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Festival Dates: December 9 -16, 2012
Events Line Up: Public Lectures, Writers in conversation, Readings, Performances, Art Exhibitions, Film Screenings
Venues: various venues – Kifaru Gardens, Kwani? Garden, National Museum,
University of Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kuona Trust, Habesha, Kibera, KICC Helipad, Eastleigh, South B [map below]
Update: All the events scheduled to take place at University of Nairobi have been moved to the National Museum
Focus: Stories of the Horn of Africa with participating Countries – Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan & Kenya
Some of the writers confirmed for the festival are: Hadraawi – Somalia, Warsan Shire – Somalia, Sayadin Hersi – Somalia, Awes Osman – Somalia, Said Juma Hussein – Somalia, Chehem Watta – Djibouti, Meaza Worku – Ethiopia, Jamal Mahjoub – Sudan, Alemseged Tesfai – Eritrea, Nawal El Saadawi – Egypt, Kojo Laing – Ghana, Helon Habila – Nigeria, Deqa Abshir – Somalia/Kenya, Fawaz El Said – Sudan, Yassir Ali – Sudan, Altayeb Daw Elbeit – Sudan, Ermais Ekube – Ethiopia
A Snap Shot of the Programme
Date: December 9, 2012
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Time: 2-10 pm
Music by: Waayaha Cusub and Kato& Band
DJ Set by: DJ Zelalem
Date: December 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30 – 8 pm
Date: December 11, 2012
University of Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2– 7 pm
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30-8 pm
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercontinental,
Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi) & Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30– 7.30 pm
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & Kuona Trust
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & KICC Helipad
Entry: Free (National Museum)
Entry: Ksh 1,000 (KICC Helipad)
The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.
Dates: December 5-15, 2012
Venue: Kibera Opposite Ayany Mosque
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org // 0701 228 830
Festival Dates: September 22-29, 2012
Venues: Various [Alliance, the GoDown, Karura Forest, Mathare, Kangemi, Kibera, National Theatre, National Museum]
Tickets: Available at the festival venues & selected outlets
Samosa Festival ‘Unpacked’
Contrary to main assumption SAMOSA Festival is NOT a foodie event BUT a festival that was conceived with the idea of bringing Kenyan’s from all walks of life together to celebrate their cultures and heritage.
This festival is a biennial cultural platform which blends culture, music, poetry, art and drama to convey messages related to the cohesion and integration of our society.
Below is a list of events to look out for;
Moving Photography Exhibition: Kenya’s Beautiful People by Neil Thomas Sept. 20 – 29 @ All Festival Venues
Musical & Performance Workshops for Teenagers Sept. 20-21, 2012 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
Festival Curtain Raiser: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 22 2012 @ Alliance
Tickets: ksh 1,200
Outdoor Event/Community Tournament*: Samosa Play, Sept 23 2012 @ Karura Forest
This is an all Day Event which is Open to the public
Sponsors Night: Sidi Goma Concert, Sept. 24 2012 @ National Museum [Invite Only]
Samosa Mobile Cinema, Sept. 24-26 @ Mathare, Kangemi & Kibera respectively
Tides*: Cultural response to Corruption in Kenya, Sept. 25 2012 @ National Theatre
Tickets: Kshs 800
Hadithi*: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard
Tickets: Kshs 500
Concert in the Forest*: SAMOSA String & Sculpture, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest
Tickets: Kshs 1,500
Pigo la Moyo/Heartbeat of Kenya is her People*: Slum Drummers Vs Sidi Goma Vs Dhol Xtacy, Sept 29 2012 @ KICC
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1500, Students with ID Kshs 500 & children under 5 free
For additional information: Festival Website
Tel. contacts: 0728 SAMOSA 
FYI: SAMOSA stands for ‘South Asian Mosaic of Society and the Arts’
The Slum Film Festival continues with its mission to promote stories about informal settlements and filmmakers from different slums… It’s new edition is now under preparation and here is the opportunity to participate in its next showcase, now open to East African filmmakers.
Are you an East African filmmaker? Do you have a film about slums realities or about life in informal settlements?
Submit your movie to the 2012 Slum Film Festival – to take place in Kibera and Matahre in Nairobi, from 3rd to 12th August 2012!
Dates: May 10-27, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Weekdays 5.30 & 7.30pm, Weekends 3, 5.30 & 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 50
For more info: Facebook event page
Participating Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
Full programme and synopsis of all movies available on the Alliance Francaise website:
For the first time the organizing committee will be presenting community screening in Kibera, Mathare and Korogocho in collaboration with Hot Sun Foundation
The Danish film, Kidnappet (Lost in Africa) which was shot on location in Kibera has been choosen for free community screenings on Saturdays (May 12, 19 & 26)
How well do you know Kibera? What do you know about Kibera?Well here’s a chance to know,interact and have fun within Kibera this festive season!Have a chance to meet some of the most exciting places in Kibera,sack gardens,bone carvings,young acrobats,hand-bags made from recycled polthene bags,soccer boys and girls,graffiti artists and young filmmakers among others.
Dear Soldiers of Love
In Kibera some friends of ours have been trying to get permission to use a destroyed government building that was ruined during the 2008 elections.
They want to start art classes, karate classes and other things for the community. The government says no, and they are now thinking of building a wall around the entrance to shut everyone out….
This is why we need all of you to help us!
We will walk through kibera and end up at this building where we will cover the area with art, listen to music and have a great time. If you want to help us in any way let me know!
Please spread this love message around
when: Nov. 27 2011 at 11.00 A.M
for more info write to email@example.com
Exhibition Dates: October 17 to November 11, 2011
Time: Monday to Friday, 1- 6pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
In 2009 Goethe Institut invited the South African photographer Andrew Tshabangu for a residency programme in the framework of their series Contemporary African Photographers to Nairobi, where they worked with G.I. for about three weeks and facilitated a photography workshop.
Together with the Kenyan dancer and photographer James Mweu, the Kenyan artists Kevo Stero and Davis Kabala, they shot pictures of dwellings in Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum. Contrary to the stereotypical image often from high above, of opaque masses of houses and people, they instead show closely and in detail the complex lived-in world of Kibera.
In 2010 the Goethe-Institut Nairobi held a Carte Blanche with the Picha Festival in Lubumbashi where the project was exhibited for the first time.
Now they are going to present the works in Nairobi.
The Oasis Music Festival is hosted by Flying Kites and GoodMakers Films, featuring hundreds of children from orphanages around Nairobi who will share music and dance performances, along with some of Kenya’s biggest pop stars including Daddy Owen, Jimmy Gait, Emmy Kosgei, MC Eric Omondiand the 2008 Malta Guinness Pan African Street Dance champions Dashy Krew.
For the past 2 weeks, children and youth from 5 children’s homes in the Flying Kites Oasis Program (including 2 children’s homes located in Kibera) have been participating in creative workshops, led by Dashy Krew and the GoodMakers Street Team, with the goal of fostering self empowerment, creative expression, and giving a voice to orphaned and vulnerable children from Nairobi. The documentary film shooting is a cross-cultural collaboration between the non-profit film production company GoodMakers Films from Los Angeles USA, Flying Kites, and Kibera-based Hot Sun Films.
There will be a special spotlight on fundraising efforts for Kenyans for Kenya (K4K). A surprise guest will kick off a crowd challenge at the festival to text donations in real time with the goal of raising US$10,000 from the expected crowd of 10,000 to 15,000 people.
This month Sarakasi Trust in conjunction with Norwegian Embassy and the US Embassy invites the public to Kamukunji Open Grounds on March 26th 2011 to enjoy and appreciate the efforts of Kibera youth in the fight against tribalism, drug abuse, violence among others during this special event dubbed Amani Lazima meets WaPi in Kibera. (ENTRANCE FREE,AMPLE SECURITY PROVIDED)
Back ground-AMANI LAZIMA: Sarakasi Trust in conjunction with the Norwegian Embassy is hosting peace events dubbed Lazima (Peace Now!) which are monthly events from December 2010 till November 2011 in some of the major slums in Nairobi. So far we have successfully covered Korogocho, Mathare and Kangemi respectively.
WaPi- (Words And Pictures) is a British Council platform for poets, fashion designers, MCs, dancers, graffiti writers, animators, cartoonists, comic book artists, artists, painters, singers, acrobats or any other sort of visual or verbal artist to showcase their art through monthly WAPI events.
A new event is being born on Madaraka Day 1st June. Just outside Kibera on the DC’s Ground in Makina Kibera Good Governance Festival will be held starting with local artists performing from 12 noon. Well known names such as Juliani, Abbi, Mzungu Kichaa from Dar es Salaam and Denmark based Kenyan VQEE who just launched her debut album will entertain.
Free entrance will ensure a big crowd throughout the day where short speeches in the slots between the bands will inform about the proposed constitution. Both the current and the proposed constitution will be available also free of charge.
A local CBO, Kibera Community Development Agenda (http://www.kcoda.org), are organizing the event while neither musicians nor Event Sound & Entertainment who supplies stage, PA and instruments are charging any fee. The Royal Danish Embassy is supporting the event.