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.
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
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
Performances by: Papa Wemba – Congolese Rhumba Maestro and Dan Aceda – Kenya’s Crown Prince of Benga
*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
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Performance by Emuria Kouai
Also Featuring: Makadem, Olith Ratego + Wana wa Mola Acrobats
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com (+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;
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.
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
Photo-Text Exhibition: Silent Memories – The Unbroken Chains, Aug. 19 – Sept. 7 2014 @ Alliance Française
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]
Screening and Discussion: The Upright Man – A Thomas Sankara Documentary, Aug. 15 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub
Find more info on the Pawa 254 Blog
Exhibition by Gilah Yelin Hirsch and Performance by Michel Ongaro & Senta Lain, Aug. 15 2014 @ Sankara Nairobi
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
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