<p>In a previous post, I mentioned my 2 go to places for Kenyan food in the District. Well, there’s a new kid in town, or rather and old kid who left and has now come back Safari Restaurant and Lounge! I was there this past week and the food is possibly far better than the other two restaurants. Please go check it out(also metro friendly, off the Georgia-Petworth metro stop)</p>
Madaraka day will be celebration almost a month after the fact here in Baltimore on June 28th from 5pm. Get your TICKETS NOW!! This day commemorates the day Kenya became a republic and will the the 51st celebration of it’s kind. Mid-life crisis will hopefully be averted for this young nation of ours! #MadarakaBaltimore
Kenyan humor has always been on another whole level, and they have not disappointed me. This new show, The Real House-helps of Kawangware, which explores the daily lives of the men and women who live as house helps in Kawangware. It’s so funny it’s painful. Check it out when you get the chance. Below is the first Episode;
Sooo, I’m moving into a new place this week and have been rather occupied with that. As I continue to settle in, please enjoy this Kenyan video that was just released by one of my favorite Kenyan
Boy Man bands, Sauti Sol, Nishike, which means “hold me”, in case the video wasn’t explicit enough. Also, please vote for them for the MTV African Music Awards 2014! Enjoy!
There are two spots I love a few miles outside the district for delicious authentic Kenyan Food. Swahili Village in Beltsville, MD – which is my favorite Kenyan restaurant) and Seska Lounge in Rockville MD- which plays amazing Kenyan music and is the place to be in the Summer! The music will definitely get you dancing! I highly recommend both places.
The DC Film Festival is featuring Something Necessary, a Kenyan film directed by Judy Kabinge and playing April 22, 2014, 8:30PM at Landmark E St Cinema. I was fortunate enough to learn of this event and attend, and since they have a screening tomorrow, I highly recommend going to it. Here are more details.
As a Kenyan who has been living in the District the last few years, I have often been frustrated at the lack of or utter disorganization of information about Kenya, for Kenyans and friends of Kenya. As a young Kenyan living in the capital of the Free World, I’m taking it upon myself to arm all Kenyans and their friends with information that would allow us all to share, care and grow as Kenyans, in this nation. Email me with entries or suggestions for events coming up at “kenyan in dc at gmail dot com” or via the form below — please no spam! Legoooo! After all, Hakuna Matata!