It’s pretty much the perfect combination – who doesn’t like to eat? And who wouldn’t like to be entertained by the sublime sounds of some of the city’s finest talents at one of the trendiest locations in the 254?
This weekend played host to the Nairobi Food and Music festival – what was meant to be an extravaganza showcasing celebrated street based food vendors – names that may not quite be super familiar to everyone, but that have a growing following among those who expect great flavor and quality.
Brands such as Mama Rocks (the ultimate burger bar – take my word on this)
Kai – the Sushi Bar
Sugar Rush – confection done to absolute perfection
Royal Chef Cuisine
There are actual studies that have been commissioned that show just how powerful the pairing of food and music is, with sound apparently able to influence the way we taste and appreciate food! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/food-and-music_n_936173.html
The idea behind the Nairobi Food and Music Festival was not just to highlight our growing food culture, but to marry this with some of the foremost entertainers on our soil – including House maestro Dj Drazen, acclaimed musician and producer Blinky Bill as well as G Money of Homeboyz Radio, DJ Riggs and the fabulously talented singer Mayonde.
And it brought out quite the crowd – from renowned food and lifestyle writer Susan ‘Lucky’ Wong to Homeboyz Radio’s Patricia Kihoro. Friends and fans of those performing also turned for a day of networking and mingling – and a cocktail or three!
The set up was an ingenious take on real life food truck set ups – walk around, see what you like and enjoy the vibe
The festival was a partnership between The Alchemist, EatOut Kenya and events powerhouse Mwanaume Ni Effort and we are hoping to see it back on our ‘streets’ sooner rather than later.
Visit NairobiFoodAndMusic for more pictures as well as details of what you can expect next!
Credit for all photos: Mwanaume Ni Effort