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Alune Wade at Safaricom Jazz lounge

PERPETUA ADOYO

Safaricom Jazz is a one-way ticket to happiness. This Saturday, November 4, at the Uhuru Gardens along Lang’ata Road in Nairobi, Senegalese vocalist and bassist Alune Wade will be headlining the Safaricom Jazz Lounge concert. He is popularly known for creating a jazz sound that mixes African tribe sound and Western contemporary sound.

New York-based Jazz singer and composer, Kavita Shah, will also be part of the line-up alongside two Kenyan bands: Mambo Tribe and the Limericks that will showcase the growth and talent in the Kenyan Jazz scenes.

Proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to the Ghetto Classics Music programme based in Korogocho slums, Nairobi. Tickets available on safaricomjazzfestival.co.ke at Sh2,000 and Sh500 for students with ID. Gates open at 6pm with show starting at 8pm to midnight. – Saturday

DIVERSE CITY GALA

The Diverse City gala will go down this Saturday, November 4, at the Le Palanka Restaurant in Lavington, Nairobi. The event will feature budding artists, photographers, musicians, spoken word artistes, poets, fashion designers and vendors. The gala will also feature an exhibition on the ‘Art of War’, which unites diverse cultures and the effects. Tickets go for Sh800. Event runs 6pm-10pm. – Saturday

THE JW FASHION SHOW

The JW Fashion Show is on this Saturday, November 4, at the Thika Road Mall starting 6pm-10pm. The show connects local designers around Africa through fashion shows, fashion experts, fashion bloggers and taste makers.

The theme for this editIon is ‘Made In Kenya By Kenyans’, as it seeks to highlight Kenyan designers aiming at promoting their designs. If you want to meet Kenya’s undiscovered top designers while getting a chance to mingle with who-is-who in the Kenyan fashion scene, then this is your event. Tickets selling at Sh1,500. Dresscode: Strictly made in Kenya. – Saturday

R&B EXPERIENCE

A night of all the R&B hits that made the 90’s a special decade is going down this Saturday, November 4, at The Elephant along Kanjata Road off James Gichuru Road in Lavington, Nairobi.

There will also be a live band that will be performing the 90’s hits that consist of brass section, vocal ensemble and string section. Take out a friend or two and enjoy a superb night full of an old school feel. Event starts 6pm-4am. Entry is Sh1,500. – Saturday

ROYAL FUSION DINNER AND FASHION SHOW

Waterfront, Wigs and Turban Salon in partnership with Faraja Cancer Support Trust will host a dinner for a good cause, which will be held this Saturday, November 4, at the Two Rivers Mall along Limuru Road. It’s aim is to raise funds for cancer patients around Kenya. The event will be a fun night of fashion and entertainment. Event starts 7pm to midnight. – Saturday

ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS

Artistic Encounters brings together the work of two different artists in one space at the same time. The fourth edition will be held this Saturday, November 4, at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi. It will be hosted by Kenyan musician, poet and actress Patricia Kihoro and critically acclaimed South African author Angela Makholwa. It starts 6pm-9pm. Entry is free. – Saturday

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