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

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

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

About
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

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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

https://artworkarchive.com/rooms/camille-wekesa/549418

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

About
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)

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

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.

#OnlineLive

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

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

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 Leave a 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


About

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

About
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

Nairobi Premiere: The Legend of Lwanda Magere – A Kwame Nyong’o Short Film, Mar. 21 2020 @ Karen Village Arts Centre


Date: March 21, 2020
Venue: Karen Village Arts Centre
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

March 12, 2020 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition: Artists’ Interpretations of the City in the Sun, Mar. 14 – Apr. 13 2020 @ Village Market


Opening: March 14, 2020
Venue: Village Market
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

Until April 13, 2020

Organised by the GoDown Arts Centre

March 12, 2020 at 10:10 am 1 comment

Out of Town: Lamu Yoga Festival, Mar. 4-8 2020 @ Lamu


Dates: March 4-8, 2020
Venue: Lamu

March 2, 2020 at 11:04 am 1 comment

Concert: African Tour Prize by Céline Banza, Mar. 5 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: March 5, 2020
Venue: Alliance Francaise Gardens
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

Winner of the 2019 Radio France Internationale Discovery Award, the Congolese singer, Céline Banza, will be in Nairobi as part of her African tour prize with her 5-man band.

Céline Banza sings folk-inspired ballads in Ngbandi, a language spoken in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. She studied musicology at the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa and is working on her debut album to be released later this year.

March 2, 2020 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Live Afro-Fusion Music: Rabuko Sessions ft. Fadhilee, Mar. 4 2020 @ Rabuko Bistro, The Mall, Ground Floor – Westlands


Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Venue: Rabuko Bistro, The Mall – Westlands
Time: from 7.30 pm
Entry: Free

February 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

Kwani? Open Mic – March Edition Ft. Ogutu Muraya, Mar. 3 2020 @ IMAX Cinema, Mama Ngina Street (CBD Nairobi)


MC: Akinyi Oluoch

Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: IMAX Cinema, Mama Ngina Street (CBD Nairobi)
Entry: Kes 1000 at the door. Advance tickets at Kes 800*. Early Bird Tickets at Kes 500. (Get tickets on mookh.com)

*Advance ticketing closes at 6 pm.

About Ogutu
Ogutu Muraya is a writer and theater maker whose work is embedded in the practice of Orature. He studied International Relations at USIU-Africa and graduated in 2016 with a Master in Arts at the Amsterdam University of the Arts – DAS Theatre. He has been published in the Kwani? Journal, Chimurenga Chronic, Rekto:Verso and Etcetera Magazine. His performative works & storytelling have featured in several theatres and festivals including- La Mama (NYC), The Hay Festival (Wales), HIFA (Harare), NuVo Arts Festival (Kampala), Storymoja Festival (Nairobi), Spoken Wor:l:ds (Berlin), Globe to Globe Festival (London), Ranga Shankara (Bangalore), Afrovibes Festival (Amsterdam), Spielart (Munich), Theatre is Must Forum (Alexandria), Theatre Commons (Tokyo) among others.

Ogutu is a recipient of The Eric Brassem Exchange Certificat. He was recognized as a talent in the 2017- 2018 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst – 3 Package Deal.

His latest solo performance ‘Because I Always Feel Like Running’ was nominated for – The ZKB Patronage Award and ZKB Audience Award during the 39th edition of Zürcher Theater Spektakel, in Zurich.

February 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

Trio Ethio Blues & Bass w/ Etenesh Wassie, Sebastien Bacquias & Mathieu Sourisseau, Feb. 26 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: February 26, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

February 21, 2020 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Live Afro/Coastal Beats: Rabuko Sessions ft. Lulu Abdalla, Feb. 26 2020 @ Rabuko Bistro, The Mall, Ground Floor – Westlands


Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Venue: Rabuko Bistro, The Mall – Westlands
Time: from 7.30 pm
Entry: Free

About
Said Abdallah AKA Lulu Abdallah was born in Mombasa in Likoni Mtongwe. The passion for music started very early when he used to see his father play the guitar which he later gave him as a present for his tenth birthday. From then music has been Abdallah’s passion till now.

Abdallah moved to Nairobi to study more about music and that’s where his music career started. Beginning with a traditional dance troupe Abdallah started traveling abroad with different groups as a percussionist, started to learn guitar and improving his vocal ability.

Abdallah’s music is fused with strong vocals and rhythms, he sings in Digo, Luhya, English, Swahili, and little French, musically versatile from jazz, to rhumba, to salsa, to reggae, to Latin music, to local rhythms. He released his debut album Thembassa in 2014.

Lulu Abdallah is coming on with full force doing what he loves the most music…

February 19, 2020 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Almost Vanishing Africa by Timothy Brooke, Feb. 29 – Mar. 29 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree


Opening: February 29, 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Until March 29, 2020

One Off is always delighted to hold an exhibition of spectacular paintings by veteran conservation artist, Timothy Brooke, who is undeniably ‘at the top of his game’ and painting like never before.

‘Almost vanishing Africa’ opens on 29th February. This show offers vignettes of a continent undergoing change so swiftly, that much of its natural wealth will shortly be a distant memory for us; something our grandchildren will only read about.

PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday, 29 February – 12 noon to 5 pm

February 14, 2020 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

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