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The Kenya Conservatoire of music warmly invites you to this year’s musical: Seventeen.
The creative team is led by well known Kenyan composer and performer Mrs. Nancy Day, who has written the book and arranged most of the music. You will also recognize some of the contributors to this project, who are also renowned performers in Nairobi such as Charles Ouda and Mkamzee Mwatela.
The musical tells of a high school bully who…… come and sees the rest!!! Let’s just say that “things are not always as they seem.’’ The musical styles are so varied, that everyone will find something close to their heart. There is Tango and Taarab, Ragga and “R & B,” Jazz, Ballads, Funk – all accompanied by the Conservatoire Orchestra. With all these musical genres, you are sure to be tapping your feet to the rhythm and indulging your eyes in the absolutely energetic dancing.
Advance tickets will be available from Monday 10th December and there will be a seating map of the venue available for one to pick there preferred seat.
For any enquiries, please contact the Knya Conservatoire
Slum Theatre Festival: Saturday, 24th November 2012
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
Fern Poetry and the Africa Sanaelimu art Ensemble in collaboration with Consolation East Africa have come together under the Kenya Blue Heart Grassroots Initiative (KBHGI) and developed a play titled ‘A Blue Heart; Joy’s story’, to create awareness on human trafficking. The play is about Joy, a young girl who goes to live with her aunt after her parent’s unfortunate demise, giving birth to a gripping saga. A Blue Heart; Joy’s story brings together narration, poetry, music and dance. Bernard Muhia from Fern Poetry has written the poems in the play while Mike Kasongo from Africa Sanaelimu Art Ensemble has choreographed the dances and the music. The music is from traditional African drums beaten to a perfect rhythm to reflect the various moods of the play.This play has already been featured on the United Nations (UN) website http://www.ungift.org/knowledgehub/stories/february2012/blue-heart-campaign-inspiring-artists-in-kenya.html.
Charges are Kshs. 200 for high school students with a school ID and Kshs. 500 for adults. For tickets kindly call Noella on 0751198280 or El Poet/Akil on 0700393931. 5% of proceeds from this play will go to the Kenya Red Cross and another 5% will go towards creating more awareness in informal schools.
The Theatre Company is pleased to invite you and your acquaintances to get involved in the first stage of our 2012-14 Performance Training and Development Programme.
Central Kenya Feb- March 2012 auditions for our full time training programme Feb 6th-March 9th 2012 in Central Kenya will take place at Kenya National Theatre 21st Jan 2012 10am-1pm, Nanyuki Lily Pond Art Centre Sunday 22nd Jan 2012 2pm – 5pm, Nyeri Ellemos Hall Monday 23rd Jan 2012 10am- 1pm.
Please confirm your participation by sms to Sonia Gitome 0724 158553 or Martin Kaona 0722 554372. Deadline for confirmation is 19th Jan 2012.