Performances by: Papa Wemba – Congolese Rhumba Maestro and Dan Aceda – Kenya’s Crown Prince of Benga
Exhibition: Why Africans Are Not United by Taye Balogun & Mutua Matheka, Aug. 21-Sept. 4 2014 @ Kuona Trust
The show will run until the 4th of September and thereafter tour other African cities including Lagos, Johannesburg and Addis Ababa over the next few months.
This conceptual photography exhibition consist of works produced by Nigerian film director,producer and photographer, Taye Balogun and photographed by professional Kenyan photographer Mutua Matheka. It traces the vision of African Unity by the continent’s past leaders (Kwame Nkrumah, Muammar Gaddafi, Julius Nyerere amongst others). The work on display aims to provoke reactions from the audience, and push for collaborative effort to foster African Unity.
Song Writers Lounge feat. Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu, Aug. 28 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands
Date: 28th August 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Event begins at 7pm
Entry: 600 advance, 800 at the gate
Call 0722 626 169 for tickets
Proceeds of the concert will be channeled to Beyond Zero Campaign – An initiative of First Lady of Kenya HE Margaret Kenyatta.
Barcamp Nairobi 2014 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 30th August, 2014 at Bishop Magua Centre.
Theme for this year is: Who’s Your Data’s Daddy? – Is privacy and security online possible in Kenya?
Visit www.barcamp.co.ke for details on how to register, speak, volunteer or sponsor.
Book Reading & Discussion: War Crimes in Somalia, Aug. 21 2014 @ Amnesty International Regional Office
Date: Thursday August 21 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Regional Office
Location: Kanjata Road/Muthangari Drive off Waiyaki Way – Google Map
Entry: Prior online Registration – Register here.
Amnesty International, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, invite you to a book reading and discussion panel on Rasna Warah’s new book War Crimes: How warlords, politicians, foreign governments and aid agencies conspired to create a failed state in Somalia.
In War Crimes, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah writes about the many war crimes that have taken place in Somalia in the name of peace, development, religion and reconciliation. It is an examination of the destruction of Somalia looking at the involvement of the state and the international community.
Rasna Warah will be joined on the panel by acclaimed Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and Ali Hersi, Regional Director of the Society for International Development. This discussion, an inaugural event of the Amnesty International Regional Hub Speaker Series, will be moderated by L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Regional Director of Amnesty International.
Moderator: L. Muthoni Wanyeki – Regional Director Amnesty International
Panellists: Rasna Warah – Kenyan writer and photojournalist, Nuruddin Farah – Writer, Ali Hersi – Regional Director Society for International Development