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Date: Sunday, June 21 2015
Venue: PETMA Restaurant opposite KFC Kimathi Street
Time: from 2 pm
Tickets: KES 300
The Drumjam Showdown is a showcase of East Africa and Central Africa’s best sixteen drummers battling it out through ten rounds for a cash prize and the bragging rights of being the best drummer in East and Central Africa.
One of the official judges is Tetu Shani, who had this to say, “There is an artistic renaissance that is taking place in Kenya and Drumjam is one of the forums that is capturing this movement and providing a platform for musicians to feed off of one another’s creative energy and ultimately build up the regional music scene. I would encourage anyone with a love for healthy competition and music and come out and see the best that Kenya has to offer”
Every installment of the Drumjam showdown also features “mentors.” These are some of the most influencial musicians in the region who offer advice and a short workshop detailing their unique approach to their instrument. This installment’s mentors features some of the best percussionists in the country like Kasiva, Tetu Shani, Mobutu, and Gachago.
In regard to the mentorship program, Tetu Shani had this to say, “In the past there has been a lack of active mentorship from seasoned musicians to those who are rising through the ranks. The idea to have workshops by musicians was the brainchild of Thomas Olango’o and it creates an environment of active learning to make sure this musical generation is better equipped to handle the rigors of a music career.”
Exhibition Dates: April 1-6 2015
Time: Daily – 9 am – 5.30 PM
Entry: Normal Rates Apply
* Normal Museum Rates apply for visits after the opening night
On Tuesday, the 31st of March 2015, Kuona Trust in partnership with Barclays will officially announce the six finalists of the prestigious Barclays L’Atelier awards from Kenya, shortlisted from 773 entries within Africa.
The event which will be held at the National Museum of Kenya will showcase artwork from the top finalists alongside other pioneer artists in the Kenyan art scene, giving guests a glance of the vibrant contemporary and innovative art from artists in the country
About the Competition and Exhibition
The Barclays L’Atelier award is one of the most prestigious art contests in Africa. Having run in South Africa for more than 20 years, the organizers have expanded the opportunity to other emerging visual artists from Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya.
Beginning January 2015, artists aged 21 to 35 were invited to take part in the art competition. In Kenya, the Barclays L’Atelier art competition organizers have partnered with Kuona Trust Art centre to coordinate and facilitate the competition logistics.
Artwork from finalists in all 5 countries, including Kenya will be showcased at the Absa Gallery in South Africa before the winner is announced in June 2015.
The five prizes on offer consist of a 6 month trip to Paris, three merit award prizes and the Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising artist. The top 10 finalists will all be placed on a two-day art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers. Each finalist will also be paired with a mentor who will work with them for a year.
For more information, visit: http://lateliercompetition.com/
for more info check the marathon website
This Sunday the 17th of August 2014 there are seven races including two feature races.
The first race at 12.50pm is “The Chilli Cup” -1200m and will be followed at 1.25pm, by “The Merchants Purse” – 1800m
At 2.00pm “The Mau Forest” – 1200m will run , then “The Mara Handicap” – 1800m at 2.35pm, then “The Sondu Maiden” 1600m at3.10pm
“The Njoro Maiden” – 1200m will run at 3.45pm.
The last race of the day at 4:20pm will be “The Nzoia Handicap” – 1600m
Come and enjoy Family entertainment at the races
Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015
FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.
The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.
Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.