Posts filed under ‘Poetry’
Date: September the 27th 2014
Venue: the Hilton Hotel Nairobi
Time: from 2 pm to 7 pm
For an afternoon filled with moving poetry, magical music and thought provoking artwork. The event dubbed “Reflectin Artward” will be hosted by the celebrated radio presenter, poet and musician Adelle Onyango.
Reflectin Artward is set to feature an eclectic mix of talent with; an electrifying hip hop performance by Jemedari backed by a live band, the sultry voices, acoustics and keys of KIU an all girl band and the musical mastery by Dira The Band.
Poetry will deftly be represented by one published poet and two spoken word artists. Abigail Arunga will give a reading from her recently launched anthology “Akello”.
The visual art works by the artist Nduta, Denet, Mel and Siege will certainly make the event complete. Their work will reflect the theme of the event and capture a wide breadth of visual art techniques to fit the mood, tone and ambiance of the event. Attendees could also get their live portraits done at the event.
Photographer Generali Njogu will display pictures from his journeys across the country and share the interesting visual perspectives of his lenses. Some of his work will be up for sale and attendees could even get themselves B.O.G.O.F.’s on his photos.
“Reflecting Artward”, promises to be a treat for the lovers of art and culture, with delight for the eyes and ears. If you are looking for entertainment that will draw in, to pull your heart’s strings and tingle your being, The B.O.G.O.F. at the Hilton is an event you should plan to attend. Mark your calendars.
“REFLECTIN ARTWARD” is a reminder to each of us to let art in and consume it entirely and at the same time allow it to take us on a voyage of self-reflection. Let the art mirror inside you.
Charged for the event are 500 shillings for students with proof of registration, 800 shillings for advance tickets purchased through Jambo Pay and 1000 shillings at the door.
The first fifty people to purchase a ticket at the door will get a copy of Abigail Arunga’s anthology “Akello”. There will be a 25% discount on food & drinks extended by Hilton Hotel.
You can get your advance tickets through MPESA business number 530100 to the business name the BOGOF. For any queries on tickets call support at Jambo Pay on 070992000
Solidarity Vigil for Freedom | Dignity| Justice & Respect: Free Palestine, Aug. 6 2014 @ Pawa 254 Rooftop
On July 26th 2014, come be part of an enthralling music, poetry, and art extravaganza at the Hilton Nairobi’s Amboseli ballroom.
The event dubbed “TOMORROW IS ME” is brought to you courtesy of, the B.O.G.O.F. events in collaboration with the Hilton Nairobi.
The event will run from 3 pm to 7 pm. Charges for the event will be KES. 1,000 at the door, KES. 500 for students (with proof of ID) and KES. 800 for advance tickets’ available on JamboPay.
The host at “TOMORROW IS ME” will be the vivacious radio personality Cindy Ogana.
She will guide you through a line-up that includes the musical talents of the sensual Lele Ngoma, the soulful music of Jarel the artist and the sensational entertaining songs of The Opening Act.
The event will feature performance poets too. Michael Onsando will give a reading form his anthology “Something Quite Unlike Myself”. Tear Drops, one of Nairobi top poets who performs in Sheng, will enthral the audience with his heartfelt and thought provoking recitals and the genteel Veon Ngugi will provoke your thoughts with her prowess and mastery of spoken word.
The visual arts will be deftly represented by Denet, Nduta, Mel Ogana and Siege. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, join us at “TOMORROW IS ME” and witness pictures that bring to mind endless prose and poetry.
This promises to be a treat for the lovers of art and culture, with sensual delights for the eyes and ears. If you are looking for entertainment that will scratch beneath the surface, to pull your heart’s strings and tingle your mind’s core, The B.O.G.O.F. at the Hilton is an event you should plan to attend.
“TOMORROW IS ME” is a call to each of us to recognize that our future is in our own hands. If we want change we should go out and do it ourselves.
Tribute to MAYA ANGELOU – the late African American Poet & Priter, Jul. 5 2014 @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre
The ARTIST: Sylvia B. Bryant – Dancer- Teacher -Choreographer-Educator
Sylvia B. Bryant holds a B.S. degree from Tuskegee University and M. S. from Vanderbilt University graduate hours from Connecticut College School of Dance in New London, CT., and has studied extensively at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City.
Sylvia’s teaching and choreography is based primarily on the Martha Graham technique. Her background includes work with artists such as Martha Graham, Rod Rodgers, Jose Limon, Charles Moore, George Faison and Margaret Fisk Taylor Doane, one of the pioneers in sacred dance. She has danced and conducted workshops throughout the country and has directed dance programs at Fisk University and Philander Smith College. Sylvia has done choreography for a number of television productions and has made a number of television appearances. One of the highlights of Sylvia’s dance experiences was an invitation to London, England to dance in the historic Wesley’s Chapel for their morning service.
Presently, Sylvia is an Administrator in the Montclair Public Schools in Montclair, New Jersey as the District Parent/Family Coordinator