A celebratory weekend awaits us. You can almost feel the festivity in the air. And a festive weekend it should be in honor of the men and women who fought to have us liberated from the shackles of colonialism. So how do we honour the heroes that led us to be where we are? Simple, by enjoying that which they fought hard to give us…a life free of bondage. We have a few choice suggestions on how you can go about doing this, so read on.

 antony-hDid you know that famous American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer of the platinum-selling Comin’ from Where I’m From (2003) album fame , Antony Hamilton will be performing live at the Carnivore grounds on the Saturday (19th October)?

Well then, fans of the “Pray For Me” singer must remember to come with friends aged 18 and over… and yes, the fans too have to be aged 18 and over to the concert. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are being sold at Kshs 4000 (regular) or Kshs 7500.

For more information on the event, log onto: Tusker Lite Experience on Facebook.

The Kenya Orchid Show

orchid show

This year’s Kenya Orchid Society Show (“Enchanted Garden”) takes place at one of Kenya’s best known commercial shopping location, Sarit Centre and variety is the word as the Society will be displaying a wide variety of Orchids. For those of you that will, during the event, have the ‘must take that with me home’ moment, worry not, the society will have you catered to as many of the plants featured in the event will be for sale during the opening hours and for as long as stocks last.

The event starts on Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th from 10 am to 7 pm and on Monday 21st from 10 am to 4 pm. For information on the event, contact the Kenya Orchid Society, P.O. Box 30740, Nairobi, tel. +254 (0) 2088 447

Music Video Launch: Maia Von Lekow

JellyfishSinger-songwriter, Maia Von Lekow will be launching her ‘Jellyfish Video’ at Kuona trust tomorrow. Also performing will be Maia’s band and DJ Tendwa. You can catch the live music from 6:00. Tickets will be retailing at Kshs. 500 and include a free glass of wine. Purchase tickets on: www.ticketsasa.com  or for more information log onto: facebook.com/maiavonlekow

Elements (Nairobi Uptown)

ElementsElements, a collaboration between Kenyan playwright, John Sibi-Okumu and French actress, Nathalie Vairac is a  play about a writer prepping for a presentation, in a foreign country to celebrate her work. In her effort to explain her creative process, she has to dig deep into her own life experience.

To find out how this play pans out, you need to be at Alliance Francaise at 7:30 pm on the 18th of October (today). Tickets will be retailing at Kshs. 500.

For more information, email: kptheatrecompany@gmail.com or call +254 (0)20 340 054.

Mashujaa Day Concert

electrafriqueElectrafrique is premier concert series that brings together a worldwide network of artistes fusing elements of African music with Electronic Music.

Electrafrique therefore proudly presents Renato Xtrova Live and Sarabi Live in Concert that will be hosted by Dj Cortega,Electrique Djs and the Beat Parade Band with Coco Rasta Ngori being the MC for the event.

For those of you that may be wondering who these main acts are well, all of you need to know that when it comes to House Music in Africa Renato Xtrova is a name to keep in mind. This is because this young man holds a great promise in the world of electronic music and specifically in House Music.
Sarabi on the other hand is a band of eight gents that was formed in 2005 and has in the recent years proved to be one of the most promising Afro Fusion Band in Kenya and one of the most solid bands in the Kenyan Music Scene. Sarabi will be performing Live from 8pm, paying tribute to Kenya’s Mashujaa’s including the Westage Heroes

Quite an interesting mix if I do say so myself. All this will be going down at the Tree House, Nairobi, on the 20th of October from 7pm to 5am. Tickets are retailing at Kshs. 1000. Admittance to the event will be granted to those aged above 21, if you aren’t and still plan on attending the event, a word of advice, don’t. This is because a proof of age will be required (tough break, but there is always next year)

Well, I’m sure that there are a lot of other activities that will be taking place this weekend other than the select few that we have mentioned. Whichever event you choose to grace the important thing to remember is ‘just have fun’.

On behalf of the rest of the Mvuli team, I would like to wish all Kenyans a happy Mashujaa day and God’s blessings on this festive weekend.

Written by Maureen Mwangi, a Mvuli Hotels staff member