Posts tagged ‘Goethe Institute’
Kenya’s Chinese takeaway in Venice by Frank Whalley
Kenya’s delegation to Venice Biennale – Source venice biennale 2013 official website
Artists: Kivuthi Mbuno, Armando Tanzini, Chrispus Wangombe Wachira, Fan Bo, Luo Ling & Liu Ke, Lu Peng, Li Wei, He Weiming, Chen Wenling, Feng Zhengjie, César Meneghetti
Commissioner: Paola Poponi
Curators: Sandro Orlandi, Paola Poponi
Venue: Caserma Cornoldi, Castello 4142 and San Servolo island
For more information about this event please visit the Facebook event page
Date: March 1, 2013
Venue: Goethe Instut
Time: 4 & 6 pm
Screening of: Ni Sisi and Something Necessary
For more info: Goethe Institut website
Date & Time: Tuesday, 26th February 2013, 6.30 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Entrance fee: Kshs 200
Mathewmatix House of Jazz is a unique event that features live performances by independent music artists. By providing a platform as well as offering opportunities for the advancement of independent music, it also presents an exceptional intimate acoustic and interactive atmosphere. Besides, bands and artists from different parts of Nairobi’s diverse music scene will be brought together, hence creating a unique mixture never seen before.
The evening showcases a mixture of rich musical content, stagingTamasha Beats and Lele. The individual artists will be highlighted, thus giving the audience an opportunity to focus on the individual strengths and skills.
Organised by Mathew Rabala
Exhibition Dates: January 21 to February 15, 2013
Nairobi is the largest city in East Africa with a population of more than 3 million people. The city faces rapid urbanisation which requires an urgent need for the development of architectural and urban design solutions that seek to inform the planning and architecture of future Nairobi.
Dreams of Nairobi is a themed architectural research and design initiative that culminates in an exhibition of 10 exemplary projects that offer the best responses to the specific urban design issues of Nairobi City. All projects were chosen according to their sensitivity to principles of Green design and sustainability. In addition, all projects offered a direct response to economic needs and aligned themselves with the plans considered by Vision 2030.
The exhibition is organised and curated by African Urban Futures, a think tank based in Nairobi. Its key focus area is based on the research and development of actionable scalable architecture and urban design projects that are informed by the idea of sustainable design and Green architecture.
For more information visit: www.dreamsofnairobi.wordpress.com
Jackson Ero Nasil aka Ekori Ekoromwe was born in the pastoralist community of Turkana who reside in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Being the first born in a family of four, he was forced to drop out of school to fend for his siblings. Being the family’s sole bread winner, things were difficult but his ambitions and dreams kept him going. Deep down he had a strong passion for music – inspired by his tribe’s rich culture of soulful traditional songs. This came naturally for Ekori since his late father was a musician. His passion for music grew more and more and he has over the years matured his talent using his music as a tool to enlighten his people.
Ekori has successfully completed his first album entitled Akololog Habrikah, meaning ‘Son Of Africa’. His music, written in Turkana language, is rich in African rhythm and melody, and captivates both the listeners who do and those who don’t understand his dialect. The songs are basically about spreading peace and reconciliation among his fellow nomadic tribesmen, describing the situation of continued violence among the Turkana, Pokot and Marille from Ethiopia.
Mathewmatix House of Jazz is a unique event that features live performances by independent music artists. By providing a platform as well as offering opportunities for the advancement of independent music, it also presents an exceptional intimate acoustic and interactive atmosphere. Besides, bands and artists from different parts of Nairobi’s diverse Jazz scene will be brought together, hence creating a unique mixture never seen before.
The evening showcases a mixture of rich musical content, staging Stan and Band 254. The individual artists will be highlighted, thus giving the audience an opportunity to focus on the individual strengths and skills.
Organised by Mathew Rabala
Dates: October 24 – November 3, 2012
Nairobi Venues: Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institute, National Museums, Starflix Cinemas on Ngong road
Kisumu Venue: Mega City Starflix Cinema
Time: Daily film screening from 10am to 9pm
Festival Theme: the world classics
Update: download Festival Full Programme (4.5mb, PDF)
For more info: http://www.kifftrust.org/festival.php