Manu Dibango To Headline International Jazz Day By Safaricom Jazz


Manu Dibango & The Soul Makossa Gang are set to headline the International Jazz Day in Nairobi, thanks to Safaricom Jazz. For five years, Safaricom has consistently exposed Kenyans to great jazz musicians including  Hugh Masekela, Richard Bona, Jonathan Butler, Salif Keita  and Alune Wade. 

The International Jazz Day was officially designated for April 30th, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to highlight Jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people in all corners of the globe.

This years celebration will happen at the Carnivore Grounds from 11am. All proceeds from the event will be used to support Ghetto Classics, a non-profit music programme for underprivileged youth in Nairobi and Mombasa. The Safaricom Jazz series of events has been able to raise Ksh. 40 Million for the music programme.

Also playing at the day long concert will be Kenyan acts; Mwai & The Truth, Afrosync, Edward Parseen & The Different Faces Band, James Gogo, Swahili Jazz Band, Chris Bittok and Eddie Grey, who will Jacob & Kavutha Asiyo, Shamsi MusicLimericks, Mambo Tribe, Ghetto Classics and Nairobi Horns Project.

  • What: Safaricom Jazz with Manu Dibango

  • When: 1st May 2018. Gates open at 11am
  • Where: Carnivore
  • Tickets: Adults at Ksh. 2,000 & students at Ksh. 500. You may buy your tickets from the following Safaricom shops: Junction, The Hub, TRM, Sarit Centre and I & M Building or via M- ticketing by dialing dial 1511.