Posts tagged ‘Alliance Francaise’
The 58th edition of Slam Africa brings together some of the country’s fast rising Spoken Word Poets.
Some of the shortlisted poets who will battle it out for the Crown of Poetry Slam Champion on Sunday are: Abir Ibrahim (Tanzania), Koi Kimani, Emmanuel Daudi, Eric Mburu, Jane Karanja, Leila Maranga, Winston King’ori, Ivan Irakoze (Burundi), Robin Mulati and Griffins Ndhine (wildcard).
Inés Basombrío is an Argentinian singer, songwriter and guitarist living in Kenya since 2014. She is set to launch her 2nd album, ‘Piel de Arena’ (Sand Skin), reflecting on a woman’s connection with the elements, with nature and with man; as felt and sensed throgh the skin. She will be joined by Kenyan musicians, Eddie Grey (jazz guitarist and composer) and Tetu Shani (percussionist) and guest artist Ritah Khatushi.
Inès studied music in Conservatoires in Brazil, Germany and Argentina (Manuel Falla Conservatoire). It is in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she lived for 10 yrs, that she found the real inspiration to publish her two albums..
Dates: 30 September – 16 October 2015
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Find more information on their website http://craftafrika.org/
Atemi has been described as Kenya’s Miriam Makeba – her stage presence during her live shows fills up and brightens up even the darkest and coldest of spaces.
Many have described her music as simply magical, as she is undeniably Kenya’s most talented vocalist.
Passion, hard work, and extraordinary talent only vaguely describe this phenomenal musician who is bound to make huge waves in the world music scene.
Join us on the 29th of September for #AnEveningOfAfroJazz the Writers Edition as we celebrate this beautiful musician. We shall also have a special appearance by Poet TearDrops, A “Sheng” spokenword poet, musician and a lyricist who will also do a collaboration with Ricky Na Marafiki band, a blend of poetry and Afrojazz.
Tickets to the event are 500/- and can be bought at the door
Journalist and RFI correspondent in Kenya since 2006, Stéphanie launches her short fiction, ‘Les murs’, which is weaved from real-life events. The story of a woman who is struggling to cope with life will resonate with readers like a threatening echo of today’s brutal world.
Hosted by Kalekye Mumo and Muthoni Bwika