Tag: music

New Documentary Showcases the Diversity in Nairobi’s Music Scene #NuNairobi

New Documentary Showcases the Diversity in Nairobi’s Music Scene #NuNairobi

It’s undisputed that Nairobi, and Kenya in general, has one of the most diverse musical scenes anywhere in the world. Influenced by the different cultures, locally and internationally, Kenyan artists are able to integrate not just different instruments and sounds but also add to that […]

Review: The Project Greatness by @samuel_sichangi

Review: The Project Greatness by @samuel_sichangi

The Kenyan music scene is one blessed with talent and diversity of sound. As likes of Sauti Sol, Blinky Bill and Muthoni the Drummer Queen are dropping major projects this year, the music scene has also seen an emergence of talents ready to take up […]

Why you need to attend Africa Nouveau Festival this weekend

Why you need to attend Africa Nouveau Festival this weekend

This weekend the Africa Nouveau festival takes place at the Ngong’ Racecourse Waterfront. This is definitely one of the biggest contemporary art festivals in the country – if not the biggest. Creatives drawn from all over the continent will have three days to showcase the […]

Music from the heart

Music from the heart

What would you do, if given the choice between constant beautiful music in your ears or the melodic sound of your heart beat? How do you know you’re alive? Is it the rhythm of your heart, that sound you’ve heard since you came on to […]

What do you need to succeed in the Kenyan music industry?

What do you need to succeed in the Kenyan music industry?

When you Google the “Kenyan music industry”, your search result will paint a gloomy picture. A lot has been written about the music industry’s shortcomings yet the industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade, producing acts that have competed with the […]

#Review The Thrill of it All

#Review The Thrill of it All

Can’t believe it’s been 3 years since Sam Smith gave us his debut album, In The Lonely Hour. This is the same album that won him four Grammy awards and made him one of the biggest names in music today. Fast forward to 2017, as […]

#MCM Daniel Caesar

#MCM Daniel Caesar

It’s amazing how you can find music that expresses something you feel, yet can’t find words to express yourself. The song takes up all the emotions you have bottled up inside and makes magic through lyrics and melody. This past long weekend has been spent […]

#WCW 5 Female Artists I’m loving this week

#WCW 5 Female Artists I’m loving this week

The holiday vibe has made it so easy to forget it’s a Wednesday. Yes, we’re in the middle of the week and the other long weekend was just two days ago. But life in Kenya seems to really evolve around politics – story for another […]

Open mics and Tuesday nights in the city

Open mics and Tuesday nights in the city

One of the things I love about the Nairobi creative scene is the number of platforms that have sprung up for upcoming, and established, artists to showcase their talents. For an artist, these platforms go a long way in helping one practice, build confidence and […]

Cool Sunday vibes at the Village Linkup

Cool Sunday vibes at the Village Linkup

Having spent most of my weekend indoors, I was really looking forward to stepping out on Sunday evening for the Village Linkup at the Alchemist. Nothing like great music and positive vibes to start off the week, right?