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
Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 6-9 pm
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 njathika
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 njathika
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 njathika