#WamathaiDEC: Wamathai Spoken Word – December Edition

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In the spirit of celebrating an amazing year, and getting ready to embrace a new one, Wamathai.com presents a special Wamathai Spoken Word – December Edition (#WamathaiDec).


This month’s edition will be hosted by  Singer/Songwriter Dela & Comedian Martin ‘Daddie Marto’ Githinji.

To grace the event with spoken words of art will be Kevin ‘Man Njoro’ WaithakaPepe Haze, Achieng Odhiambo, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Kennet B, Mike Kwambo, Checkmate, Namatsi Lukoye, JemedariWairema Mathenge, Sitawa Wafula,Wanjeri GakuruAisha Ali among others.

Music by: Ma3PoziLouis Majiwa

The event will take place on 13th December 2010 at Lenana House Conference Centre on Lenana Road – (after the DOD main gate)

Entry Charges: Kshs. 200

Google directions —> http://bit.ly/LenanaHouse

If boarding a Matatu, alight at the flyover just past NPC Valley road. Walk a few meters on Ralphe Bunche Road up to the Lenana Road junction. Lenana House Conference Center is on Lenana Road after the DOD main gate.

Spread the word!!

(Poster courtesy of Diasporadical)

Respond to facebook event

Y’all know how it gets down so make the noise, spread the word and lets have the most amazing Wamathai.com event of the YEAR!!!

*Over & Out*

Wamathai Spoken Word – October Edition

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Wamathai.com presents Wamathai Spoken Word – October Edition on the 7th of October 2010 from 7PM – 10 PM at Secrets Lounge (Ground Floor, View Park Towers. Utalii lane, Nairobi). An entrance fee of Kshs. 150 will be charged at the door.

The event will be hosted by Afro fusion Singer & songwriter Dela and will feature poetry performances, the reading of poems in support of breast cancer awareness month by Chiira MainaJames OchweriRobert Kunga and music by Afrology the Band and Pozi & Mbaluka.

There will be a screening of the short film ‘Trance’ by Zippy Kimundu.

The charity we shall be supporting this month is Sitawa Wafula’s Campaign for sanitary towels for disadvantaged girls.

*** Poets intending to perform at the event should register by sending an email to wamathai@wamathai.com

*** For regular updates of the event check our twitter page and our Fan page on facebook.

*** Spread the word about the event by tweeting about it (use the hashtag #WamathaiOct when doing so) and by inviting your friends to the event page.

See you all there!

(See the pictures and a review of the previous event here)

You can view the tweets about the event here and at Wamathai.com.

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Wamathai Spoken Word – September Edition

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As you may have heard, Wamathai.com has organized a September Edition to its infamous Wamathai Spoken Word.

Please find below the event details.

Wamathai.com presents Wamathai Spoken Word on Thursday the 9th of September 2010 at Secrets Lounge (Ground floor,View Park Towers – Next to Alliance Francaise) from 7 – 10 PM and the program is as follows:

* The event will be hosted by Dela
* The poetry performance slots will be open
* Music by: Aziza
* Prose reading by James Ochweri Chiira Maina
* The Screening of short films by Kuweni Serious

Other Details

Charges: Kshs. 150 (at the door)

***Reserve a table by texting 0723160575 (But be there by 7.30 PM)

***Real Cutz shall reward the two most entertaining performers.

***Invite your FB friends to the event here


All ye twitterholics can find all tweets and yap yaps about the event by searching the hash tag “#WamathaiSept” 😀

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#WamathaiEx: How It Went Down

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On Thursday the 5th of August 2010 Wamathai.com hosted yet another Spoken Word event dubbed “Wamathai Exclusive” and with the hash tag #WamathaiEx on twitter lovingly coined by yours truly! This time the event promised to be awash with new stuff, new changes, new improvements and definitely a bigger and better experience.

The Poster

I for one was not to be left out (duuh!) so I poxed myself into the yelling and shouting of the “Extra extra, read all about it…” kind of advertising for the exclusive event hehe..#donthateme! I couldn’t miss it ata kidogo knowing how much I love poetry (which isn’t thaaat much buuut…back to the point)!

The event began at 7 as planned but only with some ngomaz to help people come in pole pole (like their feet were the ones carrying the wallet) and buy some drinks as they settle down into the lovely white couches of Secrets Lounge. Which reminds me, si that place can make you go blind? With the right lighting #youdontwannaknow!

What was different this time? Well since the organisers chose to sell only 100 tickets, which I think was a good idea considering how the last one was, it was not crowded for one. Two, it was less noisy. Well, not so much. Peeps still couldnt shut their traps! Me included! And I just wonder why. I mean its a friggin poetry event for crying out loud (more like shouting off the top of my head for y’all to hear me as you yapper yapper off with drinks in hand!)!!

Perfomances began like an hour later (around 8) with curtains raised by Lele, a band I hadn’t heard of. They were really nice (if only I could hear them fully!) and I liked them. Next came the poets. Akina WanjeriWanjiku and Anyiko were amazing. Jemedari cracked us up but “Man Like Njoro” aka Kevin. I tells ya si that dude can do serious poetry! Kwanza in anaa ka accent aki! Lastly was this guy from KU who cracked us all up fo real! We were LOLing and RMAOing (<–kyuk version! Of LMAO!) like nqwessey! Believe you me (yes! Am Kenyan!) kama ulihata then don diss me!

Dela was the emcee of the event and kama kawaida she didn’t fail to impress. It was (sort of) flawless from the get go mpaka mwisho. I liked it kabisa.

Here are some of the pics taken at the event and appearing on Rumbaa.com

Dela the Host

@Antoneosoul feeling one of his songs!!

Skiza the band

Wamathai and Tommy Clima (Secrets) with guests

I can’t wait for the next, and the next, and the next…till it grows on yuh! And on that note, I sure hope that this develops into a great culture of sharing art of all forms and also a way of bringing together people from all walks of life with one goal in mind: art! And more specifically, poetry, spoken word, short stories: Wamathai.com!

*Over & Out*


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Thank God Its Furahiday!

I am excited about…

YESTERDAY ROCKED!!! Ok noooot that much. Wamathai Exclusive was a blast! Fewer peeps, still kinda noisy, wondered why, enjoyed the music, the poetry was outta this world, kudos to “Man like Njoro” (or what was it?) I laughed mpaka am so sure @Amasy could see my last tooth :D. Then there was this dude from KU (can’t remember the name) who also cracked us up with his remix of several songs! I think he did like ten songs in one all stringed together in a very very funny way! Haha…am rubbing it in for all who missed it (hate me! :D)

That was jana. Super cool. Now I think the next event would be 31st August at Club Soundd.

Today I’m feeling…

Lazy Lazy. As in this #KenyaDecides and #KenyaDecided mood. Tis great me thinks. And we should all celebrate in our own ways. We have come a long way and me thinks we made the right decision. Its now for us to come together (and become watermelons!) and make a difference. Make it work. Make the new Kenya 2.0 work for us!

On this weekend…

I’m attending a party of a friend, I have work to do, (imagine!!) and then REST! Some well deserved…

West n wewaxation at wast!!!

I am soo craving…

Big big big Burger!! 😀

Inspiration of the week

by Jimmi Hendrix on photobucket.com

Have a blessed weekend y’all

*Over & Out*


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