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Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015

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About
FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.

The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.

Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.

Apply here

July 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Party: Kenya Nights presents AND.ID Live, Mar. 29 2014 @ Ebony Lounge – formerly The Loft

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Date: March 29, 2014
Venue: Ebony Lounge, formerly The Loft
Time: 9 pm till late
Tickets: Kshs 2000

Limited Tickets Available in Advance Only! Available in following 2 Outlets: Tamambo & Village Market

About AND.ID // MOBILEE RECORDS
And.Id is mobilee’s master of swung beats and live brass, characterizing his textured and rhythmic productions as “body moving, and mind grooving.”

Born and bred in Thessaloniki, Greece, Andreas was raised on jazz. Heavily influenced from a young age by his musical surroundings – in the audiences of jazz performances, and absorbed in his father’s extensive record collection – he began studying music at the age of 10. He soon applied his training to a range of artistic outlets, jamming in local bands, producing tracks for freestyle groups and creating scores for short films.

In 2002, And.Id became involved with NON, the Greek artist’s collective responsible for the Reworks Electronic Music Festival and club nights throughout the country. The following year he received a highly coveted invitation to the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town, and shortly thereafter released EPs for Thinner Records and Ware. And.Id hit his stride in 2008, with “One Is Not Enough“, his mobilee debut that showcased both intricate production skills, and a unique integration of live components, the latter of which has lent an inimitable sound to his material.

The critically acclaimed “Sand on the Floor“ followed, as did “First Talk“ and “I Will Be There“, and in 2010 And.Id took his unique amalgam of electronics and live instrumentation to its furthest reaches, with his ambitious and celebrated instalment for mobilee’s Back to Back compilation series. Alongside a disc of curated highlights from the label’s catalogue, he formed the And.Id and B.A.N.D. collective – consisting of Berklee College of Music graduates and seasoned studio musicians – for a second disc of live jazz interpretations of mobilee classics. Sebo K’s anthem “Horizons,” Pan-Pot’s lush, piano-led track “Faces,” and Anja Schneider’s defining collaboration with Sebo K, “Rancho Relaxo” were all painstakingly re-recorded, arranged, and re-edited by And.Id and B.A.N.D. This year, as well as a new EP “Psychedelic Love“ on mobilee, And.Id had his first release on 2020 Vision “Need For Chicago“, and a track he made with Anja Scheider‚”Imagination”, is featured on Heidi’s Jackathon Compilation on Get Physical Music.

And.Id’s acclaimed live show integrates both well-loved and unreleased productions, loops, and live trumpet into a high-energy affair; never delivering the same live set twice, And.Id’s performances are combustions sparked by spontaneity and audience interaction. His one-of-a-kind live show has landed him extensive tours throughout North and South America, plus spots at world-renowned clubs like Fabric and Panorama Bar, and international festivals such as Sonar, Nuits Sonores, Synch and Reworks. Whether it’s house or techno, melodic or organic, percussive grooves, or rough and edgy snares, one thing is certain: And.Id delivers. With future plans to reconceive And.Id and B.A.N.D. for the live stage and studio, he is on course for further ingenious old-world takes on four-to-the-floor modernism. Moreover, And.Id’s individualized approach is a perfect reflection of the vision, passion, and love of music that continues to drive the extended mobilee team in all that they do, and all that will come.

Management Reserves The Right of Admission.
Strictly 21+

March 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

Spoken Wor:l:ds: Lyrical Exchange between Nairobi & Berlin, Nov. 9-15 2013 @ Various Venues

Spoken Worlds
Programme
10th Nov: Street Poetry 3:00pm Aga khan walk (Free )
11th Nov: SPOKEN WOR:L:DS Goethe-Institut Nairobi 2:00pm (free)
12th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Kwani) 7:30 pm Imax (Free)
13th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Goethe) 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Free)
15th Nov: Spoken Worl:l:ds (Live & Loud) Tree house (free) plus there is transport from town

About

SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – lyrical performance between Nairobi and Berlin – is an international literature exchange project between artists from both cities, focusing on contemporary performance poetry.

It takes up impulses of Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap, which are art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. Eight artists from Berlin, including Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Josh, LMNZ, Madog, Sabine Scho will meet the following artists from Nairobi: Checkmate, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Namatsi, Sitawa Namwalie, Octopizzo, and Poetic B.

The project takes place in Nairobi November , 9th – 15th 2013 and in 5th – 12th April 2014 in Berlin.

Find more info here: http://spokenworlds.literaturwerkstatt.org/

November 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Lost in Translation? Panel Discussion, Performances & Open Stage, Nov. 13 2013 @ Goethe Institut

Spoken Worlds
Date: Wednesday 13th November
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 6.00 pm
Admission: free

Does translation open up new frontiers for art or does it lead to the loss of context and the purity of the work? Join 16 poets, spoken word and rappers from the SPOKEN WOR:L:DS project (that draws artists from Nairobi and Berlin) as they discover and debate the joys and challenges of translation and the translatability of lyrics. They shall also share their experiences of the project as well as subsequent performances. Rappers, Poets, Spoken Word artists are very welcome to present their work during the open stage segment. (Please register through spokenworlds@literaturwerkstatt.org or at Goethe Institut by Wednesday, November 13th between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.) Karibuni nyote!

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SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – lyrical performance between Nairobi and Berlin – is an international literature exchange project between artists from both cities, focusing on contemporary performance poetry.

It takes up impulses of Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap, which are art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. Eight artists from Berlin, including Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Josh, LMNZ, Madog, Sabine Scho will meet the following artists from Nairobi: Checkmate, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Namatsi, Sitawa Namwalie, Octopizzo, and Poetic B.

The project takes place in Nairobi November , 9th – 15th 2013 and in 5th – 12th April 2014 in Berlin.

SPOKEN WOR:L:DS is a project by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, Maono Cultural Group and Kwani Trust in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Kenya. It is funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and supported by Goethe-Institut, Auswärtiges Amt, and Gangway e.V. The project’s media partner is AfricAvenir.

November 8, 2013 at 8:43 am 3 comments

Ten Cities Street Bash with DJ Sets by Rob Smith, Okmalumkoolkat & JAB, Sept. 21 2013 @ Monrovia Street

Ten Cities Street Bash
Date: September 21, 2013
Venue: Monrovia Steet, in front of Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: 9.30 pm
Entry: Free

DJ-SETS BY: Rob Smith (Bristol), Okmalumkoolkat (Johannesburg), Just A Band, G Money, DJ Raph

Introducing DJ Raph

Read about the ten cities project on The Guardian

About
TEN CITIES is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details them unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kyiv, Lisbon and Naples. TEN CITIES is a process, focusing on creating and producing, carried forward by travels and visits. During this process, the project aims at creating networks that are open and involve more and more participants. Although the cooperations between each African and European cities are set, GI Nairobi thought why not to break it up once and open up further networks.

Hence they are inviting the renowned British DJ/producer Rob Smith from Bristol and Dirty Paraffin’s Okmalumkoolkat from Johannesburg to Nairobi! Rob Smith is one of the veterans of the Drum & Bass/Jungle sound in Europe and has been of huge influence both as DJ and with his band Smith & Mighty. He is currently on the Grand Central Records independent record label, playing Breakbeat Hip Hop, Dub and Reggae-influenced music.

Okmalumkoolkat is one half of South Africa’s up and coming music duo, Dirty Paraffin. Their lyrically witty and clever primer stove music is making waves on the local and international music scene. Some call their music electronic-kwaito, other call it trap, but they prefer to not to put their music in a box.

Together with some local DJs they will get you rocking during a bash on the street in front of the Goethe-Institut.

Find more info here

September 17, 2013 at 11:05 am Leave a comment


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