Kwani? Open Mic - 2nd March, 2010

February 25, 2010

Kwani Trust is inviting you to Kwani? Open Mic on Tuesday, 2nd March, 2010 at Club Soundd, Hamilton House Kaunda Street

Entry: Ksh 100/- only.

Featured Poet: Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

MC: Cindy Ogana

Ngwatilo will be presenting poems from her new collection: blue mothertongue an urban anthology of growing up in Nairobi.

Open Mic slots are open from 6pm all are welcome to register.

Karibuni!

Kwani? Open Mic - 2nd February 2010

January 28, 2010

Kwani Trust is inviting you to Kwani? Open Mic on Tuesday, 1st February 2010 at Club Soundd, Hamilton House Kaunda Street

Entry: Ksh 100/- only.

Featured Poet: Eko Dydda

MC: The lovely Cindy Ogana

About Eko Dyyda

KARIBUNI!

Eko Dyyda is one of Kenya’s hottest young gospel artists. Growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare and Huruma slums his interest in music started when he was at Eastleigh High School.

Eko, once a praise and worship leader at his local church, credits his switch to hip-hop to God:

“[I] once woke up in the middle of the night…to hear [sounds] that sounded like beats ringing in [my] head”

His big break came when he met Holy Dave, with whom he collaborated in his hit single ‘Niko Na Reason’.

Eko is an acronym of his real name (which he insists on keeping hidden). Dydda is opposite of Daddy, a nickname he was given when hewas in Mathare Youth Sporting Academy-MYSA, where he once played football.

Major Appearances And Achievements

• Kirk Franklins Spread The Love Concert at the Carnivore 2009 alongside Holy Dave, Juliani, Rufftone, Astar, Kanjii Mbugua, Esther Wahome, Jemimah Thiong’o.

•The Totally Sold Out Concert, Fifth Edition and Mteja campaign.

Discography

Niko Na Reason - Topped the following Charts:

The Beat, H2O, Crossover 101, The Stomp, Homeboyz Radio and Power Radio.

Open Mic And Poetry Competition

November 27, 2009

Kwani Trust invites you to a grand end of the year Open Mic and Poetry Competition.

Date: 1st December 2009.
Venue: Club Soundd, Hamilton House, Kaunda Street.
Time: 7PM to 10PM

Prizes:
The winner will walk away with a cash prize of Ksh. 5000. The 1st runners up Ksh . 3000 and 2nd runners up Ksh. 2000.Poets and members of the audience will have a chance of winning Kwani? Books.

The poetry competition is kindly supported by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)

Entry : Kshs 100.

KARIBUNI

Kwani? Open Mic - Tuesday 3rd November 2009

October 28, 2009

Kwani Trust is inviting you to Kwani? Open Mic on Tuesday 3rd November 2009 7 pm at Club Soundd, Hamilton House Kaunda Street

Entry: Ksh 100/- only.

Featured Poet: Kennet B

MC: Our lovely Cindy Ogana

Born Odongo Kennedy Leakey at the shores of Lake Victoria,Kennet B wrote and recorded his first poetry piece in 2003 at Chuqua Records in Kisumu where he was also mentored to become a sound producer.
He also gained music arrangement skills and mostly worked in underground studios helping young artists musically grow up. He moved to Nairobi after hearing of Slam Africa Spoken Word Poetry competitions; he won on his first trial.

The win motivated him to produce a seven-track poetry album “Coming Of Age” of which he wrote the lyrics and was the chief sound producer. Each poem in the album is backed up with sound effects, which are skillfully placed to create the desired suspense to the listener. The authenticity of the album is supported by the fact that “Kitambi ya Sugar daddy” a poem dispelling girl child abuse by married men is receiving good airplay by various local radio stations.

Kennet B has gone an extra mile and produced the first Luo Poetry album,”Twak Galamoro Mokwongo”which has not been officially launched to the public, though a single from the album has been released to a Kisumu based radio station.

As a performing artist, he has been able to execute his delivery at Kwani? Poetry Nights,Wapi Hip Hop and Spoken Word Festvals,Lafesta in Kisumu, PEN international just to mention a few.

Currently, he is writing the scripts for the “Coming Of Age” album which he expects to be out by April next year.

Kennet B writes on social issues relating to Church and State. He believes that with the power of the word all is possible even when the pen has run out of ink.

Open Mic slots are open from 6pm all are welcome to register.

Also get copies of Kwani? 05 part 1 at bookstores and get the best of Kenyan Writing.

KARIBUNI!

NB: Reduced prices on your favorite books.

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