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Spoken Live Thursday, June 4 2015 @ the Juniper Kitchen – Muthangari Drive

Spoken Word Thursday
Date: June 4, 2015
Venue: the Juniper Kitchen – Muthangari Drive
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

May 27, 2015 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Pop Up after Kazi, Beba Edition, May 29 2015 @ the Bus – Muthithi Road Westlands

Pop Up Beba Beba

May 27, 2015 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Storymoja Festival Careerpedia Edition 2015, May 28-30 2015 @ Nakuru

Storymoja Fest Nakuru
Dates: May 28-30, 2015
Venue: Kenya National Library Service, Nakuru Branch
Tickets: KES 1000
Storymoja Cover Nakuru

May 27, 2015 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Mindspeak: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Stephen Jennings of Tatu City, May 30 2015 @ Intercontinental Hotel – Nairobi


Date: May 30, 2015
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9.30 am for 10 am – 12 noon

Guest Speaker: Stephen Jennings – Tatu City

Interesting Reads
1. Tatu City & Vision 2030 – Bankelele
2. Tatu City Gets Muddy – Bankelele

May 26, 2015 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Fundraising Art Exhibition: in Support of Mukuru Slum Football Team Trip to Sweden, May 29 – 31 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Adams Charity Exhibition
Dates: May 29-31, 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust Art Centre

Participating Artists: Alex Mbevo, Adam Masava, Mike Kyalo, Patrick Mukabi, Robinson Omweri, Onyis Martin, Googz Weche Mukona, Robert Ngatia and many more.

All paintings will go for KES 4,000/- (own works from Kenya’s ;eading visual artist’s while supporting a worthwhile cause)

Read about the campaign here


For more information contact southbunited@gmail.com | +254701441170

May 26, 2015 at 10:48 am 1 comment

Tone Theatre to stage a Musical in honor of President Obama, Jul. 14-20 2015 @ Nairobi

After staging a successful original rendition of Maya Angelou’s poetry in the musical The Caged bird sings, Tone Theatre productions is staging a new musical Obama -Dreams From a father the month of July (July 14-July 20 2015).
The musical written and directed by award-winning journalist George Orido, will be staged in Nairobi as part of activities to welcome U.S President Barack Obama in his first visit of the country while in office as Head of state.

According to Mr Orido, the production will be celebrating diversity and inclusivity in public affairs management.
“Since we all know Obama was elected President in a country where Blacks are a minority, the message is crucial to Kenyans who have used the ‘Tyranny of Numbers’ to discriminate a great section of society,” he explains.
The play will also carry a message of hope in the middle of despair and seek peaceful solutions to the many unending conflicts in Kenya.

Obama – Dreams From a Father will be rendered in a number of scenes abut in one act telling the story of Obama’s search for identity, his life in college and political organizing in Chicago where he launched his political career.

But most importantly it will tell a Kenyan story of Obama senior and his search for quality education that landed him in Hawaii where he met Obama’s mother.

In 2008, Orido had put together Obama The musical to celebrate Obama’s quick ascend to the most powerful political seat in the Globe.

Then Americans were in the thick of campaigns to elect a new President to succeed the incumbent George W. Bush Jnr and the excitement of the first ever African American President were high engulfing the whole world.
Six years down the line, Obama is not only credited for the dramatic economic recovery but also for a raft of legislative changes including that of Obamacare and most recently the immigration laws that would allow illegal immigrants become legit.

Obama-In the Dreams of a Father will drop colorful characters like John McCain and Sarah Plain and replace them with such characters as Birth-er Donald Trump and the 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner.

Tone Theatre is known for its other past productions including Lwanda Magere, Loud Whispers, Man Na Warrruokne among other original performances.

Some of the music is original compositions by Ohanglaman Makadem, Evans Mbinji, Maestro Nicholas Moipei and diva Suzanna Owiyo.

Ohanglaman Makadem | Photo by Njathika

Ohanglaman Makadem | Photo by Njathika


The cast is mix of young and seasoned actors including Claire Etaba and Ohanglaman Makadem.

About the Author and Director of OBAMA-In the Dreams of a Father – GEORGE O. ORIDO
Mr. George Orido is a celebrated playwright, producer, actor and award-winning journalist with The Standard Group with immense experience in local and international stage.

May 26, 2015 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Madaraka Day Eve: Super Soul W/ DJ Adrian, May 31 2015 @ Carnivore

Super Soul Madaraka Eve 15

May 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

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