Motown In Nairobi hits the city today – a musical experience that is looking to deliver “nostalgia with excellence”. Currently in its 6th year, Motown In Nairobi has become one of the city’s most anticipated annual concerts and this year’s edition is not looking for anything different.
The concert will showcase music from the Motown record label, through the decades, performed by singers and instrumentalists including Patricia Kihoro, June Gachui, Ed Parseen and more. Previously featured acts include Mercy Myra, Aaron Rimbui, Maia von Lekow, Dela Maranga, Ian Mbugua and Kendi Nkonge.
According to the mind behind Motown in Nairobi, June Gachui, ‘This concept began with a conversation about entertainment options for a particular demographic of concert goers who want more quality and diversity in the entire going-out experience. I took on the challenge and called upon a number of partners, musicians and great performers to bring this concept to life! The result, 6 years ago, was the very first edition of Motown In Nairobi. My joy as the show’s producer has been to see how it has blossomed into a beautiful thing and for that I am grateful to the Motown cast, crew and the audience who we fondly refer to as ‘Motowner’.
This concert explores everything that was glorious about music during that period; from costumes to styling to the stories behind the music, the artists and all these influence the song selection, the artists who are featured and of course the band.
The action goes down at The Hub this evening, from 7.30pm.