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American jazz trio BWB to grace 5th Safaricom Jazz Festival

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Safaricom will this year mark the 5th anniversary of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival with a galactic celebration at the Kasarani Training Grounds on Sunday 25th February.
Headlining the show will be the highly acclaimed American jazz trio BWB, which is comprised of guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and trumpeter Rick Braun. While this will be Braun’s maiden visit to Kenya Grammy Award winners Whalum and Brown are no strangers to the jazz festival, having performed alongside Gerald Albright and Sheléa Frazier at the Safaricom Jazz Lounges in Nairobi and Mombasa in December 2016.
BWB is expected to perform a wide selection from its massively popular Human Nature album. The album was released in 2013 and earned the group great reviews for its adaptation and arrangement of some of pop legend Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, including eponymous track Human Nature, Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror and The Way You Make Me Feel, among others.
“This edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival has a special place in our hearts for many reasons. Not only are we celebrating five years of great live jazz performances from world renown and locally admired musicians, we are also celebrating the social impact we’ve created through funds raised from the Festival,” said Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO and the brains behind the jazz festival.
“The whole idea of the festival is to make jazz music more accessible and inclusive, and to use this to break down barriers and create opportunities for talented Kenyan artistes to play alongside international stars and appeal to a larger local audience,” added Mr. Collymore.
Safaricom has donated over KES 37 million from proceeds of the jazz festival since it was first held in February 2014, enabling the Art of Music Foundation to scale up its Ghetto Classics programme and expand it to Mombasa, with plans to branch out to Kisumu in the next year.
Today over 1400 boys and girls aged below 18 years are benefitting from the programme, which is using the funds raised to purchase music instruments, provide training and finance basic needs such as school fees and shelter for the children and their families.
This year Safaricom Jazz hopes to raise a further KES 20 million for Ghetto Classics who will be performing alongside Jimek, a Polish composer and music producer known for his wildly popular History of Hip Hop composition. Fans can also expect electric performances from Kenyan favourites Mambo Tribe and Limericks, as well as The Betty Bears (Israel), Lean (Belgium), Joya Wendt (Germany) and Gloria Bosman (South Africa).
Tickets go on sale on 2nd February, at KES 10,000 per person and KES 150,000 per corporate table for the VIP show to be held on Friday 23rd February; and KES 2,000 and KES 500 for regular and student tickets respectively for the main show.

Now in Cinemas

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hqdefaultJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.

Director: Chris McKenna
Writer: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Jack Black | Kevin Hart | Karen Gillan | Nick Jonas | Rhys Darby | Alex Wolff | Madison Iseman | Marc Evan Jackson | Ser'Darius Blain | Morgan Turner | Ivory J. Taylor | Missi Pyle | Maribeth Monroe | Tim Matheson | Juan Gaspard | Bobby Cannavale | Sylvia Jefferies | Friday Chamberlain | Danny Pardo | Natasha Mayet |
Country: United States of America
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Genre(s): Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family |

The Commuter

A businessman on his daily commute home gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Director: Byron Willinger
Writer: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Vera Farmiga | Patrick Wilson | Sam Neill | Elizabeth McGovern | Jonathan Banks | Florence Pugh | Dean-Charles Chapman | Shazad Latif | Clara Lago | Andy Nyman | Roland Møller | Colin McFarlane | Dilyana Bouklieva | Adam Nagaitis | Kingsley Ben-Adir | Kobna Holdbrook-Smith | Letitia Wright | Damson Idris | David Olawale Ayinde | Jamie Beamish |
Country: France
Release Date: January 11, 2018
Genre(s): Drama | Thriller | Mystery | Crime |
Tagline: Lives are on the line

The Shape of Water

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape

Director: J. Miles Dale
Writer: Vanessa Taylor
Cast: Michael Shannon | Richard Jenkins | Doug Jones | Octavia Spencer | Michael Stuhlbarg | Lauren Lee Smith | Nick Searcy | David Hewlett | Nigel Bennett | Dru Viergever | John Kapelos | Morgan Kelly | Cyndy Day | Madison Ferguson | Jayden Greig | Marvin Kaye | Jim Pagiamtzis | Cameron Laurie | Alexey Pankratov | Shane Clinton Jarvis |
Country: United States of America
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Genre(s): Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Romance | Thriller |
Tagline: A Fairy Tale for Troubled Time

The Post

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events

Director: Liz Hannah
Writer: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks | Sarah Paulson | Bob Odenkirk | Tracy Letts | Bradley Whitford | Bruce Greenwood | Matthew Rhys | Alison Brie | Carrie Coon | Jesse Plemons | David Cross | Zach Woods | Pat Healy | John Rue | Richard Holmes | Philip Casnoff | Jessie Mueller | Stark Sands | Brent Langdon | Michael Stuhlbarg |
Country: United States of America
Release Date: December 22, 2017
Genre(s): Drama | History |

Lunch for Sh1,000 at Nairobi restaurant Week 2018

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6a00e54ee3905b883301a3fcf46289970Nairobi Restaurant Week (NRW2018), an annual promotion event, is offering affordable prices in Nairobi with participating restaurants offering pre-fixed menus for a limited time.
The promotion organized by Eat Out is running from January 25 to February 4 and will see 75 restaurants offer a variety of foods for Sh 1,000 for lunch and Sh 2,000 for dinner with menus posted in the restaurant pages and on the EatOut website & app.
The Nairobi Restaurant Week menu is offered to all guests, including walk-ins. However, reservations are highly recommended with customers advised to call the restaurants directly through the App.

EatOut App will also be offering a complimentary drink or an alternative 25 per cent off to its users at certain participating NRW restaurants who can claim only one offer at once.

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Participants can also join the EatOut team in Istanbul courtesy of Turkish Airlines, delight your taste buds with a variety of traditional and street foods while exploring Istanbul’s Old City back streets surrounding the famous Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar.
To qualify, simply post your restaurant photos on Instagram with the hashtag #NRW2018. Accommodation is however not included.
Among participating restaurants include;
360 Degrees
Aldar
The Big Elephant
Bonhomie
Brew Bistro
Captain's Terrace
Jiko
Picazzo
Pool Deck
Rendezvous
Travellers, among others.

ABOUT EAT OUT
EatOut is a contemporary, functional and unique online portal that seeks to put Kenya’s dining culture “on the map”. Their aim is to be Nairobi & Kenya’s most comprehensive online restaurant guide featuring the tiniest venue to the talk of the town. Whether you’re a fine diner or a fast food lover, if you love to eat out, you’ll love EatOut!

Weekend Plan: Chaka Ranch fun day

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1441887094 chaka_ranch_slider-eating-areaKenyan families have a chance to attend a bonding and fun weekend at Chaka Ranch on Saturday 27 by Elyzza Tours which will be a fun day full of various activities for those willing to participate.
The package will include a road trip from Nairobi to Chaka through breathtaking sceneries of six counties with stopovers in Karatina for a break and short photo session.
There will be an icebreaking session with team building activities and games that families will take part in to enable them loose up for the day.
Lunch will then be served at the world-re-knowned Chaka Ranch Leisure Park. This will be inclusive of BBQ, Accompaniments and Soft drinks.
A tour of the expansive 130 acres Chaka Ranch will then follow with Other optional activities include riding quadbikes, action arena, magibuggies and paint pall which are optional and self-sponsored.
Kids will also get the chance to play at the Chaka Disney which has a variety of games suitable for kids and also touring with a great team where you can make friends.

DETAILS;

Date: 27th January, 2018
Time: 7am to 6pm
Cost: 2,950 (Adults), 2,600 (Kids)

The cost package caters for:-

-Transport from Nairobi and back in a spacious tour bus/ van
-Professional tour guides
-Kids access to the Chaka Disney
-Ice breaking activities
-Professional team building and games
-Security
-Lunch - BBQ and Accompaniments at Chaka Ranch
-Mineral water
-Soda
-Networking
-Emergency

SIXTY PERCENT DISCOUNT FOR;

a. Quad bikes – Ks. 1,000 instead of Ks. 3,000 (2 laps)
b. Magibuggies – Ks. 1,000 instead of 3,500 (2 laps)
c. Roller skating – Ks. 1,000 instead of 1,500
d. Paint Ball – Ks. 1,000 instead of 2,000

ITEMS TO BRING;
Snacks
Some pocket money

For more details, inbox the word 'CHAKA’ followed by your phone number.

Till Number: 698 470

Contacts:-

Cell: 0721 585 333 / 0729 039 534 / 0780 039 534

Carrefour opens fourth branch at the Junction Mall

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Carrefour Store has opened its fourth branch at the Junction Mall along Ngong Road Majid Al Futtaim which is the official ffranchiseof the supermarket in Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

The new store, which was first announced in November 2017, will initially offer a selected product range in a partial selling area of 1,300 square metres as refurbishment work gets underway in the rest of the selling area.

It will cater for those living in residential areas along Ngong Road, Lavington, and Dagoretti Corner, as well as those who use the busy road on their daily commute. Upon the completion of the refurbishment later in the year, the hypermarket will have a total selling space of 4,700 square metres.

Franck Moreau, Country Manager, at Majid Al Futtaim – Retail Kenya said, “This is yet another significant milestone since we started operations in Kenya in 2016. We are pleased and honoured to be bringing our services closer to our customers, by adopting the successful “partial selling area” model we first adopted last year, as we progressively prepare to have fully fledged operations in the popular mall.”

“When fully operational later in the year, the Junction Mall store will stock over 30,000 food and non-food items, and host some of our specialist sections such as, fresh produce, groceries, a fresh bakery, and a butchery. This, will not only create a befitting experience for our shoppers, but also have a positive impact on the economy through local suppliers who provide us with 99% of all the items we stock,” Mr. Moreau added.

The strategic location of the mall, ample and secure parking and proper ambient lighting are among the attractions that will position Carrefour as a choice store for customers visiting The Junction. Customer comfort has also been considered, with a 1.8 meter aisle width, among other features that cater for customer comfort.

Majid Al Futtaim opened the first Carrefour store in Kenya in May 2016 at The Hub in Karen, followed by its second store in March 2017, at the Two Rivers Mall. In November, last year the company opened the third store at The Thika Road Mall. These developments has seen The Carrefour employ more than 1,100 staff, within its first two years of operations.

Mr. Moreau added that Majid Al Futtaim, which holds the exclusive franchise rights to operate Carrefour in 38 countries, is still seeking opportunities to open stores in strategic locations within Kenya and the rest of the greater East African region in the coming years. This is in line with the company’s plans to cater for the growing population yearning for a wide range of products, sold at the best prices in the best possible environment.

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