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Music and Poetry: Love Made in Eastlando, Feb. 14 2021 @ Alliance Française

Date: February 14, 2021
Venue: Alliance Française

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

Installation: Made in Eastlando by Kevo Abbra in Collaboration with Poet Teardrops, Jan. 28 – Feb. 21 2021 @ Alliance Française

Dates: January 28 – February 21, 2021
Venue: Alliance Française

January 29, 2021 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday w/ Shamsi Music, Aug. 19 2020 @ Alliance Française’ Facebook Page

Date: Wednesday 19 August, 2020
Medium: .@AFNairobi’s Facebook Page –…
Time: 7.30pm

Shamsi Music is an afro-jazz fusion band formed in 2014 by pianist, composer and musical director Paul Mbithi with Samwel ‘Laka’ Waithaka, a veteran saxophonist and Michael Munene, Immanuel Mohol, Kenn ‘Biggie’ Njoroge and George Nyoro. The band’s sound represents the best of Kenyan traditional rhythms and melodies reinterpreted through modern jazz.

Shamsi is Arabic for “Sun” as the group would like to be warmly capturing the heart, mind and soul of their listeners.


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Exhibition: Sex and the City IV by Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga, Aug. 17 – Sept. 19 2020 @ Alliance Française

Date: Opening August 17, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française

Until September 19, 2020

Visual satire or not? Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga return with Sex and the City IV. The exhibition is a mirror play of humour and sobriety. Using their art as social commentary, Soi and Ogonga share their fascination with the city’s night life in these pandemic times.

In-person visits welcome to the Alliance Française gallery while maintaining the necessary safety protocols.

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Trio Ethio Blues & Bass w/ Etenesh Wassie, Sebastien Bacquias & Mathieu Sourisseau, Feb. 26 2020 @ Alliance Française

Date: February 26, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

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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).

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

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

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

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

250th Anniversary of the Birth of Ludwig van Beethoven with French Quartet Quatuor Ebène, Dec. 7 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: December 7, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: by 7 pm
Entry: KES 1,000/-

The French Quartet Quatuor Ebène is on a ‘Beethoven Around the World’ tour performing all his string quartets across six continents. We are honoured that Nairobi is one of the seven cities (Philadelphia, Vienna, Tokyo, São Paulo, Melbourne and Paris being the others) selected to record some of the string quartets. At the end of the tour, the Quartet will release a recording of the complete Beethoven String Quartets under the Erato/Warner label.

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Exhibition: Mogadishu, Stories from Within, Dec. 5-15 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: December 5-15, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

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Dance Performance: Unflow – Dancing Against Plastic, Nov. 30 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: November 30, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Tickets: 1,500/-

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Showcase Wednesday with Ghetto Classics Orchestra, Nov. 20 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: November 20, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

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Documentary Launch & Concert: Sauti-Gifted, Different, Unsilenced, Nov. 15 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: November 15, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

A multimedia documentary project by Ketebul Music that tells the personal experiences of 5 musicians who due to their personal circumstances find themselves facing discrimination and marginalization.

The documentary launch will be followed by a concert featuring Awilo Mike, Kamanu M’tuamwari, Michel Ongaro and Gargar, inviting reflection on societal norms that perpetuate intolerance and discrimination.

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Showcase Wednesday with Faizal Mostrixx & Susan Kerunen, Nov. 13 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: November 13, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: African Heroes and Heroines – An Immersive Art Experience by Rich Allela & Nelson Ijakaa, Nov. 12-30 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: November 12-30, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Disappearing Africa, Oct. 15-27 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: October 15-18, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

October 8, 2019 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Live Malian Blues – VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ, Sept. 21 2019 @ Alliance Française

Alliance Française de Nairobi @70 presents a Malian Blues by Vieux Farka Touré

Date: September 21, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry Fee 1000/-
Advance tickets available at Alliance Française de Nairobi

Son of the Sahara, bearer of griot traditions, Malian guitarist and vocalist, returns to Kenya for an awe-inspiring concert.

September 13, 2019 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Kenya Art Panorama, Sept. 10-29 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: September 10-29, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

September 4, 2019 at 12:06 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Poetry Café – Hosted by Raya & Teardrops, Aug. 29 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: August 29, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

August 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

Art Exhibition: Kesho Afrika – Konnection between Then and Now, Aug. 6-25 2019 @ Alliance Française

Opening Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

Until: August 25, 2019

August 5, 2019 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Opera on Screen: Don Giovanni by Jean-François Sivadier, Aug. 14 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: August 14, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

Don Juan has been portrayed as a sex addict, a champion of freedom or as a ‘great lord but wicked man’. Of all the manifestations of this myth, Mozart’s Don Giovanni seems the most timeless brilliantly combining stark human tragedy and touching comedy

In this new production, conducted by the acclaimed maestro Jérémie Rhorer, the director Jean-François Sivadier propels Don Giovanni through his lusty adventures at a whirlwind pace, pursued by those he has wronged.

August 1, 2019 at 2:20 pm 1 comment

Ballet Gala in Aid of the Children’s Art Programme in Kibera, Jul. 20 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: July 20, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Adults KES 1,500/- and Children KES 500/-

Professional ballet dancers from Europe and Canada return to Nairobi in support of the new Arts Centre being built in Kibera for the community based organization, Anno’s One Fine Day. This centre is the initiative of the two European charities, Anno’s Africa and One Fine Day, and provides arts workshops to hundreds of children from disadvantaged communities.

The dancers, led by Nick Jones and Julia Bergua from Les Grands Ballets Canadiens of Montreal, include Alexander Jones (The Zurich Ballet), Ji-Min Hong (Royal Danish ballet), Oliver Jones (Staatsballet Oldenburg) and James Lyttle and Diana Leon from the Montreal company. They will perform pieces from some of the world’s favourite ballets. There will also be music and dance performances by the Kibera Arts Centre children.

July 18, 2019 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

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

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

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

Gravitti Band Celebrates 14 Years: Force of Gravitti Concert, Jul. 5 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: July 5, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Tickets: KES 800/- at the Gate

Gravitti Band celebrates 14 years of the ‘Gravitti’ Brand with a host of artists who have backed over the years.

July 5, 2019 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday by Walter Koga – Fusing Traditional Nyatiti Sounds & Benga Music, Jun. 26 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: June 26, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm

Walter Koga has been playing the Nyatiti since the age of 15, influenced by his grandfather, a renowned nyatiti player. He also plays the saxophone.

He is one of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music finalists from 2007 and his song ‘Min Afrika’ features on Vol. 3 of the Spotlight on Kenyan Music compilations.

June 21, 2019 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition by Jean David Nkot – Cameroon & Kipruto Rop – Kenya, Jun. 25 – Jul. 6 2019 @ Alliance Française

Exhibition Opening: Tue. 25 June 2019 | 6.30 pm
Venue: Alliance Française

Until: July 6, 2019

A dual exhibition featuring artworks by Jean David Nkot, Cameroon & Kipruto Rop, Kenya.

The two artists, using different techniques, explore the human condition in the story of migration, the story of humankind.

June 19, 2019 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Fête de la Musique ft. Gato Preto, Jun. 21 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: June 21, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 5 pm
Free Entry

The 2019 World Music Day will be headlined by the afro futuristic live act GATO PRETO MUSIC

Also programmed to rock the night are:
– Simply Blacque band led by the singer DyaLi
– Ogoti with a blend of Afrocentric influences from East, West and South Africa,
– Mamakaffe, French/Ivorian singer mixing Jamaican dancehall and hip hop,
– the Bomas of Kenya Limited musicians and dancers, and
– DJ Coco em, Labdi Ommes, & Ndululu, in a special performance blending afro-electronic music with live instruments.

June 18, 2019 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Trash to Treasure – The Art of Upcycling, Jun. 5-23 2019 @ Alliance Française

Dates: June 5-23, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

May 28, 2019 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

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