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Performances by Maia Von Lekow and Band
CISP in collaboration with the Malindi community, the local authorities and the private sector under the patronage of the Italian Cooperation presents the 3rd edition of the Malindi Music Festival for Children on 1st December at the Old Sinbad Hotel Grounds.
Come join us, it is a free event with a rich menu to entertain!
It is a celebration of culture and ethnic diversity through art and music to promote PEACE. Starts with a children’s exhibition on art and poetry followed by an electrifying music concert by Eric Wainaina, Juliani, Nazizi and MADCA.
3:00 pm: Peace Parade
Peace Parade starts from Malindi Stadium to the Old Sinbad Hotel
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Children Art Exhibition
Exhibition of art, drama and poetry by children on Peace at Old Sinbad, Lamu Road (next to Casino)
8:30 pm to 11:00 pm: Music Concert
Live performance by Eric Wainaina, Juliani, Nazizi and MADCA at Old Sinbad, Lamu Road (next to Casino)
Date: October 22, 2012
Venue: Education Building – ED II
Location: University of Nairobi, Main Campus
Presentation by: Antoinette Sayah, Director – African Department, IMF and Sean Nolan, Deputy Director – Africa Department, IMF
Maintaining Growth in an uncertain world
Structural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Watch the seminar/Press Briefing: IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa here
To celebrate the African novel and its adaptability and resilience, Kwani Trust announces a one-off new literary prize for African writing. The Kwani? Manuscript Project calls for the submission of unpublished fiction manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora. The prize seeks fresh, original work that explores and challenges the possibilities of the novel.
Viva Riva won Best Picture (Africa) at the MTV Movie Awards and a record breaking 6 awards at the African Movie Academy Awards,
It’s garnered accolades from film critics around the world and has prompted comparisons of Director Djo Munga to Quentin Tarantino & Guy Ritchie.
Find out more here; http://www.facebook.com/events/242270282556382/
Full programme and synopsis of all movies available on the Alliance Francaise website:
The Space is a new TV show that targets strategic use of cultural actors and arts as a critical voice in pertinent issues affecting the lives of young Kenyans. Featuring Mwafrika and Kaz, it launches on NTV this Saturday the 28th, at 6:00pm. The show provides a unique platform for artists and young people across Kenya to tackle issues affecting them through artistic performances as well as open conversation. With riveting live performances in music, dance, percussions, circus, spoken word and comedy this is not a show to be missed. Artistes have become alternative centres of influence, Let’s see how these role models tackle life’s broader issues to enable Kenya’s youth lead productive lives.
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Yes – you read well: today we give away not just one ticket for Blankets & Wine, but *two*. One for yourself, and one for whoever you want: your loved one, your best friend, you name it!
We are very excited about Anto’s concert on Sunday. We remember him playing at the first Kwani? Open Mic events back in 2006, and he’s come a long way! So, here is what you need to do to win: share with us what’s your favourite Anto song, and why you love him. Maybe tell us about a gig of his you’ve attended, or any other detail showing why we should give *you* the two tickets we have today. Make sure you leave a comment before midnight on February 29th…Good luck! (all participants will be subscribed to Nairobi Now’s weekly newsletter – hopefully you’ll find it useful)
Goethe-Institut Nairobi presents Nneka, an Afro-German warrior princess stretching from teardrop soul-singing to freestyle rapping. She grew up in the Delta region of Nigeria and later relocated to Hamburg. In 2005, she put out her first album, Victim Of Truth, followed by No Longer At Ease (2008) which impressed US rock star Lenny Kravitz so much that he invited her to be the supporting act on his tour.
The tour was followed by an extended stay in her native country, where she composed many of the songs on her third album, Soul Is Heavy (2011). This album is multi-faceted and “politically conscious”, a potpourri of Reggae, Soul, Afro, R&B and Hip Hop. Nneka is setting out for an East Africa tour made possible by Goethe-Institut to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the Sauti za Busara festival in Zanzibar.
Some regard the powerful vocalist Nneka first as an activist, and then as a musician. “I wouldn’t see myself as a political activist,” says the soul singer, “but if there were no pain in the world, I wouldn’t sing.”
Who’s playing: support act DAN CHIZI ACEDA & Band, main act NNEKA, DJ-Set by ZELALEM
Tickets: 500Ksh, pre-selling from 30th January @Goethe-Institut, Monrovia Street
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
8:00pm until 5:00am
Tree House Nairobi, Museum Hill near Chiromo Flyover
The Kenya ICT Board is pleased to announce that the second round of the Tandaa Digital Content Grant Call for Proposals is now open.
Companies and individual teams with innovative ideas that use web and mobile phone technology are invited to submit their proposals for a chance to be awarded a grant of $10,000 – 50,000.
The objective of the grant is to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity while promoting economic growth in the sector. By supporting tech-entrepreneurs with the funds they need to successfully take their products to market, the Tandaa Grant hopes to grow the number of relevant and local web and mobile applications available to Kenyans.
Nakuru: July 26
Kakamega: July 29
Garissa: Aug 2
Mombasa: Aug 6
Nairobi: Aug 9
Call for proposals: July 21 – August 22, 2011
Individuals: $ 10,000
Companies: $ 50,000
Matching grant for established companies: $ 150,000
Number of grants to be awarded in 2011: At least 40
Eligibility: Kenyan citizens, companies registered in Kenya
Categories: Private Sector Innovation, Government Data Applications
For more information visit: http://www.ict.go.ke
Sanctuaryartists.org presents its first international, collaborative, touring exhibition ‘Sanctuary: Home, Away, the Common Ground’ curated by Annabelle Hulbert on behalf of Sanctuary artists. This exhibition is the product of 10 artists, five from Kenya and five from the UK/Ireland.
Date: July 26-September 30, 2011
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Museums Rates Apply
The aim of the exhibition is to explore the cultural, political, social and environmental differences and commonalities that construct the concept of Sanctuary from the perspective of Home, Away and the Common Ground between Kenya and the UK.
The motivation for the exhibition is to create a platform for dialogue from both representative parties in an effort to highlight the work of the Metropolitan Sanctuary For Sick Children in Nyeri Kenya, in the hope that it will bring awareness to the plight of the many terminally ill and seriously disabled children the charity work with.
On the 12th-14th of August, 2011 Nairobi, Kenya will be hosting the IPO48 for the second time. Last year it was the first city in Africa to hold a 48-hour ICT bootcamp investment event. What makes IPO48 different from all the other tech-events?
An investment of 2.5 million KShs. has to be made at the event within these 48 hours. Which makes it interesting not only for the entrepreneurs but also for the investors who all have agreed to play by the rules.
Secondly, it is all about the people. Many similar events focus on pitching and presentation. IPO48 is about candid interaction between mentors and entrepreneurs before and during the event. It is about building something, taking action, showing that you as an entrepreneur got what it takes for the little guy in a competitive market with big players.
“Ideas are in abundance, good entrepreneurs are not. IPO48 is about finding the good entrepreneurs, most of the ideas will mostly be adjusted or changed when they meet reality,” says Kresten Buch, co-founder of HumanIPO. The first IPO48 event changed the lives of the 3 entrepreneurs from M-Farm who won the event last time. “It not only had us creating our company on next Monday after the event, but also catapulted us into media frenzy, “ says Jamila Abass, one of the co-founders of M-Farm. With appearances already in the BBC News World, CNBC Business magazine, NTV, “The Standard” and “The Daily Nation” they got instant marketing most startups would kill for. And to top it all – M-Farm was just picked by the by the infodev a subsidiary of the World Bank, as Top 20 SME in the world during the 4th Global Forum on Innovation&Entrepreneurship in Helsinki, Finland.
IPO48 is an event made by HumanIPO and has already taken place in Nairobi (Kenya), Prague (Czech Republic) and will go to Copenhagen (Denmark) after the 2nd edition in Nairobi. HumanIPO is a social media platform that aims at accelerating entrepreneurship by connecting entrepreneurs to professionals, co-founders, employees and angel investors. It was founded by Danish serial entrepreneur Kresten Buch and David Owino former COO of Kenya Data network, now Executive Director at The BCS Group Limited.
A short film to be shot in Kenya later in the month. It’s part of an international collaboration with filmmakers from all over the world. The film will be cut together with footage from all over the world to make a feature film which will be submitted to festivals and distributed worldwide.
The film will be shot in two segments, almost same story, different endings. Both segments require different actors.
BROWN: He is a middle aged Kenyan man, mustached, classic. He wears a brown ‘Kaunda suit’ and looks like he came straight out of the wardrobe of an eighties politician.
He is rather tall, waify and has a morose demeanor.
TRAIN STATION CLERK: A rather stern and immaculately groomed midget who has the personality of a historical dictator and a razor sharp sense of sarcastic wit. He wears a large cross around his neck, early 50s
BROWN A thirty-something year old gay male going through a quarter life crisis of sorts. He dresses in drag, chain smoked and is experiencing a metaphorical crossroads in regard to his existence and his relationship with city life in Nairobi and the experiences he’s had within its confines. He’s a tortured but gentle soul. He’s got a lean build and terribly pretty features but talks with a baritone that rivals Barry White’s.
OLD HOMELESS LADY A seventy/eighty year old woman down on her luck in life. She’s been homeless for a while as is evident in her general appearance. She walks with a hunch accompanied by a walking stick, has a face that tells many a story and eyes that carry years of wisdom and kindness behind them. Her quiet demeanor makes her rather cute and endearing while also making her come off as borderline nuts.
**Would be best if you came dressed the part / carried a change of clothes for the parts described.
Time: Wednesday, May 11 · 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Shalom House , Daniel Comboni Rd (off Ngong Road)
St Daniel Comboni Rd, Dagoretti Corner
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