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Bank of Africa supporting the arts in Kenya

November 13, 2014 | no comments

A massive thank you to the Bank of Africa for their generous support as we travel to Morocco

So encouraging that such institutions are helping to represent the arts in East Africa. Tunashukuru! We are forever grateful!

 

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Morocco here we come!

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We received a wonderful sendoff from Qatar Airways staff at Nairobi JKIA airport, our official airline sponsor on our tour of Morocco for the Visa for Music showcase.

Day 1 #MaiaInMorocco . Leaving Nairobi JKIA so excited to be traveling courtesy of Qatar Airways, our OFFICIAL AIRLINE SPONSOR. Thank you for supporting us to represent East Africa at the Visa For Music Showcase in Rabat, Morocco. Without you this wouldn’t have been possible!!! Here we are with Charles before our flight, thanks for the kind sendoff

A massive thank you for the support!

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Jellyfish music Video!

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!


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Interview with JSO

July 5, 2013 | no comments


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Drift is OUT!

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.


Click on these links to download the album:


 


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Jellyfish music video Feb’13

April 5, 2013 | no comments

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Jellyfish music video Feb’13

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Jellyfish music video Feb’13

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Jellyfish music video Feb’13

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Jellyfish Music Video Feb 2

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Jellyfish music video Feb 13!

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Acoustic twiddling on a Sunday!

April 4, 2013 | no comments


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Maia @ Que Pasa, Karen

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

Time: 8pm

Entry: Free!

Look forward to seeing you there:)


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Maia Acoustic @ Kuona Trust to support ‘Bring Zack back Home Campaign’

August 21, 2012 | no comments

Hello!
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.
See more:

http://www.bringzackbackhome.com/zacks-story.php

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:)


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Just back from Madagascar!

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!


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Guava Tree & Covered in a Blanket Live @ Tree house May 2012

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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:)


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Guava Tree Live @ Tree House May 2012

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Maia @ Que Pasa, Karen 23rd June, 2012

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

 


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Maia singing Uko Wapi @ HIFA 2012

June 7, 2012 | no comments


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Maia @ HIFA Festival 2012

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