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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.

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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

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