Okay so remember I just wrote a piece about Blankets & Wine therefore this is pretty much my committing festival felony by switching up and writing about Koroga Festival (low key rivalry). In case you were wondering although Blankets & Wine has been around for a while since 2008 to be exact, Koroga Festival is fairly young and the newest addition to Nairobi’s quest for live music, food, fashion, hip & hop and all sorts of cultural appropriation.
In the March edition Congolese legend Koffi Olomide did the most bringing hits like “LOI” back to life… Now if you grew up in Africa in the 80’s and 90’s I am sure your parents overplayed Koffi’s hits on those weekend afternoons when you had your extended families visiting. Cameroonian legend Manu Dibango graced the stage in the May edition and it was jazzy, smooth and just pure joy to watch and listen especially when ‘Aye Africa’ came on damn! Those damn childhood memories!
Koroga means to “stir” in Swahili the act of stirring while cooking that is to Koroga, and I must say I have enjoyed all the editions that I have been able to attend, the ambiance is just on another level. This festival is family friendly and you can bring the kids. Koroga festival has risen the ranks and is slowly becoming an African household name. South African band Mafikizolo are set to perform on the 31 July show and they promise to bring the colours of Africa with them.
Having lived in South Africa and being a fan of Mafikizolo I am sooo keen for this and you should too! Tickets are selling at www.ticketsasa.com for KSHS 2000 if you happen to be in the +254 area code… That means if you are in Nairobi around the week of July 25-31 2016 please do make a point of purchasing these tickets. It is free for Children under the age of 12 so mums no excuse!
Bruh! I can already picture Nhlanhla and Theo doing their signature moves…AFRICA WE ROCK!
Sunday 31 July 2016
Aboretum Gardens 12 Noon
Major Headliners expected.
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