Jazzed Up

Lucia Musau
It’s that time of the year, where fashion meets Jazz at the Safaricom Jazz Festival and whether you love jazz music or not this is an event you don’t want to miss! Ghetto Classics have partnered with Safaricom to bring another musical experience that has never been done before in East Africa. Ghetto Classics is a community based programme that aims to transform lives of over 650 children in Korogocho, Huruma, Dandora and Mukuru Kwa Reuben, as well as students from Farasi Lane Primary School and Muthangari Primary School in Nairobi. The programme uses music education to provide the youth with opportunities to better themselves and their communities, equipping them with skills in live music performance as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty that many of them are born into. The programme also provides them with income generating opportunities and has been supported by proceeds from the Safaricom International Jazz Festival since 2014.

Guess who will be the highlight of this year’s festival……Grammy award winning David Sanborn from the USA. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, let the music move through your veins and minds, as you listen to the sweet jazz tunes from this amazing saxophonist. As you all know, Safaricom Jazz Festival is held once a year and has been hosting musical legends including Hugh Masekela and Jonathan Butler over the past few years who’ve all given stellar performances onstage. When Safaricom promises to give you a very memorable show…they always stick to their word and several surprises come up on the day of the event as the theme for this year clearly states…. “Music That Moves You”. Other artists who will be curtain raising during the concert are as follows: Ray Lema and Saka Saka from Democratic Republic of Congo, Bokani Dyer from South Africa, The Hazelnuts from Israel, TaxiWars from Belgium, Shamsi Music from Kenya, Arun Ghosh from the United Kingdom, The Nairobi Horns Project from Kenya and Mwai & The Truth live band from Kenya.

If you are still wondering whether or not to attend the event, here are a few reasons why you should attend the Safaricom Jazz Festival:

It is the perfect plan for you, your friends and family to enjoy great jazz music over food, drinks and great ambience at the training grounds of the Kasarani Stadium.

It’s a reason to dress up! Yes, always dress up and show up!

Perhaps it’s time you got acquainted to Jazz, I mean when is the last time you did something for the first time?

Event tickets are very pocket friendly plus it’s a charity event you get to do good while having fun. Regular tickets are going for for Kshs 2000 and students tickets with IDs will go for Ksh 500! The gates will open at 10am and the show will start officially at 12noon for the program to kickoff on a high note.

Now please go ahead and grab your tickets, I will be sharing with you some outfits ideas in the next post!

Lucia Musau


Thanks for reading! I will be back later with some more x






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