Posts tagged ‘Blinky Bill’

MUZE Open Air ft. Juls and Blinky Bill, Feb. 6 2021 @ Ngong Racecourse


Date: Saturday, 6th February 2021
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: 12 Noon – 8 PM

About
London born Ghanaian record producer ‘Juls a.k.a. Juls Baby’’ is set to headline the very first edition of the Muze Open Air experience on 6th February 2021 at the Ngong Racecourse.

The record producer whose real name is Julian Nicco-Annan, has produced for some of the biggest acts globally. His history of collaborations includes Lauryn Hill, Burna Boy, Goldlink, Tyler the Creator, Masego, Mr. Eazi, Kojey Radical (“Temperature Rising”), Maleek Berry and Nonso Amadi (“Early”), Eugy, Not3s, and Kojo Funds (“Bad”). His single, “Maayaa,” arrived in July 2019 and was followed by his innovative tape “Colour”. Most recently, he has released his latest project titled ‘Soweto Blues” featuring Busiswa and Jaz which is a perfect combination of the soft sound of house and soul with some strong elements of Amapiano.

Juls will be the first international act to grace the Muze Open Air stage which is also the first installment of this experience. Muze Open Air is a quintessential urban cultural event that has been specially curated to create a different outdoor atmosphere away from the usual concert experience. Muze Open Air will be a monthly event with different international acts drawn from a variety of musical genres headlining the experience all year round. All who attend can expect a new twist on mixology , food and design too.

Additional highlights to this first edition of Muze Open Air are Kenyan artist and record producer Blinky Bill and leading DJs Hiribae, Vidza, Paps and DJ Jo Kisila.

Muze Open Air will be a socially distanced event and will meet all Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines to provide a safe and healthy environment.

February 3, 2021 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Kilifi New Year 2020 ft. Osunlade, Blinky Bill, Kampire, Jack Rooster, the Kaya Collective, Valerie Muthoni & Yellow Light Machine et al, Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020 @ Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi


Dates: Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Kilifi New Year 2020: First Official Artist Line-Up (ft. Osunlade, Blinky Bill, Kampire, Jack Rooster, the Kaya Collective, Valerie Muthoni & Yellow Light Machine et al.), Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020 @ Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi


Dates: Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

October 8, 2019 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Back to Back DJ Sets with Blinky Bill and Douchka – The Best of Kenya and France, Mar. 1 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: March 1, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: KES 500/-

February 28, 2019 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Pop Up + Chill: Holiday Handmaker’s Market, Dec. 15 & 16 2018 @ 910 James Gichuru


Dates: December 15 & 16, 2018
Venue: 910 James Gichuru
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Entry: KES 200/- and free entry for kids

Pop Up & Chill with us at our last market of 2018 on 15th and 16th December at 910 James Gichuru from 10 am to 7 pm. Bring your family, friends and pets for a great weekend of great music, food, drink and shopping from 40 unique handmade in Kenya vendors with 10 different vendors joining us on each day.

There’ll also be great music from these brilliant DJ’s Coco Em, The pit, Deejay Josay, Nairobidhobi with a special DJ set from our very own rockstar, Blinky Bill.

The entry fee is KSH 200/- pp, 40% of which will be set aside for the Angel Centre For Abandoned Children. Free entry for kids under 14. We will also be collecting donations such as books, toys, food, toiletries for the Drug Fighters Center Kibra.

Come through for some last minute Christmas shopping and get to support great creative local businesses while giving back to our community.

December 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

Festival/Celebration: 10 Years of – Blankets & Wine, Nov. 4 2018 @ Ngong Racecourse


Date: November 4, 2018
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Advance tickets: KES 3,000/- (Available, here)

Performance Times

November 1, 2018 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

23rd Edition of Koroga Festival ft. Blinky Bill, Harmonize and Big Nuz, Jul. 22 2018 @ Two Rivers – Nairobi


Date: July 22 2018
Venue: Two Rivers Mall Grounds, Nairobi
Time: from Mid day till late
Tickets: KES 2,000/- Advance and KES 2,500 last minute.

Pre-party on Saturday, July 21, 2018 ft. Kansoul & Tunji at the same venue.

July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Until Now! Photographic Exhibition by Osborne Macharia & Kevo Abbra, Feb. 9-25 2018 @ Alliance Française


A photographic installation on Afrofuturism by Osborne Macharia & Kevo Abbra.

Opening: February 9, 2018
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: from 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

Special DJ Set by Blinky Bill on Friday, 9 February at 6.30pm.

On Until, February 25, 2018

About
Welcome to the artists’ utopic world integrating a reconstructed past, a perceived present and an imagined future.

Find more info. here

February 5, 2018 at 8:40 am 1 comment

Music x Culi ‘N’ Art x Fashion x Films x Installations: Africa Nouveau Festival – Afro Bubble Gum, Feb. 2-4 2018 @ Ngong Racecourse Waterfront


Dates: February 2-4, 2018 (2 days, 2 nights)
Venue: Ngong Racecourse Waterfront
Tickets* : Festival Pass KES 3,500/- and Daily Pass KES 1,800/-

Music Performances: Kwesta – South Africa, Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya, Blinky Bill – Kenya, Makadem – Kenya, Suraj – Kenya, Cortega – Switzerland/Senegal et al

* NairobiNow and African Nouveau Festival have partnered up to offer limited festival pass tickets for KES 2,500/-. When buying your tickets (here) use ‘NairobiNow‘ – one word – promo code and get yourself a festival pass for a bargain!

Africa Nouveau Festival – Afro Bubble Gum

Music x Culi ‘N’ Art x Fashion x Films x Installations X Food x Fashion Market x Live Lookbook x VR x Film stage.

For more information, visit – http://africanouveau.com/

January 19, 2018 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Concert: with the Petebox ft. Blinky Bill, Oct. 14 2016 @ the Treehouse – Museum Hill

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Date: October 14, 2016
Venue: the Treehouse, Museum Hill
Time: from 9 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000

October 3, 2016 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Akua Naru Live in Concert, Sept.22 2016 @ the Alchemist – Parklands Road

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Date: September 22, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist, Parklands Road
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500

Special appearances by Wangechi and Checkmate Mido

About
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 Leave a comment

Concert: Mi Casa Live, Jun. 17 2016 @ The Alchemist Bar

Micasa at Alchemist
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

Limited tickets.

June 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm 2 comments

Nairobi Rapsody Hosts Yaasin Bey aka Mos Def, May 28 2015 @ Ebony Lounge – Westlands

YASIIN BEY NAIROBI MAY 28TH
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 Leave a comment

Red Bull Music Academy Event feat. Blinky Bill & Suraj, Feb. 25 2015 @ Bachuss Club

RBMA at Bacchus

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 Leave a comment

Blitz the Ambassador Diasporadical Album Listening Party, Feb. 18 2015 @ Ebony Lounge

Blitz the Amb.
Date: February 18, 2015
Venue: Ebony Lounge, Westlands
Time: 10 pm
Entry: Free

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 Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: One Beat Fellowship, by Feb. 14 2015 @1beatmusic

One beat 15
OneBeat 2015 fellowships are now open until Saturday, February 14!

Requirements
– You should be aged between 19 and 35 years,
– Country: Kenya is an eligible country

Application portal: http://apply.1beat.org/

About
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 Leave a comment

RVF sessions – with Owiny Sigoma Band W/ DJ Mr Sean & Blinky Bill, Dec. 18 2014 @ the Tree House Club

owiny tree poster

December 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

Roundtable Discussion: Art Meets Tech w/ Creatives & Techies, Aug. 21 2014 @ iHub

Art meet Tech
Date: August 21, 2014
Venue: iHub
Time: 6-9 pm
Entry: Free

Panelist: Boniface Mwangi, Blinky Bill, Patricia Kihoro, Erik Hersman & Mark Kamau

Visit http://pawa254.org/art-meets-tech-a-pawa254-ihub-collabo/ for full info.

August 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Blinky Bill Presents A Journey Into Sound, Every Month starting Apr. 30 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

Blinky Bill
Choices – Baricho Road is now the monthly home for Blinky Bill. Come and experience a new sound in a classic place.

This is definitely a Journey worth pursuing!

April 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Party: Up Magazine Nairobi 2nd Year Anniversary Party, Jun. 29 2013 @ Railway Museum

UPLive Poster_Final
Date: June 29, 2013
Venue: Railway Museum [Next to Kenya Poly]
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

This year’s UP Live festival, marking UP Magazine’s 2nd-Year Anniversary, is going to be double the size and double the fun.

Themed “Other Side of the Tracks”, this year’s event takes place in the antiquated train yards of the Railway Museum. The backdrop provides a unique venue for UP’s mixture of art, music, film and great food.

UP Live 2 starts in the afternoon hours from 4 p.m. and features a special ‘Street Faire’, festival-environment involving chic urban vendors, such as Chilimango, Nairobi Vinyl, book swappers and other urban retailers. Co-sponsor, Dormans, will provide grilled favorites and great coffees. This is complemented by ‘street eats’ such as fresh Indian Karoga-style stews and naan. Popcorn, cotton candy and cup cakes will be just as yummy for adults as it will be for Kids.

Performers: The Old Cambrians Band, The Kenyan Boys Choir and the Slum Drummers are going to collaborate with our diverse line-up of headliners including Ayub Ogada, Blinky Bill, Mumala, and Miss Karun and Thee MC Africa (from Camp Mulla).

Absolut Vodka presents this year’s UP Live concert. This partnership includes an artist activation called, Absolut Blank. Selected artists will be on site painting canvases supplied by Absolut Vodka. This begins a three-month program, called Pop-UP Gallery and a competition to crown Nairobi’s leading pop-artist.

Pawa 254 will also be on hand to create a ‘media salon’, complete with chill out spaces and phote exhibitions. Nai ni Who? will be tracking the activities as part of an overall public space and community-building project.
When the sun goes down the jam-packed concert begins. This year’s line-up includes UP’s uniquely-produced mix of traditional and pop-music with late night dance-house DJs capping the evening.

Early birds will get a break on the entrance price of 700/= if paying in advance for tickets available at all Dormans, or at the gate before 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. tickets are 1,000/=.

Parking is free. Lot’s of security. Tenting and oil-can fires will provide warmth and coverage no matter what the weather.

June 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

UPNairobi’s The Upstairs, May 24 2013 @ Tree House Club – Museum Hill

Upstairs AD
The Upstairs event will be at The Tree House from 8 p.m. with featured performers Rahlff & The Distortionists, Sage, Dr Doom (a.k.a Blinky Bill).

The after-party lineup: DJ Bodacious, DJ Eddy, DJ Richie.
Entry: Kshs 500
For more information: Call +254 733 422 726

May 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Party: Kenya Nights Groove Cube, May 25 2013 @ Tree House

Groove a cube

May 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

Party/DJ-Set: TEN CITIES Pop-Up Club, Apr. 19 2013 @ Restaurant Petra

Ten Cities Pop Up
Date & Time: 19th April 2013, 10.00 pm
Venue: Maendeleo House
Entrance : Free

Whether it’s Nairobi or Naples, Bristol or Johannesburg: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and form communities and subcultures. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what kind of music are people dancing to? What sort of public sphere do club cultures create? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meets head on?

Over the last few years we have organised quite a number of projects that go beyond Kenya, but TEN CITIES is our biggest endeavor so far. It is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details the unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon and Naples.

To start the project off in Nairobi, we are setting up a club at an special location. For one night only, we transform an actual restaurant into a great party place by adding a distinct clubbing atmosphere to the interior.
Blinky Bill and DJ Raph will spin and play some hot tunes to join us all in!

April 18, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment


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