Monday, 30 July 2012

BLANKETS AND WINE IS HERE AGAIN!



The 36th edition of Blankets & Wine will be held on 5th August 2012 at the Leisure Gardens Mamba Village Nairobi from 1 - 7pm.
On stage we will have a captivating lineup comprising of the dynamic Tumi & the Volume from South Africa alongside our very own Yunasi band. Tumi & Yunasi will feature in the 3rd Blankets & Wine 'Africa Mashup' after the event hosted Claire Phillips & Aaron Rimbui in April and the Meet The Danes mashup which featured Palle Klok, Louise Hoegh & Daniel Aggerbaeck from Denmark and Juliani, Winyo & Chris Adwar in June.

The mashup will involve the artistes blending and rearranging some of their songs and then proceed to perform these unique renditions  for the first time ever on the Blankets & Wine stage. This is part of Blankets & Wine's contribution towards the interaction of African music.


Also joining them on stage will be the eclectic Sauti Sol and the ever inspiring Michel Ongaro. Visually impaired singer cum guitarist is credited as one of the most talented and accomplished artists in Kenya and it will be a great pleasure to have him with us at this event.


This will also be Sauti Sol's maiden performance on the Blankets & Wine stage in 2012 and it will certainly be a welcome treat as they will be performing their just released album, 'Sauti Sol' for the first time. The album is an experimental work in which Sauti Sol has embarked on an exciting mission - to embrace their artistic versatility and blend their signature harmonies with the futuristic sounds of avant-garde South African rapper/producer Spoek Mathambo. The end result of this much-anticipated collaboration reflects the band's mission to break (African) musical stereotypes and borders.

Advance tickets for this event are available at select Dormans outlets and online via ticketsasa.com for 1,300 Ksh., 500 Ksh. for children over 5years and free for children between 5-12 years. Tickets at the gate shall be 1,500 Ksh.

In the buildup to this event, Blankets & Wine has been running an awareness campaign dubbed The Co-Create Campaign. Check out this video for a glimpse of what it's all about.

The campaign will touch on all elements of the collective Blankets & Wine experience. At three and a half years, Blankets & Wine is still going strong and growing thanks to the audience. But with growth comes the inherent challenge of keeping and sharing the spirit, ideals and values of Blankets & Wine with an ever increasing community.

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