KIJANI MUSIC FESTIVAL IN KENYA
Captivating music, breathtaking choreography, awe inspiring scenery and
an enchanting atmosphere; this is what this years’ Kijani Music Festival
guarantees to deliver.
This years’ theme is entitled, ‘The International Festival of Magical Music and Dance’.
It promises to be a tantalizing fusion of classical music, ballet, Kenyan and Indian dance; all performed by world famous artists.
The magic begins from the 26th of February until 7th March.
This special fundraising tour will bring together some of the world's finest and most diverse musical talents using some of Africa’s most dramatic natural and historic backdrops to add a unique flavor to the production.
The Kijani Music Festival has become a ‘must see event’ and is recognized internationally. Since its debut event ‘Carmen Comes to Kenya’ in 2004, the Kijani Music Festival remains the only festival of its kind in East Africa.
The Kijani Music Festival has presented international performers to the Kenyan art scene. It has also encouraged the growth of classical music in the country as well as bringing a platform for alternative music such as Kenyan Jazz as well as Indian and African dance.
Kijani Kenya Trust uses the proceeds from the event to finance grassroots projects as well as kick start new initiatives that support HIV/AIDS, conservation and education in Kenya.
This year, the agenda includes a Classical Concert and an Opera Gala hosted by the Operaplayhouse, a small-scale opera theatre company specialising in intimate, unique and highly theatrical projects and performances.
In addition Lesley-Ann Sammons and the Guildhall Strings, the talented Pippa Longworth, Karl Daymond and Alexander Zaitzev; world renowned ballet performer will perform at this year’s festival.
Kenyan artists scheduled to participate in this year’s event include the MMAN Dance Company, the Pamoja Dance Group, the Nairobi Orchestra and the Nairobi Chamber of Choirs.
The Classical Concert and the Opera Gala will take place on the 26th and the 27th of February respectively at the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club.
Further along the schedule of events is a Gala Ballet Fusion and Dinner on the 6th of March at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi.
This year’s festival is sponsored by Kenya Tourist Board, CFC Stanbic, The Fairmont Group of Hotels and Resorts, Abercrombie and Kent, GM Motors, Holiday Inn, McNoughton, Coca Cola and Capital FM
Tickets are available from Silver Bird at Village Market; at Westgate and The Junction in Nairobi. In Nanyuki: Settlers Stores, Cape Chestnut and Barneys Restaurant.
For Enquiries email
or visit www.kijanikenyatrust.org