African Goddesses Dance Series, from Jan. 19 2019 @ Bric a Brac Gallery – Karen


African traditions from the West to East and the diaspora have female deities who embody unique traits. These deities or goddesses represent various aspects and possibilities of feminine being, and of nature.

In this 15 week dance series we will explore the traits represented by African goddesses and reflect on how we embody these ourselves. Through dance, song, reflective practices and improvisation we will come to know and more fully inhabit our own divine feminine.

Date and time: Saturday 9.30 – 11 am starting January 19th 2019
Venue: Bric a Brac gallery, Karen
Full series cost: 12,000.
First session is open as a taster for 1,000 KES.
Email wakamonji[at]gmail.com to reserve your space.
More info: https://web.facebook.com/DanceWithWangui/

*Series is open to all genders
**Series maximum 15 people
***Concessions are available – reach out (to wakamonji[at]gmail.com) if you need one.

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January 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Fine Art Exhibition ft. Mary Ogembo and Dale Kotengo, from Jan. 26 2019 @ Bric a Brac – Langata Road


Date: from January 26, 2019
Venue: Bric a Brac, Langata Road
Time: from 2 pm

January 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday featuring D’Bass Ganun (Qanun Player from Tanzania), Jan. 23 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi


Date: January 23, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

The 1st Showcase Wed. of the year will feature the qanun player D’Bass Ganun from Tanzania, incorporating this ancient Egyptian string instrument into the vibrant traditional music of the Ndengeleko from Rufiji.

About
Mbwana Mtulia, also known as D’bass Ganun, is a talented Tanzanian singer, songwriter, bassist and Qanun (Ganun) player. The Ganun is a 10th Century ancient Egyptian string instrument.

D’bass picked up an interest in the instrument from his late father, a Qanun maestro, who tutored him. D’bass’s Ndengeleko tribe (from the island town of Rufiji) incorporated the instrument into their vibrant traditional music to create a unique contemporary sound that delivers a memorable listening experience.

January 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Yoga Mash Up, Jan. 26 2019 @ Acacia Studios – Viking House


Date: January 26, 2019
Venue: Acacia Studios – Viking House
Time: 1.30-3 pm

We’re back with another edition of this fun hangout where we freestyle with yoga & dance. Grab your friends and come meet with our fantastic instructors:

~ YoD (Your own Determination)
~ Partner Yoga
~ AfroDance

The class time is 1:30 – 3:00pm but there will be some refreshments so you can come early or hang back a bit later & just enjoy getting to know our community.

Fees: FREE!!

*hire of a mat is only ksh 50 or bring your own

Seasoned and advanced yogis are all welcome.

January 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

Photos from Kilifi New Year 2019 Festival at Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi

The Burn at Kilifi New Year, Jan. 2 2019 | by NairobiNow


Photos from Kilifi New Year 2019:
Photos from the three stages, namely; the Main Stage (link), Umoja Stage (link) and Hidden Valley Stage (link).
Photos (link) from the Burn!

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: A Colourful Connection – A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange, Until Jan. 27 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi


Dates: Until 27 January 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi, Loita/Monrovia Streets

About
A COLOURFUL CONNECTION: A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange – Live concert, live painting, exhibition, video projection presented by Switch-A-Roo featuring French and Kenyan visual artists and musicians.

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Photos from Day 1 of Diani Beach Festival (ft. Sauti Sol) at Diani Beach Club, Diani – Ukunda

Diani Beach Festival Photos | by NairobiNow


Full set of photos from Day 1 – December 29, 2018 – of the Diani Beach Festival, available here.

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Geco Live ft. Venessa Pym + Benn Kahrist, Jan. 31 2019 @ Geco Cafe, Lavington – Next to Geco Carwash


Date: January 31, 2019
Venue: Geco Cafe, Lavington – Next to Geco Carwash
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

January 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

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