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Festival: Black History Month, Feb. 26-27 2011 @ Paa ya Paa, Ridgeways & Village Mkt

Black History Month established in 1976 – now celebrated nationally and internationally in February – is the fruitful vision of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Part of the aim of Black History is to recognize significant contributions to society made by people with African heritage.

Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre celebrates Black History Month with a host of activities and special Black History film showings at different venues. Sponsored by Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre, Friends of Paa Ya Paa and The American Embassy, movie viewings are open to the public.
At Paa Ya Paa, viewers can also enjoy a Walk Thru Black History Photo Exhibit and a Finale Program of music, singing, dancing and drumming

Dates: February 26-27, 2011
Film and Discussion Venues:

Date: February 26, 2011
Venue: Ridgeways Baptist Church
Movie: Martin Luther King
Time: 5pm

Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Village Market
Movie: Martin Luther King
Time: 9am

Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
Movies: Neshoba, Soundtrack to a Revolution
Time: 12pm

Closing Events: Film, Performance, Art and Photo Exhibition
Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
The finale performance is at 3 p.m. with American vocalist Karen Davidson, the Nairobi Chamber Chorus, the African Nazarene University, Michel Ongaro, Grandmaster Masese, Kachumbari and other local Kenyan artists set the stage for a memorable event.

NB: The art exhibit [Walk Thru Black History Photo Exhibit] will remain open until March 13, 2011.

This year’s theme: The story of a people-Reflection on Black History

February 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Manjano-Perceptions of Nairobi, Feb. 9-19 2011 @ Village Market

The GoDown Arts Centre in conjunction with The Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture would like to invite you to the official opening of Manjano.

Manjano is an annual Nairobi Province Visual Arts Exhibition which exhibits paintings, sculptures and mixed media by established, emerging and young visual artists based in Nairobi

Date: February 9, 2011
Venue: The Village Market (Former Enkarasha Store, Ground Floor)
Time: 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: February 9-19, 2011
Entry: Free

Manjano is organized under the auspices of the Nairobi Provincial Cultural Office.

Contact information: Tel, +254 (020) 555770, email,

February 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: East Meets West 2010, until Nov 8 2010 @ Village Market

This exhibition underscore over a decade long partnership of exposition between Caroline Monda, a Kenyan designer and Martin Dartey, a Ghanaian painter.

The show reveals the differences and similarities of their individual and cultural backgrounds. As well as a revealing the common threads which runs through this uniquely African experience. The exhibition is a careful collection of the various styles and genres which reflect the rich, accumulative experience of the two creative people. Furthermore, it reveals a new direction and awareness of art especially as objects of collection and means of investment.

Both Carol and Martin live and work in Nairobi, Kenya.

October 29, 2010 at 12:42 am Leave a comment

American Women Association’s Fundraiser: Bowling/Pool Tournament, Sep 18 2010 @ Village Market

September 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: Different Strokes, Sept. 17-19 2010 @ Village Market

Venue: The Village Market (Exhibition hall)
Date: September 17-19, 2010
Time: 8am-7pm
Entry: Free

‘Different Strokes’ is an art exhibition by Sammy Lutaya
For more information: Call +254722265210

September 16, 2010 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Art is Our Special Ability, Aug 20-22 2010 @ Village Market

Art Exhibition hosted by
Kenya Community Centre for Learning

Theme: Art is our Special Ability

Venue: Village Market
Dates: August 20-22 2010

Art by students with special needs,

Supporting Artists: Charles Ngatia, Patrick Mukabi, Dickens Otieno, Tom Mboya, A. Awiti, B. Kimwele, M. Onyi, J. Orina, Toti, Kinde & Martin Mwaura

August 20, 2010 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Soapstone Sculptures, Aug 13-23 @ Village Market

Soapstone Sculpture by Peter Opondo

Date: August 13-23 2010
Venue: Old Exhibition hall, Village Market, Gigiri
Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm daily
Entry: Free

For more on Peter Opondo’s work

August 11, 2010 at 9:01 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Colour Language, Jul 15-26 2010 @ Village Market

Visual Art Exhibition by

James Mutisya and Moses Muigai

Venue: Village Market (Main Exhibition Hall)
Date: July 15-26 2010
Time: 8am-7pm Daily
Entrance: Free

Contacts: 0733 888 566/0726 967531 and 0733 220824/0710 256677 for James and Moses respectively

July 10, 2010 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Lake Basin Art Group, Jun 23- Jul 6 2010 @ Village Market

Lake Basin Art Group
Opening Date: June 23 2010 at 6.00 pm
Venue: Village Market
Exhibition runs from: June 23-July 1 2010

The exhibition got extended until 6th July 2010 at the village Markets Old hall. It features TAKATAKA TREASURE ART where art is created from Takataka(TRASH),hence the name. Do rush there for great art pieces at great prices. for more info. call + 254 733 609 511/ 715 011 524.

July 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm 2 comments

Exhibit: Lake Basin Arts Group, until May 5 2009 @ Village Market

for info: pmilenye[at]

April 30, 2009 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

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