Phew. And there we have it….our very first Café UBUNTU Fireplace launch! And we can say with utmost satisfaction, that it was a raving success!!!
This past Saturday, we were joined by close to 150 guests from as far as Kisumu who came together for an evening of spoken word, poetry, music, dancing, and of course nyama choma! In addition to the already all-star line up (including lyrical sensation JULIANI), we had a couple of surprise guests including NAZIZI and H_ART the Band. Music and dancing lasted through the night and culminated by watching the sunrise around the last of the burning embers of the fire.
The café has been abustle with activity for the past week in preparation for this event. Menu items included mashed sweet potatoes with sage (a new spin on Kenyan Mokimo which traditionally uses mashed peas and potatoes), tomato-cucumber-fresh corn salad, and roasted goat. Plus our blender was going all day to make our specialty cocktail…Watermelon Mojitos!
The vision behind UBUNTU Fireplace truly came alive that night as music, food and community united around the most natural of forces. A huge thank you to our partners in crime, Tree House Media, Juliani, as well as all of the talented artists who came to share their gifts. And of course a huge thanks to all who attended! See you at the next one!