Friday, 18 March 2011

Kinanda Fest 3- 27/3/2011

Hey, we are back after well break.  KinandaFest now a monthly event happening every last SUNDAY of the MONTH.(mark this in your calendars)

The March Edition of Kinanda Arts Festival i.e. KinandaFest3 is just around the corner and going down on  the 27th March 2011.
Come and enjoy great music, poetry , food, street art and great company

Here are the details for KinandaFest 3

Performances by: Ngwatilo, Sarabi, Ricky Na Marafiki,    Jasmine, Ueta and Ma3
Date: 27th March 2011
Venue: Kifaru Gardens   
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Time: 1.30pm- 6.30pm
Cost: 200/=

See you there:
Below is music and Information on some of the Artists Performing
Ricky Nanjero -A superb bass player who has played with over 30 well known bands and musicians in Kenya, Ricky just completed his first solo album, sample it here

Ngwatilo Mawiyo: Ngwatilo is an exceptional poet writer, singer and all round " people". Check out more about her here

Ueta: Arguably one of the best ( if not the best Rock Band) out of not take our word for it; listen to them here

Ma3: Ma3(pronounced Maa-Three) is a quirky fun loving 6 piece Afrop Pop Band. Recently performed at Sauti Za Busara Fest. Find out more about Ma3 here.and also over here and see them in action here. You can also listen to them here

Jasmine,Jasmine meaning gift from God and an acronym representing the first names of the group.
This vocal group comprises of multi-talented young men:

Made up of 8 members: Justin Mutua,Jack Lenox, Allan Wanjohi,Stephen Maina, Machel Onyango, Emmanuel Muuo, Noel Ngoloma and Ebenezer Omondi.

These eight individuals met in high school as friends before they noticed that they all shared a passion for music and began the group in 2006.

Within the group,some members have been gifted with the ability to play other musical instruments with various artists and bands in Nairobi.

They seek to bring positive change using their music as a tool to pass a message of hope to their immediate surrounding and the world as a whole.

Follow them on twitter or be their friend on Facebook

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Kinanda Fest 2 - 20/10/2010

The KinandaFest – 2 was held on 20th October 2010 and for the sheer fun and irreverence of it all; we dubbed it  “Shukas n Juice” …little did we know what a kerfuffle that would cause.

Kifaru Gardens was transformed into almost magical place as the audience was treated to great poetry from Ngwalitio Mawiyo, Checkmate, Wamathai, Namatsi Lukoye, Mugambi Nthiga, Danice Kingori and Wanjiku.

Atemi, Eric Wainaina, Nina Ogot, Ma3, were some of the great musicians that kept the great crowd that turned up on this sleepy Kenyatta Day  (apparently that name was changed in the new constitution…to Founders...Mashujaa Day) afternoon and kept them on their feet.

KinandaFest – 2 marked the entry of poetry into our regular programming; it is something  we intend to keep going at the festival; having recognized the power and passion with which a new young generation of Kenyan writers have embraced this art form

We were thrilled to have you and look forward to seeing you at #KinandaFest3
Enjoy the pics below.

KinandaFest2 numbers
1.1 Acres of land hosted
225 adults and
10 children under
12 yrs  playing in
1 sandpit … who all drank a total of
15 litres juice…and sat on
12 bales of hay for
6 hours as they watched
4 poets and
5 bands that got photographed by
8 photographers that took over
400 pictures. One of which shows 
1 drummer juggling his sticks!


Ali Wamahiu- Dove Slime

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Tony Mwaura- the Genius behind this great pics

Ngendo and Wario


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Mikias and Nanjira
Gathoni and Marcus

Poji trying to Appear Deep

The Ever smiling Ngwatilo

Jacob Okumu- cool Mungiki Swag

Thanks to our Friends:

  •        EnnovatorMusic,
  •        Rainmaker, 
  •        Mobb Dejays                                                         
  •        RadarSecurity 
  •        Marcus Olang and Gathoni Mutua

For making KinandaFest2 happen