Posts tagged ‘nairobi’

Update: Afro Jazz Live Concert [Postponed]: An Evening of Afro Jazz w/ Ricky Na Marafiki Band, Mar. 28 2021 @ Mövenpick Hotel and Residences – Nairobi

An Evening of Afro Jazz Postponement Artwork
Date: Postponed
Venue: Mövenpick Hotel and Residences, Nairobi
Time: 1500-1900h
Tickets: Advance KES 1,500/-, and at the Gate KES 2,000/-

Ticket link:

Ricky Na Marafiki Band welcomes you to an evening of Jazz and African music from the continent and beyond. Performing live on stage will be the Hornshpere, a horns quartet made up of Kimbassax Kimaru on Alto Sax, Den Babu on Tenor Sax, Peter Kingori on Sop sax and Danson Rabuka on Trumpet.

We will also be performing our new music and some of our oldies that you have grown to love.

The event will be held at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences, Nairobi’s 5-star hotel that charms with its African design, uplifting atmosphere, open spaces, cool features and panoramic views.

March 15, 2021 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

NYE 2021 Party: Zoom Nite In with DJ D-Lite, Dec. 31 2020

Date: December 31, 2020
Medium: Zoom
Time: from 9 PM – 6 AM (EAT)
Tickets: KES 500/- (Available, here)

Join DJ D-Lite from 9 PM this Thursday as we make the JUMP out of 2020 in style – Ultimate NEW YEAR PARTY on ZOOM.

All Music Genres, All Night. 100% COVID-19 Compliant!!

Tickets are Ksh 500 and available via

December 31, 2020 at 12:23 am Leave a comment

Concert: African Tour Prize by Céline Banza, Mar. 5 2020 @ Alliance Française

Date: March 5, 2020
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

Winner of the 2019 Radio France Internationale Discovery Award, the Congolese singer, Céline Banza, will be in Nairobi as part of her African tour prize with her 5-man band.

Céline Banza sings folk-inspired ballads in Ngbandi, a language spoken in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. She studied musicology at the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa and is working on her debut album to be released later this year.

March 2, 2020 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Exhibition Launch: Wasted, Dec. 19 2019 @ Shifteye Studios, The Priory – Argwings Khodek Road

Date: December 19, 2019
Venue: Shifteye Studios, The Priory, Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

An immersive experience to launch’s debut project, #Wasted, a creative response to the plastic pollution crises where they turn the mirror on themselves and then ask you — can you do it better?

December 16, 2019 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Muze Annual 2019 Showcase, Dec. 12 2019 @ the Social House Nairobi – Lavington

Date: Thursday, 12th December 2019
Venue: The Social House Nairobi | Lavington, Nairobi
Time: 12 Noon – 10 PM

Featured Performers/DJs:
Vallerie Muthoni (LIVE)
Factrory DJs (LIVE)
w/ Barak Jacuzzi
+ Surprise Guests

Join us for our final event of the year! On Thursday, 12th December, we launch The MUZE Annual 2019, an album featuring music by select Kenyan artists, DJs and producers who’ve performed at MUZE in 2019.

It’s going down at The Social House, a brand-new boutique hotel in Lavington with a showcase event presenting these Kenyan artists like you’ve never seen before with new music, fresh concepts and inspired performances on full display from 12 Noon ’til 10pm.

Get your advance tickets on Mookh for KES 1000:

Die Hard: SOLD OUT
Advance Tickets: KES 1000 []
Gate Tickets: KES 1500

21+ | Right of Admission Reserved

The Social House, Lavington directions

The Social House is located at 154 James Gichuru Road, opposite the Pizza Inn/Shell Petrol Station in Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya.

November 28, 2019 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Jamia Mosque Open Day, Oct. 26 2019 @ Jamia Mosque Nairobi

Date: October 26, 2019
Venue: Jamia Mosque, Nairobi
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Entry: Free

October 24, 2019 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Official Nyege Nyege Festival Pre-Party – NAIROBI ft. Kenyan DJs & Special Guest DJ Fourmi Rouz, Aug. 31 2019 @ Muze Club, Westlands

Get into the #NyegeSpirit with the Official Nyege Nyege Pre-Party at MUZE on Saturday, 31st August 2019.

Date: Saturday, 31st August 2019
Location: MUZE Club, Westlands
Time: 5pm – 5am
Entry: KES 500 (Door Only)

Featuring a line-up of their Kenyan DJs and a special guest DJ Fourmi Rouz.

August 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

An Evening of Czech Music with Bailey Wantuch – On Violin, and Hannah Emmrich – On Piano, Jul. 12 2019 @ The Lord Erroll, 89 Ruaka Rd – Nairobi

Date: Friday, 12 July 2019
Venue: The Lord Erroll, 89 Ruaka Rd – Nairobi
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: at the door, cash or M-pesa.

Refreshments provided. Adults: kes 2,000 Seniors, Students (with ID), and Children: kes 1,000

Chicago native Bailey Wantuch began studying the violin at age 4. Actively involved in chamber music, Wantuch has worked with members of the Vermeer Quartet, Dover Quartet, Lincoln Trio, and Peabody Trio. In recent years her ensembles have received great recognition, including first prize in the 2017 McGill Chamber Music Competition. She has also appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in the Chicagoland area. Wantuch has attended prestigious festivals in the USA such as Madeline Island Chamber Music, the Northwestern Summer Violin Institute, and the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in southern France. In addition to performing, Wantuch is a passionate and devoted pedagogue having taught at schools worldwide, including Cuerdas Frotadas (Chile), La Escuela Superior de Música de la UJED (Mexico), and El Sistema Kenya.
She obtained her Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and her Master of Music in Violin Performance from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Her former teachers are Blair Milton of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Violaine Melançon of the Peabody Trio.

Wantuch has taken an interest in social justice through music education. She recently completed the Global Leaders Program, a year-long certificate program for socially-minded musicians spanning the globe.

Hannah Emmrich (previously Watson) is a pianist, teacher and choir director from the UK, now working as Music Director at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi. She started her musical studies with Enloc Wu, attending the Royal College of Music Junior Department in London, and studied Modern Languages at Cambridge before deciding to pursue music full-time. Highlights of the last few years have included solo, chamber and song recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Barbican, Cardiff’s St David’s Hall, St John’s Smith Square and the Royal Festival Hall, as well as performances on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Afternoon on 3. Working with drama and other arts has always interested Hannah: she played in a scene for Nicholas Hytner’s film version of The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith; and in a theatre adaption of Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata, starring Greg Hicks, at the Chipping Norton Theatre.

Hannah graduated with an Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, learning with Martin Roscoe and Caroline Palmer. Her studies were generously funded by a Help Musicians Postgraduate Performance Award, the Kenneth Loveland Gift, the Leverhulme Trust, the Fergal O’Mahoney Memorial Foundation, the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Download 7.12 concert info (Word Doc.)

June 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live: July 2019 Schedule, Every Thursday Evening @ J’s – Westlands

Dates: June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

June 26, 2019 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Textile Workshop for Kids with Arpilleras Textile from Chile, Apr. 10-11 2019 @ Polka Dot Art Gallery

Dates and time: 10/11 April from 10.30/12.30 each day
Venue: Polka Dot Art Gallery
Cost: KES 7000
Age: 6+

Deadline to book 6th April

April 4, 2019 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘From Here to When’, by Onyis Martin and Longinos Nagila, Apr. 4-23 2019 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

From Here to When by Onyis Martin and Longinos Nagila, curated by Naijographia.

Opening: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institute.
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Dates: 04th – 23rd April 2019

Both a physical being—a living, talking, conscious, active individual—and a way-of-being in the world. The wandering subject stresses the fact that identity arises from multiplicity and dispersion… There is no body (and nobody) ‘except in movement.’

Stacy Hardy, Achille Mbembe Idiolect

The 21st Century has been referred to as the century of the migrant. Migrants, as opposed to other political figures—citizens, foreigners, elected political leaders— are defined by their constant displacement, their becoming-in-movement. The route of the journey shifts in speed, filled with moments of waiting and immobility, the process of migration involves insecurity of some kind over a duration of time.

From Here to When is an artistic exploration by Longinos Nagila and Onyis Martin into personal and social reasons for migration be they territorial, political, economic, or juridical, as they unfold in the long fabric of time. The artists’ itinerary includes dreams, memories, places never travelled and places that might be called home. By questioning notions of nationalism, place-bound social belonging, the movement of labour and more, the artisits hope to show that this century might not be as different from those that came before and how we could situate ourselves.

We are experimenting with the notion of the nautomat, which we learn from Raqs Media Collective, is a spaceship of the imagination. We hope the journey of our conversations, our actions, silences, might expand and intensify our attention to the world and our joys.

04 April 2019, 6PM
Nautomat 2: Exhibition Opening ft. Poetry reading & Coffee gathering, at Goethe-Institut
11 April 2019, 6PM
Nautomat 3: Artist Talk & Coffee gathering, Goethe-Institut
15 April 2019, 3PM
Nautomat 4: “Bunge la Wananchi”, Public off site event, Jeevanjee Gardens
23 April 2019, 5PM
Nautomat 5: Closing event with performance & Coffee gathering, Goethe-Institut
30 April 2019, 3PM
Nautomat 6: “Labour, migration and the question of the present – A performative reading and discussion”, University of Nairobi

April 2, 2019 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Thursday Night Live ft. Wambura Miratu, Mar. 28 2019 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: March 28, 2019
Venue: J’s – Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

March 20, 2019 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Golf: Magical Kenya Open, Mar. 14-17 2019 @ Karen Country Club

Dates: March 14-17, 2019
Venue: Karen Country Club
Tickets: Available, here

March 14, 2019 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Good France is Back! The Fifth Edition of Goût de France / Good France, Mar. 18-24 2019 @ 5 Participating Restaurants in Nairobi

Dates: March 18-24, 2019
Participating Restaurants: The Rooftop Grill – Imperial Court, Five Senses Restaurant – 2nd Floor Galana Plaza, Flame Tree Restaurant – Sarova, Baluba – Modern Close, and Tatu Restaurant – Fairmont, the Norfolk. Restaurant Profiles and Menus, available – here.

Find more information, here.

March 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: GZ Calling by Sam Hopkins and David Lalé, from Mar. 4 2019 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi

Opening: Monday, March 4, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut – Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

The exhibition will be opened at 6 pm, followed by a conversation with Sam Hopkins at 7pm.

GZ CALLING The exhibition GZ Calling (2017) by artist Sam Hopkins and David Lalé approaches the tangled China-Africa relationship from the embedded perspective of a private investigator surveilling the export markets of Guangzhou.

Find more information, here.

February 28, 2019 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Jazz Night with Tim Riungu, Mar. 1 2019 @ Geco Café, Mbaazi Avenue – Lavington

Date: Every Friday Evening
Venue: Geco Café, Mbaazi Avenue – Lavington

February 28, 2019 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

My Tribe is Art Mini Exhibition, Mar. 1-5 2019 @ Karen Village

Date: March 1-5, 2019
Venue: Karen Village – Opp. Shade Hotel

February 28, 2019 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy Hosted by Brian Onjoro, Mar. 6 2019 @ Geco Café, Mbaazi Avenue – Lavington

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Venue: Geco Café, Mbaazi Avenue – Lavington
Time: from 7pm

February 26, 2019 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Book Swap, Mar. 5 2019 @ Coffee Casa

Date: March 5, 2019
Venue: Coffee Casa
Time: from 6.30 pm

February 26, 2019 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig ft. Zikki, Idd Aziz and Ricky na Marafiki, Mar. 2 2019 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Date: March 2, 2019
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: from 3 pm
Entry: Free

Performances by Zikki, Idd Aziz and Ricky na Marafiki.

February 26, 2019 at 3:49 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

Exhibition: Aura by Olivia Pendergast, Jan. 26 – Feb. 2 2019 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

Opening: January 26, 2019
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery
Time: Noon to 5 pm

Until: February 2, 2019

We are delighted to host Olivia Pendergast’s exhibition, ‘a u r a’, as our first show of 2019. In this beautiful exhibition, each work literally emanates the emotion with which it was painted.

‘A u r a’ is dedicated to Jason Spindler and all those who lost their lives at 14 Riverside on 15.01.19.

January 22, 2019 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Jam with Gravitti Band, Jan. 11 2019 @ the Goethe Institut – Nairobi

Nairobi Jam presents Gravitti Band live at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi.

Date: January 11, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi
Time: from 6 pm
Entry: Free

Gravitti is undoubtedly the best reggae outfit in East Africa with years of live performance experience.

January 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Festival: Art in the Streets (of Nairobi), Dec. 23 2018 @ Koinange Street – Nairobi

Date: December 23, 2018
Venue: Koinange Street, Nairobi
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Entry: Free

December 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live December Line-Up, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 2018 @ J’s – Westlands

Dates: December 6, 13 & 20 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

Performances by: Kato Change, YUBU and James Jozee & Gogosimo

November 30, 2018 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

The Godown Gig, ft. Afro Simba Band, Juma Tutu and Nyota Ndogo, Dec. 1 2018 @ Godown Arts Centre

Date: December 1, 2018
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre
Time: from 3 pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Afro Simba Band, Juma Tutut and Nyota Ndogo

November 24, 2018 at 4:18 pm 1 comment

Gigiri Fashion Market, Nov. 24 2018 @ Pan Asian Yao, Gigiri Next to the US Embassy

Date: November 24, 2018
Venue: Pan Asian Yao, Gigiri Next to the US Embassy Nairobi
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Free Entry

November 20, 2018 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Rising Fast: Africa’s Changing Urban Spaces, Nov. 17 2018 @ the Alchemist Bar – Westlands

Date: November 17, 2018
Venue: the Alchemist Bar, Westlands
Time: 5-6.30 pm

‘Rising Fast’ explores the changing realities of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the world’s fastest growing urban spaces. Contrary to reductive stereotypes of Africa, Kenya is riding a strong economy, a youth-driven cultural awakening and a dynamic tech scene coined the “Silicon Savannah.” Huge challenges remain however: widespread poverty, poor infrastructure, human rights abuses and political tumult. Does the “Africa Rising” narrative hold up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground?

There will be 12 photographers from across Africa sharing their work as well as a discussion panel led by Nabila Alibhai, founder of Kenya-based cultural lab in COMMONS.

For more information, visit the event Facebook Page.

November 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Rimbui, Nov. 15 2018 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: November 15, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

November 8, 2018 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Out Film Festival Nairobi 2018: We Do Not Have the Luxury of Shame, Nov. 7-10 2018 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Dates: November 7-10, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: Weekdays 5 pm / Saturday 4 pm
Entry: Free

Download OUT Film Festival 2018 programme. (pdf)

Restricted: + 18 Years

November 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm 3 comments

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