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Blankets and Wine XL

So this past weekend was the 40th edition of Blankets and Wine.

‘Blankets & Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music.
Every first Sunday of the month we book three to four outstanding afro-music bands who  range from afro soul, afro-fusion, afro-jazz, ethnic, and other genres’ (source https://www.facebook.com/groups/120046462448/members/ )

Andrew & Afrology the Band, Makadem , Dan ‘Chizi’ Aceda  and Liquideep were performing.  I’m sure you can all guess who I was there for. I am not a fan of the price tag..in fact the last time I attended B&W I paid Ksh800 for my ticket. It now costs Kshs2000 for a ticket at the gate. I’m a huge Liquideepfan and  Chizi is one of my all-time favourite Kenyan artists so for them I was willing to fork out the cash.

Picture time!

Blankets and Wine XLPart of the crowd at the event

 

Blankets and Wine XLDan Aceda doing his thing

 

Blankets and Wine XLDan’s band and some of the audience

 

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Blankets and Wine XLDan’s awesome BGVs

 

Blankets and Wine XLSpot the author of the post

 

Blankets and Wine XLI’d say I know them, but I don’t.When one walks around with a ‘big’ camera people pose for you without question

 

Blankets and Wine XLZiyon posing with a fan

 

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No I won’t settle, settle for less

And I don’t want us, if we ain’t the best

No I won’t settle… settle for less

 

Blankets and Wine XLLiquedeep’s absolutely awesome drummer

 

Blankets and Wine XLThe print on the blazer plus his expression

 

Blankets and Wine XLThey called me and asked me to take a pic of them. It’s only fair that they make an appearance on the post

 

Blankets and Wine XLWondering what Ziyon had spotted

 

Blankets and Wine XLThe only photo we managed to get of Andrew Mwambua is when he wasn’t on stage.

 

Blankets and Wine XLIf you look really closely you can spot a hickey

 

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That’s Ratia, she claims she was smiling at something Dan Aceda had said. We all believe her, don’t we?

 

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The Good-Liquideep and Dan Aceda absolutely rocked the crowd

The Bad-The area closest to the stage was like a swamp. Everyone in flats suffered.

The Ugly-It took us an hour to get from Mamba Village to the main road

After spending an hour in that snarl up we eventyally got the highway and made our way to Volar where the after party was being held. It was absolutely PACKED! I didn’t manage to get any pictures though, sorry guys.

I’d like to thank Ratia for letting us use her camera. Thank you Mbugua for taking most of the pics.

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7 Comments

  1. Jasper Kanyi
    January 10, 2013 at 1:29 am — Reply

    Looked like an awesome experience, btw did not know that chizi is still an active musician the last i’d heard of him was way back in like 2008.

  2. January 10, 2013 at 4:47 am — Reply

    Even though I missed it, I can count on you to capture the mood. Feeling like I was there.

  3. AsekaMrs
    January 10, 2013 at 8:18 am — Reply

    I took the photo that spots the author :),didn’t see the hickies :(, it was a wonderful event nevertheless..great post!!!!

  4. David Sinei
    January 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    Excellent. It’s like I was there. Haha! I love Liquideep.

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