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Concert & Album Launch: DJ Raph – Sacred Groves, Apr. 21 2018 @ Kuona Artist Collective

Date: April 21, 2018
Venue: Kuona Artist Collective
Time: 2-10 pm
Entry: Free
Lineup: DJ RAPH (Noland, Nairobi), Gebrüder Teichmann (Noland, NRBLN – BLNRB,, Berlin), Jinku, Lerb, Abaki Simba Troupe

Album presentation at 6 PM.

Deco by: MAASAI MBILI ART CENTRE, Nita and Kuona Artists Collective

Sacred Groves is the debut album of Nairobi-based producer DJ Raph. It is a gem of a record: Considered, emotional and contagious. Sacred Groves opens up a timeless musical universe that is both ancient and futuristic; a deep melange of modern electronic bass music, African chants and traditional rhythms. It was released by Noland, Berlin and produced within the context of the curatorial project Mashup the Archive.

Mashup the Archive was a project of the Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth, Germany, dedicated to activating and making visible the extensive archive of African art that has been collected over the last thirty years. Working with Sam Hopkins as guest curator, young African artists-in-residence and a series of mini-festivals, the project explored accessible ways for new audiences to experience this rich cultural heritage.

Based on weeks of research in the extensive music archive, DJ Raph’s album fuses traditional and contemporary elements to create a sacred sound. His set will be embedded within other musical talent from Nairobi and followed by a set by Noland labelheads Gebrüder Teichmann from Berlin.

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Nairobi, elctronic duo Gebrüder Teichmann put together the initial projects in BLNRB & TEN CITIES. Since 2015 the brothers run NOLAND as a label and platform for electronic music with a transcultural aproach.
It grows from their deep roots in the underground and DIY-culture of the 90s and has been nurtured by recent fertile intercultural projects and collaborations. The Sacred Groves record release party, will be their first appearance back in Nairobi after 7 years.

Admission is free!

#SacredGroves cover artwork by nita.


April 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Megaloh & Octopizzo in Concert! Oct. 13 2017 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Date: October 13, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 8 pm
Entry: Free

The rainmaker carries hope. It can bring prosperity in times of drought and new life, where for a long time none was. With his music the Berlin Rapper Megaloh has become a kind of rainmaker himself. He brings the hope of a new area of in German Hip Hop. Now his new album “Regenmacher” has been released. He sees Rap as a narrative vehicle but also as a form of art. In October 2017 Megaloh will tour Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya, organized by the Goethe-Institut.

For his performance in Nairobi on 13th October, he will be joined by Kenyan artist Octopizzo.

October 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

Happen to be in Berlin this Weekend or Need a Reason to be? TEN CITIES Party, Nov. 7 2014 @ Ritter Butzke – Berlin

Ten Cities Berlin
If you happen to be in Berlin this weekend then do make a point of joining the Ten Cities party/DJ Sets.

Date: November 7, 2014
Venue: Ritter Butzke, Berlin
Time: 11.00 pm
Entrance: 12 Euros

Ten Cities Project
After 2 years of intensive musical collaborations and productions, it’s time for the next step. The project, especially the music part, is slowly coming to an end and therefore we want to celebrate together – with the artists, with you!
This time we will celebrate in Berlin, and in December there will be a big TEN CITIES party in Nairobi. So wherever you are make sure you come to celebrate the music culture of ten cities with us.

Find more info. here

November 4, 2014 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

African Designers for Tomorrow – Discover the Awards, Entries by Aug. 20 2014

Learn about the African designers for Tomorrow competition, the winner would have the opportunity to present his/her collection in the 2015 Berlin Fashion week, The perfect opportunity for any rising talent to get to meet the people that can push their career.

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August 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015


FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.

The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.

Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.

Apply here

July 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Party: Kenya Nights presents AND.ID Live, Mar. 29 2014 @ Ebony Lounge – formerly The Loft

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Date: March 29, 2014
Venue: Ebony Lounge, formerly The Loft
Time: 9 pm till late
Tickets: Kshs 2000

Limited Tickets Available in Advance Only! Available in following 2 Outlets: Tamambo & Village Market

And.Id is mobilee’s master of swung beats and live brass, characterizing his textured and rhythmic productions as “body moving, and mind grooving.”

Born and bred in Thessaloniki, Greece, Andreas was raised on jazz. Heavily influenced from a young age by his musical surroundings – in the audiences of jazz performances, and absorbed in his father’s extensive record collection – he began studying music at the age of 10. He soon applied his training to a range of artistic outlets, jamming in local bands, producing tracks for freestyle groups and creating scores for short films.

In 2002, And.Id became involved with NON, the Greek artist’s collective responsible for the Reworks Electronic Music Festival and club nights throughout the country. The following year he received a highly coveted invitation to the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town, and shortly thereafter released EPs for Thinner Records and Ware. And.Id hit his stride in 2008, with “One Is Not Enough“, his mobilee debut that showcased both intricate production skills, and a unique integration of live components, the latter of which has lent an inimitable sound to his material.

The critically acclaimed “Sand on the Floor“ followed, as did “First Talk“ and “I Will Be There“, and in 2010 And.Id took his unique amalgam of electronics and live instrumentation to its furthest reaches, with his ambitious and celebrated instalment for mobilee’s Back to Back compilation series. Alongside a disc of curated highlights from the label’s catalogue, he formed the And.Id and B.A.N.D. collective – consisting of Berklee College of Music graduates and seasoned studio musicians – for a second disc of live jazz interpretations of mobilee classics. Sebo K’s anthem “Horizons,” Pan-Pot’s lush, piano-led track “Faces,” and Anja Schneider’s defining collaboration with Sebo K, “Rancho Relaxo” were all painstakingly re-recorded, arranged, and re-edited by And.Id and B.A.N.D. This year, as well as a new EP “Psychedelic Love“ on mobilee, And.Id had his first release on 2020 Vision “Need For Chicago“, and a track he made with Anja Scheider‚”Imagination”, is featured on Heidi’s Jackathon Compilation on Get Physical Music.

And.Id’s acclaimed live show integrates both well-loved and unreleased productions, loops, and live trumpet into a high-energy affair; never delivering the same live set twice, And.Id’s performances are combustions sparked by spontaneity and audience interaction. His one-of-a-kind live show has landed him extensive tours throughout North and South America, plus spots at world-renowned clubs like Fabric and Panorama Bar, and international festivals such as Sonar, Nuits Sonores, Synch and Reworks. Whether it’s house or techno, melodic or organic, percussive grooves, or rough and edgy snares, one thing is certain: And.Id delivers. With future plans to reconceive And.Id and B.A.N.D. for the live stage and studio, he is on course for further ingenious old-world takes on four-to-the-floor modernism. Moreover, And.Id’s individualized approach is a perfect reflection of the vision, passion, and love of music that continues to drive the extended mobilee team in all that they do, and all that will come.

Management Reserves The Right of Admission.
Strictly 21+

March 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

Spoken Wor:l:ds: Lyrical Exchange between Nairobi & Berlin, Nov. 9-15 2013 @ Various Venues

Spoken Worlds
10th Nov: Street Poetry 3:00pm Aga khan walk (Free )
11th Nov: SPOKEN WOR:L:DS Goethe-Institut Nairobi 2:00pm (free)
12th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Kwani) 7:30 pm Imax (Free)
13th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Goethe) 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Free)
15th Nov: Spoken Worl:l:ds (Live & Loud) Tree house (free) plus there is transport from town


SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – lyrical performance between Nairobi and Berlin – is an international literature exchange project between artists from both cities, focusing on contemporary performance poetry.

It takes up impulses of Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap, which are art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. Eight artists from Berlin, including Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Josh, LMNZ, Madog, Sabine Scho will meet the following artists from Nairobi: Checkmate, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Namatsi, Sitawa Namwalie, Octopizzo, and Poetic B.

The project takes place in Nairobi November , 9th – 15th 2013 and in 5th – 12th April 2014 in Berlin.

Find more info here:

November 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

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