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Showcase Wednesday: Benga Flava by Makadem, May 8 2019 @ Alliance Francaise


Date: May 8, 2019
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Free Entry

This is the return of Makadem to the Alliance Française de Nairobi, the place that catapulted his career to the international stage, and where he calls “home”. He returns with his unique “Benga Flava” style which fuses Kenyan and other African music, as well as some international genres, into his native Benga Beats, giving it a fresh and broadly contemporary feel.

May 2, 2019 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Thursday Night Live ft. Makadem, Mar. 21 2019 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: March 21, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

March 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ~ March 2019 Line Up, Every Thursday Evening @ J’s – Westlands


Dates: March 07, 14, 21 & 28, 2019
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

March 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Jam with Makadem, Feb. 8 2019 @ the Goethe Institut – Nairobi


Nairobi Jam presents Makadem live at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi.

Date: February 8, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi
Time: from 6 pm
Entry: Free

January 30, 2019 at 1:38 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

About
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

Artistic Encounters/Performance: Dami Ajayi & Makadem, Oct. 11 2018 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Makadem Performing at the 2018 Sauti za Busara Festival.


Date: Thursday, 11th Oct 2018, 6PM
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: Free

The fifth episode of the series will feature Nigerian poet and writer Dami Ajayi who will be accompanied by Kenyan musician and specialiist in Benga music, Makadem. The performance and discussion will be moderated by Zukiswa Wanner.

Copies of the book and CDs by the artists will be available for purchase after the event.

October 4, 2018 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Nyatiti Blues Night with Makadem, Apr. 4 2018 @ the Blues Restaurant – Barclays Plaza


Date: April 4, 2018
Venue: the Blues Restaurant – Barclays Plaza
Time: 7-11 pm

April 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Benga Beat City Tours by Makadem ft. Onyango and Judith Bwire, Mar. 16 2018 @ Meladen Club & Restaurant – Chyulu Road Next to Nairobi Club


Date: March 16, 2018
Venue: Meladen Club & Restaurant – Chyulu Road Next to Nairobi Club
Time: 7 pm till dawn
Entry: KES 300/- pp

March 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

Bengatronics (DJ Gregg Tendwa) ft. Wakuu (Makadem & Kasiva Mutua), Feb.19 2018 @ Alliance Française


Date: February 19, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

About
Benga is undoubtedly Kenyan’s original dance music. Bengatronics, coined by sound producer/DJ Gregg Tendwa, can be a sound, a vibe or a movement. It is essentially a cocktail of folk, dance, electronic and experimental fusion from East Africa. Borrowing heavily from authentic benga styles, it introduces digital influences such as real-time remixing, sampling, and improvisation of arrangements in a live performance setting.

After performances at the Kilifi New Year Festival, the Bengatronics collective showcase some of the heavyweights of Kenyan music scene (the Wakuu) with Makadem, the nyatiti wielding ohanglaman and Kasiva Mutua, the globe-trotting percussionist.

February 16, 2018 at 8:37 am 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 – http://africanouveau.com/

January 19, 2018 at 10:51 am 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 that will include, from Kenya – Makadem, Kidum & the Boda Boda Band, Maia & the Big Sky. Check out the festival timetable, here.

January 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

[Updated] Thursday Nite Live ft. Tin Pan (American Roots Music), Jan. 11 2018 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: January 11, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm

Performance by Tin Pan Trio Makadem and Band

Update

January 4, 2018 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

Voting Appeal: Makadem’s Track, ‘Nyako’ with South African Producer & DJ Behr has been nominated for Gilles Peterson’ Worldwide Awards 2018 – Track of the Year Award!


Vote for him (here: link ) to help him bring this award to Kenya!
Voting lines are open Until January 8, 2018 and voting takes less than 2 minutes of your time & there is no giving out your contact details!

Listen to Nyako (Daisho Remix)

About Makadem
Makadem is a talented musician and vibrant performing artiste. His stage presence, charismatic persona and powerful vocal delivery have had him likened to the legendary King of Afro-Beat, Fela Kuti; and his soulful folk ballads have earned him comparisons to the legendary Bob Dylan.

About the Worldwide Awards
The Worldwide Awards are an annual celebration of the left field underground, set up to “celebrate a side of the music scene that often gets ignored”, as Gilles puts it.

The awards are divided in to three categories, namely; the heavyweight Album of the Year (this year’s nomination include, Kendrick Lamar’s album, ‘Damn’), Jazz Album of the Year and Track of the Year award (in which Makadem’s track has been nominated).

December 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Makadem Live at Bayimba, Sept. 22-24 2017 @ the National Theatre, Kampala – Uganda


Dates: September 22-24, 2017
Venue: the National Theatre, Kampala – Uganda

Makadem is one of the Kenyan acts that will be performing at this year’s Bayimba International Festival in Kampala, Uganda. Thereafter he will embark on a tour of the greater East Africa, in what is dubbed the Nyatiti East African Tour, that should see him perform in; Kigali, Kampala, Kisumu, Arusha ,Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Mombasa and finally end back in Nairobi.

https://bayimbafestival.com/

September 15, 2017 at 11:01 am 1 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

Live Music: The GoDown Gig ft. Mumala Maloba, Makadem and H_Art the Band, Sept. 2 2017 @ the GoDown Arts Centre


Date: September 2, 2017
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: from 3 pm
No Cover Charge

August 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday/Sendoff Concert for Makadem, Apr. 19 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: April 19, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7.00pm
Free Entry

With Makadem – this will also be a sendoff concert for Makadem who is embarking on a solo Nyatiti Tour of Europe.

April 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

New Venue – Opener: Thursday Nite Live with Makadem – Feb. 2 2017 @ J’s Westlands

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Date: February 2, 2017
Venue: J’s Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

January 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live, New Venue – February Line-Up, Every Thursday @ J’s Westlands

tnl-feb-2017
Dates: Every Thursday Evening
Venue: J’s Westlands
Time:8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

January 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

NYE Party: Kilifi New Year 2016/17, Dec. 31 2016 – Jan. 2 2017 @ Distant Relatives Eco-lodge & Backpackers – Kilifi

Kilifi NYE line-up

Kilifi NYE line-up


Date and Time: 31st December 2016 at 16:00 to 2nd January 2017 at 6:00
Venue: Distant Relatives Eco-lodge & Backpackers, Kilifi
Admission Costs: KES 6000 (inclusive of camping – bring your camping gear!)
Contact Information For Ticket Bookings: 0715660111 | kilifinye@gmail.com

Kilifi New Year’s line-up includes the best of Kenyan and international DJs and electronic acts: Bengatronics, Seth Schwarz, Be Svendsen, Electrafrique Band, Umojah Sound System, DJ Cortega, Luke Redford, Umoja, Gregg Tendwa, Eddie Grey, Makadem, Dread Steppa, Lucky Birdi, Enchan, Chucky, Pete Rowbots, and Max Melesi

About
Kilifi New Year is preparing for the third edition of the festival this year, promising a bigger, better and bolder show than ever before. The highlights of a line-up that brings together artists from Kenya, Senegal, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands and the UK include Kenya’s own Bengatronics, the return of Seth Schwarz with his unique electric violin combo, an Electrafrique Band reunion, a visit from the legendary Be Svendsen and a broad mix of Kenya’s finest electronic performers.

http://www.kilifibackpackers.com/

December 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Reggae Battles Benga Beat (Wyre Vs Makadem), Nov. 4 2016 @ Alliance Française

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Date: November 4, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7-11 pm
Entrance: KES 1,000 (Advance tickets available on *510*2004#)

About Reggae vs Benga
Reggae battles benga beat as the R&B and reggae artist, Wyre, meets the Benga musician, Makadem.

Makadem aka Mganga Mkuu, mixes traditional Benga and up-tempo Afro Beat in a unique blend. WYRE is arguably one of the best reggae artist’s in Kenya and won the 2013 Best New Entertainer award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Who will triumph? Makadem with his energetic command of the stage or Wyre with his reputation as a king on the dance floor?

October 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Hii Chapter Ni Yetu Concert: W/ Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band, Aug. 27 2016 @ Alliance Française

Hii Chapter Concert
Date: August 27, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry!

Performances by: Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band

Also Conversation with Rtd Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga

August 23, 2016 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Makadem Live in Concert, Apr. 15 2016 @ the Alchemist

Makadem at the Bus
Date: April 15, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist, Westlands
Tickets: KES 1500 at the Gate

April 11, 2016 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

The 11th Koroga Festival Ft. @Koffi Olomide, GogoSimo & Makadem, Mar. 13 2016 @ the Arboretum Gardens

Koroga Festival
Date: March 13, 2016
Venue: the Arboretum Gardens
Time: from 12 noon
Tickets: KES 2,000 advance tickets only

March 5, 2016 at 3:41 pm 1 comment

Motorshow/Spotlight on Kenyan Music: Celebrating 10 Years of Impact, Sept. 19-20 2015 @ KICC

Spotlight
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Venue: KICC

About
The Spotlight on Kenyan musical journey is a discovery of Kenya’s musical diversity, born of a cross-pollination of modern, contemporary music fused with local influences. It is a unique initiative in the region which has consistently developed, exposed and promoted local musical traditions as a resource for innovation and creativity. Its 10-year long span would not have been possible without the dedicated support of French cultural cooperation in Kenya and Total Kenya Ltd, the cooperation of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts as well as the partnership with Ketebul Music. It is fitting therefore that the programme’s 10th anniversary is marked at the 2015 Total Motor Show coinciding with the 60th anniversary celebrations of Total’s operations in Kenya.

Two afternoons of live performances by several Spotlight stars will celebrate this milestone which has become a platform for the development of genuine Kenyan musical identity ensuring that Kenyan music remains discernable on the international music scene.

September 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Makadem & Giovanni Kiyingi, Sept. 17 2015 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C Makadem & Giovanni SEP 17th 2015
Date: September 17, 2015
Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: from 8 pm till late
No Cover Charge

September 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Rooftop Sundowner with Makadem feat. Giovanni, Sept. 4 2015 @ Pawa 254 Rooftop

Makadem
Date: September 4, 2015
Venue: Pawa 254 Rooftop
Time: 6-10 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate and KES 500 advance

September 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Urban Nite: Inaugural Edition of Spoken Word, Music & Live Graffiti Installation Ft. Makadem, Anne Moraa & Kerosh, Jul. 31 2015 @ Village Market Food Court

Urban Nite
Date: July 31, 2015
Venue: Village Market Food Court
Time: 6-9 pm
Free Entrance

July 25, 2015 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Event: The Luo Festival, Jul. 11 2015 @ Carnivore

Luofestival
Date: July 11, 2015
Venue: Carnivore
Time: 12 pm till dawn
Tickets: VIP KES 1000, VVIP KES 2000

July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

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