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The NEST Archives · Bottom Line Kenya

Best Kenyan Albums of 2015

December 31, 2015 | 7

2015 was a good year in terms of the number of good albums released with the best of the lot coming rather late in the year. Although Wangechi’s  anticipated debut album Art 19  once again proved elusive after the second year of baiting, the pleasant surprise was no doubt the quickfire release of Maisha Superstar Phy’s extremely […]Read More

New Music: Liron, The NEST, Andrew Wambua, Fena, Yellow Light Machine + Santuri/Sarabi

October 18, 2014 |

Here are some new and noteworthy audio releases from the past couple of weeks or so: Loneliness – Liron  This track comes off Liron’s new album Prodigal’s Diary, available digitally on Waabeh. It is a very timely release for those who haven’t heard her live. Her next gig dubbed Evenings With Liron – Chapter II  will […]Read More

Africa Creates: A Nest for the Arts

February 15, 2014 |

My first impression of the Nest was activity. Lots of it. Out on the patio, a two-week course in ‘artivism’ had just started. In quiet corners of the building, creativity was germinating. According to Wilfred Louis Mwangi, the Administrative Officer, the Nest “serves as a functional playground in which artists, thinkers and curious minds test […]Read More

Lisa Oduor-Noah – Ndai (Legacy Project Cover)

January 20, 2014 |

The NEST; 2013 Dir. Abstract Omega We all remember the Legacy project by the good folks at The NEST, right? The one where they brought in a bunch of talented singers to re-work and re-imagine eight Kenyan classics from Swahili Nation’s Hakuna Matata to  Nameless and Amani’s Ninanoki? If you have no idea what we are talking about hop over […]Read More