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Book Launch: Swahili version of Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio, Oct. 16 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Book Launch
The Italian Institute of Culture is honoured to host the book launch (in English) and meeting with Gianrico Carofiglio Author of the book SHAHIDI ASIYEKUSUDIWA (Swahili version of “Testimone Inconsapevole” [Involuntary Witness])

Date: Thursday, 16th October 2014
Venue: at the Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7.00pm
FREE ENTRY

The book: Shahidi Asiyekusudiwa (Swahili translation by Graziella Acquaviva)
The story of a Senegalese hawker accused of the murder of a child. Clues and evidence nail the accused. His fate in court is marked by the lack of resources but also by the encounter with the lawyer Guerrieri whose fight to save the protagonist recovers his own will to live.

The author’s message is based on the conviction that dialogue between men of different nationalities and cultural origins is possible. It depicts the meeting point between two worlds, two cultures that defeat the related prejudice to achieve a sense of truth together.

The long descriptions of the environment pass across a realistic image of our Italy and the African reader is able to touch the thoughts and perceptions of life as it is understood by a common Italian, represented by the character of the lawyer Guerrieri, with all his problems and his reflections.

Published also in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France,Holland and Poland

The Author
Born in Bari (Italy) in 1961, Gianrico Carofiglio worked as a Magistrate in Prato, a Public Prosecutor in Foggia and later he carried out the duties of Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia in Bari. On ceasing the period of parliamentary work he decided to exit the judiciary to devote himself full time to activities as a writer.
Carofiglio began in the narrative with “Testimone Inconsapevole” followed by 8 other novels published between 2003 and 2013.
In addition to writing novels, Carofiglio has also published stories and essays. He has already received 14 Italian awards.

October 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Argentine Family Sharing their Travel Experiences: Zapping Around the World, Oct. 2 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Zapping around the world
Come and listen to the incredible experiences of the Zapp family who are fulfilling their dream of travelling around the world. They are doing it in style aboard a beautiful original wooden spokes 1928 Graham –Paige car. Their four kids were born along the way!

Date: October 2, 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Grenadier Tower – 6th Floor
Time: 6.30 pm
Free entry

The Zapp family has had 14 wonderful years of this lifestyle full of challenges that they would like to share with you with pictures and video. They will also have their book on sale Spark your Dream which you can buy have it signed.

Visit www.sparkyourdream.net for more information.

September 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

GITHAA – Validating Dreams, Aug. 29-31 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Githaa
Dates: August 29-31, 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7 pm
Charges: KES 1,000

This is a Kenyan classic as it was devised and first performed by the then participants of the 2006 Performance Skills Training Program which was facilitated by Mumbi Kaigwa and Keith Pearson, courtesy of The Theatre Company of Kenya. Ever since, It has brought the house down in many cities including Kerala India where it was performed to an audience of more than 2,000 people.

CAST: Melvin Alusa, Christine Savane, Bilal Mwaura, Lydia Gitachu, Willy Rama, Helena Waithera, Iddi Achien’g, Rogers Otieno

August 25, 2014 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Song Writers Lounge feat. Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu, Aug. 28 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands

Song Writers Lounge
The lounge is here yet again. This time more special. Featuring 2 headliners Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu

Date: 28th August 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Event begins at 7pm
Entry: 600 advance, 800 at the gate

Call 0722 626 169 for tickets

August 21, 2014 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

[Postponed] Play: GITHAA – Validating Dreams, Aug. 8-10 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands

NEW POSTER GITHAA

New Dates: August 29th, 30th, and 31 2014

Interacteam Media AND Spielworks Media have put up the play GITHAA – Validating dreams. It will be staged at Italian Institute of Culture (Opp. Jacaranda hotel in Westlands) on the 8th , 9th, 10th of August 2014 , at 7 pm.

The play has an experienced and talented cast ! Christine Savane, Lydia Gitachu , Bilal Mwaura, Helena Waithera, Willy Rama, Maryanne Nungo, Melvin Alusa, Iddi Achien’g and Rogers Otieno.

Charges are 1,000 per seating. Advance booking is encouraged due to limited seating.

You can purchase the tickets at Italian Institute of Culture, at Grenadier Hse 5th Floor. Also at Spielworks Media, Parkfield Place 5th Floor, Opp. Safaricom House.

For any inquiry email triciageula@gmail.com. Or call 0716603866

July 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm Leave a comment

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

Italian
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 editacamm@gmail.com. You can also contact her for more details on the group and Little Prince.

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

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