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Event: Bridging the Gap – Analogue Elders Vs Digital Natives, Apr. 11 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
What constitutes an artistic identity, and how has that concept changed for Kenyan musicians over the years? In a recent interview with Music In Africa, Tabu Osusa of Ketebul Music suggested the only way young musicians will secure a distinctive identity is by embracing traditional music.
Santuri East Africa and Ketebul Music will present a day of activities investigating this claim, and seeking solutions to questions of identity, tradition, innovation – and the role of technology in music production. The event will combine a co-creation session between older artists from Kenya’s rich history of musical past, curated by Ketebul, with younger musicians, producers and DJs representing the digital age from the Santuri network. Following this, a panel discussion will take place at Goethe-Institut’s Auditorium, investigating the results for the co-creation workshop, as well as inviting noted guest speakers from the music industry, media, and cultural curators.
Finally, the space will evolve into a party that will incorporate the past, present and future of Kenyan music, presenting live performances and DJ sets from a diverse selection of artists.
Contact Zones NRB is a book series by Goethe-Institut Kenya and its partner Native Intelligence that focuses on art and the humanities.
During the launch, some of Miriam Syowia Kyambi’s works will be exhibited and reviewed in a discussion with James Muriuki and Robby Bresson.
The book will be available at a special launch price of 500/= KSh.
Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Admission: Ksh. 500/=
Duration: 75 minutes
Checkmate Mido interacted with various maasai elders in Ololosokuan, Ngong’ and collected these stories. Together with reknowned story-teller and theatre makerOgutu Muraya and the hip, versatile urban band Yellow Light Machine created the performance HERO: Ololosokuan in 2013 and HERO: Ololosokuan II in 2014 both performed at the Savannah Sunset Resort/Ololosokuan. HERO: Ololosokuan III is a unique and entertaining performance sequel that will make you wonder just how significant a simple thing like a name is.
Featuring Checkmate Mido, Ondiso Loise Madete, Joseph Gichinga, Mo Pearson, Ricky Matthews Githinji and Maich Better
Tickets will be available at the gate.
Ticket reservations can be made through me (Mido) via email (email@example.com) or 0703603049
Exhibition: Pipes that Bind, Faces in Spaces by Paul Onditi, Sept. 11 – Oct. 8 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Pipes often are channels moving from the supplier to the supplied and vice versa. Some of these pipes not only supply but they actually bind as well. They need not be physical pipes – the pipes can be social, political or even economical.
The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of Goethe Institut Nairobi work in the field of contemporary art. The aim is to work with artists from Kenya that have an advanced and innovative approach and often commission them to produce a new work. Since 2008, Goethe Institut has exhibited around 40 artists, the last being a show by Jackie Karuti.
The series continues with Paul Onditi, a former Kuona Trust resident. His work examines the cyclical nature of human experience and behavior, encapsulated in the oft-touted expression “what goes around, comes around.” The exhibition Pipes that Bind, Faces in Places explores the existence of both visible and invisible pipes round the globe that are binding in one way or the other.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 11th September 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 7.00 pm
Exhibition: Monday to Friday, 12th September to 8th October 2014
Time: 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Paul Onditi was featured in last months British Airways in-flight Magazine, highlife as one of the four East African Artists to Buy
(Re)membering Kenya Vol. 2 – Interrogating, Marginalization and Governance provides important insights into the directions that Kenya can take to address the root causes of inequalities, election related violence and exclusion. It suggests a path for sustainable peace in Kenya.
The public lecture series was a critical response to the crisis after the 2007 general elections in Kenya. The talks provided space for intense discussions between academics, civil society and the public. As a result of the initial conversations, the book (Re)Membering Kenya Volume 1 which focused on Identity, Culture and Freedom was published.
Later another round of talks was held and this second volume on Interrogating Marginalization and Governance has been published recently by Twaweza Communications and was edited by George Gona and Mbugua wa-Mungai.
In cooperation with Ford Foundation and Twaweza Communications.
On 9th July 2011 the largest African nation was split into two: Sudan and South Sudan. Preceding that date, a group of young filmmakers from Sudan and Germany felt the need to witness the impact of this unique, historical moment with their cameras. Driven by the interest to understand how these events are affecting the lives of the people in North and South, the Sudanese directors started to follow their protagonists – sometimes friends or family members – asking questions about their lives, hopes and dreams. What will change in your future life? What does home mean to you? How can you reach your personal goals? How do you define your identity?
With the support of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and others, an on-going web-documentary was created, embarking on a visually and emotionally capturing journey into Sudan and South Sudan. From a place with virtually no film infrastructure, young film makers are telling the stories of those whose voices are never heard. In cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.