February 25, 2014 | no comments
Check out this very cool video from Maia von Lekow. Nairobi city, taking you into clear ocean waters on Kenya’s coast!
May 10, 2013 | no comments
After all the hard work, the album “Drift” has finally taken to the world. So wherever you may be in this little world of ours, I look forward to sharing all the hard work with your ears.
You can preview all tracks below.
April 4, 2013 | no comments
November 1, 2012 | no comments
If you are free come on by to Que Pasa Karen on Saturday 10th November where myself and my wonderful band will keep you entertained for the evening:)
RaDanz – Bass
Amani Baya – Drums
Moses Njoroge- Keys
August 21, 2012 | no comments
After coming back from an incredible trip to Madagascar where I was invited to perform with ‘Gasy Groove’, I am honored to be performing this Saturday 25th August at Kuona Trust, Dennis Pritt Rd for the ‘Bring Zack back home Campaign’. Bringing Zack home is a campaign to raise funds to build a Spinal injury rehabilitation and trauma centre in Kenya.
There will be a craft market/party, great Kenyan handicrafts, and live music by:
Stan, Christine the Jazzist, Sage, Sara Mitaru and myself to support a good cause. Come out and support!
Time 9am – late (live music performance start from 2pm)
Entry: Absolutely Free!
See you there:)
August 13, 2012 | no comments
Wow…what an interesting place. Tana was very different to Nairobi, yet there was a very comfortable similarity in the Capitals structure, corruption, bargaining poverty, sounds, markets and smells. One thing I really noticed much more in Madagascar was the poverty ..People seem much poorer there in comparison to Nairobi, yet the family structure/bond is so strong that poverty came second…if that makes any sense…I cant explain it really…
I was invited by Danz, the bassist I play with, who is from Madagascar to come and join him in Antananarivo for a performance. He was launching his new album with his band Gasy Groove, and asked whether I would like to come and do a set of my stuff . I had heard alot about Tana from Danz, so it was a great honour to be invited there and to actually put a distant image to a reality.
Most of our time was spent in the capital, meeting incredible musicians, rehearsing for the show with Gasy Groove, eating very foreign but tasty food, and seeing amazing live music from Jazz, rock, Cabaret, to traditional Madagascan music. The show was great, and I had the opportunity to play with some fantastic Madagascan Musicians!
On my days off, after the show, we took a taxi-brousse (Matatu) to a small place called Andasibe where you can walk in the National Park and see Lemurs and Indri which are only found in Madagascar. The whole experience of the warm, welcoming, humble and generous hospitality that we received was unbelieveable..I look forward to returning to Madagascar one day!
A night that will be remembered forever! Sal Davis performing for the first time with his daughter @ The Tree house in Nairobi. A pretty epic night for me, I must say:) My father and I have never been close as he has always been away travelling, and living elsewhere. For the first time we got to spend a week together living and breathing music, and each others company!
We had planned the show whilst in Zanzibar where my father resides as he was looking to come back to Nairobi to do a show, and Nairobians were also in question as to where he has been hiding all these years. The two came together in late May, where Sal Davis took to the stage with the same energy and life he had in the 60′s performing all his old classics. I, with my own musical career was honoured to be part of this historical event. I sang my songs, Sal sang his, and then we ended the evening singing a couple of his songs together. I think overall his fans, and mine, were happily suprised by the outcome. Thankyou so much for coming out and supporting us:)
June 20, 2012 | no comments
This Saturday come to Que Pasa Bar & Bistro to see Maia von Lekow and her band perform original music.
Danz Nirina – Bass
Moses Njoroge – Keys
Amani Baya – Drums
June 7, 2012 | no comments
What a crazy evening! It took a lot of time to figure out whether this show would make me or break me both physically and mentally and there were times when I thought of dumping the whole idea….but with wonderful support from those around me, Chris King in particular…we got through it:) Performing with my father was a wonderful experience of joy and frustration but in the end we made it work!
Thankyou to Circle and Square, Roots International, the musicians who made this happen, ESL for providing wonderful sound, Film Crew& Photographers, The media, Jeff Koinange, David Muriithi, Brian Owango, Ezra Bunyenyezi Kenya Airways, and Java Coffee House! You can find more photos by Quaint Photography, Kenyan nights and Benny Guliani on my facebook page
June 4, 2012 | no comments
Thankyou to all of you who came to the Tree House or Muthaiga event last weekend for the Sal Davis and Maia performances. Both shows were a great success, and a full turn out!
This weekend Saturday 9th June myself and the band will be performing at Tamambo Tapas Bar, Village Market from 8pm. Entry: 200ksh Hope to see you there!