Celebrating the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development W/ Japanese Drum Concert, Aug. 26 2016 @ Alliance Française
Through celebrating the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, The Embassy of Japan presents a Japanese Drum Concert on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 7.00 pm at the Alliance Francoise in Nairobi .
Gates open at 6.00pm.
In 2005, a young Japanese lady by the name Eriko Mukoyama visited Kenya and spent close to a year in a village in Western Kenya learning how to play the nyatiti, an eight-stringed lyre of the Luo community from nyatiti master Okumu K’Orengo. On graduating, she became the first female nyatiti player in the world, and Anyango was born.
Anyango became a household name in Kenya after she appeared on several TV stations and performed at the STOP AIDS Concert held in Kenya, hosted by the United Nations in 2007.
In September 2010, she released her debut solo album “Nyatiti Diva” which was ranked first on Tower Record’s World Music chart in Japan. She also performed at the fourth Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD IV). To date she has 5 albums to her name and has traveled and performed all over the world. She has also inspired numerous other female artists to take up the nyatiti.
In 2015 Anyango signed a deal with Ketebul Music that will see the label release and distribute her music in the region. She also recorded a number of songs with Kenge Kenge and Makadem, which will be featured in a compilation album called Anyango. The Safari of Eriko Mukayama which will be released by Ketebul Music in August 2016.
Seasoned singer and songwriter, June Gachui will be launching her debut album dubbed “Twenty Years” on 30th August at the newly refurbished Kenya National Theatre.
Get ready to attend the show of a lifetime soaking in all the Nyummy music you can as June Gachui takes to stage with her unrivalled passion, vocal prowess and stage charm.
Limited Tickets available online at http://www.junegachui.com/events/tickets/
Ksh.3,500 for regular ticket and Ksh.5,000 for VIP.
Gates open at 7pm.
Hii Chapter Ni Yetu Concert: W/ Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band, Aug. 27 2016 @ Alliance Française
Performances by: Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band
Also Conversation with Rtd Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga
The 2016 edition of the Slum Film Festival, taking place from 22nd to 26th August, focuses on the various achievements that have been made in the past decade through the Millennium Development Goals, and aims to promote citizen engagement with regards to the newly formulated Sustainable Development Goals.
For 5 days, the communities in Mathare, Kibera, Kawangware and Mukuru will be treated to a repertoire of films from 70 countries around the world – some of which were nominated in the festival and others that are pre-selected for screening by the 2016 panel of judges. The community screenings will focus on short stories representing and exploring slum realities.
For more information on the 2016 edition of the Slum Film Festival: http://www.slumfilmfestival.net/about-sff2016/