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Concert by Mexican Guitar Player: Paco Renteria in Concert, Sept. 10 2014 @ National Museum

One Concert Around the World
Date: September 10, 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 6:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Paco Renteria is one of Mexico’s famous guitarists.
This will be his first visit to Africa

September 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Shorts and Shots: Screening – House of Lungula, Sept. 6 2014 @ Creatives Garage

Shorts and Shots
Date: September 6, 2014
Venue: Creatives Garage
Location: Kirichwa Road, Menelik lane
Time: 6-11 pm
Tickets: KES 100

September 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: On this Plane of Life by Peter Elungat & Olivia Pendergast, Sept. 1 -24 2014 @ One Off Gallery

Exhibition featuring recent works by Peter Elungat and Olivia Pendergast at One Off Gallery.

Peter Elungat
Private View: Sunday, 31 August
Time: from 11am to 5pm.

The exhibition runs until 24 September 2014.
Venue: One Off Gallery, # 16 Roselyn

About

Peter Elungat needs little introduction.
Since his first solo show managed by One Off was opened by Rob Burnet in a ground floor shop in the Yaya Centre in the late 90s, he has enjoyed enormous recognition domestically and has earned the accolade of being one of the highest selling artists in Kenya. One of the few artsists to truly cross the cultural divide, Elungat attracts collectors in equal numbers from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.

Following a residency at Kuona Trust, Elungat started his career painting tiny figurative forms on equivalently small squares of canvas. Subsequently, his works have grown in scale in tandem with his audience. Current canvases are now some of the largest works in the gallery characterized by his portrayal of mostly single female forms after the style of some of the major renaissance painters. A spiritual essence pervades these works.

In contrast, Olivia Pendergast is little known in Kenya.
A graduate of a five year BFA program at Columbus College of Art and Design she went on to work in Los Angeles for a further five years in the film industry as a conceptual designer. Since 2007 she has been based out of Seattle and has lived and painted in Malawi, Haiti, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Most recently she has worked in Nairobi. The exhibition at One Off will focus on portraits she has made of the people of Kawangwari.

‘The paintings that I create are a direct reflection of the experience I am having. I simply see something that creates movement …By being present I am aware of hundreds of times a day when this movement occurs and as a way to express excitement, I am moved to paint’.

Diverse as these two painters are in background and experience, they share a common palette and also a fascination with the exploration of proportion as it relates to the human form.

Find out more about the work of Peter and Olivia and the exhibition on www.oneoffafrica.com

September 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Journalists, Writers and Photographers: Call for Citizen Journalists – Sauti ya Mtaa by Sept. 5 2014

An exciting new project dubbed Sauti ya Mtaa is calling on enthusiastic writers, journalists and photo or video journalists to express their interest by applying to be a member.

About
Sauti ya Mtaa is a project hosted at PAWA254, and funded by Making All Voices Count (MAVC), meant to highlight the fascinating stories about Nairobi’s slums and its neighborhoods which do not always get covered in the media.

Through this project, a strong network of citizen journalists will be built around Nairobi’s slums, with two different hubs located in Kibera and Kariobangi where journalists will have a free space to network and file their stories.

The project will also include training’s on journalism and a web platform where the citizen journalists will submit their stories and be remunerated.

Potential citizen journalists include journalists, writers and photographers.

How to Participate in this Project
Interested citizen journalists across the city should submit their curriculum vitas, cover letter and samples of written work for consideration.

Send your application to info@sautiyamtaa.com

Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014

September 1, 2014 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

55th Edition of Blankets and Wine: Karibu Mzansi, Sept. 7 2014 @ Carnivore Grounds

Karibu Mzansi e-Flier
To commemorate 20 years of democracy and post-apartheid South Africa, Blankets & Wine in collaboration with the South African High Commission in Kenya present to you a special edition of Blankets & Wine on Sunday, 7th September 2014 dubbed Karibu Mzansi.

Date: September 7, 2014
Venue: at the Carnivore Gardens
Time: from 1pm – 10pm
Tickets: KES 2000 at the Gate

Celebrate this milestone with South Africa as you listen to funky tunes from: Vereso Andrew Wambua, Antoneosoul and Dela.

South African foods and wines will also be on sale

The headline artist for this event will be very special performance by a top artiste from South Africa brought courtesy of the South African High Commission in Kenya. Follow @blanketsandwine on Twitter for artiste announcement.

Other events will be the DJ Stage with house guru Jack Rooster and the Caffe Mocha crew, Writer’s Stage curated by Kwani? And B&W Film Stage curated by PAWA 254.

August 29, 2014 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Night Out! Aparna with Dangers Crew, Sept. 6 2014 @ Tamambo Village Market

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Date: Saturday 6th September 2014
Time: from 8.30pm
Free entry

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Thursday Nite Live feat. Taio – The MC Africa, Sept. 4 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C__Taio_SEPT 4th, 2014

August 29, 2014 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

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