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Songwriters Lounge, Jul. 26 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture, Grenadier Tower – Westlands

Song writers Lounge
Date: 26th July 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm
Entry: 600 advance, 800 at the gate

Call 0722 626 169 for tickets

July 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Live Concert: Lo Russo & Moipei Quartets, May 22, 25, 27 & 29 2014 @ Various Venues

The hugely talented Italian String Quartet LO Russo will be visiting Kenya next week for a series of concerts in aid of the Little Prince School in Kibera.

All proceeds will go towards this amazing cause.

For those who would like to attend the concerts in Gilgil or Karen Country Club, please make your bookings through Edita Camm on You can also contact her for more details on the group and Little Prince.

May 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Talk: NDARUGU Camp 360 & the Italian Prisoners of War in Kenya, May 15 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

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Piano Concert: Homage to Africa by Silvia Belfiore, May 8 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Homage to Africa
Date: May 8, 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7 pm [Doors open at 6.30 pm]
Entry: Free

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ELEMENTS – The Hip Hop Community, May 6 2014 @ the Italian Institute of Culture

poster Hip Hop
Date: May 6, 2014
Venue: the Italian institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: 5 pm

April 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Italian Jazz Concert: Piero delle Monache Quartet, Oct. 10 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands

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Date: October 10, 2013
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: 7 pm (Doors open at 6.30pm.)
Entry: Free

The Quartet
Piero delle Monache – saxophone / Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano & keyboard / Tito Mangialajo Rantzer – double bass / Alessandro Marzi – drums

• Samar in Arabic means to narrate stories
• Ascolta se piove is the translation of the romantic name of a street of a small Norman town
• Aperol is the imaginary dialogue between the waiter of the café and a regular patron
• Rollin’ Years (Mr. Michael Blindlove) rolling years, which Piero Delle Monache experienced encountering and running into many adventures, between one relocation and another
• RW2 is the second track of a suite dedicated to the Rwandese war and the subsequent exodus
• Rue des Saisons is inspired by a street of the multi-ethnic university district of Brussels
• Sweetness is dedicated to the sweetness of life
• Ascolta se piove in a solo version is a sort of monologue
• Thunupa is the title track of the disc. It surprises us with the introduction of some voices recorded in the studio, suddenly phoning friends and colleagues and inviting them to repeat some sentences of a book
• Dreamers was composed thinking of the role of creators and dreamers

For more information go to

Event sponsored by the Italian Government – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – DGSP [Directorate General for the Country Promotion (Economy, Culture & Science)]

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Exhibition: Cuts Marzia’s Point of View on Plastics, Sept. 12-20 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Opening Date: Thursday 12th September 2013
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

The Exhibition runs till midday on 20.9.13

Open Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 6pm – Fridays: 10am – 4pm.
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays


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Jewellery Exhibition/Sale: Art Jewellery, Aug. 1-2 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Jewellary Exhibition
One-of-a-kind jewellery exhibition at Italian Institute of Culture

Dates: August 1-2, 2013
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 12 noon to 6 pm
E-mail Contact:

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Exhibition: by Mexican Painter Eugenia Marcos, Jul. 9–25 2013 @ the Italian Institute of Culture

Euginia Marcos

July 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: Magnifica Presenza (Magnificent Presence), Apr. 4 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture

magnifica presenza

Directed by: Ferzan Ozpetek

· Elio Germano
· Paola Minaccioni
· Beppe Fiorello
· Margherita Buy
· Vittoria Puccini
· Cem Yilmaz
· Andrea Bosca

Duration: 105 minutes
Genre: Drama
Rating: General Exhibition


Pietro’s only dream is to become a famous actor. 28 year-old Pietro is so obsessed with becoming an actor that he does not mind trying anything. He goes to Rome to work in a bakery while also trying to be an actor. At first he stays with his cousin but then he rents a house. Within a short time something strange happens at the house – as if the furniture moves by itself. He realizes that the house is haunted and the adventure begins.

Date: Thursday, April 04, 2013
Times: 6.30pm
Place: Italian Institute of Culture

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Money and Enough with Dette Glashouwer, Mar. 29 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Money and Enough with Dette Glashouwer

March 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Italian Contemporary Cinema, Mar 21 – Apr 4 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Poster Cinema Italiano Contemporaneo _marzo 2013_

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Lecture: Neuroscience – Let’s Tune In, Jan 31 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture


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Book Launch: Mogadishu then and now by Rasna Warah, Nov. 22 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

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Book Launch, Talk & Slide Show: Mogadishu Then & Now, Nov. 22 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Date: November 22, 2012
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

Book Launch of Mogadishu Then & Now by Rasna Warah, Mohamud Diros & Ismail Osman
Presentation by Rasna Warah

The launch coincides with the closing of the exhibition Gates by Deqa Abshir

November 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: Gates by Deqa Abshir, Nov. 8 – 22 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

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Lecture: For a new higher education initiative in cooperation and development in Kenya, Oct. 17 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

For a new higher education initiative in cooperation and development in Kenya
Lecture by Prof. Nelson Wawire, Dean of the School of Economics – Kenyatta University

The University of Pavia through the CDN (Cooperation and Development Network) is establishing a new Master Program in Nairobi in partnership with the Kenyatta University, CISP (Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli), UNDP (United Nation Development Program) and the Tangaza College.
The Master Program in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development) aims at training future professionals in the field of development cooperation, with a specific focus on human development. The Program has its own specificity in trying to meet the needs of local geographical and socio-political context, tackling and deepening understanding on the main issue of concern in the field of cooperation and development.
The objective of CDN and its partners is to establish international network and partnerships which can offer post-graduate programs for highly qualified practitioners who will play a key role in their societies: in this perspective the CDN has already established since 1997 the Master in Cooperation and Development (CD) in Pavia (Italy), since 2003 the Escuela Latinoamericana de Cooperation y Desarollo (ELACID) in Cartagena des Indias (Colombia) and since 2005 the Master in Cooperation and Development (MICAD) in Bethlehem (Palestine).
The choice of Nairobi for the establishment of a new Master in Economics (Cooperation and Human Development) is linked to its crucial role in current Sub-Saharan scenario as a centre for “experiments” in terms of social, economic and political dynamics and as a mirror of what is happening in many other countries in Africa.

when: October 17 2012 at 7:00 pm
where: Italian Institute of Culture – Michelangelo Hall – Grenadier Tower – 6th floor Woodvale Close n. 1 – Westlands (Opposite Jacaranda Hotel)

event website

October 16, 2012 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

Classes: African Dance, every Tuesday&Thursday @ Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands


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Workshop: The Theatre Company – Learning to Play, Playing to Learn, Oct 8-11 2012 @ Italian Cultural Institute

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Piano Recital: Francesco Taskayali Piano Solo, Sept. 27 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture Westlands

Francesco Taskayali at a Piano Recital

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura requests the pleasure of your company at a piano recital by Francesco Taskayali, an Italian pianist and composer.

Date: September 27, 2012
Venue: the Italian Institute of Culture – Michelangelo Hall
Time: 7pm
Entrance: Free

Listen to his work on SoundCloud

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Concert: Francesco Taskayali, piano solo, Sep 27 2012 @ Italian Cultural Institute

Thursday 27th September 2012 at 7.00pm

Music composed by Francesco Taskayali

Francesco Taskayali’s musical education mixes minimalism and jazz with the tradition of classical Masters and with cinema soundtracks, and is enriched with a singular experimentation on odd rhythms, typical of Eastern music traditions and really rare and unusual in Western music.

Listen to his entire album EMRE here – he will perform a number of tracks from the album at the concert :

September 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

Photographic Exhibition & Lecture: The Milky Way Through Science, History & Art, Sep 6-13 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Presentation by Dr. Paola Platania, the curator of the Istituto di Fisica del Plasma of the Italian National Research Centre (CNR) at the Italian Institute of Culture on Thursday 6th September 2012 at 7.00pm.

The exhibition runs till 13th September 2012
Open from Monday to Thursday from 10.30am to 6.00pm.
On Friday from 10.30am to 4.00pm. – closed on Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays



The spectacle of the arc of the Milky Way in the sky has filled every human generation with wonder, from prehistory to the present day.

Ancient civilizations the world over have built myths and legends attempting to express the intuition of a mysterious relationship between human life and the ineffable celestial nebula.

Throughout history, artists, poets and painters have been inspired by the faint silvery light of the Milky Way.

Starting from the 17th century, modern science has shown us the physical nature of the Milky Way. Today we know that the pale trail of light that we can see in the sky comes from the glow of the Galaxy in which we are immersed: a colossal structure made of hundreds of billions of stars – and we know that our Galaxy is not only made of stars: but also of dark matter, a giant central black hole and that it is in constant upheaval with violent explosions.

Have these new discoveries broken the enchantment? Is there still room for wonder? Have we lost hope for a relationship with the stars?

We will see that, unexpectedly, scientific knowledge itself shows us that life on the Earth has a deep and unforeseen correlation with the history and the structure of the Milky Way.

We will discover a relationship that could be even more intimate than the fabulous pre-scientific visions that were once daringly imagined.

August 31, 2012 at 11:57 am 2 comments

Tango Total with maestros Korey & Adeline—and their Bandoneón!, until Sep 1 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

The Patamango Association is very excited to receive tango dancers, teachers, musicians Korey & Adeline Ireland <> here in Nairobi, for a series of master tango classes PLUS the special treat of live tango music, featuring the quintessential yet rare tango instrument the Bandoneón, at milongas (tango social dancing) on the evenings of Thursday 30 August and on Saturday 1 September.

Please see the facebook event covering their 4 day stay:

@IIC Fri 31 Aug, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Workshop: Dynamic variations in cross system

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Workshop: Floor, balance, pivot – technique resources for tango dancers
@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm — “lunch box” break!

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Workshop: Center and circumference

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 7:30 pm – late: Farewell Milonga in company of Korey & Adeline, with a mini solo & accompanied Bandoneón recital from Korey & friends! (Usual refreshments table + 500 Kes venue rental.)


All workshops will be 1h30 minutes of class time followed by a 30 minutes of “guided practica”. Pricing per workshop per individual:

Drop-in Rate 1 workshop: 1400 Kes
Pre-pay 2 workshops: 2400 Kes
Pre-pay 3 workshops: 3200 Kes

Pre-payment may be made in person at beginning of first workshop in question or by M-Pesa to 0715 357 507. Note no refunds for unattended pre-paid workshops.

Korey & Adeline have very kindly also accepted to extend our Patamango hardship rate policy to their workshops–if this may be relevant to your situation, please contact us explicitly PRIOR to participation to any of the workshops.

Private classes: may be possible in late afternoons of Fri or Sat (and requesting very reasonable rates). Please contact them directly on their kenyan mobile: 0700 038 973.

Please see for venue location details, and please email <> for reservations or any additional information.

August 31, 2012 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Capoeira Classes for Kids & Adults, every Wednesday @ Italian Institute of Culture

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Film Screening: Baaria, Jul. 11 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
Starring: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè and Raoul Bova
Running time: 150 minutes
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Year of production: 2009

The award winning film begins in the 1920′s where Giuseppe “Peppino” Torrenuova lives with his brother Nino and his parents in a hovel. Peppino becomes a shepherd in order to help support the family and struggles through school, progresses to young adulthood and falls in love with Mannina. The two elope
Peppino’s idealistic concept is that his future lies in politics and he becomes a Communist, rises in the ranks, eventually even visiting Moscow to meet with Stalin, and returns to Baarìa to help the people in their struggle for land reform and socialism. His dream of being a successful politician is as fragile as it is unattainable.

The director of the film, Giuseppe Tornatore, was born in Baarìa which is Sicilian slang for Bagheria. This is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born.

Winner of two David di Donatello Awards: Best actor, Best music

(Please show membership card at the door)


At Italian Institute of Culture
On Wednesday, 11th July 2012 – Film starts at 6.30pm

July 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: La Bellezza del Somaro (Love & Slaps), Jul. 4 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Directed by: Sergio Castilitto
Starring: Sergio Castellitto, Laura Morante and Enzo Jannacci
Year of production: 2010
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 107 minutes
Language: Italian with English subtitles

It was to be a relaxed weekend in the country for Marcello and Marina – he an architect, she a psychologist, two modern, enlightened fifty-year-olds – if their daughter Rosa, 16, rebellious and spoiled, hadn’t decided to bring her new boyfriend home.
Marcello and Marina prepare to meet their daughter’s new love, but they’re unaware of what (and who) awaits them…
In a weekend of extraordinary madness, besieged by a hoard of friends on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Marcello and Marina see their non-conformist convictions suddenly topple.
A hilarious, modern-day comedy centred on the generation gap between two parents who don’t want to grow old and a seventeen-year-old daughter who wants to become an adult.

Italian Institute of Culture
Wednesday, 4th July 2012

Film starts at 6.30pm

July 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm 2 comments

Italian Movie: Terraferma, Jun 27 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Yearly membership registration forms are available at the door.
If you wish to register please come early to avoid missing the beginning of the film which starts at 6.30pm
Adults K.Shs. 1000 / Students K.Shs. 500

Click here for upcoming July events at the Italian Institute of Culture

June 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Shakespeare’s Italy and its African connections, Jun. 20 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

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June 12, 2012 at 11:35 am 1 comment

Theatre and Performances: Right You Are ( if You Think You Are), May 4-19, 2012 @ Phoenix Players

Phoenix Players & The Italian Institute of Culture present;
Right You Are( if You Think You Are). A situational comedy by Luigi Pirandello directed by Millicent Ogutu

Opening Night: May 4, 2012
Time: 7pm
Venue: Phoenix Players, Professional Centre

Dates: May 5-19, 2012
Times: Wed-Fri 7pm, Sat 6pm and Sat 19 (3 & 6pm)
Tickets: Kshs. 650.
Student nights: Every Thursday. Buy 1 ticket @ Ksh. 400 and get 1 Free.

A government official is deployed to a small town where everyone knows everything about everybody! He has, in tow, a wife and his mother-in-law. Peculiarly he houses both women separately and nobody gets to see his wife who is permanently ensconced in a fifth floor apartment. The tongues begin to wag as Pirandello plays on the fickleness of the human being when faced with a situation they do not understand!

May 4, 2012 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Lecture (in English): Venice-between myth & reality (past, present &future), May 9 2012 @ IIC

Dates: May 9, 2012
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Location: Grenadier Tower (6th Floor) Westlands next to Sankara
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

Lecture by Prof. Shaul Bassi of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Shaul Bassi is Associate professor of English Literature at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He specializes in Shakespeare and postcolonial studies.

April 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm Leave a comment

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