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Discussion and Book Launch: The State of Democracy in Africa… and Kenya, Aug. 24 2016 @ BIEA

Nic Cheeseman at BIEA
Discussion and Book Launch with the Author of new publication, Democracy in Africa, Dr. Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University
Discussant – Dr. Godwin Murunga, University of Nairobi

Date: August 24, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

About
Dr. Nic Cheeseman will talk about the findings of his recent book, Democracy in Africa, and its implications for the prospects democracy in Africa and, more specifically, in Kenya. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed and how they could succeed. In it, Dr Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions.

Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event at a discounted rate……

Read more here

August 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Zumba Dance Party, Jul. 30 2016 @ Bomas of Kenya

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Date: July 30, 2016
Venue: Bomas of Kenya
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tickets: KES 2,000 at the Gate

About
How about we shake a leg, burn some calories and support a worthy cause on Saturday 30th July at the Bomas of Kenya?? Zumba Dance Party is a 3 hour fun filled mad workout by Certified Zumba Instructors, think of it like a marathon only this time you are dancing! It’s a perfect event for team building or bonding for groups of friends, families and colleagues.

Some of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Don Bosco Boys Centre in Karen.
Book your advance ticket today via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zumba-dance-party-tickets-26486948175

July 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

Street Saturday with Art in Motion & DJ Alpha, Ju. 9 2016 @ Brew Bistro – Ngong Road

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Date: July 9, 2016
Venue: Brew Bistro, Ngong Road
Time: 9-11 pm

July 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Performance Series – June Edition, Jun. 18 2016 @ Goethe Institut Nairobi

Date: June 18, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium, Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

About
The Nairobi Performance Series is a co-production platform that aims to support new productions with a cross-disciplinary working approach. This approach will be enhanced this year by ways of dedicating every edition to specific genre. Therefore the June edition will feature choreographers and photo-/videographers. The series will be held 3 times a year, each edition producing new works, which is inspired by intensive processes initiated by cross-genre meetings.

The series provides an opportunity for performers, choreographers and creators to develop ideas, build on their skills and collective experiences to find new working models/approaches.

The selected work to be performed is called Mindscapes and was developed by Adam Chienjo, Dina Abok, Lenny Njagih and Melisa Allela.

Admission is free!

June 14, 2016 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

May Latin Party, May 7 2016 @ Caramel Lounge – ABC Place

May Salsa Party
Date: Saturday, 7th May 2016
Venue: Caramel Lounge, ABC Place, Westlands

Dress Code: Denim
500 Kshs Cover Fee

Beginner Zouk Lambada Class 8pm- 9pm
Class Cost Participation is 1000 Kshs in advance via mpesa or airtel money to 0723325680
1500 Kshs at the door

Open dance floor from 9 pm

For more information contact 0723325680 or email thedancefactoryke@gmail.com

April 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Paragasha is Back! The Perfect Easter Plan, Mar. 26 2016 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Paragasha is Back!

Date: March 26, 2016
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: from 12pm
Tickets: KES 500
Tickets Available at Mookh: https://mymookh.com/tickets/event/73

About
In 2009, Paragasha was founded by Anto Neosoul as a platform to nurture up and coming artistes.

Although the dream was short-lived in 2011, the fire never died and most recently, the need to offer young visionaries and creators from all spheres of art including music, film, fashion, I.T and entertainment has been more than ever.

With the support of Safaricom through provision of space at Michael Joseph Centre, the dream is once again a reality. Beginning 26th March 2016 and every month thereafter, Paragasha will curate a space that allows networking of young brilliant minds with film, art, music, I.T and fashion enthusiasts.

Why should our young brilliant minds wait to have a few hit songs or mainstream support to get a chance to perform professionally? The time is now. It is time to Paragasha. It is time to just be; without inhibitions, without fear.

Previous Paragasha alumni include: Dela, Rabbit, Winyo, Size 8, Sara Mitaru, Elani, Patricia Kihoro and many more artistes who are now household names.

In the renaissance edition of Paragasha, performers will include;

Music by:
Libra Devine – a young DJ outfit whose remixes are the work of genius – they will release Isabella refix by Sauti Sol
Moraan Band – brass band extraordinaire
Kenna – Sultry voice of Soul
Just Imagine Africa – Imagine if Outkast had African brothers…
Zikki – They will take us slow with classic music that defies age and time
Mandy – A young brilliant vocalist ready to take on the world
Muok – Anto Neosoul’s prodigy, mentee – and a brilliant creative performer

Music Video Launch by:
125 – 3 musical brothers ready to take on the Hip Hop world

Special Performance
Anto Neosoul – Performs for the first time Sijafika Mwisho written by Bien and produced by R Kay.
Anto Neosoul also launches music video to #KataKata produced by Saint P and Directed by America based Kenyan film maker Chebeni

Fashion Showcase by:
Angela Ola
Kenyan Vintage (Stadz)

Animation by
Makarao TV

March 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

African Dance Classes in Nairobi! Every Wednesday @ Mae Drive 227, off Ruaka Road, Runda

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African Dance Classes!

Date: Every Wednesday 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: Mae Drive 227, off Ruaka Road, Runda
Contact: Email afrodancekenya@gmail.com to RSVP

Come learn rhythm and dances from Brazil, Ghana and Haiti!

March 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

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