Exhibition: Awakening Kenya by William Wambugu, Evanson Kang’ethe Njuguna & Ray Piwi, Sept. 13 – Oct. 25 2014 @ CREA House Nairobi

Painting by William Wambugu

Painting by William Wambugu

Exhibition Opening: Saturday September 13 2014
Venue: CREA House, Off Lower Kabete (see map below)
Time: 12 to 6 pm

Exhibiting Artists: William Wambugu, Evanson Kang’ethe and Ray Piwi

Exhibition Until: October 25, 2014
Open by appointment only – Tel: 0735884166

Curated by Samantha Ripa di Meana – sam@r8ts.eu – tel: 0735884166

William, Evanson and Ray are 3 artists using very different media. They represent the wide diversity of the upcoming Kenyan scene.
William is a conceptual artist who works with ink on paper. He’s presenting the installation of old scrap books “Hamsini-Fifty” shown at the Goethe Institute last year. As usual his work is the reflection of an evolving society who he analyses and categorizes like an anthropologist.
Ray is a new young photographer who creates images of a great depth. In this series of works, he depicts Kenyan and South African women with the weight of the world that surrounds them. Although he is new on the Kenyan art scene, he has already won several prizes-World Bank, Nikon- and a scholarship in South Africa. Thanks to his perseverance he has managed to transform his hard working childhood into a successful story.
Evanson on the other hand is an artist of the “Old generation” who has managed to evolve and diversify. The works chosen for this exhibition are drawings of everyday life in Nairobi with a trivial sense of humor.

All 3 have in common their passion for work and have chosen art as a way of life. They have a humble approach that gives them strengths, power and independence.

Map to CREA House
mapCREA House
Exhibition organized by ROOTS CONTEMPORARY Brussels

September 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Eric Wainaina Live! Sept. 12 2014 @ the Elephant – No. 3 Kanjata Road

Date: September 12, 2014
Venue: the Elephant, No. 3 Kanjata Road – Lavington
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: KES 1000
Tel. Contact: 0721946710

September 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Samsung EA IM Director Manoj Changarampatt, Sept. 13 2014 @ Inter Continental

Date: September 13, 2014
Venue: Inter-Continental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9 am for 10-12 Noon
Entrance: Free

Guest Speaker: Manoj Changarampatt – Samsung East Africa IM Director

September 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Screening: 6th Edition of Lusophone Film Festival, Sept. 13 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

The Lusophone Film Fest is back with its 6th edition this Saturday (13-September) in a medley of all the film types we had so far, shorts, a documentary and an animation!

Date and Time: Saturday, 13th September 2014, 5.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

The Lusophone Film Fest is an English-subtitled showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries

The session will feature:
Relic, Renata Diniz
Brazil, 2013, 16 min
Every day, a seven year old boy takes the bus to school with his nanny. One morning he bumps into an old man wearing ragged clothes that spends his days reading books. The story of an unexpected friendship between a little boy and an old bum, cutting across generations and social classes.

Triangle, Fernanda Polacow, Juliana Borges, Mário Bastos, Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Angola/Portugal/Brazil, 2013, 101 min
Rio de Janeiro, Luanda, Lisbon: three cities connected by a common past undergo a joint transformation that will change their relationship forever. The film follows three different stories by young directors of each of the three countries, exploring the secrets and dilemmas as seen from the eyes of its foreigners: Licínio, an angolan in Rio; Inês, a portuguese in Luanda; and Paula, a brasilian in Lisbon.

Rafa, João Salaviza
Portugal, 2012, 25 min
The story of a 13-year-old boy on a small odyssey in search of his mother who one day did not return home in a Lisbon suburb. A boy’s first contact with the complexities and absurdities of a bureaucratic and incomprehensible grown-up world. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012.

The Boy and the World, Alê Abreu
Brazil, 2013, 80 min
The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Film Festival.

Find more info at https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest

September 10, 2014 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Sauti Ya Mitaa: Workshop and Album Launch, Sept. 11 & 12 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Over 20 artists from all over Nairobi representing neo soul, reggae, afro-fusion, hip-hop and spoken word and 20 youths in a choreographed dance show, invites you to an evening full of music, dance and extra ordinary talents.

Sauti ya Mitaa is a unique project, bringing 21 musicians of different genre of music, representing various suburbs and social classes together. It brings out their unique talents and at the same time create awareness about issues affecting them and the society. The Sauti Ya Mitaa album, including 4 beats, 4 genres of music, spoken word and 21 artists, backed by Iklektik band, will be launched on the 12th of September at Pawa254.

Masonko wa Dandora is a choreographed dance show that aims entertain the audience as well as uplift the self-esteem of the youths in Dandora and other similar slums. The dance show shows the struggles and the strengths of the youths in marginalized communities. The group will launch their latest dance show at the event on the 12th of September.

Paza Sauti Workshop
Arts development and community empowerment, a workshop for local artists and activists. The workshop will take place the day before the launch of Sauti ya Mitaa and Masonko wa Dandora launch.
Paza Sauti workshop

Date and Time: September 11th, 2 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Pawa254
Entrance: Free

Sauti Ya Mitaa album launch
Date and Time: September 12th, 5 pm – 9 pm
Venue: Pawa254
Entrance: Advance tickets KHS 300, at entrance KHS 500
For advance tickets, please call 0721845855

September 10, 2014 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival, Sept. 17-21 2014 @ Nairobi National Museum

Storymoja Fest
Dates: September 17-21, 2014
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Tickets: Seasonal KES 1500, Daily KES 1000

Download the Storymoja-Festival-Program-Small [pdf]

For more info visit their website http://storymojafestival.com/

September 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Nyumba Kumi by Kevo Stero, Sept. 18-29 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Nyumba Kumi
Nyumba Kumi exhibition by artist Kevo Stero of Maasai Mbili Art Studio opens on Thursday 18th September 2014 at the Kuona Trust gallery.
The artworks on show are a collaboration between Kevo and several artists that he works closely with at the Maasai Mbili (M2) space in Kibera.

The curator will be renowned artist Mbuthia Maina.

September 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

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