I attended the Safaricom International Jazz Festival last Tuesday. Most of you might have seen me talk about it quite a lot on my social media, only because I was super excited to attend. I hadn’t been to one in a couple of years. I’ve lately been loving attending local musical concerts and gigs by local artistes and I’ve been loving every bit of it! I’ve been trying to find different ways that I can support local creatives/artistes etc so whenever I get the chance to attend a local gig I always make sure that I go.
As you may have experienced, the weather hasn’t been too favourable so I made sure to wear my most comfortable outfit. It has been raining so much in Nairobi that when you think of attending an outdoor event you almost want to recoil and stay home. However since nothing was going to stop me from attending I made sure to wear my most comfortable and least favourite shoes (just in case the weather got worse and my shoes got destroyed and ultimately as a last resort I would have to throw them away… lol) with an off shoulder top and boyfriend jeans. It was pretty cool and casual. I arrived at about 1.30pm with my sister and we already had to look for seats somewhere inside the tent. We honestly were not about to get rained on. Luckily the event organisers had laid some flooring on the grass and seats were arranged well so we remained dry most of the time. Everything was great and we were happy, except for the lousy weather of course.
There were several Kenyan bands performing so I was super stoked for it all! There’s just something about experiencing music live (and in a safe space lol, none of that insecurity bugging your mind) that just makes everything better. I loved all the performances but my absolute favourite was Eddie Grey, Jacob Asiyo, the Nairobi Horns Project, Shamsi Music, Gogo Simo and the legend himself Manu Dibango! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves through my lens.
Have a great week ahead! x