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Come enjoy some beautiful afrojazz music from Noel Nderitu, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/rapper who is passionate about advancing quality contemporary gospel music and growing the Kenyan music industry. Also on stage we’ll have Third Hand Music who are arguably one of the fastest growing bands in Kenya right now. They’ve recently released a beautiful song called #InTheAir.
Ricky Na Marafiki. who are back from performing at the DOADOA – East African Performing Arts Market festival will top off the evening with some smooth blend of #AfroJazz.
Tickets are Ksh 1000 at the door and Ksh 800 advance
DAN ACEDA v CHRIS ADWAR
Ladies and Gentlemen the much acclaimed Tyranny of Benga is back. TOB is a one of a kind, made for TV mash up concert experience that brings together new and old musicians who are innovating on top of the classic Benga sound.
Previous performers on the TOB stage include Dan Aceda, Amileena Mwenesi, Chris Adwar, Eric Wainaina amongst others.
This year’s first edition will be held at the Alliance Franacise gardens on the 31st of May and will feature the first battle of Benga between Chris Adwar and Dan Aceda.
Spotlight on Kenyan Music: Coastal Taarab and Mwanzele Connect with Oud, May 14 2016 @ Alliance Française
Date:Saturday, May 14 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate
A journey of musical innovation and evolution with French-Tunisian oud maestro Jean-Pierre Smadja (aka Smadj), Mwanate Kibwana and Mbarak Ali Haj of Lelele Afrika, Bado Mzungugiriama, renowned jazz pianist, Aaron Rimbui, Coke Studio’s bass guitarist, Asaph Uzele and the Tanzanian drummer Emmanuel Yakobo.
The concert will be a culmination of a week long musical encounter transcending geographical and cultural boundaries.
It promises to be a rich musical mix of the sounds of the age old Middle Eastern instrument ‘the oud’, melodious taraab and rythmic mwanzele beats and jazzy groves.
What better way to spend a Saturday evening!
Join us on the 1st of April as we celebrate all the women in our lives at #AnEveningOfAfroJazz the #DivasEdition featuring the multi-talented actress, musician and intellectual property lawyer, June Gachui. On stage we’ll also have Swiga whose an energetic, sassy and lively performer, whose music is an eclectic blend of different genres with a jazzy feel to it.
To top it all off, we’ll have an electrifying performance from Ricky Nanjero and the Marafiki band.
For more information, visit the event Facebook Page
The Nile Project is an exceptional cross-cultural collaboration, its members hailing from all along the great river that connects eleven countries and over 400 million people, from its sources beyond Lake Victoria to its delta in Egypt. Through its innovative musical process that allows its artists to leverage each other’s strengths, the project unearths unique sound representative of the Nile watershed as a whole.
Musicians include: Claude Ciza (Burundi), Ahmed Omar (Eritrea), Endalekachew Niguse, Roza Kifle, Dawit Seyoum Estifanos (Ethiopia), Mohamed Kamal, Adel Mekha, Saleeb Lowza, Nader El Shaer(Egypt), Rapasa Nyatrapasa, Kasiva Mutua (Kenya), Asia Madani (Sudan) and Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania).