It’s finally back. After 5 long months of separation, MUZE club once again opened its doors for us. I know many music junkies wondered if our new home was gone forever – and whether we’d ever reunite.
I didn’t know how I was getting to Kilifi. I mean, I have been there before so I should know the drill. However, the SGR train to Mombasa was fully booked. And the only available buses from Nairobi to Kilifi would arrive on the second day of Kilifi New Year. I was stuck. If only … More Here’s what happened at Kilifi New Year 2020
What do you do when your favourite Nairobi nightclub closes its doors indefinitely? Do you stay indoors on the weekends until it opens again? Or do you cheat on it with another club that almost matches up?
I have been to Kilifi New Year twice. Both times it was magic. I was so enchanted by the bush beats and bass in 2018 that I had to go back for the 2019 countdown. But I have a feeling this year’s edition will be the most epic one.
The room is hot but you surprisingly feel cool. There are around 20 people huddled in the high ceiling studio, either sitting on a couch, on the carpet or standing. You already squeezed yourself on one of the two leather couches – the early bird gets the seat.
June 2019 has been a special month, especially for Kenyan music. In just four weeks, four music launch parties happened in Nairobi. I attended 2 of them, and I already told you about the first one. The second one had the same musicians on stage. Because Mutoriah is everywhere!
It’s embarrassing to not know your own language. Especially at a family gathering and you’re the only one who can’t join in the lively conversation. Or even get to know your grandmother. I almost did though.
Sunday mornings in Nairobi are simply the best. No traffic jam at all, not even in the CBD. And you can actually see the ground you’re walking on in advance. I thought I would listen to Caffe Mocha, one of my favourite Kenyan radio shows, on the road. But after meeting them at 9 am, … More Upgrade Poetry: When Tetu Shani grew his fanbase in Nakuru
When I saw the lineup, I literally screamed with joy. “This cannot be happening. We are not ready for all this fire on one stage in one day”, I exclaimed while looking at the event poster of the first Godown Gig of 2019.
It’s not every day you go to Kilifi. But when you do, you can’t stop talking about it. The Kenyan coastal destination has sincere charm and untamed beauty. So once you watch the recap video of Kilifi New Year 2017/2018, you know you have to go back and finish what you started.