05-08-2019 by redazione
This year Malindi has prepared a very succulent calendar of events dedicated not only to international tourists but also to the inhabitants of the town and its Kenyan and African visitors. The multi-ethnic nature of the place on the shores of the Indian Ocean once again stands as a resource, offering events ranging from traditional festivals of coastal tribes, to entirely Italian and other events of international scope, not to mention events that also look to those from Nairobi and the north of the country comes on holiday by the sea in August, openings and other minor events.
Among the appointments that malindikenya.net will point out in more detail in the coming days, certainly stands out the Mekatilili Wa Menza Festival, a historic celebration of the popular heroine giriama who first fought the British Empire on the coast. Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August at the Alaskan Ground stadium there will be dances, traditional games, parades in typical costumes, activities of all kinds, demonstrations of mijikenda cuisine and concerts by MADCA (Malindi District Cultural Association) from late morning until evening.
Another major event in preparation, again at Alaskan Ground, is scheduled for 23 and 24 August, the first Coconut Festival, two days of fair with particular attention to products made from coconut and palm and related activities. But also with shows and concerts of call: Saturday night the most famous Kenyan cabaret artist, Eric Omondi, will be the star of the show in which he will also perform one of the most famous local singers, Katoi Wa Tabaka.
Saturday, August 10 appointment in the street for all environmentalists and lovers of nature and Malindi: from 8 departing from the Casino, the monthly cleanliness of the town, which is now also a way to make community. The Deputy National Minister for the Environment will also be present.
At lunchtime another event that takes place periodically, the Indian cuisine festival "Malindi Maasala" at the Ocean Beach Resort. Restaurants and enthusiasts will compete in a competition of Indian dishes, to the delight of participants who can taste the creations.
Double appointment at Kilili Baharini Resort & SPA in Casuarina: Friday, August 16, the usual fashion show of the boutique "Miradi Studio", including creations by Italian designer Simonetta Schiantarelli and African suggestions, with beautiful local models by the pool and by the sea. Saturday, August 24th, an event organized by the Italian Embassy in Kenya and the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, with the presence of Ambassador Alberto Pieri and many guests, readings and awards. with refreshments offered.
Also to remember the Thursday "Big 5" by Freddie and Sbringo at Baby Marrow, a show for Italians every week different and dedicated to a "King" of the savannah. After the elephants of August 1, Thursday 8 will be the turn of the lions, then leopards, rhinos and buffaloes.
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