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Pawa Film Forum: As Old as my Tongue – The Myth & Life of Bi-Kidude, Apr. 17 2015 @ Pawa 254

Bi Kidude
Date: April 17, 2015
Venue: Mageuzi Theatre, Pawa 254
Time: 6 pm
Free entry

About
For this edition of #PAWAFilmForum, Pawa254 will screen the award winning documentary film ‘As Old As My Tongue – The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude’ by Screen Station Productions with Busara Promotions in celebration of her 2nd anniversary.

The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.

SYNPOSIS
An intimate portrait of living legend Bi Kidude, probably the oldest singer on the world stage today. Her home island of Zanzibar has long been a meeting point for black African and Arabic influence. The island’s music is its most potent expression.

Bi Kidude beguiles audiences wherever she travels but domestically she continually courts controversy, her behaviour challenging perceptions of the role of women in a Muslim society.

As Old As My Tongue reveals the dramatic contrasts in the life of this iconic musician and features a classic soundtrack spanning one hundred years of Swahili music.

April 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Event: Bridging the Gap – Analogue Elders Vs Digital Natives, Apr. 11 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

the Gap
Date: April 11, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entrance: Free (for the Discussion)
Party thereafter: KES 500

About
What constitutes an artistic identity, and how has that concept changed for Kenyan musicians over the years? In a recent interview with Music In Africa, Tabu Osusa of Ketebul Music suggested the only way young musicians will secure a distinctive identity is by embracing traditional music.

Santuri East Africa and Ketebul Music will present a day of activities investigating this claim, and seeking solutions to questions of identity, tradition, innovation – and the role of technology in music production. The event will combine a co-creation session between older artists from Kenya’s rich history of musical past, curated by Ketebul, with younger musicians, producers and DJs representing the digital age from the Santuri network. Following this, a panel discussion will take place at Goethe-Institut’s Auditorium, investigating the results for the co-creation workshop, as well as inviting noted guest speakers from the music industry, media, and cultural curators.

Finally, the space will evolve into a party that will incorporate the past, present and future of Kenyan music, presenting live performances and DJ sets from a diverse selection of artists.

April 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

Science Café: Saving Ugali, Apr. 8 2015 @ Alliance Française

Saving Ugali
Date: April 8, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6:30 pm

April 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Easter Weekend Events at Forty Thieves, Apr. 3-5 2015 @ Forty Thieves – Diani Beach

Easter Beach Party
Easter Week End at Forty Thieves

Dates: April 3-5, 2015
Venue: Forty Thieves – Diani Beach

Date/ Event
Fri 3 – Disco//Shooters’ Bar//Sheeshas
Sat 4 – 10 Pm – Kuzi Easter Beach Party
Sun 5 – 11 Am – Underwater Easter Eggs Hunt
Sun 5 – 12pm – Cricket On The Beach
Sun 5 – 2 Pm – Fandango Easter Sunday
Cycling Competition // Squash Tournament

April 3, 2015 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

The Salama Fikira Kenya Derby – Celebrating 110 Years of Horse Racing in Kenya, Apr. 12 2015 @ Ngong Racecourse

Print
Date: April 12, 2015
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: Gates Open at 11.30 am
Entry: KES 200

Apart from the main attraction – Horse racing there are other activities taking place which are ideal for the whole family such as; Crafts markets, Kids activities, food stalls, best dressed competitions and live entertainment.

March 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

Mad Tea Party & other Easter Events at the Brew, Apr. 3-5 2015 @ Brew Bistro and Lounge

tea-party-brew-easter-2015
Dates: April 3-5, 2015
Venue: Brew Bistro and Lounge

Line Up
Friday: Kayote Ugly comes to Town
Saturday: Ribs and Beer combo deal
Sunday: Beer Pong and Prosecco Brunch

March 31, 2015 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Easter Friday Life, Apr. 3 2015 @ Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

Easter Friday Funlife
Date: April 3, 2015
Venue: Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers – Kilifi County
Entrance: KES 200

About
Kicking off with some sophisticated Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz our own Roberto J Rose will be on the acoustic guitar while we are munching on our delicious wood-fired Pizza!
Then our favourite bass badman Dread Steppawill spin some of his trademark blend of roots, reggae, dancehall and bass. Altogether accompanied by the lovely Mwanase, her fire dancing and LED hooping display! Joined by Paolo from the Musafir for a fire duo! – Bring the family and let’s get Irie!

March 29, 2015 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment

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