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Live Music Concert: Jahazi by Lele Ngoma, Feb. 28 2014 @ MJ Centre

The Old and the New in Kenyan Afrofusion Music
Renowned Afro-fusion musicians like Eric Wainaina, Atemi and Suzanna Owiyo have given birth to a new crop of younger musicians like Sautisol, Patricia Kihoro, Elani and Lele Ngoma. These up-and-coming musicians are blending music from different influences and showcasing their own twist of Afrofusion at such events as Jahazi.

The event will be held at the Michael Joseph Centre, courtesy of Safaricom. It will feature Lele Ngoma (an eclectic band popular at poetry events) and Spotlight on Kenyan music finalist, Fadhilee. Both acts have shared the stage with popular musicians like Aaron Rimbui, The Villagers Band, Winyo and even (for Fadhilee the Jazz crooner) gone out of the country on tours.

“This year we are going all the way,” said Koech Kevin Lele Ngoma band leader who also doubles as the guitarist. The Children Sickle Cell Anaemia foundation is also using the event to create awareness on a disease that has for long been taken as a paedriatic disease. Information on this disease is lacking in the public domain and as they publicise the concert they hope to start a conversation on it as well.

Bitings and drinks will be served and the hosts promise secure parking for their fans and other live music enthusiasts.

JAHAZI Concert Details
Date: 28th February, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 6.30 to 9.00 pm
Tickets: Kshs 350 Advance and Kshs 500 at the Gate

February 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm 1 comment

Play: Poison Ivy, Apr. 5 2013 @ Safaricom’s Michael Joseph Center

Poison Ivy MJC
Date: April 5, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Center
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

April 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Event [Music + Photography]: The Exhibition, Jun. 9 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Date: June 9, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 3-7pm
Tickets: Kshs 400 (0722 626 169)

Exhibitors: Rags kanyi, Steve Warui, Paras Gudka, Jason Corder and Kimani Kariuki

Music by: Jarel Urban Artist, Dempsey and Lele Ngoma

May 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

Fashion/Charity/Bargains: The Fashion Café, Apr. 6 2012 @ Michael Joseph Center

Date: April 6, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Center
Time: 6pm
Tickets*: Kshs 1500 and VIP Kshs 3000

This event brings together the local fashion industry for a night of runaway shows, networking and great bargains

* Part of the proceeds goes to #100Gals100days campaign

April 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Ndani ya Ma3, Mar. 29 2012 @ MJ Center

Date: March 29, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Center
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 400

Ma3 (Maa-Three) is a 6-piece, quirky Afro Pop band from Nairobi. This single Beba Beba is from their debut EP.

March 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

Sauti Academy Concert: Upendo wa Mama, Mar. 31 2012 @ MJ Center

March 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Classical Concert: Zeze, Mar 15 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Classical Evenings Club is back with a wonderful evening of music from ‘Zeze’, a string ensemble bringing together Nairobi’s best string players. They will be performing music by various composers including Haydn, Paganini, Strauss to name a few. There will also be a guest appearance by the pianist Annale Whitehead.

March 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Wamathai Spoken Word, Mar. 10 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre

This week NairobiNow is celebrating and all the people involved in bringing you Wamathai Spoken Word.

To this effect we have given away two pairs of tickets. The competition is now closed. See you at the event!

March 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm 13 comments

Concert: The Bengenge Experience, Dec. 13 2011 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Date: December 13, 2011
Venue: The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 7-10pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
For more info check their facebook event

December 13, 2011 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Wamathai December, Dec. 3 2011 @ The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House presents Wamathai Spoken Word December on;
December 3, 2011
Venue: The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House on Waiyaki Way.
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Charges: Kshs. 300 in advance & Kshs. 400 at the gate
Advance tickets are available from WWW.TICKETSASA.COM & at the Michael Joseph Centre reception desk.

Hosts: TV personality Anyiko Owoko & Blogger and Auditor Robert Kunga.

Poetry Performances by: Wanjiku Mwaurah, Asali, Pearl, Jeremy Levinger, Lonesome Bounty, Kennet B, Nuru Bahati,Kevin ‘Man Njoro’, M.K, Abu Sense, Claude Baus, Miss Soulful, Ngatia, Dave Ndirangu, Aisha Salim, Ami, Mugambi Nthiga, Vickie Zosi, Mark Anthony, PotentAsh and many more

Music by: Elani & Afrology

The event will feature an exhibition of poetographs from the Koroga II project, a collaboration between Kenyan poets and photographers.

November 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

Eddie Grey Live in Concert: Daniel Pearl Music Days, Oct. 26 2011 @ The Michael Joseph centre, Safaricom House

Harmony for Humanity presents
Eddie Grey and the Ensemble live in concert

Date: October 26, 2011
Venue: The Michael Joseph centre, Safaricom House
Time: 7.30-10.30pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 400 and gate Kshs 500
Contacts: +254722947904 or

This is a tribute to Daniel Pearl under Daniel Pearl Music days.

For more info check/respond to their Facebook event

October 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

Rhoda Ondeng, Harald Bjorkoy & Geir Botnen Recital, Oct 23 2011 @ Michael Joseph Centre

The recital will be held by three wonderful musicians from Norway. All three are sterling performers and it promises to be a wonderful afternoon. Tickets are Kshs 500/- . As space is limited, booking your tickets in advance is advisable.


The Performers


Rhoda Ondeng our very own soprano who has been making waves in Europe for the past 30 years. She has sang with many classical symphony orchestras and musicians in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia. Her most cherished honour was being given the opportunity to sing at the inaugural award ceremony for the late Wangari Maathai at the Nobel Peace Prize award in 2004.


Geir Botnen is one of Norway’s most renowned pianists. He has been a soloist with a number of symphony orchestras both in Norway and in the USA, playing under well-acclaimed Maestros like Alan Gilbert, Arvid Jansons, Dmitri Kitayenko and Edward Serov. Geir’s recordings of the Norwegian composer Tveitt have received superb reviews.


Harald Bjorkoy made his debut as a singer in 1982 and has been singing concerts in Europe and in the USA where in 1991 he made his debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall New York. He has performed many opera roes at the Norwegian Opera and sings frequently with Norwegian regional opera companies and symphony orchestras. He is a prive winner of many international song contests and has receivd the Grieg Prize for his performance and recordings of Edvard Grieg’s songs. Harald is professor in singing at the Grieg Academy at Bergen University.

Elizabeth Njoroge, Art of Music +254-722-859-527

October 21, 2011 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Event: Wamathai October-Poetry Meets Photography, Oct. 22 2011 @ Michael Joseph Centre and Mutua Matheka presents Poetry meets Photography

Date: October 22, 2011
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Location: Safaricom House on Waiyaki Way
Time: 4–7pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs. 300 & Gate Kshs. 400 (advance tickets available at

Poetry Performances by: Pepe Haze, Dennis Inkwa, Njeri Wangari, Checkmate, B. Mutua, Kevin ‘Man Njoro’, Jemedari, Daddie Marto, El Poet, Mahebob, Le Cleric, Sonnia Gitome, Taidi Mkenya, Amare Poeta, Kaffy Mwangi, Gathoni, Frank, Brian Mutoro, Nduta, Anzetse & Yung Nnoiz

Music by: Wairimu Ng’aru

This event will feature a photo exhibition by photographer Mutua Matheka.

Hosts: Radio Host Sadia Ahmed & Blogger and Auditor Robert Kunga.

October 19, 2011 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Play: Minister karibu, Oct. 28-30, 2011 @ Michael Joseph Center

Phoenix Players present Minister karibu by John Sibi-Okumu.

Opening Date: October 28, 2011
Venue: The Michael Joseph Center
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000
Online Booking:

Dates: October 29-30, 2011
October 29, 2011 @ 7:00pm [Kshs 1.000/-]
October 30, 2011 @ 4:00pm [Adults Kes 800/- Children Under 14 Kes 400/-]

Contacts: Telephone: +254 20 221 2661 or 222 5506 Cell phone: +254 729 913 425, Email: and Web:

In the run-up to the next general elections, the Opposition Parties’ Conference is the talk of the country. It is horse-trading time- and a motley collection of incumbent legislators, each with their own agenda- are bent on cobbling together a semblance of unity to secure their seats- and of course the hefty perks!
Key to this conference is Winston Churchill Matumbato- so called ‘Kingmaker’- who is supposedly a venerable political animal.

The meeting is being held at the Walevis’ Authentic African Hotelunder management of the proprietor- Mama Toto. The proceedings are followed keenly by her general factotum- Solo. The press are attracted to the conference like moths to a candle. The local press is represented by Pitbul Nteria, and the international angle is covered by Don Brother. However, it transpires that everything is not as it seems to everybody. This production sees the return to the Phoenix Stage of Ng’ang’a Kirumburu and Mwangi, and features David Opondoe [Propose Me!], Yriimo Mwaura [Duets], Bruce Makau [Romeo & Juliet] and Kevin Amwoma [Smile Orange], among others- including some fresh talent

For more info: nickcreations

October 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Classical Evenings Club presents: Kenyatta University Choir and Band, Oct 13 2011 @ Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom

This Thursday, October 13th, 2011, The Classical Evenings Club plays host to the Kenyatta University Choir and Band. This popular group, who have performed to rave reviews at previous evenings, will be performing at a different venue – The Michael Joseph Centre at Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way. A beautiful space to perform in. As always, entrance is free.

October 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm 2 comments

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