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Performance by Musical Group from Oaxaca, Mexico: El Rincón de la Marimba, Sept. 17 2013 @ National Museum
Date: September 17, 2013
Venue: Anfitheatre, National Museum of Kenya
Time: 10 am
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Performance of the children musical Group “El Rincón de la Marimba”, from Oaxaca, Mexico
The musical project “El Rincón de la Marimba”, from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, is making an international tour in Africa, and now its Kenya’s turn to hear them perform. The musical project “El Rincón de la Marimba”, was created to strengthen the appreciation of children towards the marimba. This programme has promoted the creation of 16 child and juvenile marimba groups with the participation of almost 100 children from different communities of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Project is aimed at rescuing the marimba music of the regions of the Isthmus, Papaloapanand Sierra Juárez, in Oaxaca, where the instrument was in danger of disappearing.
The Mexican Council for Arts and Culture (CONACULTA) and Harp Helu Foundation has provided support for the continuous training of 42 children in performing the Mexican musical instrument “marimba”, under the guidance of professorSotero Ruiz. This programme is aimed at promoting the tradition of this music with the support of the families, community and the government.
This Project was awarded the Coming Up Taller 2008 Award, from the USA. In 2009, it participated in the Bogota Book Fair; in 2010, it performed in the World Expo in Shanghai, China, at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. and in the commemoration festivities of the Mexican Revolution.
In this regard, the Embassy of Mexico and the Nairobi National Museum have the pleasure to invite you to listen to this majestic performance of Mexican children between 12 and 15 years old, on Tuesday 17th September at 10am at the Amphitheatre of the said museum.
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The Embassy of México in Nairobi invites you to the opening of the exhibition “Permiso : Excuse Me” by artist Miriam Syowia Kyambi.
Opening at the Nairobi National Museum on 3rd February 2010 from 7 – 9 pm
The exhibition continues to 26th Feb 2010
For details call tel: +254 728 389 813
The museum is open daily 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
The body of work in this exhibition Permiso : Excuse Me explores the complexity of two contemporary societies Mexico and Kenya, both countries having faced turbulent social changeare negotiating the flux of tradition and modernity,and how this affects one’s cultural and social identity.