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Akua Naru Live in Concert, Sept.22 2016 @ the Alchemist – Parklands Road

Date: September 22, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist, Parklands Road
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500

Special appearances by Wangechi and Checkmate Mido

Born Latanya Hinton and raised in New Haven (USA), Akua Naru’s journey to internationally acclaimed hip hop artist has led her from the city’s Newhallville section to Cologne, Germany where she currently resides and creates music. Along this female wordsmith’s journey, there have been many stops – Philadelphia, China, and Ghana, among others – all of which informed the wisdom and perspective which is evident in her music. The next step on this journey takes here to sub-Saharan Africa where she will perform in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ruanda, Uganda and Kenya.

The Goethe-Institut Kenya and The Alchemist are proud to present this unique Hip Hop artist. Check out her exemplary live skills here:

After the concert, Blinky Bill will keep the show going with a DJ set.

September 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Critical Conversations: Reporting the plight of refugees in France, Germany & Kenya, Apr. 26 2016 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

One Image, Three Perspectives
Date and time: Tuesday 26th April 2016, 6.30 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

Journalists from France, Germany and Kenya will discuss the following questions. How is the refugee crisis presented by the media in France, Germany and Kenya? Who reports on which aspects and topics of the refugee crisis? Whose stories are told? What is the difference between the journalistic coverage in the three countries? Why is migration in many reports connected to questions of internal security and national defense?

The panel will be moderated by the Kenyan journalist and actor John Sibi-Okumu. The Kenyan participant will be Mohamed Adow, a Kenyan-Somalian journalist who is writing for Al Jazeera. The German contribution will be Katrin Lindner who is working for the German public-service television broadcaster ZDF. The French participant will be Andrea Palasciano who works for the French news agency AFP including the sector AFP Africa.

April 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

Migrants & Refugees: Perspectives from France, Germany and Kenya, Apr. 25 – May 3 2016 @ Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institut

Refugees and Migrants
Dates: April 25 – May 3, 2016
Venue: Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institut
Entry: Free

April 20, 2016 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Festival of Performance and Media Arts, Nov. 13-15 2015 @ Goethe Institut, National Museum & Oshwal Academy

Dates: November 13-15, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut, National Museum & Oshwal Academy
Tickets: KES 500 at the Gate and KES 400 advance

This is a three day dance and music festival, with performances at Goethe Institut on Friday the 13th, Leaky auditorium at the National Museum and a music concert at Goethe Institut on Saturday and a final family evening at Oshwal Academy, on Sunday the 15th.

Come and see amazing performances from Kenya, Spain, Germany, Rwanda, Tanzania, Netherlands, Belgium and Madagascar.

To book your tickets: CALL/ BOOK AND MPESA TO: 0706607306/ 0726394565 or EMAIL:

November 11, 2015 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

Album Launch: ‘Piel de Arena’ – Sand Skin by Inés Basombrío, Oct. 10 2015 @ Alliance Française

Ines at AF
Date: October 10, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 5.30 pm
Tickets: KES 500

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..

October 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Panel Discussion: Urban Art and Data Visualisation, Jul. 22 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Urban Art and Data Visualisation
Date: July 22, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Panel Discussion with Bankslave, Kerosh Swift, Stacy Gillian, Ruganzu Bruno and Wearevisual

July 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Still Clocks of Lamu, Jan. 25 – Feb. 25 2015 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

Still Clock of Lamu
The year at the gallery starts with ‘The still clock of Lamu’, a mixed show of works produced at the Lamu ‘curfew residency’ which took place last November courtesy of Herbert Menzer.

Participating Kenyan artists are Timothy Brooke, Peter Elungat, Peter Ngugi, Sophie Walbeoffe and visiting sculptor from Germany, Joachim Sauter.

Date and Time: Sunday, 25 January 2015, 11am to 5pm

The exhibition runs until 25th February 2015.

One Off is open everyday, except Monday and Public Holidays – 11am to 5pm.

January 17, 2015 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

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