Concert: Raskin & Fleischmann from Austria, Nov. 26 2014 @ Alliance Française

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Austrian Embassy presents Raskin & Fleischmann at Alliance Française on November 26, 2014

Date: Wednesday, November 26 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 7pm
Free Entry

‘RASKIN & FLEISCHMANN’ – Piano & Violin

The Embassy of Austria presents the Austrian-Belgian duo Raskin & Fleischmann, Ambassadors for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ programme ‘New Austrian Sound of Music’ 2014-2015. Pianist Philippe Raskin is winner of several international piano competitions and performs regularly as part of chamber groups and as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. Johannes Fleischmann made his solo debut of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Austrian-Slovakian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Wiener Konzerthause (Vienna Concert Hall). He continues to perform as soloist and chamber musician in Festivals and with celebrated orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphonic.

Programme
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, – “Springsonata”
Leoš Leoš Janá?ek – – Sonata for violin and piano
Richard Strauss – Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op.18

November 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening and Discussion: Mo & Me, Nov. 26 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Mo and Me
Date: Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Venue: PAWA254, Mageuzi
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Entrance: FREE

About
Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed “Mo” Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography which, over the course of thirty years, will turn him into a front-line cameraman extraordinaire – and, arguably, the most renowned photojournalist of his era. Training his candid lens across continents, Mo Amin’s thirst for breaking news puts him repeatedly in harm’s way – enduring weeks of torture, automatic arms fire, explosives and, ultimately, the amputation of his left arm – to become one of the most decorated news camera-man of all time. The documentary depicts Mo as an unbending, unforgiving and unapologetically rambunctious paterfamilias whose hunger for “the story” propels him to ever greater professional heights – often at the expense of those he cherishes. The 96-minute film is underpinned by extraordinary images from the vast Amin archive – currently available at World Picture Network in New York. The stills mark and frame Mo’s life as it unfolds in a vivid and, at times, grisly tableau of international politics. Fuelled by a potent mixture of talent and ambition, Mo’s stubborn courage, innate resilience and wily perseverance loom large as he encounters horror and brutality in the course of his indefatigable quest to inform, alert and chronicle.

November 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Charity Event in Aid of Palestinians in Gaza: A Note for a Smile, Nov. 27 2014 @ Lord Erroll – Runda

A note for a SmileA Note for a Smile: Music & Art to raise humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza

The six-week conflict this summer left more than 1,870 dead and thousands injured, homeless, and traumatized. The conflict had a particularly devastating toll on Gaza’s youngest and most vulnerable. Many of the affected children have suffered serious injuries that cannot be treated in Gaza due to limited medical capacity caused by the ongoing blockades, and others suffer from severe traumatic disorders. They need our solidarity and support.

A group of us working in various humanitarian and development capacities in Nairobi have decided to organize a charity event to encourage the community to contribute to the work of Palestinian health institutions to restore dignity and hope to the Palestinians in Gaza.

All funds raised during the evening will go towards supporting the activities of Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as to the Gaza Mental Health Community Center.

During the event we will hold a silent art auction showcasing a number of world-class artists from the contemporary East African art scene, who have kindly contributed their work to raising funds for this cause. The impressive line-up of artists includes Fitsum Behre Woldelibanos, Eltayeb Dawelbait, Michael Soi, Anthony Okello, Paul Onditi, Shabu Mwangi, John Silver, Justus Kyalo, Dennis Muraguri, Yassir Ali Mohammed, Mariantonietta Peru and Kamal Shah.

There will be music throughout the night with live sets from some of the best musicians in Nairobi who have accepted to perform for the cause, including Idd Aziz, Teto, Jahm, Afro Simba and Mutinda.

Designers’ fair (featuring Otenge, Chilly Mango, Madafu Moxie); a raffle with a chance to win exciting prizes; food and drinks (cash-bar), and more surprises await you…

Please note that your ticket number will be your registration number for the art auction.
Bids will be open from 17:00 to 21:00!

Date: 27 November 2014
Venue: Lord Erroll, Runda
Time: at 17:00
General Admission: KES 2000

For Tickets or to support the cause kindly get in contact with the following;
Inès Abdel Razek (UNEP): 0719 891 746
Isabell Kempf (UNEP)
Jason Jabbour (UNEP): 0710 682 332
Alexander Binns (UNOCHA) 0732391041

Also find more about the event on this Facebook event Page

NB: There will be a silent auction of inspiring North and East African Contemporary Art

All profits from the evening will be donated to the Makassed Charitable Hospital in Jerusalem and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

November 13, 2014 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Event: Chemistry, Dec. 5 2014 @ The Shifteye Gallery

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Chemistry connects sight and sound, to take you on an audio-visual experience unlike any other!

Each Lab session features collaborations between a DJ/ Producer and a film maker/ photographer.

DATE: Friday, 5th Dec 2014
VENUE: The Shifteye Gallery
TIME: 7PM – 3AM
ENTRANCE: KSHS 500 (GATE ONLY)

EXPERIMENT SCHEDULE
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Mr Jake + Road Trip Guru (RTG)
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Foozak + IRFAN KASSAM
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM – SURAJ + MARK KAIYARE
11:30 PM – 12:00 AM – Marcus Ezra Music + TINTSEH
12:00 AM – 1:30AM – Dread Steppa + REALLY RASTA
1: 30 AM – 3:00 AM – DjPanik + ZACHARY SAITOTI

November 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Kwani Open Mic Night, Dec. 2 2014 @ Arfa Lounge – Imax Cinema

Kwani Open Mic

November 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite live feat. Mutinda, Dec. 4 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C_DEC_05

November 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

4th Brazilian Film Festival, Dec. 1-7 2014 @ Alliance Française

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November 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Women in Resistance, Dec. 3-17 2014 @ Alliance Française

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November 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

The 48 Hours Film Project Premier Screening, Dec. 3 & 4 2014 @ Planet Media Cinemas – Prestige Plaza

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November 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Tandawazi 2014: the Wrap Party, Nov. 29 2014 @ Tree House

Tandawazi 2014 Wrap Party e-flyer

November 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

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