Opera on Screen, Jul. 17 2019 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Date: July 17, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

We will be showing George Bizet’s famous opera ‘Carmen’ in partnership with the Festival Aix-en-Provence, a leading opera Festival that has been running annually since 1948. Join us for an immersive experience to the captivating music from ‘Carmen’, in a relaxed and informal setting.

A once in a lifetime experience to catch international ballet dancers on the Alliance Française garden stage from leading Ballet companies including Zurich Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Candiens, Royal Danish Ballet and the Staatsballet Oldenburg Germany.

The Russian director, Dmitri Tcherniakov gives a dark modern twist to George Bizet’s famous opera ‘Carmen’. An experimental new form of private therapy for couples offers lavish role-playing sessions to refresh failing marriages. The sulking husband will be Don José; his irritating wife seizes the role of Micaëla.

Dmitri Tcherniakov was named ‘Director of the Year’ for this unconventional production by a jury composed of independent music critics for the German magazine ‘Opernwelt’. The Orchestre de Paris, under the baton of Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, gives a crisp yet fiery reading of Bizet’s dazzling melodies.


July 17, 2019 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Nyege Nyege Festival, Sept. 5-8 2019 @ Njeru, Jinja – Uganda

Dates: September 5-8, 2019
Venue: Njeru, Jinja – Uganda
Tickets: Die hard 4 Day Pass UGX 100,000/-, available here

NYEGE NYEGE FESTIVAL 2019 4 Days, 5 Stages, Featuring Over 200 Artists East African biggest festivals’ 2019 edition is upon us.

Nyege Nyege is one of the most diverse gatherings of like-minds from across the world, coupled with some of the most exciting new acts from the region and beyond (this year especially from Asia and South America and US).


July 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Artists of the Gallery – A Selection of Samuel Githinji, Justus Kyalo, Michael Musyoka, Onyis Martin, David Thuku and Churchill Ongere, Until end of July 2019 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Samuel Githinji, Acrylic on fabric, 200 x 200 cm via the Gallery

Dates: July 31, 2019
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

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Musical: Matumaini, Jul. 12-13 2019 @ Braeburn Garden Estate

Dates: July 12-13, 2019
Venue: Braeburn Garden Estate

Show dates and time:
Friday 12th July: 7:00 pm
Saturday 13th July: 2:00 pm
Saturday 13th July: 7:00 pm

Tickets: Adult: 1000 Ksh. Child: 500 Ksh

The Youth Theatre of Kenya is proud to present an original musical entitled, “Matumaini”.

Matumaini directly translates to “Hopes” in English. And this is exactly what this story tells. Set against a huge dumpsite within the slums, we follow an array of stories and a band of characters who have been tossed aside and forgotten by society…until the music changes their lives. Watch as our characters battle against drugs, gang violence, poverty and the near-impossible odds as they strive to be something more. Matumaini is a relevant, heartwarming story which aims to highlight the power of the human spirit.


This is based on the lives of many of our Ghetto Classics members and some of them will be taking part in the performance.

July 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Roots Intl. Presents Tcheka (from Cape Verde) in Concert, July 13 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: July 13 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Tickets: KES 2,000/- at the Gate, and KES 1,500/- Advance

July 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday ft. Yubu, Jul. 10 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: July 10, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Entry: Free

Blues and reggae music with the Kenyan singer-songwriter, Yubu, backed by his band ‘The Downhome Blues Gang’. Citing his influences as Bob Marley, James Brown and Hugh Masekela, Yubu’s music has not only been shaped by Kenyan and African sounds but also those of the gritty streetes and neighbouroods of Memphis, Tennessee, where he lived for sometime.

From the strum of his guitar, the conviction of his vocals, the catchy nostalgic melodies to thought provoking lyrics, get ready for some hip-shaking, finger snapping and head nodding with Yubu.

July 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Katiba, Jul. 8-28 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: July 8-28, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Entry: Free

Working with illustrators and constitutional experts, Buni Media (producer of the political satire show The XYZ Show) has been working on adapting the Kenyan Constitution into a graphic/illustrated format. to make it more accessible to all Kenyans. It has so far illustrated Chapters 1, 2, 4, 6 and 11.

This exhibition will feature a selection of illustrations from these chapters that aim to explain and demystify the legal jargon in an engaging way and encourage citizens’ responsibility to know and respect the Constitution.

July 5, 2019 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

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