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Ten Cities Street Bash with DJ Sets by Rob Smith, Okmalumkoolkat & JAB, Sept. 21 2013 @ Monrovia Street

Ten Cities Street Bash
Date: September 21, 2013
Venue: Monrovia Steet, in front of Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: 9.30 pm
Entry: Free

DJ-SETS BY: Rob Smith (Bristol), Okmalumkoolkat (Johannesburg), Just A Band, G Money, DJ Raph

Introducing DJ Raph

Read about the ten cities project on The Guardian

TEN CITIES is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details them unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kyiv, Lisbon and Naples. TEN CITIES is a process, focusing on creating and producing, carried forward by travels and visits. During this process, the project aims at creating networks that are open and involve more and more participants. Although the cooperations between each African and European cities are set, GI Nairobi thought why not to break it up once and open up further networks.

Hence they are inviting the renowned British DJ/producer Rob Smith from Bristol and Dirty Paraffin’s Okmalumkoolkat from Johannesburg to Nairobi! Rob Smith is one of the veterans of the Drum & Bass/Jungle sound in Europe and has been of huge influence both as DJ and with his band Smith & Mighty. He is currently on the Grand Central Records independent record label, playing Breakbeat Hip Hop, Dub and Reggae-influenced music.

Okmalumkoolkat is one half of South Africa’s up and coming music duo, Dirty Paraffin. Their lyrically witty and clever primer stove music is making waves on the local and international music scene. Some call their music electronic-kwaito, other call it trap, but they prefer to not to put their music in a box.

Together with some local DJs they will get you rocking during a bash on the street in front of the Goethe-Institut.

Find more info here


September 17, 2013 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Afrika Eye Film Festival Friday Discussion: The Moving Image, Nov. 9 2012 @iHub

The creativez are hosting the first ever, virtual continental collaborative Afrika Eye Film Festival discussion this Friday evening at iHub with our friends African Interactive in Bristol -UK all on Film and Digital Media The theme is The Moving Image

Other than discuss how Digital can expand the audience for the African moving image we will also explore new forms of film production, funding, distribution models and opportunities on collaborative projects between Kenyan and British film makers. All this will happen in a Unique format-depending on where you are on today we -the audience will get to interact with both panels in Bristol and in Nairobi’s iHub via an intergrated weblink

Panel: Nairobi [5-7pm]
Producer, Director- Bob Nyanja
Producer Director – Wanuri Kahiu
Producer, Director, Writer and Film Legend – John. E. Maina

Moderated by Jenny Muigai aka @skinnyfilmmaker

Panel :- Bristol 2-4pm
Writer, Producer – Andrew Mugoya
Producer, Director – Simon Bright

For more info on the event and bios of the panelist click here

The event is free but space is limited so kindly reserve your place by RSVP to this email:

November 9, 2012 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

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