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2nd Nairobi Cultural Festival: Different Colours One People – Visit Emb. Of Mexico Stand, May 10 2014 @ National Museum

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This will be the Second Nairobi Cultural Festival in which the following countries alongside Mexico will showcase their cultural expressions and sell typical food and drinks: Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Botswana, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

There will also be a Children’s Corner, where for a small fee kids can have tattoos and face painting done, do their own paintings and play under supervision.

Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Venue: National Museum Grounds
The event starts at 10 am and goes up to 5 pm.
Entrance is free.

Day of Cultural Expression is organised by the Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa (RISSEA) that is part of the National Museums of Kenya.

May 7, 2014 at 9:08 am 2 comments

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
Entry: Confirmations at nyambura@embamex.co.ke

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.

Please confirm your attendance to the following email nyambura@embamex.co.ke

September 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Exhibit: Mexico: Imprints, Independence and Revolution, opening Feb 9 until 29 2012 @ National Museum

February 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

Exhibit: Permiso: Excuse Me, Feb 3 – 26 2010 @ National Museum

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.

February 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm 1 comment


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