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The Sondeka Launch Party, Sept. 27 2014 @ Harlequins / RFUEA Grounds

sondeka launch_art
Date: September 27, 2014
Venue: Harlequins / RFUEA Grounds
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: KES 500

WHAT IS SONDEKA
When the calendar flips to 18th October 2014, the fun, creation, curation, innovaton, fun, games, music, dance amplify and take Nairobi by storm at the Sondeka Festival. ‘Sondeka’ is a Sheng (Kenyan urban colloquial) word meaning “to make” or “create”. And true creation will take place at the Ngong Race course from the 18thOctober, 4pm to 20th October 7pm 2014. Creative innovators from the arts, mechanics and technology field will converge and woo you with their creations. And show you just how dance, song, robots, applications, film, storytelling, photography, upcycling, fashion, animation and so much more are more than hobbies. It’s a weekend for the entire family to explore every craft create, curate, appreciate and participate till you drop.

http://www.sondekafestival.com/

September 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Lake Basin Arts Group, Sept. 18-30 2014 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Lake Expo! by Lake Basin Artist. | Pic. via NMK

Lake Expo! by Lake Basin Artist. | Pic. via NMK


Lake Expo! An exhibition by artists from Kenya’s Lake Basin at the Nairobi National Museum

Dates: September 18-30, 2014
Venue: Creativity Gallery

Lake Basin Art Group (LBAG) is a unique Group of Artists who come majorly from Kenya’s lake region of Kisumu

September 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Family Event: Horse Racing, Sept. 21 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

Horse Racing
This Sunday the 21st of September 2014 there are 8 races

The first race of the day “The Kwale County Handicap”- 2060m will start the races of the day at 12. 05 pm.
This will be followed by “The Alpha Romeo Trophy” – 1000m at 12.35pm.
At 1.10pm “The Kajiado County Handicap” – 2400m will run, then the “The McMillan Cup” – 1600m at 1.45 pm

“The Kitui County Handicap” – 1800m will run at 2.25pm, then at 3.00pm “The Migori County Handicap” – 1200m will run.

At 3.35pm “The Madera County Handicap” then the last race of the day at 4.10pm will be “The Kakamega County Maiden Handicap”- 1600m.

Come and Enjoy a fun Family day out!

September 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

AFREEKA – A Story Moja Stir Up, Sept. 19 2014 @ National Museum

Afreeka
Catch some live art this Friday, 19th September, at Story Moja’s event ‘Afreeka’. A crew of vibrant contemporary young artists from Kuona Trust will be working on site throughout the evening giving you the unique chance of viewing the art process from start to finish.

Key features of the event include,a multimedia show with film, spoken word, storytelling and a mix of music celebrating the energy and creativity of the youth by local and international artists.

The event will be held at the National Museums of Kenya
Ticket will be available at Ksh 300/-

September 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Seminar: Gendered Citizenship, Politics and Public Spaces in Kenya, Sept. 23 2014 @ BIEA, Laikipia Rd

Gendered Citizenship, Politics and Public Spaces in Kenya By Christina Kenny, PhD Candidate, Australian National University
Date: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Rd, Kileleshwa, Nairobi
Entry: RSVP at seminars@biea.ac.uk

Abstract:
Shortly after the 2013 general elections, the newly elected women’s representative for Nairobi county, Rachel Shebesh was slapped by the Governor of Nairobi Evans Kidero at his offices in front of a crowd of Kenyan reporters.

The new Kenyan constitution provides for women’s civil and political rights through a variety of innovative mechanisms, but in the months leading up to the 2013 elections, most Kenyan women did not seem to have a good understanding of the laws which are designed to protect women’s rights. Although the constitution had been in place for almost two years, the women I spoke to could only talk vaguely about the content of their constitutional rights. Against the recent focus on women’s representation in Kenyan politics, my doctoral thesis, “We’ve agreed to be ruled”: Women’s public and private decision making in modern Kenya, examines the regulatory and interpersonal dynamics which drive women’s choices and behaviours, in both private and public spaces, with a dual focus on sex and sexuality rights, and civil and political rights. I employ an interdisciplinary approach – utilising cultural anthropology, history and law.

I examine the experiences of women entering politics and public space through a feminist lens. Through case studies drawn from the last two general elections, I interrogate the imperatives of international human rights discourse, and the demands such discourse places on its subjects.

About
Christina Kenny holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature, Early Modern History; Hons. I) and a Bachelor of Laws both from the University of Sydney, and is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW. She is currently PhD Scholar at the School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, at the Australian National University. She began her career as a policy officer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice team at the Australian Human Rights Commission and has since worked for the Australian Government for the Refugee Review Tribunal, and the Attorney General’s Department, the Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town, the South African Human Rights Commission, and the Kenyan Human Rights Commission.

For more information and to RSVP please contact seminars@biea.ac.uk

September 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

Single Release [Audio]: Mangulet by Andrew Wambua, Sept. 18 2014 @ Online

Mangulet release

Singer-songwriter Andrew Wambua is here again with his second release “Mangulet” off his upcoming album. “Mangulet” is the kamba pronunciation for “Margaret”, Wambua’s native language. Mangulet, a new and I dare say fresh and different “afro-house” track with Wambua’s signature, silky, smooth harmonies (produced by Kagwe Mungai) promises to leave you bobbing your head and dancing all the way into the club.

Andrew Wambua dived into the music scene in November of 2008 after forming his band Afrology with whom he has performed far and wide in his hometown Nairobi; his latest performance being the 55th edition of Blankets and Wine.

His first critically acclaimed release “Nipe Pendo” continues to receive massive airplay on Homeboyz radio, Hot96 and the world groove show on Capital fm.

Wambua is inspired by the likes of Freshlyground, Sauti Sol, John Legend, Jessie J, Mafikizolo and Eric Wainaina. He gives of his heart and artistry to the world.

Download the track for free: http://mdundo.com/song/18386

September 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Absolut Night! Absolut Art Transformation Kenya, Sept. 20 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Absolut Art at Kuona
Absolut Art : Transformation

Date: September 20, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust Art Center (off Dennis Pritt road)
Time: 3pm till midnight
Charges: 200 Ksh (goes to Faraja Foundation Arts Project)

About
ABSOLUT has always challenged conventions through creative collaborations with artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, and more recently Ellen von Unwerth and Spike Jonze.

Through this event we aim capture the spirit of urban Nairobi and appreciate the integration of art and life and celebrate the use of the most ordinary material combined with found items to create the most extra-ordinary pieces.

A week leading up to the competition, artists will begin creating their piece to be completed on the 20th September at Kuona Trust.

The event will begin at 3 pm, the audience will have the opportunity to watch the artists create their pieces that will need to be completed promptly at 7:00 pm. The judges will have an hour to consult and announce the winner. Artists will be ranked based on their creativity, originality, artistic skill, bold innovation.

Absolut Nights!

All the money collected from entrance fees shall go towards the Faraja Foundation Art project that is transforming the walls of the industrial area remand prison with murals.

September 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

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