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Live At The Elephant feat. Kwame & Winyo, Jan. 30 2015 @ the Elephant [formerly Kifaru]

Date: 30th January 2015
Venue: At The Elephant, Formerly Kifaru
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tickets: Early Bird Tickets KES 800
Gate Charges: KES 1, 200
Contacts: 0721 946 710 |

Live At The Elephant, is a monthly gig that happens every last Friday of the month. The gig is a melange of high octane live performances, amazing musicality and an outdoor ambience under the starry sky.

January 2015 edition features Kwame and Winyo, the event template is a juxtaposition of established vis a vis promising acts.

Performers: Winyo and Kwame

Bring your self, your awesome friends and your dancing shoes for a night of exhilarating fun that promises to satiate your dance-starved souls!


January 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Screen on The Green: Scarface, April 27 2013 @ Kifaru Gardens

scarface poster
Date: 27 April 2013
Gates open at 6pm, movie starts at sundown
Price: 500Ksh
Location: Kifaru House

Tony Montana (Pacino), a Marielito freed from Castro’s jails and sent to Florida along with the political prisoners taken in by the Carter administration. After a harrowing introduction to the US coke business he makes his way swiftly up the crime ladder, ruthlessly squashing anyone who dares to stand in his way, even bent cops.

Come with something to sit on and with something to eat. Gates open at 6pm and movie begins at sundown.

Tickets available on

April 18, 2013 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Screen on The Green Presents: When Harry Met Sally, Feb 16 2013 @ Kifaru Gardens

Event: SOTG screening: When Harry Met Sally
Date: Feb 16th, 2013
time: Gates open 6pm
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
PRice: Advance – 300ksh, gate, 500ksh
Synopsis: “Can a man and a woman be friends?”

Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship and eventually something more blooms between them.

A great movie for the season! Come with something to sit on and with something to eat. Gates open at 6pm and movie begins at sundown.

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February 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

[Update] Kwani? LitFest 2012: Stories of the Horn of Africa, Dec. 9-16 2012 @ Various Venues

Festival Dates: December 9 -16, 2012
Events Line Up: Public Lectures, Writers in conversation, Readings, Performances, Art Exhibitions, Film Screenings
Venues: various venues – Kifaru Gardens, Kwani? Garden, National Museum, University of Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kuona Trust, Habesha, Kibera, KICC Helipad, Eastleigh, South B [map below]

Update: All the events scheduled to take place at University of Nairobi have been moved to the National Museum

Kwani Lit Fest Map
Entry to most of the events is Free

Download litfest_programme

Focus: Stories of the Horn of Africa with participating Countries – Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan & Kenya

Some of the writers confirmed for the festival are: Hadraawi – Somalia, Warsan Shire – Somalia, Sayadin Hersi – Somalia, Awes Osman – Somalia, Said Juma Hussein – Somalia, Chehem Watta – Djibouti, Meaza Worku – Ethiopia, Jamal Mahjoub – Sudan, Alemseged Tesfai – Eritrea, Nawal El Saadawi – Egypt, Kojo Laing – Ghana, Helon Habila – Nigeria, Deqa Abshir – Somalia/Kenya, Fawaz El Said – Sudan, Yassir Ali – Sudan, Altayeb Daw Elbeit – Sudan, Ermais Ekube – Ethiopia

A Snap Shot of the Programme
Date: December 9, 2012
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Time: 2-10 pm
Music by: Waayaha Cusub and Kato& Band
DJ Set by: DJ Zelalem
Entry: Free
Date: December 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30 – 8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 11, 2012
Venue: University of Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2– 7 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30-8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercontinental, Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi) & Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30– 7.30 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & Kuona Trust
Free Entry
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & KICC Helipad
Entry: Free (National Museum)
Entry: Ksh 1,000 (KICC Helipad)

The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.

For the exact programme please visit the 2012 Kwani? Litfest website:
More information on Moving Africa:

December 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm 2 comments

Event: The Mingle, May 26 2012 @ Kifaru Gardens

The Mingle is a new, fun, daytime network event that enables you to open up and meet new people through games and fun activities – social media live and in person! As Plato said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”

On Saturday, 26th May come to Kifaru Gardens, Off James Gichuru Rd from 10 am – 8pm and experience The Mingle!
On 26th May, leave the shyness at home and come smile and interact with as many people as you can with us.

DJ MISTA DRU (Deejayz Republic) – party stopper!!!
DJ PURPL’ (neo-lounge, kwaito, house, club hits)
and more..

hopscotch, twister, katii, foosball, rodeo bull, speed mingling, lock n key, billiards, shake, human bingo, and more…
Digital : Playstation Move, Wii Motion Plus games – dancing, singing, fighting, sports games on 55″ screens

Bring your own drinks!
Affordable food including bbq and drinks sold at the venue
Sheesha Lounge Area
Fancy Decor
Dress Code : Comfortable Fashionable

This event is strictly for persons over 18 years
Advance : 700/=
General admission: 1000/=

Buy online at Ticketsasa

May 25, 2012 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Screen on the Green presents ‘Sheena Queen of the Jungle’, Oct 8 2011 @ Kifaru Gardens

Screen on the Green is a platform for African filmmakers to show their movies, films, documentaries and short films. Screen on the Green delivers a unique and exciting experience for the local audience.

We attended the previous event, and it was truly wonderfully organised – a pleasure to enjoy an open air movie night in such a beautiful garden

This month’s screening: Sheena Queen of the Jungle
Where: Kifaru House off Kanjata Rd. (off James Gichuru) – House with Rhino on gate
When: October 8th 2011
Gates open at 5pm; movie starts at 7pm

Bring your own food and blankie to sit on.
Popcorn, bar, live, food on sale DJ

Advance tickets 800Ksh at
Gate tickets 1000ksh

This is the story of Sheena whose parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an ‘African tribe’. As Sheena grows up, she learns much from the Shaman about the lore of the jungle and the ways of all its creatures and is even entrusted with the secret of telepathic communication with the animals. Tigora is under the special protection of King Jabalani. The King’s ex-football champion younger brother Prince Otwani is conspiring with his brother’s fiancee, Countess Zanda, to have Jabalani assassinated so that they can exploit the titanium-rich Zambouli lands.

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September 30, 2011 at 11:59 am 1 comment

Festival: Kinanda Arts festival, Aug. 28 2011 @ Kifaru Gardens

Date: August 28, 2011
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Location Directions: Get on to James Gichuru Rd. Turn off at Kanjata rd (which leads to Loreto Convent Msongari). Kifaru Gardens is the 2nd white gate to your right. (The gate has a painting of a black rhino)
Time: 1.30-6.30pm
Entry: Kshs 200 (Children under 12 come in free)

Music Performances by: Moraa, Steve Chege, Jason Sibi Okumu, Ma3 and The villagers Band

Poetry Performances by: Kevin Man Njoro and Wanjiku Mwaurah

For more info and recap of previous festival check kinanda arts blog and respond to their facebook event

August 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

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