THE SONGWRITERS LOUNGE EDITION 2

The 2nd edition of THE SONGWRITERS LOUNGE is hither :p ūüôā

Get ready for the girls taking over the lounge. Featuring the phenomenalYthera¬†who has just recently released her debut single “Kijana”

Cameo performances by:

Loise Ondiso Madete¬†stage name #Ondi, one of the greatest song writers in this here country. Also stupidly hilarious. You’ll love her…

Vereso described as a mix of the great Macy Gray, Official and Laura Mvula, Vereso brings us her eccentric music and performance

DATE: March 22nd 2014
VENUE: Creatives Garage Greenhouse Mall, 2nd floor suite 14, Adams arcade
ENTRY: 500bob *Limited tickets available. Call 0722626169
TIME: Doors open at 6:30pmsongwriters 2

Songwriter’s Lounge Edition 1

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Songwriter's Lounge Edition 1

Creatives Garage, 2nd floor, suite 14, Greenhouse Mall, Adams Arcade

Time: 7pm
Entry: Kshs. 500 (Limited Tickets Available)

“NIPE PENDO” SINGLE RELEASE/ PENYA NAIROBI PANDA SAUTI CONCERT

Penya Nairobi Panda Sauti[Description]

Andrew Wambua backed by his amazing band Afrology releases first single “Nipe Pendo” off his upcoming debut album through his label Penya Africa at the “Penya Nairobi, Panda Sauti” concert at Goethe Institut https://www.facebook.com/events/292540937549622

Date: July 6th 2013
Gates open: 1900 hours GMT+3
Entry: 500 bob
Call 0722 626 169 for tickets

Also performing will be:

SAUTI ACADEMY – Artists in development sharing a piece of their heart through their music.
https://www.facebook.com/penya.africa

JASON OKUMU – A student of Berklee college of music and songwriting coach at Sauti Academy brings you a different feel of acoustic Folk music.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Okumu/139368736667

KIU – An Afro-Pop girl band whose silky harmonies blended with an edgy fusion of Afro-Pop and R&B will leave you in awe.
https://www.facebook.com/kiumusic/info

H_ART – fashionable, poetic, theatrical, hilarious musical group that fuses all into one
https://www.facebook.com/pages/H_ART-the-BAND/237837799692102

DEMPSEY OMWEGA – an INCREDIBLY talented singer, guitarist and songwriter. The only thing that would really describe him more than this is coming for the Dempsey experience.
https://www.facebook.com/DempseyOmwega

ANDREW WAMBUA – Smooth and sultry voiced, rising star, blending soulful African contemporary guitar riffs and heavy bass lines, with a heartfelt and melodic lyrical delivery promising you to get on your feet. He will be releasing his single “Nipe Pendo” at the same event.
https://www.facebook.com/WambuaAndrew

ELANI – a young, funky and fresh Urban Afro group whose musical journey will bring it down with their well thought out lyrics and harmonies.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elani/141177962572733

SAUTI SOL: Last but in no way the least is the ever exhilarating all‚Äźmale band
who grew popular off their release ‚Äúlazizi‚ÄĚ and have since grown to become the
cornerstone of the urban/local music scene in East Africa with their latest
release ‚ÄúStill the one‚ÄĚ.

THE AFRO-LOGIC EXPERIENCE (Our Debut At Blankets and Wine)

2012 was awesome. My band and I covered miles in creating moments as we performed all over the metropolis and we thank you for being with us. First there was “The Exhibition, Accessorized Music” in Feb. A huge success that saw a lot of upcoming designers and jewelery makers showcase their products fused with awesome music from Jarel Urban Artist and Christine Kamau maestro Jazz artist. Then there was “The Exhibition,Clicks Strokes Sounds” In May where we saw some of the best ever photography galleries, paintings and pencil sketches fused with music from Lele Ngoma, Dempsey and Andrew Wambua and Afrology. Also, our series of concerts at Sauti Academy (An artist development program by Penya Africa that I (Andrew) am part of. Later we crowned the year at Thursday Night Live at Choices. Many Thanks to Anyiko Owoko, Natalie Lukkenaer, Rashid, Mercy Mwongeli, Chris Mwenda, Lucas Scott Aol, Shiro, Rahab Nderu and the team at Michael Joseph Centre, Wamathai, Vickie zosi, Jemedari and any other person I haven’t mentioned but was a pillar of strength in our Journey in 2012.

Blankets and Wine XXXX "Summer Bunnies Farewell Edition" 6th Jan 2013 at Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village

Blankets and Wine XXXX “Summer Bunnies Farewell Edition” 6th Jan 2013 at Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village

2013 is here and it starts in a loud bang. When I got a call from Boni (Awesome guy to work with btw) of the Blankets and Wine team (Must admit I had no idea who he was lol) I was speechless.
Andrew Wambua Backed by the amazing band Afrology (Isaac “Izo Msanii” Khakula, Pascal “Mbuluno” Masika, Johnie “Machine Gun”, Tim “Keys” and Happy Gachago and some of the best ever singers this country has Louisa “La Havas” Mutero, “Queen Bey” Ndila and Waithera Chege and some awesome Dancers from Ghetto exposed Alexus, Merica and Moses) has prepared an hours repertoire of awesome Afro-soul music including the soon to be released single “Nipe Pendo”. Be there for the Afro-logic experience!

ANDREW WAMBUA AND AFROLOGY LIVE AT CHOICES

Andrew Wambua, a seasoned singer, performer, Recording artist and voice coach at Penya Africa, and his amazing band Afrology will host a listening party TOMORROW 20th of December 2012 at Choices made possible by Roots International, at the weekly event ‚ÄúThursday Night Live AT Choices‚ÄĚ.

He, together with his band have prepared a 2 hour repertoire of 95% original music and 5% of music from his influences in as far as song writing, composition and arrangement is concerned. This free show is set to give you a taste of his debut album with the first single ‚ÄúNipe Pendo‚ÄĚ due for release in 2013.
For More info about his works, visit http://www.penya-africa.com

TNLAC

The Exhibition “Clicks Strokes Sounds”

The Second Edition of ‘The Exhibition” brings you a fusion of Photography, Paintings and Music.

The photography category will include some cool pics by a long time friend of mine Steve Warui (@waruisa) who recently delved into photography and its amazing how much he can do now. Here, feast on this http://www.wix.com/waruisa/stephen-warui-photography#!portfolio

Rags Kanyi (@ragskanyi) a pal of mine from the States whom I got to know and love his photography courtesy of twitter will also be exhibiting. I bet you want to see this surprise. Meanwhile feast on this http://ragskanyiphotographyblog.com/
http://vividpics.aminus3.com/

Yet another pal I met through twitter, Paras Gudka (@TheParasGudka) will also be exhibiting his photography =====> http://www.flickr.com/photos/parasgudka/

Music by the the soon to be alumni of Sauti Academy Jarel (@jareltheartist) Nduba. Here’s a little something something http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF78PGAioQQ&feature=related
Dempsey (@DempseyOmwega), the new signing by Penya-Africa will also showcase his smooth urban sound http://dempseyomwega.com/
Lele (@LeleNgoma) The Acoustic, Urban Benga, Kenyan Band and organizers of the Twende Lele experience will also be on stage http://www.lelengoma.com/

Tickets are going for 400bob. Key word GOING. Get yours chap chap.

June 9th 2012 Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom Headquaters 3-7pm Kshs. 400

THE EXHIBITION “Accessorized Music”

The Exhibition, an idea initially conceptualized by Victoria Zosi, Joseph Wambua (Jemedari) and myself is a show designed to help the young or the not so young but upcoming artsy guy or girl who needs the proverbial ray of light as far as reaping from their talent is concerned. And at this juncture it’s safe to state that talent in this country is in abundance but too often do we see the same old people being given chances and no new blood. Thus lay the bedrock on which The Exhibition was conceptualized. To bring a breath of fresh air to the arts industry.

The first edition of The Exhibition 2012 dubbed “Accessorized Music” brings you a unique blend of fashion and afro-jazz and afro-soul music slated for the 25th of February at The MICHAEL JOSEPH CENTER Safaricom Headquarters, Waiyaki way. Charges are 300. Lots of refreshments will be provided.

See you there.