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7th E. African Arts Summit: Incorporating 10 years of the GoDown, Nov. 21-23 2013 @ Various Venues

the East African Arts Summit
Where is East Africa headed? Socio-political, Economic, Cultural and Technological outlook for coming decades, and their implications for culture and the arts

The 7th Edition of the East Africa Arts Summit will take place from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd November in Nairobi, Kenya. It comes at a time of milestone anniversaries in the region. Most East African nations are marking or have recently marked 50 years of Independence, while at the same time, several influential arts organizations in the region celebrate their contribution to a decade of significant change for East Africa’s cultural sector.

As part of The GoDown Arts Centre’s celebration of ten years of diverse events and activities, it invites regional colleagues, artists and arts organizations to reflect on possible future scenarios for East Africa.
The discussions, framed within socio-political, economic, cultural and technological contexts will examine potential prospects, and challenges. The GoDown will also share its ten-year journey in the regional sector, highlighting its perceptions and indicating notable issues for the arts in coming years.

Sparking off the discussion will be keynote speakers envisioning possible directions for East Africa based on current developments; East African Community integration; increasing political awareness by regional citizens; oil, gas and mineral deposits in East Africa; burgeoning youth population and unemployment; urbanization; a growing middle class; infrastructural developments–mobile telephony, fibre-optic installation, rail, road and ports; East African innovators, etc –followed by round-table discussions by all participants around key themes on the place and purpose of the arts within these possible futures.

Events open to the Public: The GoDown Gig – Celebrating the 10 years of the GoDown
the GoDown Gig
Date: November 23, 2013
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 5 pm till dawn

Performances by: Sarabi, Iddi Achieng and Makadem
On the Decks: DJ Kafi


November 18, 2013 at 10:09 am 1 comment

Nai Ni Who? A Celebration of Nairobi Neighbourhoods, May 11-17 2013 @ Zone 2

Dates: May 11-17, 2013
Venues: Mater hospital, Railway Museum, Strathmore University, Mukuru Promotion Centre, Kenya Institute of Mass Communication & Technical University of Kenya
Zone 2 Hoods: The GoDown, Kaburini- RailGolf, NrbWest, SouthB/C, Mukuru- Railway- Muthurwa

May 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm 8 comments

The GoDownGig with Nina Ogot, Afrosimba Band & Anto NeoSoul, Feb 2 2013 @ GoDown


January 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Call for Submissions: Manjano – Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition 2013 – until Mar 15 2013

A call for artistic expressions: painting, sculpture and mixed media, for the annual Manjano Exhibition.  Work should aim to present creative expression that explores the human interests aspect of the city of Nairobi – Nairobians in their diverse settings, neighborhoods and lifestyles, at work, at play, etc.

1.      A maximum of 2 pieces of work may submitted for selection in the Manjano Exhibition

2.      The works should have been executed within the course of last year (i.e. since January 2012 and not any earlier).

3.      Works may be submitted under any of the following 2 categories: Student or Practicing Artist.

4.      Selected works will hang in the Manjano Exhibition and shall be judged. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 positions in each category.

5.      Deadline for submission of works is March 15 2013. Works should be submitted at the GoDown Arts Centre, Dunga Rd, next to Giro Bank.


Please note that work that has been previously submitted to other editions will not be accepted

Manjano is organized under the auspices of the GoDown Arts Centre. For further enquiries contact:

Manjano Committee c/o Lima Mbai 555227, 555770


January 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Classics at the GoDown, Nov 3 2012 @ GoDown

The Kenya Conservatoire and the GoDown Arts Centre present Classics at the GoDown on 3rd November 2012 at the GoDown from 7.00pm. It will feature performances by The Nairobi Chamber Chorus directed by Ken Wakia, The Kenya Conservatoire of Music Orchestra conducted by Levi Wataka, Cantus in Choro and others.

Tickets are Ksh.300. Advanced tickets can be bought at the GoDown Arts Centre.

October 26, 2012 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Dance Performance: Chrysalides, Oct 12 2012 @ GoDown Arts Centre


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The Conservatoire Orchestra Concert, Jul 1 2012 @ GoDown Arts Centre

The Kenya Conservatoire of Music cordially invites you to a concert that will be hosted by its Orchestra on Sunday 1st July, 2012 at 3:00pm at The GoDown Arts Center (off Dunga Road next to Car and General).

The concert is a farewell Tribute to some of our members who will be leaving the country to go and study or work abroad, among them Nieves Carellan who plays the Oboe and Prashant Fernandez who plays the Oboe and Bassoon.

Performances will include, among others, Popular Music selections arranged for the Orchestra such as Taio Cruz’s Dynamite, some pieces by smaller ensembles, as well as various vocal selections by Cantus in Choro who were finalists in the recently televised Kiss TV Choir  Competition.

Ticket costs are as follows: Adults 400/=   Children (12 year and below) 300/= All tickets will be sold at the door.

June 29, 2012 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

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