Posts tagged ‘Kenya’

Digital Concert: Kenya Ni Yetu Live, Aug. 29 2020 @ All Major TV Stations and on Yetu Live

Dates: August 29, 2020
Medium: Yetu Live (
Time: from 8 PM

August 29, 2020 at 4:35 am Leave a comment

26th Edition of The Koroga Festival ft. Femi Kuti – Nigeria, JuaCali & them Mushrooms – Kenya, Jul. 7 2019 @ Tatu City

Date: July 7, 2019
Venue: Tatu City
Time: 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/- and last minute tickets KES 2,500/-

The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

July 5, 2019 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition by Jean David Nkot – Cameroon & Kipruto Rop – Kenya, Jun. 25 – Jul. 6 2019 @ Alliance Française

Exhibition Opening: Tue. 25 June 2019 | 6.30 pm
Venue: Alliance Française

Until: July 6, 2019

A dual exhibition featuring artworks by Jean David Nkot, Cameroon & Kipruto Rop, Kenya.

The two artists, using different techniques, explore the human condition in the story of migration, the story of humankind.

June 19, 2019 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Good France is Back! The Fifth Edition of Goût de France / Good France, Mar. 18-24 2019 @ 5 Participating Restaurants in Nairobi

Dates: March 18-24, 2019
Participating Restaurants: The Rooftop Grill – Imperial Court, Five Senses Restaurant – 2nd Floor Galana Plaza, Flame Tree Restaurant – Sarova, Baluba – Modern Close, and Tatu Restaurant – Fairmont, the Norfolk. Restaurant Profiles and Menus, available – here.

Find more information, here.

March 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: GZ Calling by Sam Hopkins and David Lalé, from Mar. 4 2019 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi

Opening: Monday, March 4, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut – Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

The exhibition will be opened at 6 pm, followed by a conversation with Sam Hopkins at 7pm.

GZ CALLING The exhibition GZ Calling (2017) by artist Sam Hopkins and David Lalé approaches the tangled China-Africa relationship from the embedded perspective of a private investigator surveilling the export markets of Guangzhou.

Find more information, here.

February 28, 2019 at 3:38 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

Out of Town: Kilifi New Year Festival ft. 62 Local and International Acts, Dec. 30 2018 – Jan. 2 2019 @ Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi

Dates: December 30, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi
Tickets: Final Advance Tickets at KSh 8,000 for the entire 4-day duration. Tickets at the gate will cost KSh 9,000

Advance tickets available, here

Located in Kenya on the East coast of Africa, Kilifi is where we chose to call home. This was not only because of its stunning natural beauty, but because of the future that we envisioned for it. In 2014, the founders decided to host a gathering that would act as a melting pot of global cultures and a haven for freedom of expression. It was going to be a place where they could fiercely advocate what they themselves believed in: conscious living and sustainability.

Our festival – with secret nooks, majestic spaces and art dotted all across the site – is intended to encourage renewal. It culminates with the burning of a large wooden sculpture, symbolising new beginnings and a shared optimism for a brighter future, bringing together the community of Kilifi and all festival goers for a moving spectacle.

The Music
This year’s festival will offer three stages with over 40 artists from different genres: House and Techno Music, Dub Reggae and Bass Music with both Kenyan and international acts

Here’s a sample of all the DJ lineup in store for 2019. First Wave Lineup:

Nickodemus (US), Gato Preto (D/AO/GH), Yaadcore (JM), Cian Finn (IRE), DJ invIZable (SA), Yeti (SA), Jinku (K), Kerby (K), Seth Schwarz (D), Pete on the Corner (UK), Makadem (K), Marcus WI (K), Tash LC (UK), Enchan (K), Chucky (K), Belville (D), Dreadsteppa (K), Umojah Sound System (K), Commoner (UK), Sadhu Sensi (SA), Abaki Simba (K), Brian Kadawa (K), Shishi (K) et al.

Mind, Body, Soul
We are excited to announce a newly created area dedicated to feeding the senses and educating the mind; away from the exciting and intense music and energy of the dance floors beneath the baobabs.

Here, we will hold workshops, talks and have different therapies and therapists on hand to enhance the festivals values of holistic living and conscious education. Our attendees feed both mind & body with yoga and other activities which all have an emphasis on improving quality of life.

Our Ethos
We stand for diversity in race, religion, sex, origin and humanity. The basic principle behind this is that the more diverse we are the richer we are! We judge people by who they are inside, not by the colour of their skin, sex, sexual orientation or anything else skin deep.

We want to act as a platform for growing the wellness and alternative education movement in Kenya. For it to be a bigger part of lives of everyone who comes through our gates.

Kilifi New Year commits to protect and conserve the local environment and as act as an example and inspiration to live consciously on the planet. We focus on ecological awareness, e.g. gardening/ cultivation of land, water harvesting and conservation education.

Creativity: The dream is to showcase and develop talents and potential in music and art from all over Kenya.

The Magic Maker. We want Kilifi New Year acts as a beacon to attract international and homegrown creativity & talent in order to bring in the skills and knowledge which will to amplify all of the above goals.

The Venue: Beneath the Baobabs
This is the unique jungle site populated by ancient trees is set beside the stunning Takaungu Creek on the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by pristine lush plateau, and is home to secret wild orange and lemon orchards, bamboo forests and thousand year-old baobabs that make for a magical setting for any experience.

Over the next 12 months is hosting two main public festivals, Kilifi New Year Beneath the Baobabs, and Kilifi Roots Festival – Beneath the Baobabs.

December 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: OneBeat 2019 – Applications Open, Until Dec. 21 2018

Application Deadlines: November 19 – December 21, 2018 (5PM EST)
Note: Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019

Applicants must be between 19 and 35 year old during the program dates.

Eligible Countries & Territories
Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China,Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

Find more information on their website

December 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Luedji Luna (from Brazil) Ft. Kato Change Live in Nairobi, Dec. 16 2018 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: December 16, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: KES 2,500/- at the door

December 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Rising Fast: Africa’s Changing Urban Spaces, Nov. 17 2018 @ the Alchemist Bar – Westlands

Date: November 17, 2018
Venue: the Alchemist Bar, Westlands
Time: 5-6.30 pm

‘Rising Fast’ explores the changing realities of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the world’s fastest growing urban spaces. Contrary to reductive stereotypes of Africa, Kenya is riding a strong economy, a youth-driven cultural awakening and a dynamic tech scene coined the “Silicon Savannah.” Huge challenges remain however: widespread poverty, poor infrastructure, human rights abuses and political tumult. Does the “Africa Rising” narrative hold up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground?

There will be 12 photographers from across Africa sharing their work as well as a discussion panel led by Nabila Alibhai, founder of Kenya-based cultural lab in COMMONS.

For more information, visit the event Facebook Page.

November 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

ACCESS Showcase featuring Djénéba & Fousco (Mali), Sahad & the Nataal (Senegal) and Kidum (Kenya), Nov. 16 2018 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Date: November 16, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Free Entry

Music in Africa Conference for collaborations, exchange and showcases – ACCES – is an annual pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. Nairobi is the 2018 city of choice.

The Alliance Française will be hosting an ACCESS Showcase featuring a Francophone line up.

Djénéba & Fousco, two of Mali’s finest voices, transform Mandingo timbres inspired by Mali’s griot tradition into melodious songs. Sahad & the Nataal Patchwork from Senegal harvest various musical influences into a kaleidoscope of afrojazz and funk beats. The Kenyan based Burundian musician, Kidum, who continues to hook fans with his infectious tunes.

November 10, 2018 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

This is My Story: An Exhibition by Ismael Kateregga and Coster Ojwang, Nov. 11-20 2018 @ Polka Dot Gallery

Opening: November 11, 2018
Venue: Polka Dot Gallery
Time: 1-5 pm

Until: November 20, 2018

November 7, 2018 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Live Jam Session with Franck Biyong and the Hilun Band, Nov. 3 2018 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: November 3, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Location: Muthangari drive off Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
Time: 8 pm
Tel / Reservation: 0707612585

“Nairobi, let’s come together again for another epic night of entertainment!

Come join us this Saturday, 3rd Nov, from 8 pm at J’s as we present our first ever LIVE Jam Sessions with Franck Biyong and the Hilun Band covering well-known funk and soul artists.

Get ready for a special evening of Funk, Soul, and Groove by some of Nairobi’s finest singers and instrumentalists.”

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

Concert: by Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption Band, Jul. 21 2018 @ the KICC Grounds

Date: July 21, 2018
Venue: KICC Grounds
Tickets: Regular: Advance KES 1,500 and KES 2,000 at the Gate

July 17, 2018 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Saturday Acoustic Ft. Sage, Tetu Shani, Mankind, Mumala & Natalina, May 19 2018 @ Amani Juu – Riverside

Date: May 19, 2018
Venue: Amani Juu, Riverside
Time: 3.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300

Concert in support of TASOSS

TASOSS is a school in Juba, South Sudan that focuses on early childhood education, peace-building and leadership.

May 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

La Belle Époque (Under Famous French Chef Christian Caldara) brings out South Western French Cuisine for Goût de France, Mar. 21 2018 at Alliance Française

La Belle Epoque Restaurant a the French Cultural Center

Located inside the Alliance Française, La Belle Époque restaurant is a cosy French restaurant and one of the five restaurants taking part in Goût de France today (March 21, 2018).

Run by Christian Caldera, a famous French Chef, who first came to Kenya in 1974 just before he clocked 18 years. Christian’s first big break was servicing the newly built Gigiri UN Complex – which at that time needed a Chef to cater for the high profile guests that would be streaming in the country for meetings – there. He has been in the restaurant business ever since – which has seen him become the first Chef to set shop at the French Cultural Centre in Nairobi, operating a restaurant there from 1977 to 1991and later partnering up with Alan Bobbe of Alan Bobbe’s Bistro at Koinange Street.

For the Good France dinner, Chef Christian will be serving a one off dinner meal made up of three courses inspired by the South Western region of France.

Chef Christian Caldara during the interview at the Alliance Française Nairobi

According to Caldera, cooking is a philosophy that requires precision and value. He believes that the visual presentation of any food should not come before its quality. It is why he loves using the products in Kenya as they are high quality and fresh.

“I am extremely picky about what I work with, and Kenya has extremely good products that are not easily available in other markets,” the self-taught chef said.

He also believes that to be a world-class chef, you need to combine good product with good technique that is not only refined but finessed. The third thing would be to teach others about the process itself and being kind.

For today’s event, the guests will have a choice of rillettes de canard (duck rillette) or salade de gesiersconfit (gizzard confit salad) for the starter.

The chef prepares the rillettes de canard by chopping the duck and slow cooking it in fat until tender. The next step is to shred the duck and to cool it with fat to create a paste. The paste is then spread on bread.

The gizzard salad is also prepared in duck fat and served with mixed greens.
The main dish will be a choice between Confit de canned (preserved duck) and entrecote bordelaise (steak bordelaise).

For dessert, guests will have a choice of Crème Brulee and tourte sucrée de pruneaux, flambée à l’armagnac (Sweet pie with prunes and Armagnac) served in a pipe.

There will be an assortment of wine from South Western region of France to accompany the meal.

Location: La Belle Époque, Alliance Française
Time: 7pm onwards
Cost: KES 2500 (exclusive of wines)

For Reservations: Contact Phone number +254 746 440 550 and/or e-mail

By Nduta Waweru. (Video by Larry Asego Photography and Gilbert Nyangor.)

March 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Afrika Handmade Pop-Up: Contemporary Artisan + Design for Home, Mar. 2-4 2018 @ Village Market – Food Court

Dates: March 2-4, 2018
Venue: Village Market – Food Court

February 26, 2018 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Safaricom Jazz Festival: Celebrating 5 Years with BWB (Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun), the Betty Bears et al, Feb. 25 2018 @ Kasarani Stadium

Date: February 25, 2018
Venue: Training Grounds, Kasarani Stadium
Time: from 10 am (Gates Open), and Performances – 12 noon
Tickets: Adults KES 2,000/-, and Students (with ID) KES 500/-

Performances by: BWB (Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun) – USA, Joja Wendt – Germany, Gloria Bosman – South Africa, Lean – Belgium, the Betty Bears – Israel, Holly Madge & Emma-Jean Thackray – UK, Mambo Tribe – Kenya, Limericks – Kenya, Jimek – Poland, along with Ghetto Classics & Safaricom Youth Orchestra.

February 23, 2018 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 8-11 2018 @ Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania

Dates: February 8-11, 2018
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania
Time: 5:00 pm to 1:30 am, daily

Tickets: Regular, International – $ 120, African United (holders of passports from African Countries) $ 60 and Tanzania Citizens $ 9.

Performances: Over 40 live acts including, Zakes Bantwini – South Africa, Kasai All Stars – DRC, Saida Karoli – Tanzania, Ribab Fusion – Morocco, and from Kenya; Makadem, Kidum & the Boda Boda Band and Maia & the Big Sky.

Download the festival programme, here: SzB2018 Fest Prog (pdf)

January 26, 2018 at 9:31 am Leave a 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 –

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

Exhibition: 2017 East Africa Art Biennale on Safari (62 Artists, 11 Countries), Jan. 23 2018 @ Alliance Française

Date: January 23, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

January 16, 2018 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Gilad and Superband Live, Jan. 19 2018 @ Nyama Mama – Delta Towers

Date: January 19, 2018
Venue: Nyama Mama, Delta Towers
Time: from 9 pm

January 15, 2018 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Rusinga Festival 2017, Dec. 21-22 2017 @ Rusinga Island

Dates: December 21-22, 2017
Venue: Rusinga Island

December 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Zainab Sule Live in Kenya (with Rish, Rash Band, Seeds of Datura & More)! Dec. 16 2017 @ Alliance Française Terrace

Date: December 16, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Terrace
Time: from 6 pm
Entry: Free

December 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine Nairobi Festival, Dec. 10 2017 @ Uhuru Gardens

Date: December 10, 2017
Venue: Uhuru Gardens
Time: 12 – 10 pm
Tickets: advanced tickets – KES 3000, and door tickets – KES 3500
Advance tickets available here

Performances by: Shekhinah – South Africa, Maia and the Big Sky – Kenya, Niniola – Nigeria, Beraccah – Kenya and Odinareh Bingwa – Kenya

December 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

Fashion: Collective Rw’s Pop-Up in Nairobi, Dec. 8 2017 @ the Tribe Hotel – Presidential Suite

Date: December 8, 2017
Venue: the Tribe Hotel, Presidential Suite
Time: from 6.30 pm

This is Collective RW’s first Nairobi pop-up! It will feature beautiful pieces from the amazing Rwanda-based men’s, women’s and accessory designers who form the collective: Inzuki Designs, Sonia Mugabo, House of Tayo, Haute Baso, Moshions and Uzi Collections!

December 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Nigerian Festival in Nairobi, Oct. 1 – Nov 30 2017 @ National Museum, Nairobi Gallery & Alliance Française

Dates: October 1 (Nigeria National Day) – November 30, 2017
Venues: Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi National Museum and the French Cultural Centre

Organised by Alan Donovan – he of the African Heritage House – and other collaborators.

September 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Nyatiti Blues Nites Acoustic + Makadem Nyatiti East Africa Tour Send Off Concert, Sept. 20 2017 @ The Blues Restaurant

Date: September 20, 2017
Venue: The Blues Restaurant, Ground Floor, Barclays Plaza – Loita Street
Time 7-11 pm
Entrance: Free

September 13, 2017 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Sports: Kenya Vs Hong Kong Rugby Match, Aug. 26 2017 @ RFUEA Grounds – Ngong Road

Dates: August 26, 2017
Venue: RFUEA Grounds, Ngong Road
Time: 4 pm
Entrance: KES 500 and VIP KES 1,000

August 25, 2017 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

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