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Exhibition: The Vanishing Textiles of Africa, Oct. 9-29 2017 @ Alliance Française Nairobi


Dates: October 9 – 29 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi

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October 9, 2017 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Exhibitions: Not a Big Spoon & Raising Voices, Aug. 24 – Sept. 10 2017 @ Alliance Française


Exhibition Opening: ‘Not a big spoon’ paintings by Stanley Cheche and Leevans Linyerera and ‘Raising Voices’ photographs by Mathare Youth on;

Date and time: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6.30 pm.
Venue: Alliance Française

On Until: September 10, 2017

August 15, 2017 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Book Launch and Photo Exhibition: Shades of Benga – The Story of Popular Music in Kenya, Jul. 12 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: July 12, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

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Ketebul Music and the Alliance Française invite you to the launch of the historic book ‘Shades of Benga’ – the story of popular music in Kenya, from the 1940s to the present – produced by Ketebul Music, on Wed. 12th July at 6.30pm.

A unique occasion to discover the foundations of modern Kenyan music and look at external influences that helped shape new music styles.

Kenya’s popular music traces its origins to the end of the Second World War. The returning soldiers who had fought in India and Burma brought back home novel instruments that would shape the modern Kenyan sound; the accordion and the acoustic guitar.

A photo exhibition, featuring rare photos sourced from private collections, will take some on a nostalgic journey to the pioneering days of Kenyan music and others on an inspiring journey of discovery.

Combining historical facts and anecdotes, Tabu Osusa (founder of Ketebul Muisc and veteran musician and producer) together with Bill Odidi (radio producer and consultant on media and cultural memory projects) will give you invaluable insights into the music and the music icons that have captured the imagination of Kenyans for six decades.

A DJ on a vinyl turntable will have you moving to old classics in the presence of the pioneering musicians John Nzenze and Peter Akwabi.

July 11, 2017 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa, Jun. 26-30 2017 @ Alliance Française & Goethe Institut


Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française & Goethe Institut

Udada na Siasa – A level playing field?
The Alliance Française Nairobi and the Goethe-Institut Kenya are presenting a series of activities on the topic of ‘Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa’ views from Germany, France and Kenya, from 26th to 30th June.

In a year, when all three countries Germany, France and Kenya have either held their General Elections or will be holding them, this French-German initiative, supported by the French-German Cultural Fund and the European Union Delegation in Kenya, will explore and compare the challenges encountered by women in decision making and political processes in the three countries.

Through panel discussions, digital art installations, twitter conversations, participatory puppet theatre performances and a multi-media film, artists, experts and the general public will reflect on the place of women in politics from the perspectives of the electorate and the politicians.

In France, after the second round of legislative elections on last Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament. It’s good news for equality: Women now hold 223 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly but still falls short of true equality in representation.

In Kenya, women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya’s powerful governor positions heralding a political breakthrough in a patriarchal society where women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism.

In Germany, although Angela Merkel has been in the office of the chancellor since 2005, only approximately 33 % of the members of the Federal German Parliament are women. The old idea that women should focus on Kinder, Kirche, und Küche—children, church, and kitchen – still holds sway in the country. The way to a political office is solely through engagement in the parties and the male dominated hierarchies. The sexist actions and utterances create a hostile atmosphere towards women, thus discouraging them from political engagement.

How can more progress be made towards a level playing field? Join us next week. For the full programme of activities, click here.

June 23, 2017 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: Unbounded by Boniface Mwangi, Nov. 19 2016 @ Alliance Française

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Date: November 19, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6-8 pm

November 15, 2016 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Nov. 14-17 2016 @ Alliance Française

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Dates: November 14-17, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The 2016 HRW Film Festival returns to the Alliance Française. Nairobi is one of over 20 cities around the world that hosts the Film Festival.

The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films from both new and established international filmmakers. The films brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

At Alliance Française, the following films will be showing. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Among the Believers, Mediterranea & Tuko Macho.

All screenings will be followed by panel discussions.

https://ff.hrw.org/nairobi

November 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

Hii Chapter Ni Yetu Concert: W/ Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band, Aug. 27 2016 @ Alliance Française

Hii Chapter Concert
Date: August 27, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry!

Performances by: Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band

Also Conversation with Rtd Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga

August 23, 2016 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

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