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Bangladeshi artist Rakeeb Hassan’s first ever one-man show took place in Kenya in 1994. His paintings are the colour of everything – what we think or what we can’t think, what we see or what we can’t see, assembling i all to portray a universe of freedom, free thought and tolerance.
This exhibitions pays homage to the murdered bloggers of Bangladesh and to the lost loves in Kenya’s terror attacks.
Dates: November 10-22, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Bangladeshi artist Rakeeb Hassan’s first ever one-man show took place in Kenya in 1994. His upbringing in Bengali language, literature and art, his formative training in fine arts in Kenya, his immigrant experiences in the UK and Canada, continue to influence Rakeeb’s art. His brush is constantly balanced in space, abstractly capturing fleeting glimpses of images which come in ethereal forms. His paintings are the colour of everything – what we think or what we can’t think, what we see or what we can’t see, assembling it all to portray a universe of freedom, free thought and tolerance.
This exhibition is homage to the slain bloggers of Bangladesh and to the lost lives in Kenya’s terror attacks.
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..