The pandemic affected many events in Nairobi. Popular events such as Jameson Connect, Kenya Nights, Blankets &Wine, and Safaricom Jazz disappeared. However, the party scene did not stop smaller event companies from taking up the mantle. Musically, Amapiano and gengetone dominated the airwaves and event spaces. Currently, Kenyan drill &Shrap (a mixture of rap and sheng) are now the talks of the town.
About Jameson Connects Kenya
Jameson Connects Kenya is an experience that brings together International and Kenyan musicians & DJs. A festival experience with the best food, games, fun, and lots of music – with Jameson at the heart of it all. Jameson Connects Kenya will give you the opportunity to drop your guard and open yourself up to new possibilities and new experiences, turning strangers into friends.
A look back at their events
In the past, they were known to bring big artists. The artists include 2Chainz, BOB, Bas, TY Dollar $ign, and Stefflon Don. The last event they had was in 2019 and T.I was the headliner. In addition to T.I, Bey T, Khaligraph Jones, Alternate Sounds, and, Nvirri the storyteller performed. The event DJs of the night were Jo Kisila Redbone and Hypnotiq. You can read a review of the event here.
Jameson Connect now making a comeback. The event will be held at carnivore grounds. The headliners are Kenyan DJs. It seems they are playing it safe before they can bring international acts. The lineup includes Dj code red, DJ Adrian gmoneyizme, and mgmkenya. The tagline for the event is the DJ Edition 4 Music Genres, 3 DJ Towers, and 1 Festival experience. The event is set to go down on the 21st of May with early bird tickets retailing for 2,500 and VIP tickets are 4,000. Follow the hashtag #JamesonConnectsKenya for more updates.