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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.

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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

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

[Updated] Conference/Hangar Party/Safari Brunch: Passport Experience (PXP Fest), Dec. 19-23 2018 @ Kiza Ballroom, Wilson Airport & Nairobi National Park


Dates: December 19-23, 2018
Venue(s): Kiza Ballroom, Wilson Airport & Nairobi National Park
Timelines and tickets – check their website, here.

About
The international festival will debut a 5 day event from Dec 19th to 23rd with a Music, TV/Film, & Tech. conference to empower young aspiring entrepreneurs, followed by an unprecedented airplane hangar party & brunch in the wild thanks to key partnerships with Kenya Tourism Board, Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Wildlife Services to promote all things Kenya.

Update: Note: the conferences have been rescheduled. However the PXP Hangar Party and the Safari brunch, scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday respectively – remain!

December 15, 2018 at 1:08 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

Horse Racing: Mzee wa Pwani Trophy, Dec. 2 2018 @ Ngong Racecourse


Date: December 2, 2018
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: from 12 Noon

November 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm 1 comment

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