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Exhibition: by Jak Katarikawe, Sept. 1-Dec. 1 2014 @ the Nairobi Gallery

Jak at National Museum
Opening: August 31, 2014
Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: The Nairobi Gallery

Exhibition runs Until December 1, 2014
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

Take some time to view Jak Katarikawe works during the 4 months his work will be on display at the Nairobi Gallery. Jak Katarikawe is considered to be one of the greatest East African Artists.

August 22, 2014 at 9:06 am Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig feat. Lydia Dola, Milege Band & Madtraxx, Aug. 30 2014 @ GoDown Arts Centre – Industrial Area

GoDown Gig
Date: August 30, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: 2-8 pm
Entry: Free

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Thursday Nite Live feat. Milege – from Kampala, Aug. 28 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C Milege August

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Exhibition: by Florian Ludovick Kaija – A Tanzanian Artist, Until Aug. 29 2014 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until August 29, 2014
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

August 22, 2014 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Song Writers Lounge feat. Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu, Aug. 28 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands

Song Writers Lounge
The lounge is here yet again. This time more special. Featuring 2 headliners Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu

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

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Concert: Music for Life – In Aid of Beyond Zero Campaign, Aug. 23 2014 @ Braeburn School

Music for Life
Date: August 23, 2014
Venue: Braeburn School
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 1500

Proceeds of the concert will be channeled to Beyond Zero Campaign – An initiative of First Lady of Kenya HE Margaret Kenyatta.

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Musical: In the Footsteps of Alkebulan’s Great, Aug. 22-24 2014 @ Strathmore University Auditorium

New Picture
Dates: August 22-24, 2014
Venue: Strathmore University Auditorium
Time: Friday 5.45 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2.45 pm
Tickets: KES 700 at the Door

August 20, 2014 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

Barcamp Nairobi 2014 – Who’s Your Data’s Daddy? Aug. 30 2014 @ iHub – Bishop Magua Centre

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?
Entry: Free

Visit www.barcamp.co.ke for details on how to register, speak, volunteer or sponsor.

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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
Time: 5:30pm
Entry: Prior online Registration – Register here.

About
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

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The Koroga Festival feat. Papa Wemba and Dan Aceda, Aug. 24 2014 @ Arboretum Gardens

Kuroga Festival
Date: August 24, 2014
Venue: the Arboretum Gardens
Time: from 11 am
Tickets: KES 2000 at the Gate

Performances by: Papa Wemba – Congolese Rhumba Maestro and Dan Aceda – Kenya’s Crown Prince of Benga

August 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Mapping Party for Cyclists in Nairobi, Aug. 30 2014 @ C4DLab – University of Nairobi [Chiromo Campus]

Mapping Party
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Venue: C4D Lab, University of Nairobi – Chiromo Campus

August 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Rift Valley Festival, Aug. 29-31 2014 @ Fisherman’s Camp – Lake Naivasha

RVF 2014_NEW FINAL.3_edited-1

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Cinema Japan: Barefoot Gen, Aug. 23 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Cinema Africa
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Barefoot Gen” which will be shown on Saturday, 23rd August 2014.

*Kindly note that this movie will be shown on the second last Saturday of August and not on the last Saturday of the month as is the norm.*

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Next Screening: Barefoot Gen
Date: Saturday, 23rd August 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
HIROSHIMA in the early summer of 1945, was a city, like many other Japanese cities, surviving the ravages of war. The tower of Hiroshima castle rises to the blue sky.

NAKAOKA GEN is a normal, active young boy, who is a second grader in the local elementary school, and is living with his parents, an older sister, EIKO, and his younger brother, SHINJI. Although poor, they are living as well as they can, by supporting each other. GEN’s father, DAIKICHI, is critical about the war and always tells his children that they must live strongly, like wheat plants which grow even though they are trodden. His pregnant mother, KIMIE, although very hungry herself, gives up her sweet potato, because her children are begging for food. GEN is proud of his family and is looking forward to seeing the new baby who is expected to be born soon.

On August 6th, carrying atomic bombs, the U.S. bomber Enola Gay takes off from Tinian Base and sets a course towards KYUSHU. Because of the cloud cover, the original target city of KOKURA is spared, but Hiroshima is chosen as the alternative.

This story reveals not only the tragedy and the fear of the A-bomb victims, but also how the boy named GEN survived the desperate times, without a loss of faith in humanity, and without bitterness.

August 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Concert: by Ricky na Marafiki – Afro Jazz Folk Edition feat. Teto Tutuma & the Purple Warriors, Aug. 26 2014 @ Alliance Française

Afrojazz Folk edition
Date: August 26, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 500 – Advance KES 400 [0728642411]

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Out of Town/Launch: Musical Waves from the Kenyan Coast, Aug. 23 2014 @ Mama Ngina Drive – Mombasa

Album Launch on the occasion of the Mombasa International Cultural Festival – Vol. 6 of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music series highlights the musical diversity from the Kenyan Coast.

Date: August 23, 2014
Venue: Mama Ngina Drive, Mombasa
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

The album features a harmonious mix of original folk songs and traditional rhythms that are enriched with modern instrumentation, as well as contemporary songs that are the expression of a younger generation of artists. The compositions reflect a musical heritage that has been shaped by cross-cultural influences over many centuries.

This is the 6th Volume of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music project that continues to promote the living expressions of Kenyan communities by exploring musical traditions as a resource for innovation and creativity.

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Thursday Nite Live Feat. Ziki, Aug. 21 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C Ziki August

August 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Roundtable Discussion: Art Meets Tech w/ Creatives & Techies, Aug. 21 2014 @ iHub

Art meet Tech
Date: August 21, 2014
Venue: iHub
Time: 6-9 pm
Entry: Free

Panelist: Boniface Mwangi, Blinky Bill, Patricia Kihoro, Erik Hersman & Mark Kamau

Visit http://pawa254.org/art-meets-tech-a-pawa254-ihub-collabo/ for full info.

August 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Screening of: American Musical Comedy – Singin’ In The Rain, Aug. 18 2014 @ Alliance Française

Intro into Film Studies

Singin’ In The Rain by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly – 1952, 1h43

Presentation and screening of an American Classic by Richard Peña, Professor of Professional Practice at the School of Arts at Columbia University, former Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Director of the New York Film Festival since 1988.

‘Singin’ in the rain’ is one of the most-loved and celebrated film musicals of all time. A charming, up-beat, experience with great songs, lots of flashbacks and wonderful dances.

Colombia Global Centers | Africa have invited Richard Peña for a series of film workshops in Nairobi. Richard has organized several retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sacha Guitry, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Chinese, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Japanese, Soviet and Argentine cinema.

The screening will be followed by Q & A.

Find the full evening Screening program here

August 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Why Africans Are Not United by Taye Balogun & Mutua Matheka, Aug. 21-Sept. 4 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Why are Africans NOT united
Opening Date: Thursday, August 21 2014
Time: from 6 pm
Venue: Kuona Trust Gallery

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.

About
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.

August 15, 2014 at 8:12 am 1 comment

Authentic Ugandan Music Meets Kenyan Ohangla, Aug. 20 2014 @ Alliance Française

Ugandan + Makadem
Date: August 20, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500

Performance by Emuria Kouai
Also Featuring: Makadem, Olith Ratego + Wana wa Mola Acrobats

August 15, 2014 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

Paper Exhibition: Reflections on Paper, Aug. 18-23 2014 @ Shifteye Gallery

Paper Poster Vertical
A lot of artists have shunned paper as their primary medium for artistic expression. The Shifteye Gallery presents a joint exhibition, with pieces from artists who use different techniques on paper to create interesting & innovative works of art.

Artists include: James Njoroge, Maral Blouri, Lemek Tompoika, Sebawali Sio, Churchill Ongere, Agnes Njoroge, John Kamicha and Joshua Obaga

Dates: August 18-23, 2014
Venue: the Shifteye Gallery
Time: Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm and Sat 12-6pm

August 15, 2014 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

Horse Racing: The Merchants Purse & the Chili Cup, Aug. 17 2014 @ Ngong RaceCourse Sunday

Horse racing
Welcome back to the opening race day of the Season!

This Sunday the 17th of August 2014 there are seven races including two feature races.

The first race at 12.50pm is “The Chilli Cup” -1200m and will be followed at 1.25pm, by “The Merchants Purse” – 1800m
At 2.00pm “The Mau Forest” – 1200m will run , then “The Mara Handicap” – 1800m at 2.35pm, then “The Sondu Maiden” 1600m at3.10pm

“The Njoro Maiden” – 1200m will run at 3.45pm.
The last race of the day at 4:20pm will be “The Nzoia Handicap” – 1600m

Come and enjoy Family entertainment at the races

August 15, 2014 at 8:03 am Leave a comment

Baraka Opera Trust Fundraising Dinner Concert – Aug. 22 2014 @ 157 James Gichuru Road

Opera
Following the success of its first production ‘Ondieki the Fisherman’, Baraka Opera Trust have a fundraising concert to raise funds for their next opera project.

Date: August 22, 2014
Venue: 157 James Gichuru Road
Tickets are Kshs 5,000/- which include dinner after the concert. All tickets need to be booked and paid for in advance.

There will be music by Rhoda Ondeng Wilhelmsen, Doreen Ziegler, Elizabeth Njoroge, Paul Nduati and others.

August 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: National Youth Orchestra of Kenya Invites New Applications, Applications Should be Sent by Sept. 1 2014

The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya invites new applications from young musicians aged 13 to 20 who can demonstrate commitment to music and leadership potential.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 1st September 2014. Selected Applicants may be called to audition at Strathmore University in Nairobi on 6th or 7th September 2014. Previous applicants are allowed to re-apply if they had previously applied and auditioned before December 2013.

Full details and application forms are available from marketing@artofmusic.co.ke (+254 728 814703).

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE KNYO?
Anyone under the age of 20 can participate in the KNYO as long as they meet the following requirements;

Essential Requirements
1. Anyone aged 20 and under as at December 2014.
2. Citizens or resident in Kenya and planning to remain in Kenya for a minimum of two years from January 2015.
3. Committed to the purpose of forming a national group representing Kenyan youth, and wholly sympathetic with its aims and challenges.
4. Have previous experience in music performance
5. Able to commit adequate time for attendance at KNYO courses and to regular music practice
6. Provide a reference from their music teacher.

Additional Requirements
1. Able to play chosen instrument* at a high technical level
2. Able to read music at a high level
3. Have music theory knowledge
4. Own or have regular access to their chosen instrument*
5. *Chosen instrument can be any of the following:

Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, orchestral percussion, violin, viola, cello or double bass

August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Photo-Text Exhibition: Silent Memories – The Unbroken Chains, Aug. 19 – Sept. 7 2014 @ Alliance Française

Exhibition
Exhibition and Documentary Festival: Silent Memories – The unbroken chains

On the occasion of the United Nations International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, Alliance Française presents a photo-text exhibition on the abolition of slavery in East Africa and its legacy on contemporary Kenyan society of slave descent. The exhibition has been put together by a team of researchers from the National Museums of Kenya, led by Patrick Abungu, Senior Curator of the newly rehabilitated Shimoni Slavery Museum and Heritage Site.

Alongside the exhibition, a series of documentaries on slavery, slave trade and its legacies around the world will be shown. The documentaries have been availed by the International Centre of Research on Slavery and UNESCO.

Exhibition Dates: August 19 – September 7, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gallery

Documentary Festival Dates: August 25 -28, 2014
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Auditorium & Terrace

Download Documentary films programme [m/s Word]

August 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Songambele 2014 feat. Art of Healing Lecture by Gilah Yelin, Aug. 17 2014 @ GoDown Arts Centre – Industrial Area

GoDown Event
Date: August 17, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

August 13, 2014 at 11:51 am Leave a comment

Screening and Discussion: The Upright Man – A Thomas Sankara Documentary, Aug. 15 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub

Redefining our leaders
Date: August 15, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5 – 9 pm

Find more info on the Pawa 254 Blog

August 13, 2014 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live featuring H_art The Band, Aug. 14 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C H_art the Band August

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Exhibition by Gilah Yelin Hirsch and Performance by Michel Ongaro & Senta Lain, Aug. 15 2014 @ Sankara Nairobi

Sankara
The Sankara Nairobi will be hosting an evening on 15th August from 7:30 pm to “meet the artist” – Gilah Yelin Hirsch along with live music from Michel Ongaro and the Senta Lain band.

Gilah’s original works will be on display at Sankara on their their 7th floor during the Songambele Week.

Songambele Week is an annual event that takes place in Kenya with proceeds of the events going to charity. This years event will take place from August 11-17, 2014.

Find schedule of events here

August 11, 2014 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Craft Afika’s – Afrika Handmade Symposium Pre-Launch Event, Aug. 14 2014 @ Shalom House

AH launch invite
Craft Afrika will on 14th August, 2-5pm, host a pre-event launch for the annual Afrika Handmade symposium.

About Afrika Handmade symposium
Afrika Handmade is developed as strategic activity under our market development program. The 2 day event, scheduled for 2nd-3rd October 2014, will seek to generate visibility for the contemporary craft and design sector in Kenya, thereby opening up new market opportunities especially at the domestic and regional levels.
It will also provide a rare opportunity for multi stakeholder discussions on a range of issues surrounding the craft and design sector in Kenya.

Entry to the launch event is free, though registration through this link is advised http://bit.ly/1sMTTgm.

For more information about Craft Afrika and our programs, visit our blog http://bit.ly/1jhuNzx

August 11, 2014 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

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