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Italian Jazz Concert: Piero delle Monache Quartet, Oct. 10 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands
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 www.iicnairobi.esteri.it
Event sponsored by the Italian Government – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – DGSP [Directorate General for the Country Promotion (Economy, Culture & Science)]
Exhibition: Cuts Marzia’s Point of View on Plastics, Sept. 12-20 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture
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
Dates: August 1-2, 2013
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 12 noon to 6 pm
E-mail Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Screening: Magnifica Presenza (Magnificent Presence), Apr. 4 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture
Directed by: Ferzan Ozpetek
· Elio Germano
· Paola Minaccioni
· Beppe Fiorello
· Margherita Buy
· Vittoria Puccini
· Cem Yilmaz
· Andrea Bosca
Duration: 105 minutes
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
Place: Italian Institute of Culture
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
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)
Piano Recital: Francesco Taskayali Piano Solo, Sept. 27 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture Westlands
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
Listen to his work on SoundCloud
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 :
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
WHEREFORE SO MANY LIGHTS?
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.
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 <www.koreyadeline.com> 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:
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 www.patamango.com/locations for venue location details, and please email <email@example.com> for reservations or any additional information.
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
* FOR MEMBERS OF IIC ONLY
(Please show membership card at the door)
At Italian Institute of Culture
On Wednesday, 11th July 2012 – Film starts at 6.30pm
Directed by: Sergio Castilitto
Starring: Sergio Castellitto, Laura Morante and Enzo Jannacci
Year of production: 2010
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
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
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Opening Night: May 4, 2012
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!
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.
Conference: A new entrepreneurship as a bridge between Italy and Kenya, Apr. 26 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura requests the pleasure of your company at the conference in English
A new entrepreneurship as a bridge between Italy and Kenya
Speaker: Prof. Mario Molteni (Full Professor of Business Administration and Corporate Strategy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart – Milan)
Date: April 26, 2012
Venue: the Italian Institute of Culture
About Mario Molteni
Mario Molteni is Full Professor of Business Administration and Corporate Strategy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan.
He is Founder and Director of ALTIS (Postgraduate School Business & Society) at the same university, an international research and education center for CSR and entrepreneurship. Mario was born and resides in Italy. He is the author of numerous books and scientific articles on Corporate strategy, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship.
For more info: IIC website
K.Shs.10.000/- for the full course
K.Shs. 2.500/- for single lessons
Italian Institute of Culture – Grenadier Tower, 5th floor
(Opposite Jacaranda Hotel) Westlands
Tel.: 4451266 / 7 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday course (from 10am to 1pm)
9/05/12 Pasta con broccoli e acciughe, Risotto tonno e piselli, Verdura in Pastella.
(Pasta with broccoli and anchovies, Risotto with tuna and peas, Vegetables in batter).
16/05/12 Strichetti con sugo di verdura, Spaghetti al pesto rosso, Taralloni
(Strichetti pasta with vegetable sauce, Spaghetti with red pesto sauce, Taralloni biscuites).
23/05/12 Zuppa Valdostana, Pasta e lenticchie, Scaloppine al limone
(Valdostana soup, Pasta with lentils, Cutlets with lemon)
Saturday course (from 10am to 1pm)
12/05/12 Pizza, Gnocchi al pesto, Cotoletta Milanese, Torta di mele(Pizza, Gnocchi with pesto sauce, Chicken cutlets with breadcrumbs, Apple cake)
19/05/12 Ravioli ricotta e spinaci, Parmigiana, Tiramisù.
(Ravioli ricotta and spinach, Baked aubergine and parmesan, Tiramisù)
26/05/12 Risotto zafferano, Lasagne al ragù, Saltimbocca alla romana, Salame di cioccolato.
(Saffron risotto, Lasagna ragù, Cutlets with Parma ham, Chocolate salami)
CLICK HERE for more information on the above courses
Advance Booking with full payment essential
Date: Friday, May 04, 2012 – Saturday, May 19, 2012
Place: Phoenix Players (Professional Centre – Parliament Road)
Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura
In collaboration with: Phoenix Players
Free entry ONLY on 5.5.2012- Booking essential: Tel.: 4451266 / 7 E-mail