Posts filed under ‘Poetry’

Music and Poetry: Love Made in Eastlando, Feb. 14 2021 @ Alliance Française


Date: February 14, 2021
Venue: Alliance Française

About
Join the award-winning Sheng poet, Teardrops, and singer/song writer Ambasa Mandela, for a romantic afternoon of poetry and music made in Eastlando.

February 11, 2021 at 10:10 am 1 comment

Kwani Open Mic Night ft. Mufasa W/ MC Akinyi Oluoch, Dec. 1 2020 @ Wasanii Restaurant – Kenya National Theatre


Date: December 1, 2020
Venue: Wasanii Restaurant – Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6-8.30 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 300/- and KES 500/- at the door (tickets via Mookh.com)

November 26, 2020 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Poetry Night: It is About Time Dagoz Poetry Night at Dagoz, Dec. 10 2019 @ Dagoz


Date: December 10, 2019
Venue: Dagoz
Time: 8-11 pm
Cover: KES 250/-

December 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Somali Heritage Week 2019, Oct. 18-20 2019 @ Kenya Cultural Center


Dates: October 18-20, 2019
Venue: Kenya Cultural Center
Time: 8.30 am – 7 pm
Entry: Free

October 16, 2019 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Poetry Café – Hosted by Raya & Teardrops, Aug. 29 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: August 29, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

August 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

Acoustics and Poetry, Apr. 14 2019 @ Geco Cafe – Mbaazi Avenue


Date: April 14, 2019
Venue: Geco Cafe – Mbaazi Avenue
Entry: KES 1,000/- at the Gate, and KES 800/- Advance

April 4, 2019 at 10:12 am 1 comment

Poetry & Prose: Lest We Forget, Nov. 12 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: November 12, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

November 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm 1 comment

Live Performances with Mumbi & Ashley Muziki, Jun. 21 2018 @ Geco Café, Mbaazi Avenue – Lavington


Date: June 21, 2018
Venue: Geco Café, Mbaazi Avenue – Lavington
Time: 6-9 pm
Entry: Free

An intimate evening of poetry and music.

June 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Poetry Slam Africa – 2nd Preliminary, Jun. 2 2018 @ Goethe Institut Nairobi


Date: June 2, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut Nairobi
Time: 2-6 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

With a backdrop of amazing acoustic performances, the second preliminary edition of slam 2018 is set for the 2nd of June.
Come and experience creative poetic expressions from some of the country’s fast-rising poets of this generation. #SlamAfrica!

May 31, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

The Nairobi Poetry Café Ft. Man Njoro & Stella, Feb. 22 2018 @ Alliance Française


Date: February 22, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry

About
Bimonthly Poetry Cafés that aim to give a voice to emerging poets and spoken word artists as well as serve as a platform for showcasing works by established artists.

The Nairobi Poetry Café will be hosted by Raya Wambui, Slam Africa Queen (Nairobi’s longest running poetry slam competition) and laureate of the Nairobi edition of The Spoken Word Project, and Poet Teardrops, Sheng spoken word poet featured on the Churchill Show.

February 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2017, Oct. 5-9 2017 @ Kisii University


Dates: October 5-9, 2017
Venues: Kisii University, Mara Game Reserve, & University of Nairobi

For more information, visit the official festival website.

September 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Poetry After Lunch: with Kennet B, Rixpoet & Nuru Bahati, Jul. 6 2017 @ Kenya Cultural Center


Date: July 6, 2017
Venue: Kenya Cultural Center / Kenya National Theatre
Time: 2-5 pm
No Cover Charge

Performances by: Kennet B, Rixpoet & Nuru Bahati

July 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Art and Poetry: Masculinity vs Femininity, Jun. 18 2017 @ Safaricom House, Michael Joseph Centre


Date: June 18th, 2017
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: from 3-6 PM
Tickets: Advance: 500/- (available here) and at the Gate 1,000/-

Performances by: Abu Sense, Shikkiey, Trabolee, Zeshari Jean and a surprise artist
Digital Art Display: by Kelvin Kaesa
Caricatures by KaaToony Caricatures
Catering by Sweetooth delights KE

About
Masculinity & Femininity by cultural instinct are gender assigned: men are masculine, women are not. Masculinity is a male enamored trait, and its admiration also makes it fragile. Femininity is female, soft, needed, but weak. Our social constructs depend on an incorrect gender-binary definition, but masculine and feminine is more dual than we realise. Maybe a single person can be both masculine and feminine – a concept we will be exploring through different art forms during the next Art & Poetry

June 12, 2017 at 10:38 am 2 comments

Art & Poetry: Beauty, Apr. 8 2017 @ Michael Joseph Centre


Date: April 8, 2017
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 5-8 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 500/- available here

About
“There are people who see beauty in the strangest places. Places that do not correspond with the conventional definition of beauty. Beauty seems to be a collectively approved concept. But, we all have unique ideas about beauty and we feel this is worth exploring.

The next Art & Poetry show on April 8th at Michael Joseph Centre intends to do this through spoken word, music, art and a good time. We hope you will join us in our exploration of beauty.

Performances
– Glady Mwende
– Shingai Njeri Kagunda
– Bensoul254
– MiCE – The Band
– Ivan Irakoze

Art Installations
– Mitteiy
– Johnathan Fraser

Caricatures
– KaaToony Caricatures

March 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm 2 comments

Valentine Special Cocktail Performance: Peace and Love, Feb. 12 2017 @ Casual Bite – Westlands

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Date: February 12, 2017
Venue: Casual Bite, Westlands
Time: 3 pm
Tickets: KES 2,000 at the Door – inquiries/advance tickets – 0725 832 607

About
Our lovely collage of Poetry, Music and Dance is back! After our run at The Tribe, we are back with the show as a valentines special.

We stage it Casual Bites Coffee House, Westlands on Sunday 12th Feb at 3 pm.

The Tickets are at a 1800/- per head advance and 2,000/- at the door. A drink and bites on the ticket.

The cast is led by Xfm’s Nick Ndeda, Angela Mwandanda (formerly of the Tattuu girl group) and poet Laura Ekumbo. Music is by Serro and Checkmate Mido. Dance by Brigetta Ikwara.

Written by Joan Sikand. Directed and produced by Kigondu Martin under Prevail Arts Company.

February 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm 1 comment

Poetry, Music & Contemporary Dance Performance: Peace and Love, Jan. 6 & 7 2017 @ the Tribe Hotel

Peace and Love
Dates: January 6 & 7, 2017
Venue: the Tribe Hotel, Nairobi
Tickets: KES 2,500 in December 2016 and KES 3,000 at the Door

About
This is a refreshing and enthralling theatrical collage of poetry, dance and music celebrating life consisting of poetry by Joan Sikand and music from the 70’s (think Beatles, Fifth Dimension and the likes).

The cast is led by Nick Ndeda, Angela Mwandanda and Laura Ekumbo.

With music by Serro, Lucas and Checkmate Mido and dance by Brigetta Ikwara.

December 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

The Poetry Circle: with Checkmate Mido, Nov. 30 2016 @ Brioche in Karen

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Date: November 30, 2016
Venue: Brioche in Karen
Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300 at the Door and KES 200 Advance

About
The Brioche are kicking off ‘The Poetry Circle’ this Wednesday with Checkmate Mido @ Brioche in Karen. It will be a weekly open mic / poetry reading event happening from 7.30-9.30pm.

November 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm 1 comment

Music and Poetry Performance: Boma La Bua, Oct. 15 2016 @ the August 7th Memorial Park

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Date: October 15, 2016
Venue: the August 7th Memorial Park
Time: 5-8 pm
Tickets: KES 500 at the Gate

October 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

Poetry Night: What is Fair? Sept. 22 2016 @ Mageuzi Theatre – Pawa 254 Hub

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About
As a part of Equity Week, International Budget Partnership Kenya (IBPK) and Kwani Trust invite you to a poetry event about fairness, equity and governance this Thursday, 22nd September from7:00pm until 9:00pm at Mageuzi Theatre.

September 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Poetry Slam Africa, Sept. 11 2016 @ Alliance Française

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Date: September 11, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 2-6 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate

About Poetry SLAM Africa
The 62nd edition of Poetry Slam Africa brings together a line-up of the finest fast-rising poets in the last preliminary round for a chance to participate in the grand Slam at the end of the year.

Come experience a great afternoon where spoken word poetry comes alive with a background of live band music.

September 9, 2016 at 11:13 am 1 comment

Performance: Hii Chapter – Face Off, Aug. 10 2016 @ Alliance Francaise

Performance poetry
Date: August 10, 2016
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 300

About
Wordsmiths tackle burning issues that lie at the heart of our Constitution. Join Team Mufasa and Team Teardrops as they face off with their distinctive brands of performance poetry.

And the ultimate winner is ………………………………
Find out on 10th August.

August 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm 1 comment

Music and Poetry Performance: Love and Light, Apr. 2 2016 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Love and Light
Date: April 2, 2016
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5-8 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 500 and at the Gate KES 1000

March 31, 2016 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

A Magical Day of Storytelling, Mar. 19 2016 @ Kwani? – Off Riverside Drive

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Date: 19th March 2016
Venue: Kwani? Offices (Off Riverside Drive, opposite DusitD2)
Time: 11am to 6pm and the show from 7pm
COSTS 500 / = (adults) and 250 / = (children) both for the day’s activity as well as for the show at night

About
On the occasion of the World Storytelling Day, the Embassy of Spain in Nairobi is pleased to invite you to A Magical Day of Storytelling Where Nairobi’s finest storytellers, writers and artists will be joining hands to celebrate and to create a magical day of stories.

The one-day Programme will include:
• Interactive performances by the city’s finest storytellers
• A reading nook Where writers and parents will share Their favorite such
• Both workshops for kids and adults on a wide range of topics, from illustrating, writing and poetry
• An art exhibition by a collective of women illustrators and graffiti artist
• A stories’ booth to record children’s own stories
• A charity auction
• Books stalls and much more

The event AIMS to recapture people’s minds With traditional African storytelling and to Encourage a culture of reading amongst the youth. It is Also a celebration of women, as This Year’s theme for World Storytelling Day is Strong Women.

In Addition to the event during the day in Which is open to all, there will be a show from 7pm onwards in Which some texts of the five books will be ACTED Chosen out.

March 10, 2016 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Open Mic Night Ft. Kantona, Mar. 1 2016 @ the Phoenix Players – Parliament Rd

Kwani March 2016
Date: March 1, 2016
Venue: the Phoenix Players – Parliament Rd
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300 at the Gate

February 25, 2016 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Poetry/Live Music: Dorphanage Experience, Feb. 25 2016 @ Goethe Institut

Dorphanage
Date: February 25, 2016
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Admission: 500/= Ksh

About
Spoken word poetry is a form of artistic expression that has evolved into a conduit for the dissemination of information and education while providing entertainment in the same breath.

What Dorphan as a spoken word poet has been able to create is a blend of free verse, flow, hip-hop, word-play and storytelling to explore historical, social, cultural, political and humanitarian issues while at the same time providing a light humorous touch that provides audiences an experience that is both thought provoking and entertaining.

Dorphanage Experience will feature poetry performances laced with live music.

February 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Poetry & Musical Performance: Sitting on a Tree, Feb. 12 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Sitting on a Tree
Date: February 12, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6-8 pm
Tickets: KES 500

About
Sitting on a Tree is a poetry and musical performance written and performed by Checkmate Mido and Raya Wambui. The story revolves around the very different inner experiences and most intimate thoughts of two lovers as they provide an incisive exploration of relationships and what they take. Sitting on a Tree is a brave take on love.

February 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Kwani Open Mic Night, Feb. 2 2016 @ the Phoenix Players

Kwani Open Mic Feb 2016
Date: February 2, 2016
Venue: the Phoenix Players
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300 at the Gate and KES 200 Advance

January 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Fatumas Voice: Rebranding Kenya, Dec. 12 2015 @ Pawa 254 Hub

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Date: December 12, 2015
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5-10 pm
Tickets: KES 100

December 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

5th Edition of Kwani? Litfest: Beyond the Map of English, Dec. 1-6 2015 in Nairobi

Kwani Literature Festival
The fifth edition of Kwani? Litfest, a biennial gathering of writers, artists and thinkers from across Africa, takes place from 1st-6th December 2015.

This year’s literary festival, Beyond the Map of English: Writers in conversation on Language hosts readings, performances and discussions that explore issues of language and how this relates to African experiences and writing on the continent.

Confirmed participants include Nuruddin Farah, Taiye Selasi, Boris Boubacar Diop, Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Wu Ming, Prof. Aldin Mutembei,FOKN Bois and Siphiwo Mahala.

November 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

Spoken Word: Losing Grip by Ngartia, Nov. 19 2015 @ Goethe Institut

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Event: #LosingGrip by Ngartia

Date: Thursday 19th November 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm
Tickets: 500 KeS (Advance only – 0715 676 724)

About
Losing Grip is a spoken word story performed by Ngartia, with the support of FlowFlani Wakaba (a human beat-box), Ciano Maimba(vocalist and guitarist), Phy (musician), Achieng Otieno ( vocalist from the band Royalty By Black) and Laura Wanjirũ Ekumbo (writer and actress).

It is a story about the pitfalls of seeking a better life in the city from the perspective of a young man who grew up in the countryside written by Ngartia, who is part of the team that runs http://www.storyzetu.com.

The narrative will be told in 10 poetry pieces that are in form of letters and diary entries and several musical acts serving as interludes. This is indeed, an experimental path for performance poetry since no one else has created such a concept gig before. It is bound to be exciting and to chart new territory in the spoken word circles. No self respecting performance art enthusiast should miss this.

Ngartia
Ngartia has been a force to reckon with in the Kenyan Spoken Word scene. He has demonstrated diversity by doing collaborative performances with performers such as Sarabi, Yellow Light Machine, Kaesa and has been featured on Slam Africa, Kwani? Open Mic and Words Galore. He has also appeared on other stages such as the StoryMoja Festival, Fatuma’s Voice Wamathai Spoken Word, Kings Of The Arena, Spoken Word Thursdays at Juniper’s, Poetry At The Park many more.

His short stories and poetry has appeared on anthologies such as KUT and The Power of Words and a number of blogs: African Plato.com, Wamathai.com, Manenomatamu.wordpress.com, Bgina.wordpress.com, and wordsrhymesandrhythym.wordpress.com.

November 12, 2015 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

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