Date: September 22, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist, Parklands Road
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500
Special appearances by Wangechi and Checkmate Mido
Born Latanya Hinton and raised in New Haven (USA), Akua Naru’s journey to internationally acclaimed hip hop artist has led her from the city’s Newhallville section to Cologne, Germany where she currently resides and creates music. Along this female wordsmith’s journey, there have been many stops – Philadelphia, China, and Ghana, among others – all of which informed the wisdom and perspective which is evident in her music. The next step on this journey takes here to sub-Saharan Africa where she will perform in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ruanda, Uganda and Kenya.
The Goethe-Institut Kenya and The Alchemist are proud to present this unique Hip Hop artist. Check out her exemplary live skills here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9tgfx68rac
After the concert, Blinky Bill will keep the show going with a DJ set.
September 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm njathika
Kenya Nights, Motion Image & Sound, and The Alchemist are teaming up, once again, to give you a show like you’ve never experienced before!
MI CASA will be performing LIVE at The Alchemist Bar for an intimate showcase of their best tracks, and singles from the new album.
Date: June 17, 2016
Venue: The Alchemist Bar
Tickets: Advance KES 2000, Gate KES 3000
June 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm njathika
The celebrated American hip hop artist Yassin Bey better known as Mos Def will be hosted by Nairobi Rapsody on May 28th 2015 at Ebony Lounge, Westlands, Nairobi – Kenya. This his first trip to East Africa.
The gates open at 9:00 p.m. – Music entertainment by DJs: G Money and Blinky Bill. Kenyan artists Bamboo and Rabbit will open for Yasiin Bey – who will grace the stage from around 11:00 p.m.
ONLY ADVANCE TICKETS: 5,000/= via http://www.ebony-lounge.com (tickets available while they last!)
About Yassin Bey
As a solo artist under stage name Mos Def, Yassin Bey has released five critically acclaimed albums: Black on Both Sides in 1999, New Danger in 2004, True Magic in 2006 and The Ecstatic in 2009. Yassin has influenced several young musicians such as Lupe Fiasco, Jay Electronica, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Saigon just to name a few.
He is also a well accomplished actor who’s appeared in several top Hollywood films such Bamboozled, Monsters Ball and Brown Sugar.
May 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm njathika
Date: February 25, 2015
Venue: Bachuss Club, Westlands
Time: 8 pm till late
DJ sets by Blinky Bill, Suraj and Dread Steppa.
Musician? Check out the Red Bull Music Academy Application currently open http://apply.redbullmusicacademy.com/
February 25, 2015 at 10:51 am njathika
Date: February 18, 2015
Venue: Ebony Lounge, Westlands
Time: 10 pm
Featuring Blitz the Ambassador from Ghana who performed in Sauti za Busara Festival
Also, Muthoni the Drummer Queen – Scheduled to do the iConcert on February 21, 2015
DJ for the night – Blinky Bill of Just a Band
February 18, 2015 at 11:46 am njathika
OneBeat 2015 fellowships are now open until Saturday, February 14!
– You should be aged between 19 and 35 years,
– Country: Kenya is an eligible country
Application portal: http://apply.1beat.org/
1 Beat is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.
OneBeat will bring 25 musicians from around the world to the U.S. for one month this fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.
You are encouraged to apply. Past 1 beat fellows from Kenya are Muthoni DQ, Blinky Bill of Just a Band
January 20, 2015 at 3:37 pm njathika