian, the Beathogs and DJ Skillz

https://www.dianibeachfestival.com/

December 15, 2018 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Kilifi New Year: Beneath the Baobabs ft. Local and International Acts, Dec. 30 2018 – Jan. 2 2019 @ Kilifi


Dates: December 30, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Venue: Kilifi
Tickets: Available, here

December 13, 2018 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

The Green Space Festival – a Celebration of Human Rights by the European Union! Dec. 8 2018 @ Karura Forest


Date: December 8, 2018
Venue: Karura Forest (enter through Limuru Road Gate)
Time: from 09:30 – 18:00
Entry: Free

About
The day will include: information on human rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, live music, theatre and graffiti artists, children’s entertainment, poetry slam, food and drinks vendors and more.

Artists performing include: Christine Kamau, Maia Lekow, Tear Drops, Mumala Maloba, Ghetto Classics and Billian Music Family.

For more information and programme of the day, visit the event Facebook page.

November 29, 2018 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

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