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Date: June 18, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium, Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
The Nairobi Performance Series is a co-production platform that aims to support new productions with a cross-disciplinary working approach. This approach will be enhanced this year by ways of dedicating every edition to specific genre. Therefore the June edition will feature choreographers and photo-/videographers. The series will be held 3 times a year, each edition producing new works, which is inspired by intensive processes initiated by cross-genre meetings.
The series provides an opportunity for performers, choreographers and creators to develop ideas, build on their skills and collective experiences to find new working models/approaches.
The selected work to be performed is called Mindscapes and was developed by Adam Chienjo, Dina Abok, Lenny Njagih and Melisa Allela.
Admission is free!
The sixteenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest Nairobi will be on the 7-May as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. We will have a Portuguese documentary about the family left behind when people emigrate, a Brazilian short about a man tormented by his national football team loss in the 1950, and a Mozambican feature film about keeping the balance between the world of the living and the one of the spirits:
– Antonio, Dashing Antonio (Portugal, 2015, Ana Maria Gomes)
– Barbosa (Brazil, 1988, Jorge Furtado and Ana Luiza Azevedo)
– The Last Flight of the Flamingo (Mozambique, 2010, João Ribeiro)
Recognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries.
The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across 4 continents. The festival presents multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films), in sessions of several films from the different countries.
The event is free of charge. More info in https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest
Just A Band’s third video art exhibition, PERSPECTIVE is ongoing. This project is focused on stories told through the first person narrative.
On Friday 26 February, Kenyan music lovers will experience a new concert organised by the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi in collaboration with Music In Africa.
DJ and producer Saint Evo will be joined by singer Inami, guitarist Tetu Shani, saxophonist Frazier Mo-ray, percussionist HK Gachago and DJ Marcus Ezra will perform at the event. Saint Evo, progenitor of a new sound he calls equatorial house.
The collaboration between Music In Africa an information and knowledge exchange pan-African portal and with the Goethe-Institut in Nairobi aims to provide up-and-coming local talents with a platform to showcase their skills. Later this year the two entities will organize panel discussions that will enable music stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues affecting the Kenyan music industry, as well as concerts that will promote new talents on the Kenyan music scene.
The February concert marks the beginning of this collaboration.
Sitting on a Tree is a poetry and musical performance written and performed by Checkmate Mido and Raya Wambui. The story revolves around the very different inner experiences and most intimate thoughts of two lovers as they provide an incisive exploration of relationships and what they take. Sitting on a Tree is a brave take on love.