Blankets and Wine will have a little bit of everything this weekend as SA band Mi Casa will be mucking about on stage, joined by the pristine Suzanne Owiyo, alternative Naomi Wachira and the chill out Barbara Guantai.
With so much talent, highlighting one single artist was a tough job for organisers.
First on stage will be Wachira, who is Kenyan-born but fresh from Seattle in the US. Lucky for us Blackman’s Nairobi Sessions caught up with her on that black and white sofa, to give the city a taste of what to expect.
Owiyo, who was recently signed on by South African based publishing company, Sheer Publishing, has been dubbed as the Tracy Chapman of Africa.
But the star players will be the odd get up of DJ/Producer Dr Duda, singer/composer J’Something and Trumpeter T-Mo.
The group were invited to perform at US President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony last month and in the same month curtain raised for US rapper Drake’s concert in Johannesburg.
Their popularity is riding on their self-titled debut album from which the hit songs ‘These Streets’ and ‘Heavenly Sent’ are most outstanding.
Due to a tight schedule, Mi Casa will arrive in Nairobi on the morning of the performance which will be at the Carnivore Grounds this time round, as organisers battle issues like traffic and accessibility.
“It will be the same as in Mamba Village. You can come with your own food and drinks, which can also be purchased from the Carnivore.”
Advance tickets are Sh1,500, Sh2,000 at the gate and Sh500 for children between the ages of 5-12.