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Host: Christine Kamau
Panelists: June Gachui, Athieno, Sage and Sali Oyugi
MUSIC AVENUE LISTENING PARTY – Acoustic Boulevard
The Music avenue concert series comes back with a largely acoustic take on the music of Frank Koine.
Exploring the depth and breadth of the voice behind the upcoming solo album; Music Avenue.
Acoustic Boulevard explores the softer side of the singer/song writer, appealing to the emotions expressed through the lyrics and tunes of some of the songs closest to his heart.
Among the repertoire is a fresh take on one of the earliest solo releases: ‘Songa mbele’, which discusses loss, pain and finding courage to keep moving. Another song that expresses the pain experienced with the finality of a breakup, ‘Kipepeo’ a popular track with his social media fans makes a comeback from the first Music avenue listening party staged in November 2014. Exploring the theme of love and commitment is ‘Penzi la Kweli’, a soulful duet that captures a conversation between lovers committing to their love for each other with one asking the other to lead them to true love.
‘Whispering your name’ is an inspirational piece with piano accompaniment. The song is carefully weaved together with the writer making deliberate use of poetic prose to express his dependence on spiritual help. In the song are confessions that he seems to finally understand what it means to love and share through experiencing God’s love.
To celebrate the place of song and dance in the context of African culture is the song ‘Africa’ which suggests that the continent’s culture is deeply rooted in the ability to celebrate through song and dance and the fact that people in Africa always find a reason to sing and dance no matter the circumstances.
There is a lot to expect from the Acoustic Boulevard which promises to be full of diversity and story telling as Frank Koine continues to unveil the music expected to make a debut in the soon to release album, Music Avenue.
What does it mean to be eclectic, soulful or even African? Lele Ngoma the band has put together a live music expression of contemporary urban life. They will give a taste of songs from their upcoming album, to be released later in the year.
Date | 3 April 2015
Time | 7-9pm
Venue| Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom House
Tickets | Advance: Kshs. 500, Gate: Kshs. 800
Tickets: MPESA Kevin – 0721759510
Lele Ngoma has featured in numerous festivals, fashion and corporate events over the last 4 years. They have also been part of the Arts in Medicine programme at the Mater Hospital.
Concert: Music my World II feat. Gathoni, Prisca Ojwang’ & Trina Mungai, Mar. 27 2015 @ Michael Joseph Center
Date: March 27, 2015
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7 – 10.30 pm
Tickets: KES 800 in advance and 1200 at the gate – available through the M-Pesa number 0723 111 506 and from all the performers
Please note: This is a there is limited seating.
GATHONI, PRISCA OJWANG’ and TRINA MUNGAI are three independent artists each with their own unique music careers. Gathoni combines her witty lyrics and her passion for mental health awareness to create an honest musical journey. Prisca Ojwang’ is crafty with her lyrics and music melodies that boast a whole lot of soul. Trina Mungai’s feel good genre of music is bond to make you want to dance.
MUSIC MY WORLD II is a musical concert and our theme this year is ‘Love self, Love others’. Join us as we share with you life as we’ve seen it through songs we’ve written. Some moments will be hilarious, some deep and others real.
This year we are joined by Ythera, Mayonde, Shirlyne Mmbone and Kevin ‘K1’ Maina.
Brought to you by the Australian Embassy and Safaricom
Date: Friday, October 10 2014
Venue: at the Michael Joseph Center
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate, Advance KES 600 Single and KES 1,000 for couples – 0715664104
About Kike Tele: They Say/I Am
They Say/I Am is a play intertwined with monologues of poetry exploring the stereotypes of women with the intention of shattering them, revealing stereotypes as the fallacies they are. Conceived and directed by Mwende Ngao and written by Anne Moraa, the play toys with the perception of various women and hopes to encourage the audience to rethink how they view the women in their own lives.
The Cast and Crew
Mwende Ngao is a filmmaker, blogger and poet. She is also the founder of Kike Tele. She believes in the power of art to spark conversations and create change.
Rein is a student and a videographer. She is also a poet and is the 45th slam poetry queen.
Brenda Wambui is a writer and entrepreneur interested in women empowerment, digital media and entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder of the award winning journal Brainstorm.
Julie Amara Poeta is a Daughter, friend, sister and Poet who works for an international Handset Manufacturer. A part of HisiaZangu Poetry family, her mantra is not to waste the God-given sunshine.
Namatsi Lukoye is a spoken word poet, published writer and founder of Hisia Zangu society and The Kenyan Street Poetry. She is also a Public Relations Officer for Cerebral Palsy Kenya.
Marley is a poet, writer and an artist with keen interest in film and social consciousness.
A writer/editor and a graduate of the Creative Writing (Msc) at the University of Edinburgh, Anne Moraa has had her writing (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) published in And Other Stories, Brainstorm, Badilisha Poetry and others.
A founding member and editor at Jalada.org, she is as ever fascinated by women.