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About Ricky and his Afro Jazz….

Collins Kemboi of Third Hand Music Drummer Alex and Steve on the sax Guests dancing along to the music Guests lined-up next to the stage Guests on their feet Jack Gaitara getting down MoTra in action Noel and his back-up singers Ashley and Isaac Noel Nderitu and his guitarist Ricky na Marafiki jazzing it up The crowd enjoying the vibe The Spectaculars backing up Jack Third Hand Music getting hyped Third Hand Music on stage

 The Ricky na Marafiki Evening of Afro Jazz show at the Alliance Françoise Gardens was an exceptional 3-hour concert. Not only did the event feature surprise guest performers such as drummer girls, MoTra but also had the astonishingly good MC Jack Gaitara, who also happens to be a jazz artiste. He and his back-up singers, The Spectaculars, did a couple of Bob Marley covers and imbued them with a soulful, ballad-ish hint that lulled the crowd smoothly.

Ricky na Marafiki, being the quintessential gentlemen that they were, played a quick set and let the other artistes get some shine. He and his saxophone player, Steve Munge, were a site to watch though as they played around each other in complete sync.

The alternative band Third Hand Music, created a whole new genre of sound before the audience that was somehow entirely original and completely alien to fresh ears. Noel Nderitu, who closed the show, also did something unexpected and did the only thing that was true to him. His gospel-infused, bluesy tunes moved the crowd to wave their hands in the air in melodious communion.

Bubbly Luxury at the Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting Experience  

Alex Helaine looking on as champagne isbeing served Champagne being poured out for a guest Cheese samples being handed out Even the trash cans were elegant Guest being prsented with a bottle of champagne Guests enjoying the second sampling Perpetua Kerubo explaining some of the finer points Some one on one time with Alex Yuzo Agawa in the fray Yuzo Agawa prepping oysters

Last Saturday Nairobi’s high society graced the Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting Experience at The Curragh Irish Bar, Green Room Terrace. A selection of only the finest French champagnes from the premium Moët brand were sampled by guests while enjoying the view of the Ngong Racecourse track and golf grounds in the lovely afternoon sun. Direction and education was provided by Perpetua Kerubo, Marketing Supervisor of Moët – Hennessy Kenya and Alexandre Helaine, Marketing Manager Eastern Africa Moët – Hennessy. The inaugural event featured champagne paired with oysters provided by Yuzo Agawa of Indian Ocean Oyster Company and select cheeses from Brown’s Food Company. If it is finesse you are after then this was that and much more!

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