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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 Leave a 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

About
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

Lecture: The Big Conservation Lie! Inaugural Talk by Dr. Mordecai Ogada & John Mbaria, May 20 2017 @ National Museum


Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the unspeakable in Museums

Date & time: Saturday 20 May 2017, from 4 pm
Cost: Adult Ksh 400, Student Ksh 200
Advance payment options: Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019, Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

About
This will be an inaugural talk by Dr. Mordecai Ogada and John Mbaria, based on their recently published book – The big conservation lie!

National Museums of Kenya is a leading conservation institution and a platform for intellectual discourse on every issue cultural, heritage conservation.

So what is the lie?

Join us!

Bookings: 0724 255 299, 0780 755 231 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org, Wireless: 020 2339158

May 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch & Photo Exhibition: Everyday Africa, May 10-28 2017 @ Alliance Française


Opening: May 10, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

Until: May 28, 2017

EVERYDAY AFRICA
Everyday Africa is a collective of 30 photographers sharing images of daily life (in many forms and from across the continent) on a shared Instagram feed in an effort to transcend the usual clichés that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. The project began in 2012 and has since sparked a global movement – there are dozens of “Everyday” projects focused on broadening our understanding of cities, countries, regions, and continents worldwide.

This exhibition is organized on the occasion of the African Launch of their new book ‘Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent’.

At the launch, a theatrical performance will bring to life this social media project, using the comments and conversations sparked by the photography on Instagram as source for the script.

The featured photographers are: Nana Kofi Acquah, Jana Asenbrennerová, Girma Berta, Guillaume Bonn, Barry Christianson, Daouda Corera, Peter DiCampo, Edward Echwalu, Laura El-Tantawy, Yagazie Emezi, Andrew Esiebo, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, Jane Hahn, Idil Ibrahim, Mahmoud Khattab, Lindsay Mackenzie, Austin Merrill, Holly Pickett, Whitney Richardson, Christina Rizk, Tom Saater, Sameer Satchu, Allison Shelley, Charlie Shoemaker, Ricci Shryock, Nichole Sobecki, Sara Terry, Ley Uwera, Shannon Jensen Wedgwoodstage.

May 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

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