How do you say goodbye to your favorite music joint? A place you’ve called home for the past year? Well for an event venue I love, I was actually looking forward to this farewell party. I even left my friend’s graduation party at Jikonis on Kiambu Road just when it was heating up. She already … More One last dance: Why we’ll always remember The Backyard Bar
I don’t watch Hollywood films like I used to. Sure, the occasional sci-fi/ superhero movie or romcom is good for the soul. But theatre has completely changed for me, ever since I discovered these award-winning African independent films and documentaries.
I have this habit of always being late for events. My friends and I have already gotten used to it. However, I really wanted to be on time for this one. My first ever Fadhilee’s Garage. I mean, how would you look if you were late for your first date?
Nyege Nyege means different things in different countries. In Uganda, it’s the irresistible urge to dance when the music hits you. In Kenya and Tanzania, well you don’t even wanna know.
Our first proper meeting was about a year ago. We had drinks at a coffee shop near our beloved alma mater and talked all about art and poetry. Does it matter if they were alcoholic or non? Yes, Ivan Irakoze and I have history.
It’s rare to find a pure R&B party in Nairobi. Sure, there are Friday hip-hop nights at Alchemist Bar and Kenyan reggae music every end of the month at Jukwaa Lounge. But not raw, live R&B music. The kind where it’s just a singer and their acoustic guitar on stage. That’s until Mexican restaurant Burrito … More What you probably missed at Burrito Bar’s Ultimate Launch Party
You knew this was coming, yeah? After that hilarious yet genius cover of Sauti Sol’s Short N Sweet, Ayrosh is back with another one. Two times in one month. Man’s not stopping.
Guys, do you remember Juliani? The conscious Kenyan lyricist who would ocassionaly jump from the stage to your heart. The guy who made the mtaa mentality relevant to middle class folk. He even put the wild rumours to rest. Mwanaume kweli sio biceps.
So much red yet there’s so little love around. Every year, we’re expected to show our love specifically on certain days. So once again, we have to brave through this strange February holiday. Rebel tactfully against the red system. I won’t even mention its name here.
It’s been a good month, clearly when you see this post. After many months of absence without leave or notice, the music bug has finally caught up with me. It’s time to administer a heavy dose of great new music to you music junkies.