Out of Town: The Jazz Experience ft. Mambo Tribe, Dan Mugoci & Michael Ongaro, Feb. 29 2020 @ Malindi


Date: February 29, 2020
Venue: Malindi
Time: from 9 pm
Tickets: KES 3,000/-

February 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Thaïs Diarra & Noumoucounda Cissoko in Concert! Feb. 21 2020 @ Alliance Française Nairobi


Date: February 21, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

The Swiss afro-soul singer, Thaïs Diarra, with roots in Mali and Senegal, accompanied by the Senegalese kora player Noumoucounda Cissoko, the drummer, Axel Lussiez and the arranger/producer Fred Hirschy, will be in Nairobi for a one-off concert straight from the Sauti za Busara Festival.

Thaïs has worked and toured with Didier Awadi and Positive Black Soul. She has recorded three albums with Fred Hirschy. Her style is both a subtle mix of African instruments such as the kora and balafon and influences from American soul, reggae, Senegalese mbalax and Mandingo music.

February 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Evening Talk by Dr. Richard Leakey, Feb. 19 2020 @ Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden


Date: February 19, 2020
Venue: Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
Time: 6.30 for 7 pm
Tickets and Reservations: KES 1,500/- talk and drink, KES 3,500 talk, drink and dinner

February 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Festival, Feb. 13-16 2020 @ Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania


Dates: February 13-16, 2020
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania

February 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Unganisha, Feb. 14 2020 @ Goethe-Institut


Date: Feb. 14, 2020
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

About
‘Unganisha’ is a musical collusion b/w a musician from Kenya – Labdi Ommes (Orutu & vocals) – & an experimental electronic artist from Norway – Bernt Isak Wærstad (electronics).

February 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Assembly by Samuel Ashanti Githinji, Until Mar. 31 2020 @ Red Hill Art Gallery


Dates: Until March 31, 2020
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Born in 1989 in Gatundu, Central Kenya, Samuel Ashanti Githinjii is part of a new generation of East African conceptual artists. He acquired a diploma in Fine Art of the Buru Buru Art Institute in Nairobi in 2012.

His latest body of artworks is his response to local and global political, social and economic grievances, injustice and inequity.
He portrays Human Misery in bold brush strokes using primary colours, – blood-red, pitch-black and dark-blue. A metamorphosis of Human Bodies into Beasts.

Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road. After 13km turn left down a tarmac road, signposted “Zereniti”, continue for 200m, keep left on the dirt road (ignore the road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track. Red Hill Art Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red metal gate) Karibu!

From City Centre Matatu No 114. Stop ‘Posta’
The gallery is open daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

February 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: 29th Edition of The Koroga Festival – Love Edition ft. Diamond Platinumz, Mike Rua and H_Art the Band, Feb. 15 2020 @ Hell’s Gate – Naivasha


Date: February 15, 2020
Venue: Hell’s Gate, Naivasha
Time: 12 noon – 7 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 2,000/- (inclusive of Park Fee)

About
The Koroga Festival is a celebration of African music, food, art and fashion brought to you in the form of a concert and open boutique market.

February 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition: Call for Artistic Expressions by Feb. 21 2020 @ GoDown Arts Centre

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Pop Up & Chill Handmaker’s Market, Feb 16 2020 @ Shamba Café – Loresho


Date and time: Sunday – February 16th, 10am to 6pm
Venue: Shamba Cafe, Loresho
Entry: Free

About
“Pop Up & Chill is back with the first market of 2020. Find the best in locally hand-made goods from East Africa’s top designers & makers on February 16th from 10am to 6pm at the beautiful Shamba Cafe in Loresho, Nairobi while enjoying great music, great company, great food and all around great vibes.

Our market is free to the public and kid friendly. There will be a crafty corner for the kids as well as a selection of lovingly handmade clothing, leather goods, jewellery, furniture, home decor, prints, apothecary goods, healthy food, baked goods and yummy cocktails among other drinks.”

February 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: Monday Movie Nights with Mugambi Nthiga – Oscar Snubs Vol. 1, Every Monday Evening @ K1 Klub – Parklands


Dates: Every Monday Evening
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: K1 Klub House, Parklands
Entry: Free

February 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Tomorrow Documentary, Jan. 28 2020 @ The Alchemist Bar – Westlands


Date: January 28, 2020
Venue: The Alchemist Bar – Westlands
Time: 8 pm

As mankind is threatened by the collapse of the ecosystems, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel and Antoine, all in their thirties, explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children, and with them, future generations. Using the most successful experiments in every area (agriculture, energy, habitat, economy, education, democracy…) they try to put back together the puzzle which may tell a new story of the future.

https://www.demain-lefilm.com/en

https://www.facebook.com/events/2730779010502320/

January 24, 2020 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

NOMA! An XR Experience, Jan. 23 – Feb. 4 2020 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium


Dates: Until February 4, 2020
Venue: Goethe-Institut Kenya

NOMA!An XR Experience
The integration of visual art forms with Virtual and Augmented Reality and deploying these technologies in a learning and experimental context while building capacity and exposing artists to these new arts formats form the pillars to the three-month program State of the ARt.

The fusion at the intersection of technology between artists and tech visionaries can be experienced from 23rd January – 04th February, 2020 at the Goethe-Institut, Auditorium.

January 24, 2020 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Writers’ Forum: Mbogi ya Mawriters, Jan. 25 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: January 25, 2020
Venue: Médiathèque, Alliance Française
Time: 2 pm
Entrance: Free

Vincent de Paul is an Author/Freelance Writer, Editor and Publisher. He has published 11 books (two novels, three collections of flash fiction stories, and six poetry books). He has also been published in anthologies in Kenya and West Africa (Through the Journey of Hope by the Writers Guild Kenya and Black Communion: An Anthology of Poems by New Age African Poets in West Africa).

January 22, 2020 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Facing Life’, by Olivia Pendergast, Jan. 25 – Feb. 23 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree Estate


Opens: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree Estate (One Off Contemporary Art Gallery)

Until: February 23, 2020

About
One Off proudly opens the year with an exhibition of glorious portraits (and a couple of beautiful landscapes) by Olivia Pendergast. ‘Facing Life’ is vintage Pendergast.

Rich oil painting replete with her signature over-drawing.

January 17, 2020 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Atlantico – Angola and Sao Tome & Principe Contemporary, Jan 22 – Feb. 21 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery


Opens: Wednesday 22 Jan, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Runs until 21 February 2020

Featuring: Babu | Uólofe Griot | Ricardo Kapuka | António Ole | Kapelo Paulo | Daniela Ribiero
Kwame Sousa | Joana Taya | Nelo Teixeira | Van | Franciso Vidal | Zbi

ATLANTICO: ANGOLA AND SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE CONTEMPORARY
Circle’s first exhibition for 2020 is a group show featuring 11 artists from Angola and one from São Tomé & Príncipe; a combination of established masters & emerging artists living in Angola and the diaspora. ATLANTICO presents a cross-section of the varied practices developing in contemporary art from this geographical region of Atlantic Africa.

All the works embrace fiction and non-fiction; incorporating personal, political, economic, cultural, and mythological themes.

The exhibition is curated by Dominick A. Maia Tanner, producer-curator and gallerist at ‘ELA-Espaço Luanda Arte’.

He is also the founder of ´Angola AIR´ the country´s first artist-in-residence programme for non-Angolans artists and collectors.

January 17, 2020 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday with Brian Sigu, Jan. 22 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: January 22, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

About
Brian Sigu taught himself music at a tender age finding inspiration from his grandfather. Over the years he has perfected his art by singing with various bands since leaving high school. His Afro fused rhythms delivered with passion and energetic intensity result in a captivating performance.
Sigu believes anything is possible if you feel it in your heart and is currently working on his new album, JA’MBAKA

January 17, 2020 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Uncovering Freedom: on Sudan’s Historic Revolution – Khalid Albaih in Conversation with Rozan Ahmed, Jan. 17 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Uncovering Freedom
Date: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6-8 pm

January 16, 2020 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Creative Millennials, Jan. 16-26 2020 @ Alliance Française


Dates: January 16-26, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française

Artists: Andrew Chege, Zephaniah Lukuamba, Joseph Makau, Edna Taabu, Otto Gohole, Moses Sabayi, Elam Yabish, Margaret Sherie, Martin Musyoka, Philip Oyuga & Elizabeth Kiambi.

Creative millennials is an art movement of upcoming and practicing artists, made up of alumni of the Dept. of Fine Art and Design of the Kenyatta University, as well as some final year students. Their passion for creating exceptional work and availing it to the public is their driving force.

January 16, 2020 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Exhibition Launch: Wasted, Dec. 19 2019 @ Shifteye Studios, The Priory – Argwings Khodek Road


Date: December 19, 2019
Venue: Shifteye Studios, The Priory, Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

About
An immersive experience to launch wasted.ke’s debut project, #Wasted, a creative response to the plastic pollution crises where they turn the mirror on themselves and then ask you — can you do it better?

December 16, 2019 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Kilifi New Year 2020 ft. Osunlade, Blinky Bill, Kampire, Jack Rooster, the Kaya Collective, Valerie Muthoni & Yellow Light Machine et al, Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020 @ Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi


Dates: Dec. 30 2019 – Jan. 2 2020
Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Musical and Performances: Annual Paa ya Paa Mama Christmas, Dec. 15 2019 @ Paa ya Paa – Ridgeways


Date: December 15, 2019
Venue: Paa ya Paa, Ridgeways
Time: from 10 am

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Concert: Live Performance by Mbosso, Dec. 14 2019 @ Lamu


Date: December 14, 2019
Venue: Lamu

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Pop Up & Chill Christmas Market, Dec. 14-15 2019 @ Shamba Café – Loresho


Date: Saturday and Sunday – December 14th-15th
Venue: Shamba Cafe, Loresho
Time: 10am to 6pm
Entry: Free

Pop Up & Chill Christmas Market
“The holidays are just around the corner and there are loads of amazing local brands with high quality unique handmade products to fill your gift list.

Pop Up & Chill brings together a carefully curated array of artisans and collectors for the best handmade, eco, holistic goods, inspired by Africa and majorly made in Kenya in a funky space with great music and great people. As we usually do in December, we’ll be holding the market over 2 days Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December with over 40 vendors and 10 unique vendors featuring on each day.”

Find more information, here.

December 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Science Café: Thinking Africa through the Works of the Philosopher V. Y. Mudimbe, Dec. 16 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: December 16, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Free entry

About
V. Y. Mudimbe is a Congolese philosopher, professor and author of poems and novels, a towering figure in Francophone African studies.

He is an esteemed scholar of literature and social sciences in the United States recognized for his essays on contemporary African thought and intellectual history.

With the participation of European and Kenyan academics specializing in Mudimbe’s thinking.

December 10, 2019 at 10:33 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

Out of Town: Lamu Cultural Festival, Dec. 12-16 2019 @ Lamu Archipelago


Dates: December 12-16, 2019
Venue: Lamu Archipelago

December 5, 2019 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Heaven Can Wait’ by Michael Soi, Dec 11 2019 – Jan 10 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery


HEAVEN CAN WAIT: An exhibition of new works by Michael Soi, Kenyan, b.1972

Opens Wednesday 11 Dec, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

The exhibition runs until 10 January 2020*

About
Michael Soi’s distinct style is instantly recognisable in Kenya. His satirical commentary on Kenyan social, economical and political life has garnered him a large local and international following. Soi began his practice in 1995, and his paintings are influenced by the history of political cartoonists in the region. This new body of work continues this tradition.

He has traveled far and wide to residencies and workshops and exhibited in East Africa, Ghana, South Africa, South Korea and U.S.A.

* The gallery will close for the holidays from Dec 21 to Jan 2 2020. During this time we will open by appointment between 11 am and 3 pm.
Call +254 (0)790 289-991 to book an appointment, and please give at least 24 hrs notice

December 5, 2019 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Teacher Wanjiku at 10, Dec. 11 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: December 11, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 6 pm
Entry: KES 1,000/-

Wanjiku the Teacher, Kenya’s most recognized female comedian’s career took off at the Alliance Française back in 2009 when she appeared as Wanjiku, a Swahili teacher with a deep Kikuyu accent, in the Heartstrings Kenya play ‘The 43rd Kenyan Tribe’. She returns to celebrate 10 years in comedy.

Teacher Wanjiku has recently been feted with a Lifetime Achievement Award for a decade in comedy in the USA.

The show will also feature sketches by the Alliance Française students and a guest appearance by Larry Asego.

December 5, 2019 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

100 Days Art Exhibition by Sogallo, Dec. 7 2019 @ Lava Latte, 209 State House Road


Date: December 7, 2019
Venue: Lava Latte, 209 State House Road
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 2,000/- and KES 3,000 for Couples – Available, here.

The Exhibition is to showcase the pieces done by Sogallo during his 100 Day water color
Painting challenge.

Pieces will be selling from KES 5000-15000

December 5, 2019 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘From then to the Present’, by Mary Ogembo, Until Dec. 13 2019 @ Village Creative, 48 Mbabane Rd, Lavington


Dates: Until December 13 2019
Venue: Village Creative, 48 Mbabane Rd, Lavington
Time: 10am – 4pm Daily

December 5, 2019 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

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