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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

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

Sigana International Story Telling Festival 2018, May 29 – Jun. 9 2018 @ Various Locations


Dates: May 29 – June 9, 2018
Venue: Various

Find more information, on their Facebook Page

May 23, 2018 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

The Vagina Monologues Hosted by Karen Lukas, Mar. 20-21 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre


Dates: March 20-21, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 5,000/-

The Vagina Monologues
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming).

Find more information, here.

March 8, 2018 at 6:29 pm 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

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

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

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

Reimagined Kwani
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

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

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

Kwani Open Mic Night Ft. Ngwatilo, Nov. 3 2015 @ the Phoenix Players

Open Mic November 2015
Date: November 3, 2015
Venue: the Phoenix Players
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300

October 27, 2015 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit http://storymojafestival.com/ for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Bassey World Live, Sept. 2 2015 @ Mageuzi Theatre – Pawa 254 Hub

Basseyworld Live
Date: September 2, 2015
Venue: Mageuzi Theatre, Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 6-8 pm
Entry: Free

September 2, 2015 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Spoken Live Thursday ft. Mufasa, Michael Onsando & Yellow Light Machine, Jul. 2 2015 @ The Juniper Kitchen

SLT July 2 2015
Date: July 2, 2015
Venue: The Juniper Kitchen
Time: from 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500

July 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

Kwani Open Mic, Jul. 7 2015 @ the Phoenix Players

Open Mic Jul 2015
Date: July 7, 2015
Venue: the Phoenix Players
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300 at the Gate and KES 200 advance

June 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Multidisciplinary Performance: Climate Change the Conversation, Jun. 5 & 6 2015 @ Alliance Française

Climate Change Conversations
Date: June 5 & 6, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm 1 comment

Fatumas Voice – Sanaa, Apr. 18 2015 @ Pawa 254

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Date: April 18, 2015
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 5-8 pm
Tickets: KES 100

About
Fatuma’s Voice is a weekly Arts forum that fuses music, poetry and art as a tool to talk about and solve social issues.

April 17, 2015 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Ancient Nahuatl Poetry – Poetry of the Aztecs, Mar. 25 2015 @ Residence of Mexico – Kibagare Way

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Date: March 25, 2015
Venue: Residence of Mexico – Kibagare Way
Time: 6 pm
Entry: RSVP by March 24 COB, embamexkenia@gmail.com

March 19, 2015 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Kwani Open Mic Night, Dec. 2 2014 @ Arfa Lounge – Imax Cinema

Kwani Open Mic

November 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Spoken Word + Double Album Launch: Unchained Voices, Oct. 12 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Unchained Voices

October 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm 1 comment

Poetry, Music and Art Fête: Reflectin Artward, Sept. 27 2014 @ Hilton Hotel – Amboseli Room

Reflectin Artward
Nairobi’s Finest Art Extravaganza, The Bogof Presents “Reflectin Artward” At The Hilton Nairobi On 27th September 2014.

Date: September the 27th 2014
Venue: the Hilton Hotel Nairobi
Time: from 2 pm to 7 pm

For an afternoon filled with moving poetry, magical music and thought provoking artwork. The event dubbed “Reflectin Artward” will be hosted by the celebrated radio presenter, poet and musician Adelle Onyango.

Reflectin Artward is set to feature an eclectic mix of talent with; an electrifying hip hop performance by Jemedari backed by a live band, the sultry voices, acoustics and keys of KIU an all girl band and the musical mastery by Dira The Band.

Poetry will deftly be represented by one published poet and two spoken word artists. Abigail Arunga will give a reading from her recently launched anthology “Akello”.

The visual art works by the artist Nduta, Denet, Mel and Siege will certainly make the event complete. Their work will reflect the theme of the event and capture a wide breadth of visual art techniques to fit the mood, tone and ambiance of the event. Attendees could also get their live portraits done at the event.
Photographer Generali Njogu will display pictures from his journeys across the country and share the interesting visual perspectives of his lenses. Some of his work will be up for sale and attendees could even get themselves B.O.G.O.F.’s on his photos.

“Reflecting Artward”, promises to be a treat for the lovers of art and culture, with delight for the eyes and ears. If you are looking for entertainment that will draw in, to pull your heart’s strings and tingle your being, The B.O.G.O.F. at the Hilton is an event you should plan to attend. Mark your calendars.

“REFLECTIN ARTWARD” is a reminder to each of us to let art in and consume it entirely and at the same time allow it to take us on a voyage of self-reflection. Let the art mirror inside you.

Charged for the event are 500 shillings for students with proof of registration, 800 shillings for advance tickets purchased through Jambo Pay and 1000 shillings at the door.

The first fifty people to purchase a ticket at the door will get a copy of Abigail Arunga’s anthology “Akello”. There will be a 25% discount on food & drinks extended by Hilton Hotel.

You can get your advance tickets through MPESA business number 530100 to the business name the BOGOF. For any queries on tickets call support at Jambo Pay on 070992000

September 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Solidarity Vigil for Freedom | Dignity| Justice & Respect: Free Palestine, Aug. 6 2014 @ Pawa 254 Rooftop

Free Palestine
Date: August 6, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub Rooftop
Time: 6-9 pm

August 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Kwani? Open Mic August Edition: Black August, Aug. 5 2014 @ Arfa Lounge – Imax Cinema

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July 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm Leave a comment

Play: The Good Body, Jul.31-Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House & Karen Country Club

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Back due to Public Demand!!

Thursday 31st at 7pm at The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way-Westlands)
Advance Tickets: Ksh. 800 Payable by 30th July. Pay Via Mpesa: Paybill No: 961700 and Account No: 00520.
Tickets also on sale at the door for Kes 1,000, but do you want to risk being turned away

Friday, 1st August at 7pm at m (Members and their Guests)
Charges: Ksh.1,000 (Show Only)
Ksh. 2,500 (Show and Dinner)
For Tickets contact: Karen Country Club: 0722 204 431

* All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative

This star studded performance will feature: Patricia Ithau, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Ian Mbugua, June Gachui, Mwikali Mary, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji and Wanjiru Mburu. Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu.

Tickets are Available at:
Alliance Francaise reception
Michael Joseph Centre: 0722 005 890
Ticket Hotlines: 0708 221 040/ 0720 701 359 / 0736 330 680

*Flone Initiative works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.

July 22, 2014 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Spoken Word/Poetry: Words Galore – Host Tear Drops, Jul. 13 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Words Galore
Date: July 13, 2014
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 2-6 pm
Tickets: KES 250 at the Door and KES 150 Advance
You can get tickets via M-PESA on 0720785173

July 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Tribute to MAYA ANGELOU – the late African American Poet & Priter, Jul. 5 2014 @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre

Paa ya Paa Tribute
Date: July 5, 2014
Venue: Paa ya Paa Arts Centre
Time: 3.30 pm

The ARTIST: Sylvia B. Bryant – Dancer- Teacher -Choreographer-Educator
Sylvia B. Bryant holds a B.S. degree from Tuskegee University and M. S. from Vanderbilt University graduate hours from Connecticut College School of Dance in New London, CT., and has studied extensively at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City.

Sylvia’s teaching and choreography is based primarily on the Martha Graham technique. Her background includes work with artists such as Martha Graham, Rod Rodgers, Jose Limon, Charles Moore, George Faison and Margaret Fisk Taylor Doane, one of the pioneers in sacred dance. She has danced and conducted workshops throughout the country and has directed dance programs at Fisk University and Philander Smith College. Sylvia has done choreography for a number of television productions and has made a number of television appearances. One of the highlights of Sylvia’s dance experiences was an invitation to London, England to dance in the historic Wesley’s Chapel for their morning service.

Presently, Sylvia is an Administrator in the Montclair Public Schools in Montclair, New Jersey as the District Parent/Family Coordinator

July 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Kwani? Open Mic July 2014 Edition feat. Teardrop, Jul. 1 2014 @ Arfa Lounge – Imax Cinema

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Date: July 1, 2014
Venue: Arfa Lounge – Imax Cinema, Mama Ngina Street
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 400 at the Door

June 27, 2014 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

International Women’s Day Celebrations: Sauti za Mabinti, Mar. 8 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Sauti za Mabinti
Date: March 8, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Free Entrance

SAUTI ZA MABINTI
Young women artists come together in a two-part production bringing to stage a diversity of artistic skills in performance poetry, spoken word, femcee, hip hop, rap, neo-soul and afro-fusion.

Kike Tele, an initiative that collects and tells stories about women, presents ‘The Edge of Womanhood’. The show is a performance piece scripted poetically that explores different stereotypes of women revealing the fallacy of stereotypes.

Performers include: Mwende Ngao, Rein, Raya, Amare Poete, Namatsi Lukoye.

Sauti za Mabinti is a platform to empower and promote young female artists.

‘The Phenomenal Women’ will be emceed by Anitah Raey, poet and presenter with Ghetto radio on the NiajeNiaje.

Performers will include: Her-She, Latisha aka Laty, Shikow Femi One, Samantha M-ill, Vivian Kenya, Basilica Wairimu ‘Taamic’, Lilian Ayanga aka Pluto and Judy Ogake aka Sugar.

March 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm 2 comments

A Night of Poetry & Performance with Staceyann Chin + Binyavanga Wainaina, Jan. 30 2014 @ Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

Staceyann Chin
The NEST will once again host the Jamaican poet and performance artist Staceyann Chin alongside our very own Binyavanga Wainaina this Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi from 7.30pm, for a night of conversations and performances.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Ksh 500

Pay for advance tickets through MPESA on 0724 947587, or pick them up at the NEST located on Jabavu road, Kilimani, and the BONK shop at the Junction Mall (Ngong Road).

January 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

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