2-12 March 2006. International artists join their Kenyan counterparts for the annual music festival organised by the Kijani Kenya Trust with events across the country. The programme opens with a performance of Mozarts Requiem and African works by the Garden Opera Ensemble and the Nairobi Music Society choir and orchestra at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi on 2 March. This is followed on 3 March by a gospel concert performed by the London Adventist Chorale in Nanyuki, 150km north of the capital (repeated in Nairobi on 5 March). On 4 March the London-based touring Garden Opera Company will perform Rossinis Cinderella, also in Nanyuki (repeated in Nairobi and then in Mombasa on 9 and 11 March respectively). Other highlights include the Lucia Alvarez Flamenco group and torch-lit dinner at the Naivasha Yacht Club on Lake Naivasha, about 60km northwest of Nairobi, on 10 March, and a salsa ball with Hispano-American pianist Elena Riu and the Venezuelan salsa band Conjunto Sabroso, at the Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi on 11 March.

The Kijani Kenya Trust is a British registered charity that supports HIV/AIDS and conservation projects in Kenya. All profits from ticket sales go to Kijani projects.

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Address Events in Nairobi, Nanyuki, Kisumu and Mombasa. For full programme details including dates, times and venues see the Kijani Kenya Trust website or email festival@kijanikenyatrust.org. Illustration: Lucia Alvarez returns to Kenya with her flamenco show.

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Kijani International Music Festival.

Events in Nairobi, Nanyuki, Kisumu and Mombasa. For full programme details including dates, times and venues see the Kijani Kenya Trust website or email festival@kijanikenyatrust.org. Illustration: Lucia Alvarez returns to Kenya with her flamenco show.