Date: May 30, 2015
Venue: The Elephant. No 3. Kanjata Road off James Gichuru, next to Msongari School
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Tickets: Advance Tickets Kshs 1,000. Gate Tickets Kshs 1,500
Tel. Contact: 0701 047 288
SARABI, the electric, engaging, emotional and hard hitting Kenyan band have been invited, in collaboration with Culture Connect, to perform at Roskilde Festival 2015 in Denmark (http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/ ).
Roskilde Festival is the largest music festival in Northern Europe and this year will be held on July 1-4, 2015, where SARABI will be playing alongside some of the world’s leading musicians, in a festival which will see 166 artists from 32 different countries perform. SARABI’S European tour will also include Africa Oyé Festival in Liverpool, UK (http://africaoye.com/)
SARABI will be in concert at The Elephant, in Lavington Nairobi, on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 from 7pm – 11pm to celebrate their tour.
You can also participate in SARABI’s tour by sponsoring their trip directly to their Paybill, Business number 988652, Account number ‘SARABI’ (in caps). Mpesa Transaction charges apply.
Your M-Pesa transaction confirmation message will read as follows:
‘CONFIRMATION NUMBER’ Confirmed. Kshs ‘AMOUNT’ sent to CULTURE CONNECT (NGO) for account SARABI on ‘DATE’ at ‘TIME’….
2015 marks the 24th anniversary of the Festival. The identity of European cinema has been evolving with local, national and global influences shaping the aesthetics.
The Festival presents 22 critically acclaimed European films from 15 European countries and 2 ACP countries showing a multi-cultural 21st century Europe with enriching, educating and entertaining content.
Mindspeak: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Stephen Jennings of Tatu City, May 30 2015 @ Intercontinental Hotel – Nairobi
Date: May 30, 2015
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9.30 am for 10 am – 12 noon
Guest Speaker: Stephen Jennings – Tatu City
Fundraising Art Exhibition: in Support of Mukuru Slum Football Team Trip to Sweden, May 29 – 31 2015 @ Kuona Trust
Participating Artists: Alex Mbevo, Adam Masava, Mike Kyalo, Patrick Mukabi, Robinson Omweri, Onyis Martin, Googz Weche Mukona, Robert Ngatia and many more.
All paintings will go for KES 4,000/- (own works from Kenya’s ;eading visual artist’s while supporting a worthwhile cause)
Read about the campaign here
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org | +254701441170
After staging a successful original rendition of Maya Angelou’s poetry in the musical The Caged bird sings, Tone Theatre productions is staging a new musical Obama -Dreams From a father the month of July (July 14-July 20 2015).
The musical written and directed by award-winning journalist George Orido, will be staged in Nairobi as part of activities to welcome U.S President Barack Obama in his first visit of the country while in office as Head of state.
According to Mr Orido, the production will be celebrating diversity and inclusivity in public affairs management.
“Since we all know Obama was elected President in a country where Blacks are a minority, the message is crucial to Kenyans who have used the ‘Tyranny of Numbers’ to discriminate a great section of society,” he explains.
The play will also carry a message of hope in the middle of despair and seek peaceful solutions to the many unending conflicts in Kenya.
Obama – Dreams From a Father will be rendered in a number of scenes abut in one act telling the story of Obama’s search for identity, his life in college and political organizing in Chicago where he launched his political career.
But most importantly it will tell a Kenyan story of Obama senior and his search for quality education that landed him in Hawaii where he met Obama’s mother.
In 2008, Orido had put together Obama The musical to celebrate Obama’s quick ascend to the most powerful political seat in the Globe.
Then Americans were in the thick of campaigns to elect a new President to succeed the incumbent George W. Bush Jnr and the excitement of the first ever African American President were high engulfing the whole world.
Six years down the line, Obama is not only credited for the dramatic economic recovery but also for a raft of legislative changes including that of Obamacare and most recently the immigration laws that would allow illegal immigrants become legit.
Obama-In the Dreams of a Father will drop colorful characters like John McCain and Sarah Plain and replace them with such characters as Birth-er Donald Trump and the 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner.
Tone Theatre is known for its other past productions including Lwanda Magere, Loud Whispers, Man Na Warrruokne among other original performances.
Some of the music is original compositions by Ohanglaman Makadem, Evans Mbinji, Maestro Nicholas Moipei and diva Suzanna Owiyo.
The cast is mix of young and seasoned actors including Claire Etaba and Ohanglaman Makadem.
About the Author and Director of OBAMA-In the Dreams of a Father – GEORGE O. ORIDO
Mr. George Orido is a celebrated playwright, producer, actor and award-winning journalist with The Standard Group with immense experience in local and international stage.
Opening and Private View: Sunday, 31 May 2015, 11am to 5pm
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery
The exhibition runs until 24 June 2015.
Time: Open every day from 11am to 5pm, except Mondays and Public Holidays.
Anthony Okello’s exhibitions are always eagerly awaited and this one is no exception. It comprises new oil paintings along with a series he has been working on with his brother, Peter Walala. Anthony paints his mythological figures in oil paint on a background of Peter’s patchwork of clothes labels which have been painstakingly sewn together.
First seen at the Manjano Festival, one of these works won first prize.
Find out more about Anthony Okello and the Exhibition here.
Exhibition: Art from Jinja Uganda by Mazemu Wilber, May 22 – Jun. 30 2015 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum
Dates: May 22 – June 30, 2015
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (Daily)
Normal museum rates apply