Exhibition: Photographs by Paul Kariuki Munene (Quaint Photography), Oct. 8-31 2020 @ Alliance Française

Dates: October 8-31, 2020

Venue: Alliance Française

The ubiquitous Paul Kariuki Munene, impossible to miss at concerts around Nairobi, presents a selection of thirty black and white photos of live music events at the Alliance Française.

Were it not for Paul, Nairobi would not have an archive of music events.  We applaud the photographer’s dedication to documenting Nairobi’s evolving live concerts’ scene over the last ten years.  These photos are published regularly on his Facebook page, ‘Quaint Photography’.

Paul’s fascination for black and white photography goes back to his childhood.  He loved the cool black and white photos of his parents’ wedding and those 1960s black and white studio portraits.

Having started with a point and shoot camera on a visit to Lamu in 2004, Paul has gradually mastered his craft and graduated to the latest digital technology.  Paul is a freelance photographer and works with PR companies, brands, and development agencies.

October 6, 2020 at 8:10 pm 1 comment

Kikwetu Festival: The Drive in Experience, Oct. 3-4 2020 @ the Carnivore Grounds

Dates: October 3-4, 2020
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 11 am Onwards

October 3, 2020 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Karibu Korea: Screening: Korean Film Online, Oct. 1-31 2020

Dates: October 1-31, 2020
Medium: https://karibukorea.co.ke/k-film-online/

October 2, 2020 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Jam Locked In: Concert and Interview ft. Lulu Abdalla, Oct. 2 2020 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi’ YouTube Channel

Date: October 2, 2020
Medium: YouTube & Facebook
Time: 8 PM

October 1, 2020 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Online Cultural Exhibition: Karibu Korea by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Kenya, Oct. 1-31 2020

Dates: October 1-31, 2020
Medium: www.karibukorea.co.ke

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosts an annual cultural week hosting various events at various venues. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year we present an online cultural exhibition, ‘Karibu Korea’.

The expedition will re-introduce the Kenyan audience to Korean culture and will showcase Korea’s cuisine, landmarks, online art exhibitions and popular Korean films.

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Strong!

October 1, 2020 at 6:52 am Leave a comment

Webinar: Copyright in Kenya w/ Liz Lenjo & Catherine Mujomba, Oct. 2 2020

Date: October 2, 2020
Medium: Zoom
Time: 4 PM (EAT)

Registration link: urlz.fr/dSjO

October 1, 2020 at 6:51 am Leave a comment

Screening: UNSEEN Nairobi: MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. – A Film by Steve Loveridge, Sept. 26 & 27 2020 @ The Rooftop, Wood Avenue Plaza

Date: September 26 & 27, 2020
Venue: The Rooftop, Wood Avenue Plaza
Time: 2.30 pm
Tickets: Kes 650/-. (email: info@unseen-nairobi.com to book a ticket)

For more information, visit https://www.unseen-nairobi.com/unseen-nairobi

PS: Part of Unseen Nairobi’s September Family Screenings, is the hilarious animated family film Ratatouille. Sat & Sun at noon. Free entrance, but reservation required.

September 24, 2020 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Solo Exhibition by Elias Mung’ora, Sept. 26 – Oct. 18 2020 @ One Off Contemporary

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, September 26 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Until October 18, 2020 (Gallery Open Tuesday through Sunday)

One Off Gallery is delighted to host a solo exhibition for Elias Mung’ora. The show comprises vintage Mung’ora acrylic on canvas works; urban life at its most intense, huddles of people populate the surfaces, whispering, conspiring and consoling. Times are tough and Mung’ora paints the front line of economic hardship but also portrays our famous Kenyan resilience and ingenuity.

These people are survivors, brilliantly observed and represented in acrylic on canvas by Mung’ora.

Please note that masks are mandatory around the gallery.

September 23, 2020 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Landscapes and Portraits by Coster Ojwang, Sept. 18 – Oct. 28 2020 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until October 28, 2020
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

September 23, 2020 at 7:58 am Leave a comment

TBC Book Club – Virtual Meetup with Wanjiru Koinange (Author of The Havoc of Choice) & Hosted by Angela Wachuka, Sept. 12 2020

Date: September 12, 2020
Medium: Zoom

Registration Link

September 9, 2020 at 11:54 am Leave a comment

Live Stream: Dunda Live with Wanja Wohoro, Sept. 11 2020

Date: September 11, 2020
Medium: DundaLive.Com
Streaming Token: KES 200 (Buy Goods: 564305)
Time: 8 pm

September 9, 2020 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Solo Exhibition: Small Things to Consider by Agnes Waruguru, Sept. 10 – Oct. 9 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Small Things to Consider Solo Exhibition by Agnes Waruguru. | Image via the Gallery.

Dates: September 10 – October 9, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 10 am – 4 pm

“I want the show to uplift the importance of paying attention to the things around you, valuing your perspective. In a way, this is about ritual. It was really about taking walks every day, collecting things, and making based on a place. I hope it does justice to the time I spent in Lamu letting chance lead the way, being present and mindful. It is considering small things, having faith.” – Agnes Waruguru

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Web Series: Shades of Benga by Ketebul, Every Fortnight Starting Sept. 9 2020 @ Ketebul Music and AF Facebook Pages and YouTube Channels

Première: Wednesday, September 9 2020
Medium: https://youtube.com/user/KETEBULMUSIC
Time: 8 PM

This is a web series highlighting the story of #Kenya’s popular music between 1946 and 2016. It is based on the book ‘Shades of Benga’ featuring over 400 photographs, that was launched in 2017 by Ketebul Music.

It traces the roots of Kenya’s popular music from its origins, the end of the Second World War, to date.

The first episode will première on Wed. 9 Sept. at 8pm on the AF and Ketebul Music Facebook and Youtube channels.

September 9, 2020 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Time and Other Constructs II by Michael Musyoka, Aug. 29 – Sept. 20 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Dates: August 29 – September 20, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

August 29, 2020 at 4:35 am Leave a comment

Digital Concert: Kenya Ni Yetu Live, Aug. 29 2020 @ All Major TV Stations and on Yetu Live

Dates: August 29, 2020
Medium: Yetu Live (https://yetulive.com/)
Time: from 8 PM

August 29, 2020 at 4:35 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Lattices from Camille Wekesa, Until Oct. 18 2020 @ Redhill Art Gallery

Lattices from Camille Wekesa | Via Redhill Art Gallery

Dates: Until October 18, 2020
Venue: Redhill #Art Gallery


August 26, 2020 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Manyatta Screenings: Short Films Screening, Aug. 27 – 30 2020 @ YouTube Live

Dates: August 27 – 30, 2020
Medium: YouTube Live (https://youtube.com/c/ManyattaScreenings)
Time: 7.30 – 9 PM

Screening Schedule

August 26, 2020 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Open Restitution Africa Launch: Webinar with Dr. Njoki Ngumi, Aug. 26 2020

Date: August 26, 2020
Medium: Live stream on YouTube (https://youtube.com/channel/UCg6riahrlU-psIkgqlY7_VA)
Time: 6 PM (EAT)

FMI -> http://thisisthenest.com/news/2020/8/25/open-restitution-africa-launch-webinar-with-dr-njoki-ngumi

August 26, 2020 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: Fair Play Live – Call for Anti-Corruption Music Videos

Apply here
Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

The Fair Play Competition is about original songs by young bands (18-35 years) on the on the theme of anti-corruption, integrity and fighting for social justice.

Bands are invited to submit their anti-corruption music videos online and the best two band(s) will be flown to Busan, South Korea to perform and participate in the International Anti-corruption Conference (IACC) that takes place in a different country every 2 years.

August 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Sauti Sol’s Mid-Night Train (VE) Album Launch, Aug. 22 2020

Date: August 22, 2020
Medium: YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/sautisol)
Time: 9 PM (EAT)

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Showcase Wednesday w/ Shamsi Music, Aug. 19 2020 @ Alliance Française’ Facebook Page

Date: Wednesday 19 August, 2020
Medium: .@AFNairobi’s Facebook Page – https://facebook.com/Alliance.Francaise.Nairobi/…
Time: 7.30pm

Shamsi Music is an afro-jazz fusion band formed in 2014 by pianist, composer and musical director Paul Mbithi with Samwel ‘Laka’ Waithaka, a veteran saxophonist and Michael Munene, Immanuel Mohol, Kenn ‘Biggie’ Njoroge and George Nyoro. The band’s sound represents the best of Kenyan traditional rhythms and melodies reinterpreted through modern jazz.

Shamsi is Arabic for “Sun” as the group would like to be warmly capturing the heart, mind and soul of their listeners.


August 18, 2020 at 5:32 am Leave a comment

Cover Song Contest: Swahili Girl by Gilad Millo by Aug. 31 2020

Deadline: August 31, 2020

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Inaugural Tigoni Farmers Market Day, August 19 2020 @ Thayu Farm Hotel – Opposite Limuru Country Club

Date: August 19, 2020
Venue: Thayu Farm Hotel – Opposite Limuru Country Club

We invite you to join us as we showcase and sell the freshest veggies, fruits and more produce from the local farmers & small business owners.

August 15, 2020 at 8:15 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Sex and the City IV by Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga, Aug. 17 – Sept. 19 2020 @ Alliance Française

Date: Opening August 17, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française

Until September 19, 2020

Visual satire or not? Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga return with Sex and the City IV. The exhibition is a mirror play of humour and sobriety. Using their art as social commentary, Soi and Ogonga share their fascination with the city’s night life in these pandemic times.

In-person visits welcome to the Alliance Française gallery while maintaining the necessary safety protocols.

August 15, 2020 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Gilad and SuperBand Live Stream, Aug. 8 2020

Date: August 8, 2020
Medium: Studio Tisa’s IGTV, Facebook Page and YouTube Channel
Time: 9.30 pm

by StudioTisa

August 3, 2020 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: By Tindi, Until Aug. 21 2020 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery

Dates: August 21, 2020
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

August 3, 2020 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Documentary Film & Music Compilation: Sauti ft. Awilo Mike, Gargar, Kamanu M’tuamwari & Michel Ongaro


Sauti is a documentary film and music compilation by Ketebul Music that tells the personal experiences of 5 musicians who due to their personal circumstances find themselves facing discrimination and marginalization.

These artists find themselves sidelined and stigmatized either because of their physical disability, religious beliefs, sexual identity or ethnicity. Their human rights continue to be violated and curtailed by the society and the decision makers.

July 17, 2020 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Covid 19 – Social Distancing, Jul. 18 – Aug. 23 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Dates: July 18 – August 23, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

July 16, 2020 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Sauti za Busara Music Festival: Call for Artists 2021 – Scheduled for Feb. 11-14, 2021

Date: By July 31, 2020
Find details of the call, here.

July 16, 2020 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Wheels of Life by Evans Ngure, Jul. 6-31 2020 @ Alliance Francaise

Dates: July 6-31 2020
Venue: Alliance Francaise

Evans breathes life into an assortment of discarded material and found objects to create sculptures, collages and other function art.

Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from Kenyatta University. He is also known for his quirky jewelry.

July 8, 2020 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

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