Open Mic
Kwani? Open Mic July 2016 Edition

Open Mic

Kwani? Open Mic July 2016 Edition

Featured Poet: Wahenga Wenyeji

MC: Cindy Ogana

Date: July 5, 2016

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre

Entry: ​Kes ​300 at the door. Limited advance tickets only via M-pesa "Till Number" (56714) at Kes 200*.

*Advance ticketing closes at 6pm.

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Wahenga Wenjyeji is a band based in Nairobi, Kenya. Started in 2014 as a solo act by Musa, it has evolved into a family band comprising Dad (Musa), and his children Esther and Chris.

Esther aged eight, joined the band in 2015 after the Class Six pupil showed interest in singing and playing the guitar. Spotting this talent, Musa nurtured it, and after six months of training on vocals and guitar, Esther joined the bans as a rhythm guitarist and background vocalist, officially becoming part of Wahenga Wenyeji, alongside seven other band members. They went on to perform at various gigs and platforms.

Like Esther, four year-old Chris joined Wahenga Wenyeji, after his talent was discovered in Nursery School. News of Chris’s prowess at memorizing and reciting poems meant for upper classes reached Musa, who nurtured him and allowed him to join Wahenga Wenyeji family on stage. It took a while to sync the young ones into the band but they have since been able to adapt to the system transforming Wahenga Wenyeji into a unique band in the live music performance scene within Nairobi

Wahenga Wenyeji have performed at Kwani? Open Mic,The Eastern Africa Music Summit (Ongea Summit), PAWA 254,  Cake Art Affair, Fatuma`s Voice among others.

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