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Storymoja Festival 2017: Black Peace, Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 2017 @ National Museum

Dates: September 27 – October 1, 2017
Venue: the National Museum of Kenya
Tickets:

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September 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

Literature Cafe: Papa Wemba and Black Dandy, Sept. 27 2017 @ Alliance Française

Papa Wemba | Image via Alliance Française, Nairobi


Date: September 27, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry

Join Didier Bokelo Bile, author of the biography, ‘Papa Wemba: icon of African music from generation to generation’ as he discusses the parallel worlds of ‘the man’ and the ‘artist’.

The King of Rhumba Rock, Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was also the undisputed king of the ‘sapeurs’.

September 15, 2017 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Pop-Up and Chill: Handmaker’s Market, Jul. 30 2017 @ 910 James Gichuru


Date: July 30, 2017
Venue: 910 James Gichuru
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Entry: Free

July 25, 2017 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Book Launch – Cartography and The Political Imagination: Mapping Community In Colonial Kenya, Jul. 28 2017 @ BIEA


Date: July 28, 2017
Venue: BIEA Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“Cartography and political imagination breaks new ground in Kenyan historiography. this detailed study argues that Luhyia ethnic architects used cartography to create a demographically indusive, politically prulalistic and progressive cosmopolitan community. it is refreshing to read a book on Kenya that does not focus on Mau Mau or the Kikuyu. MacArthur’s exemplary study of a regional history will be indespensable to scholars of ethnogenesis and cartography in Africa and elsewhere.”
– Kenda Mutongi, Williams College

July 24, 2017 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Book Launch and Art Exhibition: Visual Voices, Jul. 22 2017 @ Zen Gardens


Date: July 22, 2017
Venue: Zen Gardens
Time: from 2 pm
Tickets: Standard KES 2,500 and VIP 12,000

July 21, 2017 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Shades of Benga – The Story of Popular Music in Kenya, Jul. 12-29 2017 @ Alliance Française


Dates: July 12-29, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française, Ground Floor

July 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

Book Launch and Photo Exhibition: Shades of Benga – The Story of Popular Music in Kenya, Jul. 12 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: July 12, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

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Ketebul Music and the Alliance Française invite you to the launch of the historic book ‘Shades of Benga’ – the story of popular music in Kenya, from the 1940s to the present – produced by Ketebul Music, on Wed. 12th July at 6.30pm.

A unique occasion to discover the foundations of modern Kenyan music and look at external influences that helped shape new music styles.

Kenya’s popular music traces its origins to the end of the Second World War. The returning soldiers who had fought in India and Burma brought back home novel instruments that would shape the modern Kenyan sound; the accordion and the acoustic guitar.

A photo exhibition, featuring rare photos sourced from private collections, will take some on a nostalgic journey to the pioneering days of Kenyan music and others on an inspiring journey of discovery.

Combining historical facts and anecdotes, Tabu Osusa (founder of Ketebul Muisc and veteran musician and producer) together with Bill Odidi (radio producer and consultant on media and cultural memory projects) will give you invaluable insights into the music and the music icons that have captured the imagination of Kenyans for six decades.

A DJ on a vinyl turntable will have you moving to old classics in the presence of the pioneering musicians John Nzenze and Peter Akwabi.

July 11, 2017 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

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