The gods have finally heard Kenyans cry for a long break. Event organizers sure didn’t come to play because this long weekend, there is everything for everyone – concerts, showcases, podcast live recordings, poetry shows, acoustic sets, etc. Below are the hottest gigs in the 254 for you and your gang:
Youthful Cities Digital Storytelling Lab
The Youthful Cities Digital Storytelling Lab is bringing together selected young filmmakers, digital artists, writers, musicians, and changemakers from Nairobi and Coventry. These creatives will exchange and develop new inspiring digital stories. The Kenyans involved in the project are Millan Tarus, Tracy Mwaura, Mike W. Khakame, Analo Kanga, and Naserian Koikai. The unique exchange is showcasing on Thursday 28th April online. Click here to register.
MUZE Africa Club Tour: Francis Mercier
New York-Based House Music DJ Francis Mercier will be live at the MUZE Club on Friday 29th April for his highly anticipated Africa Club Tour. The superstar DJ will be joined on stage by MUZE resident DJs Enchan and Lee Mboya. Tickets are available here.
Art of Jazz
Smooth Jazz music will be the order of the day at the Art of Jazz concert on Saturday 30th April from noon at the Hub Karen. Organized by 24:7 Group in partnership with UNESCO, this show is a celebration of International Jazz Day. On stage, will be Ricky Na Marafiki Band. Grab your tickets here.
Passport Experience VIP Pool Party & Day Block Party
AFRIMA Winner DJ Fully Focus is serving a double treat this long weekend through his Passport Experience series. The first event dubbed The VIP Pool Party is taking place at the Trademark Hotel on Saturday 30th April from midday till late. On the other hand, the 2nd event dubbed Day Block Party is going down on Sunday 1st May at the Junction Mall Rooftop from midday. Save a date for the perfect dose of the best mixes.
The Throne Festival
Finesse hitmaker Buju is the headliner of The Throne Festival. The event which is going down at the Impala Grounds on Saturday 30th April is also featuring top local artists and DJs. Gates open from noon. Click here to secure your tickets.
All roads lead to Anzana Gardens on Saturday 3oth April for the monthly Instamarket. As usual, the organizers are promising good quality products from a variety of Kenyan-owned businesses, good music, loads of fun, and memories. Entry is absolutely free!
Top UK Music Trio WSTRN is going to be live at the Summer Vybz concert at the Waterfront Karen on Saturday 30th April. The impressive artists’ lineup of this show also has Kenyan superstars such as Karun, Bey T, Lil Maina, Big Nyagz, DJ Shema, and DJ Kronikx. The action begins at noon. Click here to secure your tickets.
Acoustic Brewed Sessions: Prince Ambasa Mandela
Music crooner Prince Ambasa Mandela is performing live at the Geco Cafe, Mbaazi Avenue on Saturday 30th April. This event will see the former Sarabi group member reunite with old bandmates for a vibeful and energetic show. The show starts at 7 pm and entry is absolutely free!
Podcast With No Name Live Recording
Comic podcasters and writers Eddy Ashioya, Ndugu Abisai, and Brian Mbanacho will be hosting yet another edition of their hilarious live recording show. The action is taking place at the Memorial park on Sunday 1st May from 2 pm. Secure your slot by paying KES 1,500 to the till number 5620115.
Black Boy Joy
Poet and Photographer Gufy, is set to present his 10th concept a poetry event dubbed Black Boy Joy this weekend. The show is taking place at the Kenya National Theatre on 1st May at 6 pm. Tickets are available here.