News from Nairobi

News from Nairobi

28 Oct 2022

Villa Rosa Kempinski becomes a stage for young musicians to showcase talent.

Nairobi, 28 October 2022  –   Villa Rosa Kempinski recently launched Kempinski Concertini, a musical series that will see the hotel lobby transformed into a beautiful stage for young artists, as part of Kempinski's commitment to fostering Nairobi's vibrant culture and nurturing young talent. Concertini is a cultural initiative which was created to transform the Lobby Lounge of Kempinski hotels worldwide into a ‘stage for young artists’ from the local community.

After the lights in the hotel lobby have dimmed and a hush falls over the conversation of guests, the spotlight shines on a young artist with his or her instrument at the Villa Rosa Kempinski.

The first artist to perform at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Lobby was Chiluma Mbwana, a classical and contemporary violinist known for his remarkable and soulful performance. Chilumo has become such a driving force in the Kenyan instrumental music scene. He is a classical and contemporary violinist from Kenya who believes in the power of music as a driving force to positively impact society. His playing has been described as silky, soulful and charming, a style that is very personal to him.

 “Everyone at Villa Rosa Kempinski appreciates the magical performances of these young artists,” says Petra Baumann, General Manager of the hotel. “These talented musicians are full of enthusiasm for their music and we are delighted to support them at this important step in their career by offering a beautiful stage in Nairobi, where our guests from near and far can appreciate the memorable moments they create.”

Kempinski Concertini was launched in 2017 to mark the 120th anniversary of Kempinski Hotels. This oldest luxury hotel group in Europe see its commitment to the arts as an essential component of its role in the community. Kempinski Concertini events are held at several hotels around the world.