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Zanzibar International Film Festival, Jul. 9-17 2016 @ Stone town, Zanzibar

ZIFF 2016
Dates: July 9-17, 2016
Venue: Stone town, Zanzibar

June 30, 2016 at 6:06 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: There Are Worlds Out There They Never Told You About, Jul. 7-26 2016 @ Goethe Institut

There are Worlds Out There
Opening date: 7th July 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Nairobi
Admission: Free

Until: July 26, 2016

About
The exhibition ‘There Are Worlds Out There They Never Told You About’ by Jackie Karuti elaborately introduces the audience to her imagined worlds seemingly set in a galactic and underwater universe. It is a selection from Karuti’s latest work, an impressive collection of drawings, installations, videos, animations and text which depict evidence of other worlds in space, among the stars and perhaps even in the ocean.

There exists a myth about an underwater civilization descended from slaves thrown overboard during the middle passage from Africa to the Americas. Where do people who die away from ‘home’ go? What would it mean to migrate or run away to worlds that exist in our imagination? And if the present exists in a way that is not necessarily one in which you have agency, can you perhaps fly away to another time and space?

June 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

KNYO Fundraising Concert, Jul. 3 2016 @ the Kenya National Theatre

KYNO
Date: July 3, 2016
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: from 3 pm
Tickets: kes 1,000 (all tickets at the door)

All proceeds go towards BISYOC 2016

June 28, 2016 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

2nd Edition of the Food Market, Jul. 2 2016 @ Nairobi Arboretum

the Food Market
The second edition of The Food Market is taking place on the 2nd of July 2016, at The Nairobi Arboretum.

Date: July 2, 2016
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Tickets: KES 800 Advance and KES 1,000 at the Gate

June 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Play: A Lady from the Sea – by Henrik Ibsen, Jul. 1-3 2016 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Lady from the Sea
Dates: July 1-3, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Friday 6pm, Saturday 3pm & 6pm, Sunday 3pm & 6pm
Tickets: Advance Tickets kes 450, Gate tickets kes 600

Synopsis
Confronted by the skeletons in her closet, Elida Wema finds herself haunted by secrets from her past; secrets she thought so well hidden. A battle that puts the ideals of love, betrayal, temptation and marriage to the test ensues. With it, a tough decision has to be made: whether to stay with her old husband who loves her so much but with whom she feels like a prisoner or to follow a stranger whom she barely knows but promises her freedom, freedom that comes at a great cost.

June 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Night Out! Disco Boutiq, Jul. 1 2016 @ the Alchemist

Disco Boutiq
Date:July 1, 2016
Venue: The Alchemist Bar
Time: from 8 pm
Tickets: 1000/- KES

STRICTLY 21+

About
DISCO BOUTIQ is a new series of events that will mainly focus on promoting a wide variety of old and new African Dance Music through Live and DJ Acts. Our events aim to feature Artists and Music that we rarely get a chance to hear and see.

BATIDA
is the brainchild of Angolan/ Portuguese Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Music is the starting point but through dance, poetry, photography and video, Batida expands, taking in politics and social commentary but always bringing the party.

ZELALEM
is one of Nairobi’s sought after eclectic DJs who’s well-known for his wide array of African Music selection.

DISCO VUMBI
is a band that plays a fresh new form of Kenyan Dance Music created by one of Kenya’s newest innovative producer, Alai K, an artist recognized for his Hip Hop and Afro Fusion projects, will take you back to Kenya’s street disco-esque ways.

June 24, 2016 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: New Works & New Media by Dennis Muraguri, Jun. 29 – Jul. 23 2016 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dennis Muraguri at Circle Art
Opening: June 29, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Runs Until: July 23, 2016
Entry: Free

About
Muraguri has been working as an artist for 13 years and is mostly recognized for his body of work inspired by ‘matatu’ (Kenyan minibuses and vans that are the main mode of public transport). In this work, Muraguri explores urban culture of contemporary Nairobi. In his sculptures Muraguri works with recycled wood and metal to create a representation of the industrialization in Kenya.

June 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

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