MUSIC AVENUE LISTENING PARTY – Acoustic Boulevard
The Music avenue concert series comes back with a largely acoustic take on the music of Frank Koine.
Exploring the depth and breadth of the voice behind the upcoming solo album; Music Avenue.
Acoustic Boulevard explores the softer side of the singer/song writer, appealing to the emotions expressed through the lyrics and tunes of some of the songs closest to his heart.
Among the repertoire is a fresh take on one of the earliest solo releases: ‘Songa mbele’, which discusses loss, pain and finding courage to keep moving. Another song that expresses the pain experienced with the finality of a breakup, ‘Kipepeo’ a popular track with his social media fans makes a comeback from the first Music avenue listening party staged in November 2014. Exploring the theme of love and commitment is ‘Penzi la Kweli’, a soulful duet that captures a conversation between lovers committing to their love for each other with one asking the other to lead them to true love.
‘Whispering your name’ is an inspirational piece with piano accompaniment. The song is carefully weaved together with the writer making deliberate use of poetic prose to express his dependence on spiritual help. In the song are confessions that he seems to finally understand what it means to love and share through experiencing God’s love.
To celebrate the place of song and dance in the context of African culture is the song ‘Africa’ which suggests that the continent’s culture is deeply rooted in the ability to celebrate through song and dance and the fact that people in Africa always find a reason to sing and dance no matter the circumstances.
There is a lot to expect from the Acoustic Boulevard which promises to be full of diversity and story telling as Frank Koine continues to unveil the music expected to make a debut in the soon to release album, Music Avenue.
You are cordially invited to the April film screening of LICENSE TO KILL FILM SERIES, with the Romanian cynical comedy “THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU” this Saturday, April 18th 2015, starting at 8 pm, followed by an After-Party with DJ duo The Vinegar Strokes. This is all taking place at THE POOL HOUSE GARDEN IN KYUNA. (see directions below).
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
A cynical comedy about a 63 year-old lonely alcoholic who is driven from hospital to hospital in the middle of the night to treat his apparent nausea when it is actually something else. This Romanian masterpiece by director Cristi Puiu won 25 international awards including Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2005.
THE POOL HOUSE GARDEN KIBAGARE WAY, KYUNA
Directions: From Sarit Center, go up Lower Kabete road through Kyuna until you get to a yellow barrier (there will be a Kindergarten on your left). Go though the barrier and over 4 bumps, you will arrive at a T-junction, take a left and another left into Kibagare Way (you will see signs for Mexican Embassy & Zimbabwe High Commission), count 8 gates on the right hand side & you’re there.
Please feel free to bring Kikoys, blankets and/or pillow to sit on. Food and drinks will be on sale by Aqueous and Wok U like. Tickets are 500 Khs in advance and 700 Khs at the door. To RSVP, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 0716 164 656 with your name and number of tickets.
Come enjoy the dopiest jazz, soul, R&B and hip hop tunes on the dopiest rooftop in Nairobi. There will be a vinyl record sale (at very affordable prices) for those of you who have record players. Come dig in the crates…
Y’all know the drill, we keep it underground and f0nky.
Good music and good vibes all day.
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For this edition of #PAWAFilmForum, Pawa254 will screen the award winning documentary film ‘As Old As My Tongue – The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude’ by Screen Station Productions with Busara Promotions in celebration of her 2nd anniversary.
The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.
An intimate portrait of living legend Bi Kidude, probably the oldest singer on the world stage today. Her home island of Zanzibar has long been a meeting point for black African and Arabic influence. The island’s music is its most potent expression.
Bi Kidude beguiles audiences wherever she travels but domestically she continually courts controversy, her behaviour challenging perceptions of the role of women in a Muslim society.
As Old As My Tongue reveals the dramatic contrasts in the life of this iconic musician and features a classic soundtrack spanning one hundred years of Swahili music.
Date: Every Friday
Venue: Tamambo Village Market