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Album Launch on the occasion of the Mombasa International Cultural Festival – Vol. 6 of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music series highlights the musical diversity from the Kenyan Coast.
Date: August 23, 2014
Venue: Mama Ngina Drive, Mombasa
Time: 3 pm
The album features a harmonious mix of original folk songs and traditional rhythms that are enriched with modern instrumentation, as well as contemporary songs that are the expression of a younger generation of artists. The compositions reflect a musical heritage that has been shaped by cross-cultural influences over many centuries.
This is the 6th Volume of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music project that continues to promote the living expressions of Kenyan communities by exploring musical traditions as a resource for innovation and creativity.
Venue: Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa
ANY HELP you could give (cash donation, prizes for raffle…) would be most appreciated.
Date: Sunday 6th July2014
Venue: Forty Thieves/Cape Blush Garden
The event will be a family fun day out with stalls and games, BBQ and a bar.
For donations, please contact Pauline firstname.lastname@example.org
“My biggest dream is to have a donkey of my own.” 14-year-old Shee Famao, resident on Donkey Island
This Sunday, Al Jazeera journeys to Lamu, off the coast of Mombasa, to meet the residents of the fascinating place known as Donkey Island.
Lamu is populated by 24,000 people, 6,000 donkeys and just two cars. Nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lamu is called ‘the donkey capital of Africa.’
Shee Famao is 14 and preparing to win his third donkey racing championship. His dream is to buy his own donkey. If he loses, however, the consequences will be dire. “I won’t be happy if I lose, because I won’t have money for food.”
The odds are stacked against Shee. As the only breadwinner for his family, he must juggle training for the race on a borrowed donkey with working to provide for his family and trying not to fall further behind at school, where he’s already in the third grade instead of the seventh.
Complicating things even more, Shee has a three-year probation hanging over his head for marijuana possession and his parole officer warns that he will be arrested if he competes, as donkey racers are being used to smuggle drugs.
Donkey Island won The Special Prize at Saratov Sufferings International Film Festival in Russia and Best Documentary Film at Golden Apricot International Film Festival.
The documentary premieres Sunday, 15 June 2014 at 23h30 East African Time on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand.
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Out of Town/ Theatre & Performance: Beach Access, Mar. 7-8 & 22 2014 @ the Little Theatre Club & Reef Hotel – Mombasa
Kuldip Sondhi’s Award winning play BEACH ACCESS, was declared the best winning play in 1997 of the BBC Playwriting Competition and subsequently recorded on location in Mombasa and transmitted to over forty million people worldwide. A year later Beach Access was put on stage for the first time Featuring Fiona Sax Ledger the BBC Producer who had produced the radio version.
Beach Access is a hard hitting commentary on corruption, poverty and land grabbing.
The story centers on Helga, (Stephanie Maseki) a retired Germany tourist who falls in love with Hamisi (Muscat Sayye) a beach boy vendor. While looking for an alternative route, the boat capsizes as the boatman (Edward Wangama) tries to find an alternative route as the usual beach access had been grabbed by the area chief (Anthony Mbithi) in collaboration with Mr. Seth ( Ashik Yusuf), a private Developer.
Kulola Mlaghui plays Lawyer Hassan, who is trying to unravel the mystery behind Helga’s death and the saga behind the closing of the beach access road. To cement their heinous relationship, Ndirangu the Area chief wants his daughter Cynthia (Sylviah Namussasi) to link up with Seth’s son Prem (Awwab Mohammed).
Cast & production
The cast list includes the who’s who of Mombasa theatre circles. Rumar Amar who appears as the chief’s secretary. Silvanus Omondi and Dianna Mwende feature as Beach boys.
Beach Access is directed by Keith Pearson, the Theatre Company Managing Director, and it is produced by Hillary Namanjia, the Theatre Company’s Coast Manager.
Beach Access has been published as a book by Awaaz Magazine and the official launch is scheduled for Friday 7thMarch at the Reef Hotel 6.30 p.m, Saturday 8th March at The Little Theatre Club at 7 p.m. and 22nd March at the Reef Hotel at 6.30 p.m. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play by The Theatre Company featuring Mombasa-based, top notch theatre artists.
The entrance fee of kshs 1,500/- at the Reef Hotel will include a cocktail party. The performance at the Little Theatre Club will cost kshs 500/-. An autographed copy of the book will retail at kshs 500/-.
Proceeds will go towards Coast Hospice, a palliative care clinic that takes care of and supports patients with life limiting conditions such as Cancer, HIV Aids , and chronic Heart, Liver and Kidney conditions.
Tickets can be purchased at the following
LITTLE THEATRE CLUB: +254720731164/+254724812297
COAST HOSPICE office: +2542035026/+254707239603
KANTI STATIONERY: +254726012747
REEF HOTEL MSA: 041-4471771/5 or 0722205918/0736474005
M – PESA PAY BILL NR. 82386
The show at the Reef Hotel on 7th March 1500/- inclusive of cocktail
The show at the Little Theatre Club 500/-
Date: January 17, 2014
Venue: Nyali Cinemax
Time: 9 pm (come at 8 pm to hang with the cast)
Tickets – 500/=
Advance tickets available at Nyali Cinemax.
Screening Times Mombasa
Dates & Time: January 18 & 22 at 7 pm
Harrison, overworked and underpaid is looking for money for bride price. A ‘business’ opportunity presents itself when he gets the keys to the Company house. With the CEO away on holiday, he has access to a vacant fully furnished house. He decides to cash in… Easy money doesn’t always come cheap.
Starring: Lizz Njagah, Ian Mbugua, Gerald Langiri, Sarah Hassan, Helena Waithera, Lenana Kariba, Gitau Ngogoyo, Nice Githinji, Diana Nekoye, Lydia Gitachu, Auma Njagah, Sheila Kwamboka and Alex Konstantaras.
Filmed by the award winning D.O.P. John Wambugu. Directed by the award winning directors Alex Konstantaras & Aggie Nyagari and Produced by Historia Films
Screening Times Nairobi
Dates & Time: January 17-23, 2014 at 10 am & 5.30 pm
Highlights of Nairobi Premièr
Note: the movie is rated adults only 18+.