Nairobi’s first St. Patrick’s Day Festival is celebrating all things Irish, including the internationally-acclaimed Riverdance.
First popularized in the mid-1990s, Riverdance, is a dance known for it’s rapid leg movements and still upperbody. Originally choreographed by the World’s fastest tapper Michael Flatley at 35 taps per second, Riverdance has become one of Ireland’s biggest exports.
This year’s inaugural festival will also highlight the Six Nations Rugby Final match between Ireland and England, which will be screened by the Multichoice pay channel DSTV. Other entertainment includes Murfy’s Flaw band, Slanite, pipe & drum bands, Irish dancers, musical groups, kids corner and lots of creative groups. On the decks will be DJ Protégé, and Capital FM’s own, Cess and Maqbul will be the master of ceremonies.
Tickets are available at all Nakumatt outlets in Nairobi Chandarana supermarkets, Carnivore, The Tribe and Lord Eroll Restaurant.