" THE INFERNO " - 10TH OFFICIAL 2010 MEMORIAL WEEKEND OUT KENYAN FAMILY REUNION -
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The 10th OFFICIAL Dallas Memorial Reunion - THE INFERNO | Bigger & Better! http://dallasinferno.eventbrite.com
Kenya's Dallas FC (Football Club), DJ
XP, DJ Kellz, Breakpoint Events & Royal Ent. in conjunction with the greater
DFW Kenyan Community
cordially invites you to the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Dallas
Memorial Weekend Out Kenyan Family Reunion in Dallas, TX
What is so special about this year? For the first time, all Dallas
Kenyan DJs / promoters - DJ XP ● DJ Sadat ● DJ Timo ● DJ Dulo ● DJ Kellz ● DJ Famol ●
DJ Rabaky ● DJ DM ● DJ Edge & DJ Tuto are coming together as one to give you an
event which you will remember for a very long time. With a variety of top out of
town DJs, this event is one you surely do not want to miss.
Held once annually in the City of Dallas, TX for the past 9 years, this
summer event dubbed “Memorial Weekend Out” has always been the LARGEST Kenyan
Diaspora event held overseas attracting thousands of Kenyan families & friends
especially from the USA & Canada.
The event takes place during the week of Memorial Weekend (a public
holiday observed on the last Monday of the last week of the month of May). The
event is hosted courtesy of the Greater Dallas Kenyan Community.
The motto “ Bigger & Better " has always stood out as the years passed.
The growth is attributed by several factors such as the high Kenyan population
in Dallas & Forth Worth, centrality of the city of Dallas in the USA & last but
not least - the UNITY amongst most Kenyan Communities locally & from other
States who support the event in the USA.
Memorable events lined up in the past include Mega BBQs (the infamous
Sunday Family Lake Reunion), Children's activities (Face Painting, Jumping
Castles), Sports, Car Shows, Dance Parties just to mention a few.
What's more? We are partnering with the biggest Kenyan Soccer event
organizers to host the biggest Kenyan Soccer event in the United States. Hosted
last in Kansas, Camp Toyoyo has been growing every year, attracting the lovers
of the "beautiful game", some of the organizers are former Harambee Stars
players like Kevin Dugarry, Tom Odhiambo & more. At Camp Toyoyo you will find a
family friendly atmosphere where respect is at utmost level of understanding.
Toyoyo family comprises of former & current Kenyan soccer players,
students, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, fiancés, sons, daughters, brothers
and sisters with a common goal of love, family & togetherness.
This year, Dallas will host the 2010 Toyoyo Cup Tournament after getting
majority of votes at the Camp Toyoyo, USA - Kenya committee meeting in Kansas
Keep it locked for more info as we approach the dates.
INFO. & TICKET LINES: ☎: DJ XP - (972)
921-3597 ☎: Jimmy Muchiri - (469) 258-9391 ☎: DJ Kellz - (972) 215-8721
☎: Daddy V - (972) 880-3916
THANK YOU NOTE
(Posted on Fri. May 29th 2009) It's nice to be important,
but it's more important to be nice. KENDA LADIES, DJ JOSH, DJ SISQO & I
Chalo XP would like to thank you all for supporting our events through out
all these years. Thank You, Thank You & last but not least Thank You.
More photos will be up in a few. Some can be found here
THE OFFICIAL 9TH MEMORIAL WEEKEND OUT REUNION '09 - DALLAS, TX
(Posted on May, 21st 2009)
DJ XP in
conjunction with the Greater Kenyan
Community in DFW (Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX)
& the USA are proud to be
your official "
OFFICIAL" hosts of the
9TH Annual Dallas Memorial Weekend Out Family Reunion
(hereinafter referred to as
the 9th Annual Dallas Memorial Inferno
Reloaded 2009 - Thursday, May 21st - Monday, May 25th)
This year we are adding more
class & convenience to
the menu again. Besides introducing
the trendiest (yet large) upscale indoor & outdoor venues & top
International entertainers, we are
now availing the option of purchasing advance tickets for the
1st time in the events history.
more long "Memorial Lines" like the last 9 years.
This years package is extra "PHAT"
- Bigger & Better! ..... just as we
(Dallas) have delivered in the events 9 year history.
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Upon purchasing our advance tickets
successfully through EVENTBRITE, you will receive an Order Confirmation
in your email inbox with our event details.
to a separate VIP line at
ANY of our
DAY or NIGHT
events & present a valid form of ID & a printed copy of the
Your information will be quickly verified within our systems & in a matter of
seconds you will be admitted. It's that simple.
until last minute?
" THE REAL STEAL SEAL IT NOW PROMO
@ 59.99$ "(50% off discount tickets) runs for a
LIMITED time: April 9th 2009 -
2009 at 11.59PM & are LIMITED in number as well. After
April 30th, the price of the 5 Day VIP Fun pass tickets will resume to the
regular price of 119.98$ with the same benefits of a VIP
IRB's USA RUGBY
SEVENS - SAN DIEGO 2009
(Posted on Feb, 19th 2009)
Loads of photos were shot in SD, so they will be uploaded
progressively as this week goes by. In the meantime, photos first ... &
stories later on.
THE BENEDICTION SPEECH
BY DR. JOSEPH LOWERY (Transcript courtesy Federal News Service)
(Posted on Jan, 20th 2009)
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us
thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light,
keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet stray from the places,
our God, where we met thee, lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the
world, we forget thee. Shadowed beneath thy hand may we forever stand —
true to thee, O God, and true to our native land.
We truly give thanks for the glorious experience we’ve shared this day. We
pray now, O Lord, for your blessing upon thy servant, Barack Obama, the
44th president of these United States, his family and his administration.
He has come to this high office at a low moment in the national and,
indeed, the global fiscal climate. But because we know you got the whole
world in your hand, we pray for not only our nation, but for the community
of nations. Our faith does not shrink, though pressed by the flood of
For we know that, Lord, you’re able and you’re willing to work through
faithful leadership to restore stability, mend our brokenness, heal our
wounds and deliver us from the exploitation of the poor or the least of
these and from favoritism toward the rich, the elite of these.
We thank you for the empowering of thy servant, our 44th president, to
inspire our nation to believe that, yes, we can work together to achieve a
more perfect union. And while we have sown the seeds of greed — the wind of
greed and corruption, and even as we reap the whirlwind of social and
economic disruption, we seek forgiveness and we come in a spirit of unity
and solidarity to commit our support to our president by our willingness to
make sacrifices, to respect your creation, to turn to each other and not on
And now, Lord, in the complex arena of human relations, help us to make
choices on the side of love, not hate; on the side of inclusion, not
exclusion; tolerance, not intolerance.
And as we leave this mountaintop, help us to hold on to the spirit of
fellowship and the oneness of our family. Let us take that power back to
our homes, our workplaces, our churches, our temples, our mosques, or
wherever we seek your will.
Bless President Barack, First Lady Michelle. Look over our little, angelic
Sasha and Malia.
We go now to walk together, children, pledging that we won’t get weary in
the difficult days ahead. We know you will not leave us alone, with your
hands of power and your heart of love.
Help us then, now, Lord, to work for that day when nation shall not lift up
sword against nation, when tanks will be beaten into tractors, when every
man and every woman shall sit under his or her own vine and fig tree, and
none shall be afraid; when justice will roll down like waters and
righteousness as a mighty stream.
Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in
the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when
black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around —
(laughter) — when yellow will be mellow — (laughter) — when the red man can
get ahead, man — (laughter) — and when white will embrace what is right.
Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen.
WATCH THE MOVES - ACTION
PACKED! THE EVOLUTION OF DANCING
IN KENYA vs. USA
(Posted on Dec, 22nd 2008) Came across
some Kenyans killing it ........ but before I lay this down, let me say
this as a DJ -
I've been to many gigs & I can honestly say this:
1 // The last time I saw a wide variety of
hot & decent Kenyan dance styles on a SINGLE
dance floor almost at par with the video clip below with Larry Asego & Crew (albeit
dancers in large numbers ) was as follows respectively:
@ Memorial Weekend
Out hosted by Kenda Ladies) May
2008 & May 2005 - Dallas, TX, IRB Rugby USA Sevens hosted by USASEVENS, KenyaExiles RFC &
KenyaVibe) in Feb. 2005 - Los Angeles, CA @ .. & last but not least
Njeri & Kioni's Wedding in Oct. 2005 -
2 // Kenyans can get down on it - roho juu
(with a heart)! They have no problem
getting back up (even at old age where others can get down yes, but
getting up is another whole different story).
3 // Kenyans dance like as if they are on
a dance pay roll (if it were possible wish, they would be rich w/ large mansions w/
large dance floors with signs @ their entrance saying " formerly a gymnasium
4 // Give Kenyans a Good DJ, Artist or
Band. They will make an owner of a building call the A/C technician to " fix " the
A/C every time Kenyans rent the place. C'mon, the A/C ain't broken - it's
species that dance a little bit too much, ... then at the end of the day
the we wananchi species will complain " you guyz
took as to a venue with no A/C but anyways it's kool coz tuli ji enjoy "
According to Larry Asego, some
people are 60 Yrs & over (i.e. Mc Cain & over), & still holding to their
youth i.e. they are so up to date with today's youth ways (wamechanuka).
esh! The dancers
(video below) are talented especially Larry (the Lead) &
the Girl. So far having watched a fair number of the
Churchill Live shows on
Youtube (NTV Channel), I find this
particular segment of an episode to be a viral video - a video clip which will be sambazwad
/ spread so much as
we (Kenyans) connect to the dance moves quite well ... (Continued
00:38 Twist Dance // Super Mazembe - Bwana Nipe Pesa.
01.24 - Kwasa Kwasa Dance // Kanda Bongoman - Inde Moni.
02.26 - Ndombolo Dance // Extra Musica - Etat Major.
03:38 - Kuku Dance // Chameleon - Mama Mia.
04:40 - Slide Dance // E-Sir - Mos Mos.
05:35 - Mosquito Dance // Mr. Vegas - Heads High.
06:15 - Kangaroo Dance // Anthony B - Real Warrior. ***** (esh!)
07:05 - Dutty Wine Dance // Beenie Man Ft. Brooke Valentine - Dutty
Before we get to watch part 2 the USA Version,
my question is: surely, how could Larry & Crew leave out Rare
(Rare Watts), Soukous Dance (Soukous Party) & Pirate
City) for us kids of 80's & 90's ..... Anyways kudos for fusing in the Slide Dance // E-Sir - Mos Mos (@ 04:40)
That where I was left. Walala! The Kangaroo Dance who can do it better?
Of all the entertainment guests brought to stage
on Churchill Live, so far personally this group DOES THE
CUT. The term "
performed " is an understatement - THEY DELIVERED! LIVE LIVE! Creativity is
no longer a thing from the Western World. They connected with the crowd
...... kinda like the trio - The Rare Rats / Rare Watts did (though
honestly you will agree with me - the " rare "
had rare mad skills of another level. They should have won the
FIAT UNO. They were off the meter, off the hinges FULLSTOP!)
One would wonder how many Kenyan Live shows can be
able to top this one. Will the master himself - Churchill be able to top this
particular episode ft. Larry Asego (who is a host by the way) &
his Crew? I'd love to give credit to all the dancers by name but
unfortunately I don't know their names. If anyone knows the dancer/s, e-mail me
their names & I'll gladly give credit where it's due. Good Job NTV & Churchill for a
job well done.
Since biblical times, dancing has been one of mankind's greatest form of
entertainment. If you doubt me, make sure you watch the
NEXT clip right below. How many views? 107,000,000 + views! Yes! It is the most
watched viewed on Youtube (& of course on the internet)
AOB: Now we are waiting on the gobos .... (sheng
ya Dallas, TX for akata's) with their
dances - Ricky Bobby Dance, Walk That Walk Dance, Stanky Legg Dance e.t.c.
J B MPIANA THANKSGIVING WEEKEND IN DALLAS SHOW
& OTHERS CANCELLED
(Posted on Nov. 19th 2008) Africa Rhythms (Dallas) are sorry to inform you that the November 29 Dallas Concert has been
J B Mpiana feels that the promoter who brought them to the US has not
respected the terms of their contract. He is therefore canceling his entire
for breach of contract & returning to Congo.
Africa Rhythms (Dallas) apologizes for this inconvenience as it is a situation neither
that neither them SBN Productions had any control over.
LAUGHTER THE BEST MEDICINE
(Posted on Sep, 26th 2008) Below is a
compilation / playlist of some of my favorite comical videos on Youtube.
Make sure you check video # 4, a
FLASHBACK TO 1992 ....." Tukisema
mwende, hamwendi! " LOL. Tribute to Nyengese. Lots of great talent the
group had, taking the laughter in the streets on Nairobi (Aga Khan Walk)
decibels higher. Unfortunately all the members are now deceased.
AOB: If you lived in Buru, esp.
Buru Buru Phase 4 - Victoria (France), Kencost (Dallas), or went to Nairobi
University Campus, pay attention on the video at time 0.24. The man in blue
shirt right behind the lead actor. Ironically Isn't that Dr.
Jacob Kaimenyi the Dentist? Nairobi Campus School of Dentistry. I know I
was still riding tires & swinging on the gates hey ..... but I have a very
good memory. Laughter the best medicine. (Video # 4).
To view the next or previous video, simply point the
cursor towards the Youtube screen, then click on the arrows <
or > located on the left or right side of the screen.
I guarantee you'll enjoy a few (if not all) the videos.
JOURNEY TO THE PAST
(Posted on Aug, 20th 2008) Felt I had to share this track titled
Journey To The Past by an artist who is definitely a favorite to many - the
late Aaliyah (RIP) (Jan. 16th 1979 - Aug. 25th Aug. 2001)
I have loved this track from the day the CD single was released back
in around 97/98. The lyrics never cease to cut deep every time I listen to
the song. Aaliyah's ever smooth voice - is simply an A - a perfect, & when
combined with beats in the pop version, ..... AWESOME is the word that
describes the outcome.
As young as Aaliyah was during the track release in 1997, (when her main
stream fans were mainly the teens), this particular track proved otherwise
i.e. to be even more appealing in the
HOT TOP 40 ADULT TRACKS
category as well, despite the song's video being a
cartoon (as it was an SDTK for Anastasia), it
apparently was getting more air play / was more appealing to the adults in
the US than the teen fans. IMHO the deep lyrics that the song
made the song receive a good response from the adults, making the track stay on the top
40 hits on the US Billboard chards in the adult category.
The track was more of a hit in the UK than it was in the US. I
remember back in 98 I kept borrowing this CD Single (UK Version) from one of my younger sisters (Stella)
& listening to Aaliyah's marvelous soulful voice over & over with the songs
deep lyrics. Often (if not almost always) this song made/makes me question moments in a
human's life - happy & sad moments.
Outside The Lines: Running From The Past (An ESPN
(Posted on Aug, 19th 2008)
MBIO ZA SAKAFUNI
(Posted on Aug, 8th 2008) Today is
)*?)*?)* - 08/08/08 the date when close to billions of athletics fans worldwide start to be glued to their runinga sets (TV) for the next couple of days until
the 24th of August. Today marks the beginning of Mbio Za Sakafuni .... Huishia Beijing Day. To all our Kenyan Sisters & Brothers who put in their hard work & are now
finally representing our 'Jamhuri
' at the 2008 - 29th World Olympics, all the best wishes in the
in Beijing, China.
PS. Sisters & Brothers (Brothers as well
this time round LOL - for those who remember the airlift to attend the Beijing Women Conference led by Nyiva Mwenda
which empowered Kenyan women to come back na Nguvu Zaidi kama za
This takes me way back in 1987 as very
small kids when our Daddy took us his children plus our close neighbors kids Marcos &
Mathenge (7UP) to attend the 4th All Africa
Games held at
Moi International Sports Center - Kasarani,
almost during the entire sports season
(August 1, 1987 to August 12, 1987) just to sadly see our brodas
(brothers) like Innocent
in short distance athletes but come the long distances u already know wsup
........... & as if those laps were not enough, our country's athletes would still chapa
(do) those " Tuko Fiti Kama Patco Lap Of Honor "
I was hardly 10 Yrs old, but I remember
vividly those days Daddy riding us almost everyday to the games, while we
read the Official Comic book of the Games (A Yellowish Simba cartoon book
with insides pages in black & white). We kids were
all dressed up with the 4th All African metallic circular badges
(you already know badges were the real deal then for kids).
The car's radio system was on Sauti
Ya Kenya mode (aka V.O.K)
playing a nice song by Prisons Band Choir (still searching for this song
Just like Athletics, I liked the song so much & the choiritself
even more. On that note someone comes to mind the one & only - Tony Ondeng!
LOL. The song went like this ...
Moi International Sports Centre, Moi International
Sports Centre, Elfu Moja Mia Tisa Themanini Na Saba ni ...
THE DAY STOOD STILL
AUGUST 7TH 1998
(Posted on Aug, 7th 2008) (Article To Be Continued) Today marks the
10th Year since the East Africa bombings. A day which our beloved country
shaken. A sad day where Kenyans were seen as ONE - A UNITED NATION.
To all the people who very sadly & painfully lost their dear
lives in the embassy bombings in Kenya & Tanzania in August 1998, May they
all RIP. You are all remembered.
Many Kenyans especially the one who lost loved
ones have memories of this sad day often certainly. My prayer is that God
provides you with lots of good memories to cherish life you had with you
loved ones, memories to keep you calm when all seems not to be well.
Memories of your loved ones which make you proud, make you laugh, make you
make wise decisions ..... e.t.c.
Watch the video (below) on the tragic Kenya
bombing. Survivors narrate the ordeal & tough smart US FBI agent grills one of the Suicidal Bombers who
finally starts opening up by saying ... Our Enemy is Not
PLAYSTATION 2 COMPONENTS INCITES AFRICAN WAR
(Posted on July, 25th 2008)
Probably when one reads this thread's header so quickly, one might supposedly
assume that this thread is related to violence in certain games used in Playstation
games, ....... however that's not what the thread is about. I
deeply felt I had to share this information mainly because it's matter
affecting poor nations in our continent Africa & probably other poverty
stricken nations around the world.
Whether you are / are or not an electronics hobbyist, chances are at
one point you have heard of an Electronic component known as a Capacitor.
If you are in electronics field then definitely you know the type of
capacitor known as a -
Tantalum Capacitor which is used in
several sorts electronic circuit boards found in both consumer & commercial
Now, what many people (including electronics hobbyist/junkies) might not be aware of
is how/or what this component - Tantalum Capacitor is made of. Tantalum
capacitors are made from powder extracted from an unrefined Metal Ore know
Most consumers can remember that back in 2000 how the demand of Playstation 2 video game was so high that Sony was having a tough time
coping with the consumer market demand. Long lines at places like Fry's,
Best Buy, Circuit City ......... e.t.c. Sony needed to manufacture more
units to meet the consumers demand (economics basics of " Demand Vs.
Supply " ) thus meaning they needed more Tantalum Capacitors (at the
best price probably - economics again) to produce more Sony Playstations 2 which meant third party component manufactures / suppliers
of Tantalum Capacitors to Sony needed more raw material (Coltan) which when
in powder form is used to manufacture Tantalum Capacitors.
How does the motherland Africa come in? This is how now Africa comes
in. Allegedly, the demand for Coltan prompted Rwandan military groups &
western mining companies to plunder hundreds of millions of dollars worth
of the rare metal, often by forcing POW's prisoners-of-war & even children
to work in the country's coltan mines." Kids in Congo were being sent
down mines to die so that kids in Europe & America could kill imaginary
aliens in their living rooms," said Ex-British Parliament Member Oona
King. This was part of the main reason why the world price of the powder
went up from $49/pound to a whopping $275/pound, resulting in the frenzied
scouring of the Congolese hills known for being ripe with the raw material
Sony has since sworn off using tantalum acquired from the Congo, claiming
that current builds of the PS2, PSP and PS3 consoles are sourced from a
variety of mines in several different countries. PS. The Sony Playstation 2
is the leading game console of all time having sold over 140 Million
NAIJA BOYZ @ IT AGAIN -
(Posted on July, 15th 2008)
Our Ninja Naija Brodas from the west are @ it again with yet another correcto remix
of the music video - Lollipop.
2 words -
Creative & Comical. Nice Audio
Visual effects at: 00:21-0:22, 2:15-2:28 & 2:47-2:50.
Enjoy video below.
Pioneer SVM 1000. Solid!
KWELI KENYA YETU NI
NCHI YA AJABU .... ATTACKED BY BEES? LOL
(Posted on June, 24th 2008)
I had to sit down & type word for word the narration of some parts of the
video clip below. This is just simply hilarious comedy. The clip is from
NTV's feature " Bulls Eye", host being none other than Emmanuel Juma with his
narrates as follows .... " Forgive me to ask, are they Animals or Humans? Listen & Watch. From the
posture & dressing, one can say they are human beings - Real people or " Watu" if you like. But are they? NO! NO! NO!.
They are animals! Funny animals! .... & may be ...... just may be they are a
kind of creatures that are still evolving
Surely Emmanu, did you have to make fun of the
guy in the blue jeans? LOL " Look at the Man in the blue Jeans, Tough
eeeh " LOL. Ati " Attacked By Bees ".
Title / Mixes
By: A Little Bit
Of This (& That)-
Artists: Various Artists.
- HAPPY PEOPLE
TOGETHER AS ONE
(Posted on June 4th, 2008) (+ Updated on June 24th, 2008 ~ Montage # 2)
It's dubbed the " The Annual Memorial Weekend Reunion Weekend Out ". It
only happens once in a Year in DALLAS, TX. The event came & went BUT
our grateful hearts continue to say a big thanks to all those who have gave
us support again for 8th time. We are still out of words!
I Chalo XP on behalf of the rest of the organizing committee KENDA Ladies (Pati, Gracie & Faythe), Dj Josh
& Dj Sisqo are very thankful
for all the families - Kenyans & non Kenyans, local & out of state & beyond,
young & young at heart who turned out in large numbers for this Annual get
together summer event. Without your continuous support, it would have not
been possible for this event to grow bigger & bigger as the years have gone
Big thanks to several DFW Kenyan families who
hosted lots of guests - families & friends from out of town. To show our
appreciation, we plan to host a FREE BBQ in appreciation of your support
directly & indirectly.
Special thanks goes out to our exclusive sponsor
MONEYGRAM INC. for
their continuous support of Kenyan diaspora family events around the USA & also providing affordable channels for
send money back to our beloved nation
as well. Remember, you
as well can
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A word of thanks to the owners of the venues in
which the events were hosted especially Ken & Fred, also not forgetting
food caterers who kept most of us well fed - Kangethe & Sammy.
As for the sports men - DALLAS
IMPIS RUGBY TEAM & Kenyan DJ's / Promoters who kept us
entertained or supported us in one way or another, it is always an
honor teaming with you all. We thank you all for you continuous support
.... DJ FRANCHIZE (aka Sound Boy),
DJ SLIM, DJ DULO,
DJ STURE, DJ DONGAR,
DJ PINYE, GROOVE SQUAD DJs, DJ ALLAN, KABUGI THE DJ (aka
Boogie), DJ OSCAR, DJ KILLBILL, KING KEVO &
MANDUGU DJs ........
Special thanks to Tony Mpishi (Oklahoma), Dynamiq
(Of XYZ) (Dallas) & Wyre the Lovechild (of the group East Africa Bashment Crew who
was scheduled to perform but due to a last minute family emergency in
Nairobi, Kenya he could not make it for the reunion. We hope the best for
Appreciation for hype man & strong Obama
supporter - Mc NICK NGEI (OH) for turning the Sunday BBQ & Car Show @
Windsurfbay Park into a campaign for Rais Obama. " Yote ya wezekana na Obama
manake akiwa Rais, no more helicopters kwa park! Au sio? " (LOL on Saturday
Big thanks to photographer Edy Ed (Dallas) for
the Youtube montages (above) not forgetting Mc Frank (Dallas) the Videographer & Mc.
Once again thanks all. To all the who represented
in our event from all corners of the world - Houston, Minnesota, Kansas,
Boston, Oklahoma, Detroit, Nairobi ...... One Love.
AOB: I have never seen
such a large group of Africans
TOGETHER AS ONE in the USA (especially on Sunday @ the Lake Reunion BBQ & Car
Show the only venue
with ample land to carry the Kenyan diasporas.) PS. Next year we are doing
it outside here - @
American Airlines Center LOL (Yote ya wezekana na Obama)
(Posted on May, 28th 2008)
2 words - " THANKS ALL " for your
support last weekend (Memorial Weekend). I'll expound on those 2 words into a paragraphs in a
few ....... in the meantime more fun can be found in the u below - Soccer? Dance? Mashup? ........ ??????
(Beni - ???) LOL
THE OFFICIAL - 8TH MEMORIAL WEEKEND OUT REUNION 2008 - DALLAS, TX WITH KENDA
April, 24th 2008)
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KABUGI THE DJ
- INFERNO ROUND # 4 (Reggae)
HABARI KWA UFUPI:
MEMORIAL WEEKEND OUT - DALLAS, TX INFERNO W/ KENDA LADIES
April, 24th 2008) For the past 7 Years, the Greater Dallas, TX Kenyan
Community has always guaranteed to deliver to their motto - " Bigger &
Families Reunion. There is an English saying that goes… "A picture is
worth a thousand words", & If that is the case, then how many words would a
Well, for those of you who didn't make it last year, catch a glimpse of
what went down. This is simply a True definition of a Reunion ... a Video
focusing on the people - THE THOUSANDS OF WANANCHI, (not just focusing on
the performers on stage Artists, DJs, Cars e.t.c.)
Photos give us a rough idea, Videos give us a taste of
presence, ...... & Presence gives us the true experience -
REALITY. For those new to the Dallas, TX event,
you might think all these peeps are not one of our own -
..... LOL na bado! Relax if the " Drive By Shooting " (as in video
shooting) below is shocking to you,
wait until it starts raining ..... (as in not raining RAIN, but raining
Wananchi). The park was full to the other end! Every one be bumping their
own music ..... (oooh
love parking lots LOL) It doesn't mean you will miss meeting your friends
.... It just means you will have to pull up your socks & walk, cycle or
drive around more at the parks.
7 PM is known as the Climax time. It's when a
common line from the
newbie's surfaces - " Yaani where did all this people come from? " The Video
shot below was shot at a time when
were still arriving earlier on a typical Saturday afternoon of a Memorial Weekend
Out Reunion in Dallas, TX.
Don't even ask about the infamous Memorial Sunday Weekend Out Re-union
is where now wananchi OFFICIALLY - OFFICIALLY - OFFICIALLY shut it down -
BIG DALLAS style - Flava in the air style - Nyamachoma Scent & Music all in
the air. OGOPA!
Little did I know that US of the A soil "supposedly" had
rally drivers aka the "
OGOPA Racing Team ". Were they KC peeps @ the Car show Sunday? I don't even know.
Just like rally drivers, come rain or sunshine it was still rally time. For 7
years straight not even
rain has ever stopped wananchi from going outdoors. If the last time you
saw wananchi in gumboots was in Primo, the last year then there was a
Primary School Gumboot Reunion. eti " eeh It's Memorial !"
THE OFFICIAL - 8TH MEMORIAL WEEKEND OUT REUNION 2008 - DALLAS, TX -
(Posted on March, 21st 2008) .....
THE KENDA LADIES
group in conjunction with the GREATER
Dallas, TX Kenyan community are proud once again to be the OFFICIAL hosts
of the 8TH Annual Memorial Weekend Out Kenyan Reunion in Dallas, TX from
Thursday May 22nd - Monday May 26th 2008.
The motto " Bigger & Better " has always stood out as the
years have passed by. For those new to this annual Dallas tradition, the
event outing takes place during the 'long' Memorial Weekend holiday
(observed on the last Monday of the month of May) attracting thousands of
Kenyans overseas mainly from the USA & Canada.
Memorial Weekend Out Kenyan Reunion remains to be the most attended Kenyan
Diaspora family event worldwide to date - 8 YEARS in a row in the city
with the LARGEST population
of Kenyan Diaspora in the entire U.S.A - DALLAS, TX (DFW - DALLAS / FORT
While maintaining originality & bringing freshness to the table, this year
the DFW Kenyan community will once again host great day time family events
namely - Mega BBQ's, Fun full Children's activities, Sports,
Entertainment, Bazaars (Mainly Food, African Clothing Gear, Music, Video
e.t.c.) & Car shows. African & other International delicacies will be
served in plenty.
Blazing hot Entertainment will be provided courtesy of your own favorite
HOTTEST & NEWEST Kenyan talents - Artists & DJ talents drawn from across
the 'US of the A' - Oklahoma, Boston, Michigan, New Jersey,
California, Atlanta, Minnesota, Delaware, Kansas just to mention a few
....... & last but not least talents str8
from the streets of Nairobi.
Fast Forward the Cold Spring & Pause the Hot Summer.
PS: It's NOT the hot Texas' Summer weather >>
IT'S THE OFFICIAL 8TH MEMORIAL WEEKEND
KENYAN REUNION INFERNO 2008 - DALLAS, TX!
*** INFORMATION VIA PHONE OR SMS 972-921-3597 || 214-306-1877 || 469-835-0593
WHO IS THE DAILY FOOL?
April, 01 2007) Believe you me, I was one of the gullible one's LOL
(through a product promotion on e-mail) .... so I had to make sure "we" were
going to be a enough fools ....... aka 'tuko wengi feeling'. It was all about convincing a few peeps as
early as possible (esp. West Coast friends coz of the time zone factor) ...
prior to them catching the drift by receiving a million & one jaw dropping
I believed a good hearted hoax for one
was more appropriate than an April Fools hoax relating to recent political
wa "Maji Ya Barafu" (translate) ....... coz wananchi would faint on the highway
with shock LOL Mr. Georgie
Ndambuki on I-635 or Mr. Leo Faya (aka Mr. Sema Ngwe / Low
clocking 75MPH @ the bend on the intersection of I-10/I-45 in Son of Francisco
(A Bay Bay area)
Back to the TXT? ..... Apparently the Breaking
News was from Associated Press - AP News (or should it have been AF
News LOL) A "
" wins $75 Million jackpot Lotto in Dallas,
TX. I sent out the SMS in bulk then immediately turned of the phone .... (You've
Reached the Voice Mail of ...) Oh well did I mention the winner as per the TEXT was
" De La Soul " (i.e. Me, Myself & I)
While surfing / googling around AF
(April Fools) pranks around the world, I came across an article on Yahoo
stating that April Fools Pranks are up by 40% as compared to last
year. Do read the reasons in the here Yahoo Link -
It proves Uchumi ni ngumu ( Economy is Tough) coz probably that's why I
also must have come with the $75 Million April Fools hoax earlier on.
More surfing & surfing .... something told me to check whether the domain
WWW.APRILFOOLS.COM existed or rather available for
purchase. Apparently the domain was registered thus it was not available for purchase. Despite the
website NOT having enough 'foolish' content,
it had something interesting - a Newspaper with a headline titled "April Fools Day
Cancelled by Bush". Pay close attention to the image below. What do you
PS. I'm NOT
the one who edited it. If you do not believe that, clicking on the image to be
directed to the website to view the very same newspaper image
(though the image is hosted externally i.e. not on the same server
as their server). For those who cannot notice
anything, please stop by Wal-Mart & grab some carrots, save the image
somewhere on your comp. & then zoom in. What do you See & Read? XXXXX For Diplomacy?
AP News - April Politics - Interesting
April Politics News for Daily Fools. As
Benson Wanjau (aka Mzee Ojwang' Hatari Manganga Sibwor Brrr Otoyo Esquaya) would
say," Gazeti na kaa very Pamela"!
AOB: I'm sure some of you received TEXTS about
Ruto which reminds me of this e-mail from an anonymous person with a link
asking - What Should We Do With Rutohttp://www.ruto2008.com
I AM FROM A TRIBE CALLED KISII ... SORRY KENYA -
(Posted on Feb. 14th 2008)
Well, that heading was the message at the just concluded
2008 Annual Rugby 7's at the Petco Park,
San Diego, CA where
New Zealand scoped the victory. The games are normally held 8 times
in 8 different Nations around the globe namely Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand,
USA, Hong Kong, Australia, England & Scotland respectively.
Day 1 - The Kenya team did represent to their
capacities e.g. by beating Chile & Canada 37-0 & 19-7 respectively. Later
the Kenya team struggled to try trounce the Argentineans but unfortunately
they (Kenya) lost results being 19-12.
T-shirt slogan I AM FROM A TRIBE CALLED KENYA
(courtesy of Charles Muigai a committee member KCDFW - Kenya Community
Dallas Fort worth) seems to have replaced other famous T-shirt lines e.g.
" Jaluo In Da House " slogan which were not seen this year but were
vividly seen in the past couple of years at the Rugby 7's.
Tribal T-shirts were/are great ways of expressing genuine love
for one's tribe, but at this sensitive time our nation is going
through, the love for one's tribe had/has to be extended to a group of tribes
to make a new tribe called "
". KENYA was the message ....... & the message was KENYA
- KENYANS AS ONE.
Another catchy .......
Another catchy T-shirt line - " God created Kenya to assist rugby
take over the world. What’s your excuse? " It reminds me of an
old Manchester T-Shirt quote ....." & on the Seventh Day God Created MANchester."
Why it said the seventh day? I don't know! What I know is man was created
by God on the sixth day & He (God) rested on the seventh day.
Compared to the past 4 years at the 7's, the attendance of Kenyans
in Day 1 was lower indeed, but no doubt
Kenyans did put effort to represent their country as one people. As for
Day 2 attendances, majority of wananchi (aka February pilgrims) knows how
the attendance is - it's often been lower than Day 1 reasons attributed
to Kenya's performance in the previous day (Day 1) & exhaustion from
heckling (insane cheering) plus staying up late the previous day/night.
rugby 7's held in LA (Los Angeles) remains to be the record holder in
terms on attendance by the Kenyan Community,
followed by the 2007 rugby 7's in SD (San Diego). Lowest ever was the 1st Rugby 7's
in the year 2004 - Los Angeles, CA.
message at the stadium was exactly as the late Lucky Dube (RIP) put it in
Different Colors One People. It is amazing to be reminded how much
a number of the Mzungus (foreigners) know about our beloved Nation - Kenya.
I faced from them about the crisis in our country, their views, their love
of Kenya as tourist destination ........e.t.c. were all amazing. Stuff like having long
conversations with mzungus asking how are things in Kibera, going to a
restaurant with absolutely no minority people & seeing a mzungu shaking
those small Kenyan flags on a stick like a mad man (flags as usual
supplied at the stadium by the one & only JD - Dallas, TX) &
also meeting Argentineans
telling you long true stories of a country which they are
NOT from -
Props to the Kenyan California Community who
played a big role in hosting the Kenyan community in San Diego. Much respect
to all Kenyan who attended the games,USASEVENS
for having hosted the games & last but not least the California host
family of promoters - After7's (Andrew, Dani Boy, Richo, Sarah & Tony),
Indagroove Ent. (DJ Slim),
Lipps4Soul Ent. (DJ Stevo from Los Angeles),
& Shiru), NagiEvents (Nancy &
Gideon), Studio D Ent. (DJ Dennis) &
TrueBlaq Ent. (Dickie).
AOB: Need to get the song by
Prisons Choir (Kenya) - Lugha Ya Mama composed by
(Linked to article - " When disability is no barrier to success "
on Standard Newspapers). Definitely he is a gifted choir master whose works is still cherished by
many of us
Partial Lyrics Of The Song - Lugha Ya
Ya Mama Ni Tamu, Lugha Ya Kiasili ......
Ponge We Mama, Ponge We Dada, Ponge We Ndugu Kwa Kujifundisha
CATS LITERALLY HAVING BIG FUN(Posted
Feb. 09 2008) If you believe that Wananchi peeps are amongst the few
who listen to House Music (rare watts dancing to "take me away"
song kinda jams) ..... well there are cats (as in paka in swahili not cats
/ people lol) spinning the wax (records) scratching the records & yet
again literally scratching the records albeit with their claws. As
the 1st song plays, the MC / hype man hollas "Check this out" .... then
the next song's chorus (Big Fun) goes like .... " we having a big fun".
AOB: Memories take me back to the days when dad called Rare Watts "The
Rare Rats". The days when Chicago's - Steve Silk Hurley the producer touched any song,
did a remix & it went gold - Jomanda, Crystal Waters, Mariah Carey
e.t.c. The type of house music we (wananchi wa) listen to
is not just called house music - it's called Chicago House Music.
eeeh got a plane to catch next flight to diego in 10mins. Current stop over is in this land of
slot machines - Las Vegas. S.Gatume, why is burgerking @ the uwanja wa
ndege charging this much - 2.5 times the regular prices
BTPT - BRINGING THE PEOPLE TOGETHER -
RUGBY SEVENS 2008 SAN DIEGO,
(Posted on Jan. 18th 2008) HNY 2008
once again all, & may our beloved country's philosophy of Peace, Love &
Unity dwell amongst us all.
We the Diaspora are all aware what our
country Kenya has/is going through - the toughest post independence time
ever in her history. Our prayers, condolences & support goes out to the
bereaved & displaced families.
We all agree amongst ourselves that there is much more which can be done
by we Kenyans in Diaspora which can be of impact & meaning besides
offering prayers & condolences. Something that will not only unite Kenyans
but also chip in to assist in the current crisis facing our nation by
doing something which will draw attention back home through the media
print, radio, television & recorded media that as Kenyans in Diaspora
cared in unity, by coming together for a worthy cause in different USA
cities. The plan is to start with an impact; a grand entrance, but where do we start from with
that GRAND entrance?
As we take our weekend time off to unite in the
spirit of UMOJA to
support our Kenyan National Rugby team in the upcoming Annual IRB Rugby
inSan Diego CA on Feb. 8th-10th 2008, we plan to leave a mark behind, a
message behind, a history behind - that together as Kenyans, we did put
our differences aside, ethnicity aside & whatever other issues aside to
unite together under the umbrella - "Umoja Ni Nguvu" to assist Kenyans in
crisis back home.
Not by words but by actions shall we build our country. Those who say it
can't be done are usually interrupted by those who are doing it, henceforth
the California Kenyan Family of promoters in conjunction with the
GREATER hosts - the Kenyan Families (California Love) & several Kenyan
special events promoters from various cities in the U.S.A are gathering
their heads together in UMOJA (Unity) to keep our Kenyan patriotic dreams
alive at this time of crisis to CREATE A MEMORABLE
Rugby Sevens is the # 1 sporting event on Kenyans Diaspora calendar
both in the US & UK thus the reason behind the considerable high
attendance. The 2008 USA Rugby (IRB) Sevens is the closest event (in dates) to the
current political crisis in Kenya. Its an International sporting event in
which 16 teams from 16 nations participate. Kenyans fans in attendance (USA, UK, Canada e.t.c) are more represented than any other nation
in the tournament. As promoters, our plans are to use this sporting / social
event as a Grand entrance to mobilize Kenyans 1 on 1 as true patriots to
mainly put our nation on the picture to assist our people, just as much as we come to
socialize. We all do have our
own personal dreams / ambitions; lets therefore put our nation Kenya as a
great part of our dreams.
We will keep you posted shortly of our plans to make the 2008 Rugby 7's to
be of more meaning & impact to our nation
- Kenya as compared to any other Kenyan
Diaspora events ever held we in the past in the US.
AOB: The Rugby
7's Dreams (San Diego 2008) Mix posted earlier this week was removed to
temporarily to be posted later. The rest of the Rugby7's mixes Banjuka One More Time
Mix & SevensMashed Up Mix will also be posted later
with the full Rugby 7's related events updates. Stay tuned.
Regards, Chalo Xp.
WHAT WOULD BE THE
(Posted on Jan. 21st 2008)
Assuming she (Nokulunga Buthelezi) has another hustle / job by the
side besides doing what she does best as seen on the video below, & that her other job
happened to be in the finance (lending industry), then during a financial
discussion a client asks her - " How flexible are you? " I wonder
what her response would be? Now imagine if she's registered at the local
gym (akina 24 hr fitness) people will get hurt bana ...... coz of dropping
weider (weights) on themselves in SHOCK !! -
Maajabu Ya Musa.
STEPPING IN THE NAME OF LOVE - THE PB (PRECIOUS BLOOD) & PATCH (NAI)
Thurs. Dec. 20 2007) Na Uhiki iendele. Presenting to you Mr. & Mrs. Mwangi (to be).
Susan Wangui weds Richard Mwangi Mugeke. Another 20's
(Twenties) couple - ..... It's never too early to settle.
I got acquainted to Suzie (smile ya kilo kumi na nusu) recently through Richard (aka Shopkeeper Route # 58 -
Phase 4). We grew up together with Richard (Richa) since childhood & were
in the same primary school & grade at St. Michael's Primary School
- My Pride My Joy - the pillar & foundation of knowledge amongst family & a
list of my friends.
If I was asked to use a few words to describe Mwangi, the
first word to chomoka my mouth would be Intelligent - the 2nd
most Intelligent Kenyan I have ever known to date (right after Elizabeth Ashiali
to be precise). Definitely Richa's choice of the first lady (Suzie) had to be a well
calculated one - as the saying
goes, beside every successful Man ......
there is a Wangui.
Mwangi is a TRUE friend. Besides
praying to God asking him to bless their union, I don't know where else to begin
to describe him briefly ........ but I'll be back to finish the article once I post a musical lap of
for Mr. & Mrs. Mwas. To be continued.
AOB - My respects to all the
following teachers & workers of this public school - " Sainty " pronounced " Sent-e ".
They brought out the best in most children from education to sports.
Alphabetically - Mr. Githaiga, Mr. Kiarie, Mr. Kimamo, Mr.
Kinuthia, Mr. Kotin, Mr. Miheso, Mr. Mtula, Mr. Mwanzige,
Mr. Ndirangu (Headmaster), Mr. Okumu (Worker), Mrs. Adongo, Mrs. Babu,
Mrs. Bukachi, Mrs. Igecha, Mrs. Igobwa, Mrs. Kangoroto, Mrs.
Lusega, Mrs. Mburu, Mrs. Muchina, Mrs. Muthami, Mrs. Mutisya,
Mrs. Muturi, Mrs. Mwangi (2), Mrs. Ndaraja, Mrs. Nyabera, Mrs. Owade,
Mrs. Shitaka, Mrs. Thuo & Mrs. Wachira (2).
Regards Charles Opore.
She's *Bak* Full Swing(Posted on
Wed. Dec. 12th 2007)
.... She did it again. Lo & behold! Mama wa Taifa is back to her norm, she just pulled
a Longombas on an MC (Master of Ceremony)
today 12th Dec. (Jamhuri Day).
If you are wondering the reason why the MC was slapped, then chances are Lucy
" a Longombas " on you too.
The article will be in the "True" Newspapers (LOL)
tomorrow. Will post the links. Word from a reliable source is that there
will be no recorded media surfacing anywhere in other words, for the Youtuber's,
...... - the media tapes were confiscated!
Who is Wambui? President Bak's second wife (supposedly)
i.e. Ms. Mary Wambui. Could it be that the MC alikuwa amefinyiwa kitu na
opposition to bring mieleka (wrestling) between Mamashida & Mamacita? Siasa ya Kenya .....!
AOB: Where did I chomoa such terms - " Pull a Longombas
& Mamashida " ? Well, I received a call
from ? & as we talked politics news the story came up while I was mashing what? .....
(Right Click, then Click on "Save Target As")
(or probably Kajairo) would
lyrically put it this way .... Mamashida Unaleta Shida, Mamacita
Ukiwapiga ............. or would it be Mamashida Umeshinda, Mamacita Ameshindwa,
Kukatika, Umeshinda - referring to the Youtube video (posted on this
page towards the bottom) showing Lucy aki Ba Ba Ba Kibaki Juu.
MUSIC LEGEND SHOT DEAD
(Posted on Thurs. Oct. 18th 2007) Different Colors 1 People
was his message. It's with great sadness that many receive the news of the passing
away of one
of the worlds leading reggae African artist
LUCKY PHILIP DUBE(43) who was shot dead during a car hijacking attempt late today afternoon
18 (8.20 PM night time in South Africa) in Rosette Ville, Johannesburg.
It is reported that he was dropping of his 15yr old Son at his brothers
house when it happened. Unconfirmed sources report that his 16yr daughter
was also present at the scene. His son
was already out of the vehicle run to ask for help. After being shot, he
run his car - a Chrysler into a tree as he attempted to drive off but
unfortunately he died on the spot. Witness's
It's a cruel world. He sung of`Poverty, Wars, Love, Peace, Racism,
in summary positive messages & real life issues were in all his tracks. How
he met his death in the most
unexpected unnatural manner brings two things to my mind the level of
Crime & Poverty in a number of African countries - two
of the numerous matters he very often
addressed through his gift, his talent, his livelihood - MUSIC.
All his songs are touching. Your messages live on Lucky. They all
live on. A man who filled stadium arenas not just to capacity, but also
with awe & love - Watch the 2nd Video Below - Ive Got You Babe (to
make me feel alright). See the love music fans had for him. Lyrics deep
enough which make you pause & think hard about life where you are from &
where you headed to.
May the Lord almighty rest his soul in peace. Lucky Philip Dube -
1964 - October 18th 2007.
Below are some of his many tracks which continue to hit worldwide.
Listening to the lyrics makes one have shivers down the spine. A true love
& peace ambassador. Love is the message & the message is love. Read fans
In other separate news not posted earlier last month, my tribute goes
out to another fallen hero, the late COLIN MCRAE (39) (Scottish) who together with his only son JOHNNY MCRAE (5)
perished in an accident totally unrelated to his profession - a
helicopter crash. May their souls rest in peace.
Safari Rally lover, chances are in the 90s you saw Colin McRae's name toping newspapers
headlines - those "early mornings" when you were sent to the shop to buy
newspapers while your dad & other family members waited eagerly to see the
rally rankings & photos.
McRae was household name ..... remembered driving through dusty
roads at ridiculous high speeds in one of his favorite garis (cars) - the
The death of his only son - Johnny ended the possibilities of a son
being able to carry on
the McRae family name in Colin's family in the future in auto rallying. Colin McRaes father - Jimmy Mcrae
was a rally driver. Colin's younger Brother Alister Mcrae is still
actively involved in car rallying.
Watching Colin McRae race in the video below reminds one of the
swahili song saying " Maisha ni mlima kuna kupanda na kushuka bali
kuteleza sio kuanguka " direct translation (Life is a journey on
the hills, where one travels up & down, but whenever one slips, he/she does not necessarily fall).
Watch the video below. Colin drove with the speed that thrills nearly to
perfection. Talent is the word. He " slips " & continues with the race.
Another legend - a world champion auto rally legend.
AOB - Look at the Safari Rally
Championship list here
Safari Rally. Recognize the
names? The Kenyan flags besides those household names reminds one of
"gari za wire" made from coat hungers,
bladders (rubber bands) from those outdoor brooms, while tires were made at times from old
sandals. I cannot remember seeing the recycle logo on brooms & rubber bata
sandals (slippers) but indeed recycling had to take part for the very
young at heart.
WHEN IT'S ON .... IT'S REALLY ON >>
SIASA MOTO KAMA PASI
(Posted on Mon. Oct. 1st 2007)
Here I was
.... sitting creating a DNA vs. DNA mashup of one of my most favorite
since Standard 7. The mashup? Well, it is between the Britishs DNA w/
Americas Suzanne Vega vs. Kenyas DNA.
I'm not gussing about Deoxyribonucleic / Diribonucleic Acid ooh
goodness gracious! .... Im talking about music - the ORIGINAL DNA
- A group of 2 British Dance producers who mashed up (remixed) the
highly literate a cappella lyrics belonging to the American artist Suzanne
Vega to their own instrumental beats to create the heavy hitter song "
Tom's Diner " .
... Ironically not even minutes later, I
came across this VIDEO
(below) from Nation TV. Lo & behold ... even politics has
" Diribonucleic Acid " ?
Its Kenyas artist DNA with yet another remix of his own Banjuka
song now singing the lyrics " Ba ba ba
PNUjuu, ba ba
ba KIBAKI juu " .... Its " biology" gone political.
(Article Continued Below Video)
The video below earned 2
Honors in Youtube (on the particular day it was posted up) - The Most Viewed
& The Most Linked in Youtubes
News & Politics category on that day.
Thousands were in attendance at the event the
PNU (Party Of National Unity) luncheon at Nyayo Stadium. Nyayo Stadium is
meant to hold a capacity of 30,000 but this was not the case! It was way
above as the pitch was used to accommodate thousands of more attendees.
Back to the stage / dias where the main event
is at. " Then came the light moment time for the jig " as the commentator
puts it! - Hon. Simon Nyachae is seen pulling a " Helule Lule + Frankie Do You Remember Me
" twist combo move.
On the other hand, first Rendy Ka
Rucy Kibaki is seen pulling her yet to be patented dance moves (Note Hon.
President Chief in Commander Emilio Kibaki
turn to his left to see how his peeps including Vice President Moody Awori in a very happy mood getting down. The words on the Presidents face
seems to be 3 words - " Maajabu Ya Musa "
Joseph Munyao is not to be left behind either seen aki ba ba ba .... -
Getting down on the far
left with a hat on & walking stick. He seems to be trying to pull a fast
" Win a car Cracker Munyao " move but some redbull is
I do believe at his age he can still get down
on it ** BUT there are some fine prints! Fine prints? Yes** Ukiwa mzee, Banjuka ukiwa na car jack
na redbull. Direct translation? Getting down
can be easy BUT Getting up ....
Someone please tell me they don't know who Cracker
CRACKER MUNYAO or for
the full 411 contact
Keno (Ken Muthoka) - Ndalas, TX
" .......... Ba ba ba
PNUjuu ba ba ba KIBAKI Juu, tushikane Mikono Juu ..."
AOB: As for a technology
lover out there, one can't fail to notice media technology in the media at the stadium. For the first time I have seen a vertical array loudspeakers
sound system rigged / flown on
chain motors in Kenya (On the right hand side of the camera man) .... they
surely don't look like some common entry level Cerwin Vega loudspeakers as
Cerwin Vega has never manufactured flyable arrays loudspeakers rigs.
Makes me curious to know how intense the sound from the PA system was.
MUSIC INDUSTRY MOURNS ONE OF THEIR OWN
(Posted on Monday Sept. 3rd 2007)
It is with great regret that we announce the untimely death of
(aka Lady S) in a tragic road accident
on Thika road on Sunday Sept. 2nd while heading to the airport for a flight to the UK where
she was scheduled to perform. May her soul rest in peace.
Help a Kenyan beat
Mark Burnett - Creator of Survivor &
Apprentice! (Posted on
Tuesday, June 12th 2007)
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As of this posting today (Tues. June 12, 2007), KK's DanceX Fitness is currently in 2nd
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YOURS FOR THE ASKING
- THE USASEVENS &
AFTERSEVENS PICS. For
all those who were & weren't there, here are the paparazzi
works of the EVENTFUL
Weekend in SAN DIEGO
with the Kenya Rugby Team &
Wananchi from all corners of the World thanks to
Attendance? OK. ......
It went down like this .... NOT TENS, NOT HUNDREDS ..... ok take a peek at
Get the idea? Indoors - FULL, Outdoors -
FULL. It's was henceforth referred to as
AFTERSEVENS EFFECT (not Doppler Effect LOL) ...
shut-it-down NO COMPE! -
DJ AMO, DJ BABU, DJ FRANCHIZE, DJ FULLY FOCUS,
DJ ONE, DJ PINYE, DJ SAM & DJ XP.
PAMOJA SOTE -
OUT 2007, -
DALLAS, TEXAS(Posted on
April 25th 2007)
It's all in the air - PURE FLAVA ....
the scent of Ugali, Nyamachoma, Mshikakis, Maindi Choma & Music .... all
in the air, accompanied with THOUSANDS of
+ GENGE ARTIST PILI PILI & HEAVY Presence of KENYAN DJ Talents -
FRANCHIZE, DJ PINYE, DJ XP, DJ SADAT, DJ MATEE, DJ STURE, DJ ONE, DJ JOSH,
DJ ALAN, DJ SISQO ...
LARGEST overseas Family Re-union event the -
7th Annual Memorial Weekend Out 2007, Brought to you by the
KENDA LADIES in conjunction with
Greater DALLAS - TX KENYAN COMMUNITY this Summer May 24th - 28th. If youve never been to Dallas - TX , imagine
yourself with a bunch of family & friends enjoying sports, food (Kenyan to
be precise) & music.
All the venues have ample space to cater for the masses however
if you ......
STOP HUMMER TIME!
ITS NYUNDO TIME WITH AGWAMBO!(Posted on Thurs., March 25th 2007)
I rather find it to be a publicity stunt which apparently seems to be working in
Kenya, as people including the media itself are fascinated by Agwambo's
(Mr. R) " GIFT ".... sensational Show stopper / Nyundo /
Humvee derived from HMMV - High Mobility Multipurpose
Vehicle / Hummer! costing eti US 590,000$ ...as per KTN News
LOL ha! ha!
Seems to me like GM (General Motors Inc.) soon will be laughing all
the way to the banks since the controversy behind the nyundo is going
to affect hummer sales in Kenya if you are able to
put 1 & 1 together. Ukweli au Uwongo?
Whether it was free or not
that's one cost effective marketing strategy by GM (General Motors) side coz the
bracket of people who can afford Hummers in Kenya are mainly the who? The polit .........!,
as helicopters used for election campaigns have become too costly at 1000US$/hr
& dangerous. Follow this link to the article
For those not aware, L.H.D (Left Hand Drive) vehicles are no longer allowed to
be imported to Kenya ... they have to be converted from L.H.D to R.H.D's. Pay attention to the video of Agwambo's KAX 950C
as he chomokas (alights) - It's a R.H.D. Also note the sleeping MP's
towards the very endof the video
Fred Gumo woi!
(Article Continued Below Video)
L.H.D vehicle importation ban in Kenya automatically points out the reason why
American vehicles including this " sensational " hummer are very limited in number. i.e. - 5 " show stoppers " LOL ....
in Kenya i.e. (1) GM CEO (2) Juja MP William Kabogo (3) Stanley Livondo
Narc-Kenya activist (4) Maurice Odumbe (Sports) ...... & last but not least
man R / Agwambo himself - (5) Raila.
Agwambo's states he will use the Nyundo to "hummer" NARC- Kenya.
Kwani he has become M-zee Hummer (as in MC Hammer) ama he has become
Jim Adler - The self acclaimed " Texas
Tough Smart Lawyer " with his favorite lines, I will hammer, hammer,
hammer........ At this rate he
might as well start wearing extreme baggy pants & singing " U Can't Touch
Below is what the media reports & on views by other MP's have to
say about the Agwambo's " GIFT ".
* Standard News Papers*
It took almost two hours to change tires as Raila’s driver and aides, led
by his personal assistant, Mr Dave Arunga, tried in vain to use the
Unable to use the Hummer’s equipment, they had to borrow a jack from a
petroleum tanker transporting fuel to Marakwet to lift the vehicle and
change the tires.
When they finally lifted the vehicle, it took four men to carry the
weighty spare tire from its compartment to be fixed."
(Posted on Sun. March. 18th 2007) "
What do you mean? I bought you a Rolex, I bought you a watch, alafu
unaniamsha very late on the dot, what do you want? Another big clock ama
unataka ninunuwe CITY CLOCK " ....... It's boomba time with the Boomba Clan. Those are the lyrics off their late
last year's track " African Timer " (Video Below)Seems
like Flavour Flav must have endorsed them or something.
I believe these are Kenya's only & first young
generation artists at with at least 2 hitter fast tracks / songs (panda stairs shuka stairs songs i.e. gymnasium songs), including their other comical song - " Chonga Viazi ".
Dance & flow wise, they fused it up! I find the track - "African
Timer" beat's to be a fusion of both (1) Ndombolo Music (as the
artists rhyme & dance on the video) & (2) House Music which makes
most Kenyans have that irresistible urge of pulling Maasai moves like the
Talk about comical lyrics. If you are overseas, you might
have always wondered what
MICHAEL POWER (mentioned in the lyrics
........ " I'm not sober Odiero , I'm not
sober, I've taken Guinness that has got Michael Power ") is!
" Kuku kapanda baiskeli, bata kavaa
raizoni " (A chicken boarded a bike while a duck wore high heeled shoes)
LOSS OF LOVED ONES (Posted on Mon.
Feb. 26th 2007)
Sadly, It has been a
week marked with departure of loved ones. I'm writing to pass my
to friends who have lost their very loved ones.
My sincere condolences goes out to
Kangi & Fundi
(Buru 3 HSE # 648)
for the loss of their father, Godfrey Ndagala - Dj Godi &
Richard (Dallas) for the loss of their loving brother,
Daniel Mitei - Dani (Dallas) for the loss of their loving father, Kuria -
Kush (Houston / Buru 2) for the loss of their loving mom &
Adrian Washika - Dj Adrian (Nairobi) for the loss of a loving
Please let's remember to keep these families in our prayers during
this trying times.
YET AGAIN IT IS HERE
WITH US - THE 2007 IRB USA SEVENS!
(Posted on Mon. Feb. 5th 2007) It is here
again! SIAMINI KAMA TUKO WOTE! It's that time of
the year when that million dollar question pops up - "Unaenda Cali?" .... That week of the year when
most wananchis go to
" whisper mode " (voices performing disappearing act), unless you are a super
true heckler like Kenya's most celebrated rubgy fan
ARIGI. A very interesting
chap. That is why he answers boldly -
" YES I CAN ". If you have never heard of
Arigi, you can get to know more about him here on
A special word of thanks to the main organizers of this years
Rugby Sevens Tournament
IRB (International Rugby
Board) for whom without their hard efforts, the Games & Festivals would have not be
taking place out here in the US of the A. The official dates of the rugby 7's
tournament & festival are from Sat. 10th Feb. - Sun. 11th Feb. 2007.
fnbsp; For those who were @ the Thuranira's aka " Mwanaume's Mansion " in Frisco on Sunday 4th for the
Super Bowl Dinner Bash, .... then you would agree with me that the
NDALAS to SUNNY D planes flying this
weekend should just be repainted "Kenya Airways". ..... all roads from Ndalas
(Matuu) LOL!,l ead to Sunny D - SAN DIEGO!
For many of those heading to the Sunny Side, the ....
... Was doing some marketing research a few
weeks back when I came across a questionable media. Apparently I
forgot to post it here until when it came across my mind today.
OK for those who thought they could never use gethafu's (Mathematics') - " Probability ",
probably this may be the right time to apply it to
solve the ukweli au uwongo (True or False) issue at hand.
A monkey see, a monkey ... I'm off to the stadium! Surely, I
don't think I would ever succeed replicating this act, fact being given that even doing the correct
thing is already hard for many. This is just impossible! For some reason ' Nandans Kutoka
' saying for banos (marbles)`comes to mind. It would be easier for one to put
that thing easily where it belongs than as compared to missing like him. Note - as in missing
in a unique manner i.e. Not once, Not
twice, Not thri ........
(Dennis Mwanja) will pull a similar one in DIEGO SAN. (Yes!
Oval. Wachana na mambo ya circle.) I Wonder if the marketing don at
BATA will pull a similar collabo with Kenya's # 1 i.e - Mkulima # 1 / Mwalimu # 1
/ Mchezaji # 1 / ....... yaani Mo #1 (Moi) . In the video, one (if
quite observant) will note that the ............. !
It reminds me of an ironical article back then in 1996
while in high school.
It made sense LOL! Enyewe their ads are very catchy. Enjoy reading the article NIKE TO CEASE MANUFACTURING
* PS. Flash media content is fairly used in sections of this
site if you see something awkward like article missing a referencing media (e.g.
video) the problem is that your system is not detecting Flash Macromedia Player.
10 years ago at around a time like this of the
year hardly 18 yrs old, I felt like I was on top of the world having graduated
from high school, coz freedom had just arrived knocking 'hodi hodi' kwa mlango style! I'd bet
you 100$ chances are that at exactly this time of day in 1997, I was not on top of world;
rather instead -
" I was
on top of the roof " of our house on the second floor!
A life of being in love withYAGI is the life
I led. Being stack on the roof holding a
a " kichini chini " FM radio station in the heart
of city - BURUBURU. Transmission
power had to be set on the 'low low' (ogopa CCK). It was the order of
the day just for the fun of it yet knowing the risks of being
electrocuted (again) ......
HNY 2006 (+ 1) ! Wishing
you all a HNY 2007. There will be a couple of changes here & there this
year. Will keep you posted.
heads (fans): R. Mathenge (7UP), J. Weru (South Africa), Kangi (Buru 3), A. Gichuki (VA), Simo (VA), Clemo (Calif
Records / Beat Ya Clemo), Martin Makasi (Dj Mato / Studio B), Kenco (MD), Kinya (OK),
Jacko (ATL), P. Kungu (CA).
" It's been a over a decade
since flows like ... " (Sample Video/s Below)
Thanks to bro. the main man -
Vincent N. for having been " the hook up brother " making the media from the western
world get air time in the eastern side of the Sahara
Regards, Chalo XP.
Bear with me for the downtime / outage early
on Tuesday, 9th 2006 due to our web hosts migration to newer servers, meaning
more uptime & faster access for you especially at peak hours when the sites'
traffic gets 'mandizi'. PS. I sure do receive you e-mails & look into most of the matters addressed
in the e-mails.
Mathenge has a nickname. A nickname which many of us " Watoto Wa Nyayo Era "
would identify more than his formal names, or what his formal names initial's
might stand for D.M .... Danger Mouse (the cartoon character).
I was raised up in the 80's & thanks to the media then
- VOK, Nation & Standard, 'we was' well informed
about "Jamhuri Ya".
still clear in my mind, I remember on most government public holidays most
notably Kenyatta day & Jamhuri Day, we had this black soft covered book
which we 'read' titled -
THE DAY KENYATTA DIED. The cover of this book showed half Mzee
Kenyatta's body from the side as he rest in peace in a black suit, while
in the back ground there was an image which looked like sunset (orange
I & my little sister Stella were curious
to 'look' at this book of this man whom many people talked about as we never
got to see him like our elder siblings & parents, since we had not
been born yet.
In the mid 80's, we were still too young
to read properly; the only thing we could do is to "Angalia Picha"
(look at the pictures) & look at the fighter jets fly outside, & be like "
Hiyo Ni Yangu ". Back to the .......
NIAJE NJERI & KIONI?
HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY.
(Posted on Sunday Oct. 1st 2006)
Siku zinaendaaaaa. Seems just like the other day when we were
celebratingNjeri's & Kioni Big's
Big wedding here in Ndalas, Matuu (yaani Dallas, TX).
Of the hundreds of Weddings I've attended here (Stato) & in Digz,
all of them were special & unique in their own way .... but in my honest
opinion "Kioni's na Njeri" your Uhiki (wedding) was just of another
level!!! Happy 1st Anniversary today Sunday Oct. 1st
2006. I haven't vybed to you guys for a minute, but you are remembered ka niaje!
Salamu to my McKinney peeps Audrey na Mbugua
mambo vipi? Audrey, you have a good husband right there ..... those are
the fruits of 'scuds' (heavy ones) from the discipline master - our Math Teacher Mr. Wambugu. Mbugua lolHighie eee Highie aah.
On that note, a Mix
A Little Bit Of This &
That for Njeri & Kioni, ... plus the newest, youngest cool couple in the block Audrey & Mbugua.
Mbugua, si you organize something from the canteen - "Chapo Meat". How
time flies. Pinky 244C Route # 11.
May the Lord continue blessing your Marriages more & more. And
for those in the process of being united sooner or later Mary na Arthur
mmesikia? ...... & all the rest, all the best wishes as you prepare to
step in the name of love.
Regards Chalo XP.
Title / Mixes
By: A Little Bit
Of This (& That)
Artists: Various Artists.
GEUZA MITA BENDI !
I find retro ziks (music) to be
` soundtrack of my life. Most tunes were like
poetry words being uttered in a rhythmic manner, a number of the swahili
tracks being educative besides being tight.
message was in the music & the music in the message, ..........
just like Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
would put it in their
heavy hitter song " Love Is the Message & The Message Is Love "
Sitting back hooked to my headphones reminiscing
one of the most precious moments of my
life - childhood days! Yeah!Childhood days in the late 80's & early 90's in primary school.
I believe I'd miss very little details about this period. Seems
like retro music was deeply intertwined with my childhood memories. Be it
name of my classmates, class sitting arrangement or what someone did wrong
to get to perform Mr. Githaiga's
DANCE OF TWO
A few days ago, while playing with a wave
form generator, the shape of sine waves reminded me of certain beeps which
were heard at the beginning of each hour on V.O.K (Sauti Ya Kenya).
Playing with the generator led me to generate some pink & white noises
resembling radio noises & beeps, which triggered me to come up with the mix
ASUBUHI NA MAPEMA
Most of the songs will bring some retro
memories - hopefully good memories. A few of the songs .....
/ Mixes By:
Asubuhi (Na Mapema)-
Artists: Various Artists.
THE DANCE OF TWO
It was otherwise referred to as
" Chikaneni " (Shikaneni) where boys only (girls fortunately were
never beaten in this manner), held each other hands & Othaigo (Mr.
- Math / Art & Craft Teacher - St. Michaels Primary
School) would whip our makalios (rears)
During this "dance", If
our hands`separated from the ones our partners in crime (to console our
aching makalios), it meant Othaigo's had to start counting afresh until
one received 5 nice uninterrupted strokes.
Now, If you believe
this summer heat wave of Dallas, Texas of 105° Fahrenheit day is hot, well
our " things " were hotter than hot .... aching in pain. Yaani Othaish / Othaigo / Mr.
Githaiga, where was your mercy?
the word go, no one performed this
dance perfectly without flaws on just the land of the 1st strike
WORD OF THANKS
Well, the 6th Memorial Weekend family Reunion was
once again held here in Dallas, TX. I'll throw in lots of sheng kwa sababu fulani hapa na pale .....
A Special word of thanks goes out to my " right hand " rafikis who from the word go put so much effort into this project. I would like to show appreciation to many but the list would be a heavy one. I'll mention a few, so please don't feel like your efforts were not recognized - coz of me being brief.
A special word of appreciation goes out to all the ARTISTS & DJs
lined up, wananchi from out of town & DFW, partners in various cities.
Also, special words of
ChaloK. ( K. Ent. ),
Izoo M. ( Simply L Trucking ), Francis O. ( Sony Ericsson ), & last but not least, the5 KENDA chicks (Grace, Pati, Jenni, Faith & Evelyn) & Uju (Creators Palace Ent.)
US, UK, CA, JPN,
... +++ KUMBUKA, WHERE WE ARE FROM IS FAR !
... MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS!
Title / Mixes By:
ZILIZOVUMA BBQ MIX W/KENDA LADIES -
Artists: VARIOUS AFRICAN ARTISTS.
MEMORIAL WEEKEND - DALLAS, TXFAMILY BBQ + CAR SHOW Preview