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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.
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.
Event: Bridging the Gap – Analogue Elders Vs Digital Natives, Apr. 11 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
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.
Dates: April 3-5, 2015
Venue: Forty Thieves – Diani Beach
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
The Salama Fikira Kenya Derby – Celebrating 110 Years of Horse Racing in Kenya, Apr. 12 2015 @ Ngong Racecourse
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.
Friday: Kayote Ugly comes to Town
Saturday: Ribs and Beer combo deal
Sunday: Beer Pong and Prosecco Brunch
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!