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. Advertisements
It’s the last week of the month and you don’t know what to do. Your allowance has just streamed into your bank account waiting to be spent. Or for some of us, into our sponsor’s – sorry I mean parent’s account.
One of my favorite things about being an events junkie is discovering new artists and music I probably wouldn’t have heard of. This is why I attend so many events, for those who’ve been asking. And that is exactly how I met Mr Jemedari.
I still remember the first time I met him. It was last year at a cool school event dubbed The Frequency. He was battling it out in front of an excited crowd with another poet, who I hadn’t met before either.
Watching H_art the Band live on stage is something special. You simply cannot afford to be taking selfies and videos with your smartphone, when all that craziness is happening right in front of you. Why am I telling you this?
It’s a huge hall, a proper theatre. A larger than life stage sits at the front lifted towards the heavens. Even at the fifth row you’re still looked down upon. The red seats are soft and comfortable, with ample back support. And wide enough for most shapes and sizes.
I went solely for the poetry. I didn’t know they’d be music too. That Ukoo Flani and Sarabi band would be there. But the most surprising thing I learnt was that none of them was getting paid to perform that night.
After talking about it last year at a time like this, who would have thought I would actually be part of Coke Studio Africa? That I’d be standing in the huge studio colored in bright red and white. To watch the different musicians from all over Africa dancing in their fancy overpriced clothes. To experience … More My first experience inside Coke Studio Africa
I didn’t think I would make it. I left the house just before 6pm. It was meant to start at 6. Most of the matatus I found at the stage were either full or empty. And the ones which were half-full competed vigorously competed against each other for my seat. In the end , I … More Hii Chapta: What You Missed at the Nairobi Poetry Battle
Hola! As you may already know by now, I’m all about Kenya and promoting its arts and artists. With time, the Kenyan art industry has been growing at a slow pace, but growing nonetheless. One of the sectors that has taken a couple of leaps is the fashion industry. Have you noticed the amount of people … More Do you speak Fashion