Date: November 30, 2016
Venue: Brioche in Karen
Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300 at the Door and KES 200 Advance
The Brioche are kicking off ‘The Poetry Circle’ this Wednesday with Checkmate Mido @ Brioche in Karen. It will be a weekly open mic / poetry reading event happening from 7.30-9.30pm.
November 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm njathika
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
Date: September 24, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist
Sh. 400 advance, Sh. 500 at the door
Reknowned artist/poet Checkmate Mido releases his much awaited first solo project in the form of a 5 track EP titled Box of Beats.
Join us as we launch the EP with an evening performance backed by an eclectic list of long time and new collaborators. Take a journey across worlds through rhyme, beatbox, rhythm and poetry.
September 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm njathika
Date: August 25, 2016
Venue: Treehouse, Museum Hill
Time: from 9 pm
August 23, 2016 at 11:06 am njathika
Date: July 20, 2016
Venue: Tamambo Karen Blixen
Time: 7.30-10.30 pm
July 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm njathika
Date: February 12, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6-8 pm
Tickets: KES 500
Sitting on a Tree is a poetry and musical performance written and performed by Checkmate Mido and Raya Wambui. The story revolves around the very different inner experiences and most intimate thoughts of two lovers as they provide an incisive exploration of relationships and what they take. Sitting on a Tree is a brave take on love.
February 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm njathika
Date: June 2, 2015
Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Entry: KES 300 at the gate, Advance tickets via M-pesa.
Featured Poet: Checkmate Mido
May 28, 2015 at 9:33 am njathika