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Women in Music Concert Series ft. Wanja Wohoro, Mumala Maloba & Tribute Birdie Mboweni, Sept. 9 2017 @ Goethe Institut


Date: September 9, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

Music performances by Wanja Wohoro, Mumala Maloba and South Africa’s Tribute Mboweni.

About
WANJA WOHORO
Wanja is a soulful Singer/Songwriter from Nairobi, Kenya and Sydney, Australia. She began songwriting from the age of 13; teaching herself the guitar and the piano and practicing accompaniment and composition. Her influences include the mellow sultry sounds of Amy Winehouse, Lianne La Havas, Ella Fitzgerald, Nai Palm and Corinne Bailey-Rae alongside an extensive exposure to Indie/Folk and jazz music. In 2014 she released her first EP ‘High Tide’ which includes 5 songs of varying genres, all exploring the different sides of her unique musicianship, cultural influences and vocals.

MUMALA MALOBA
Mumala Maloba is Singer, Songwriter from Nairobi Kenya. Having come from a musical background, she started her musical journey very young. Mumala released her first single ‘Where di the love go’ in 2013 then followed with the release of her secong singe ‘Paper Chasing’ ft. rapper Octopizzo produced by Polycarp ‘Fancy Fingers’ Otieno of Sauti Sol. Mumala has perfomed at various events such as The Kinanda Arts Festival, Nairobi Fashion Market, Story Moja Hay Festival, Rift Valley Festival among others. Mumala recently graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Honors in Law and is definitely one of the female vocalists to look out for in the coming months.

TRIBUTE ‘BIRDIE’ MBOWENI
South Africa’s Tribute ‘Birdie’ Mboweni has joined a new breed of soul musicians that are putting their own modern take on the classic sound and doing it justice. The petite singer has worked diligently to carve a path that ensure that she too has a place in the music industry. Besides her album titled ‘Birdie’ being her debut offering, Tribute has long carved her niche as a performing artist having serenaded audiences in the Middle East (Qatar and Dubai) where she took up artist residencies playing with a jazz band featuring some of South Africa’s great musicians. No stranger to the stage, she has performed at international events such as COP17, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, where she gave a stellar performance and receiving great reviews for her soulful offering, Her music expressed deep feelings and is profoundly emotional, jazzy, ethno and yet so soulful.

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September 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Proximity to Power, Jul. 12 – Aug. 12 2017 @ Circle Art Gallery


Opening: July 12, 2017
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6.00 pm

Exhibition: Until August 12, 2017

Participating Artists: Nicholas Odhiambo, Longinos Nagila, Onyis Martin, Lemek Tompoika and Peterson Kamwathi

Curated by Thom Ogonga

July 12, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Album Launch: Days of my Life by Shoeshine Boy, Jul. 7 2017 @ Goethe Institut


Date: July 7, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500 + get one copy of the Album free

About
Days of My Life by Shoeshine Boy is an album that will not only make you get up and start dancing to the sensational reggae beat but at some point it will make you lean back against the wall and reflect.

It’s an album that has been inspired by the memories of the TuneDem Band leader, Kepha Charles, about what his father was teaching him as growing up in the ghetto. It’s about the life as a long journey full of ups and downs, turns and twists, responsibility and accountability. It’s about the purpose which is simply love and making the world a better place.

Admission: 500/= KSh + get one copy of the Album free

July 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa, Jun. 26-30 2017 @ Alliance Française & Goethe Institut


Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française & Goethe Institut

Udada na Siasa – A level playing field?
The Alliance Française Nairobi and the Goethe-Institut Kenya are presenting a series of activities on the topic of ‘Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa’ views from Germany, France and Kenya, from 26th to 30th June.

In a year, when all three countries Germany, France and Kenya have either held their General Elections or will be holding them, this French-German initiative, supported by the French-German Cultural Fund and the European Union Delegation in Kenya, will explore and compare the challenges encountered by women in decision making and political processes in the three countries.

Through panel discussions, digital art installations, twitter conversations, participatory puppet theatre performances and a multi-media film, artists, experts and the general public will reflect on the place of women in politics from the perspectives of the electorate and the politicians.

In France, after the second round of legislative elections on last Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament. It’s good news for equality: Women now hold 223 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly but still falls short of true equality in representation.

In Kenya, women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya’s powerful governor positions heralding a political breakthrough in a patriarchal society where women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism.

In Germany, although Angela Merkel has been in the office of the chancellor since 2005, only approximately 33 % of the members of the Federal German Parliament are women. The old idea that women should focus on Kinder, Kirche, und Küche—children, church, and kitchen – still holds sway in the country. The way to a political office is solely through engagement in the parties and the male dominated hierarchies. The sexist actions and utterances create a hostile atmosphere towards women, thus discouraging them from political engagement.

How can more progress be made towards a level playing field? Join us next week. For the full programme of activities, click here.

June 23, 2017 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Election Dialogue Forum: Tumetega Sikio with Dr. D. Ndii, W. Njoya, D. Amdany & G. Morara, Feb. 15 2017 @ Goethe Institut

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Date: February 15, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6 pm
Admission: Free

About
We’re all ears: What do YOU think the relevant issues of this year’s general elections will be?
Please come and share your opinions with us! Admission is free. #EDF17 #TumetegaSikio

February 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: The Bike Gang by Sam Hopkins & John Kamicha, Jan. 15 – 29 2017 @ Goethe Institut – Auditorium

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Opening: January 15, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut, Auditorium
Time: 3 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 17-29, 2017

About
Perhaps one of the unforeseen consequences of Nairobi’s recent urban transformations has been the emergence of a bicycle subculture. To choose be a biker, as with any subculture, means to adopt an identity, a sense of belonging that runs counter to traditional, inherited identities such as gender or ethnicity. Nevertheless, whilst biking, and other subcultures, seem autonomous from traditional institutions of power, as a means of self-expression they are closely wedded to global capitalism, for which subcultures are simply another form of profit.

Over the last two years Sam Hopkins and John Kamicha worked with strategies of collective filmmaking and collaborative re-enactment to explore what biking means for a group of bikers from Githurai. Here, cycling is less about keeping healthy or about getting from A to B and more about excess, a tendency distilled in the practice of hanging: cycling in the slipstream of trucks on the highway. The Bike Gang is a video installation that situates these moments of extreme athletic prowess within the deeper existential project of this subculture.

For the opening of the exhibition we will embark on a short group ride within Nairobi, so come with your bike.

Admission is free. #BikeGang

January 5, 2017 at 5:45 pm 1 comment

The Nairobi Festival of Performance and Media Art 2016, Nov. 18-24 2016 @ Sarakasi Trust & Goethe Institut

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Dates: November 18-24, 2016
Venue(s): Sarakasi Trust & Goethe Institut Respectively

November 13, 2016 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

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