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Spoken Word: Losing Grip by Ngartia, Nov. 19 2015 @ Goethe Institut

Event: #LosingGrip by Ngartia

Date: Thursday 19th November 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm
Tickets: 500 KeS (Advance only – 0715 676 724)

Losing Grip is a spoken word story performed by Ngartia, with the support of FlowFlani Wakaba (a human beat-box), Ciano Maimba(vocalist and guitarist), Phy (musician), Achieng Otieno ( vocalist from the band Royalty By Black) and Laura Wanjirũ Ekumbo (writer and actress).

It is a story about the pitfalls of seeking a better life in the city from the perspective of a young man who grew up in the countryside written by Ngartia, who is part of the team that runs

The narrative will be told in 10 poetry pieces that are in form of letters and diary entries and several musical acts serving as interludes. This is indeed, an experimental path for performance poetry since no one else has created such a concept gig before. It is bound to be exciting and to chart new territory in the spoken word circles. No self respecting performance art enthusiast should miss this.

Ngartia has been a force to reckon with in the Kenyan Spoken Word scene. He has demonstrated diversity by doing collaborative performances with performers such as Sarabi, Yellow Light Machine, Kaesa and has been featured on Slam Africa, Kwani? Open Mic and Words Galore. He has also appeared on other stages such as the StoryMoja Festival, Fatuma’s Voice Wamathai Spoken Word, Kings Of The Arena, Spoken Word Thursdays at Juniper’s, Poetry At The Park many more.

His short stories and poetry has appeared on anthologies such as KUT and The Power of Words and a number of blogs: African,,,, and

November 12, 2015 at 10:03 am 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

Kenya Art Fair, Nov. 13-15 2015 @ Sarit Centre Exhibition Hall

kenya art fair
Dates: November 13-15, 2015
Venue: Sarit Centre Exhibition Hall

The three day event will feature:
Wasanii Exhibition, Art Talks and Digital Art Competitions

The Wasanii exhibition is a groundbreaking collaboration which will feature rarely seen masterworks of over 200 paintings, original prints, photographs and sculptures by both established and upcoming artists from around the region including Uganda, Zanzibar, Sudan, Ghana and Kenya.
The exhibition is a contemporary review and will showcase a wide range of techniques and forms of artistic expression.
This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to get your hands on the artwork you want!

Interactive Art Talks delivered by art professionals, artists, collectors and gallery owners are set to take place throughout the 3 days, allowing you the opportunity to listen, learn, think and interact.
We encourage you to come out and further these 2 hour conversations on all things art.

This competition was designed for artists, practitioners and enthusiasts who are impassioned by the intersection of digital technology and creative art; visionaries who might uniquely meld the two into inspiring art forms.
Submissions had to qualify for one of the four categories namely: Audio-Visual, Interactive Art, Interactive Hardware Installation and Digital Photography.
Winners in each category will be awarded with cash prizes and have their works exhibited at this year’s art fair as well as online.

November 5, 2015 at 2:29 pm 2 comments

A Critical Intervention into Art/Scholarship: Remains, Waste & Metonymy, Oct. 24 2015 @ BIEA Nairobi

Remains and Waste
Date: October 24, 2015
Venue: BIEA Nairobi, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 10 am – 5 pm

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Lusophone Film Festival, Sept. 26 2015 @ Goethe Institute


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A Single Line: Conversation with Mamaza & James Mweu, Sept. 26 2015 @ Kenya National Theatre

A Single Lane
Date: September 26, 2015
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free Admission

The immediate association one has in relation to a red line is a line whose function is to divide, to mark territories, to separate. ASINGLELINE wants to look at this basic, generic entity of a line and look at it simply from another point of view: a line’s function is also to connect, to link, to bring things which are far from each other geographically and mentally closer together. ASINGLELINE is a straight line drawn from one point which is the city centre all the way to a second point which is a cultural centre building: a theater, a museum or other.

The line is neither a performance, nor an installation, it is a thought put into action, meant to connect, almost literally, the public – society, and their art – choreography and performance, driving MAMAZA and the local team who collaborates with them on the project, to cross the city through its public spaces – squares, streets, parks – and its private ones – domestic houses, shops, restaurants – in order to accomplish the drawing the line. The action of drawing the line is based on the collaboration with the local team as well as with the different people who come across the line. It is therefore a process which occurs through negotiation and the constant search for possible communication.

After its initial realisation of ASINGELINE in Antwerp/Belgium in 2011, MAMAZA has been invited to realise the project in Burkina Faso, South Africa and Nigeria (by the Goethe-Institut), as well as in Lausanne, Switzerland, Jerusalem, Petach Tikva and Haifa in Israel, Maputo in Mozambique and in Venice, Italy. MAMAZA is now continuing their tour through Africa by visiting Cote d`Ivoire, Uganda and Kenya. ASINGLELINE in Nairobi is realised together with Kenyan dancer and choreographer James Mweu.

Admission is Absolutely Free!

More information available on the GI’s Facebook Page

September 24, 2015 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Out Film Festival: Speak Out! Sept. 10-13 2015 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Out Film Festival 2015
The Gay Kenya Trust in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kenya will be organising the fifth annual Out Film Festival to showcase LGBT-themed films from Africa and across the world. The screenings will be followed by discussions of the central themes and the challenges faced by the LGBT community in Kenya.

Dates: September 10-13, 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: Thursday, 3.00 – 8.30 pm; Friday , 12.00 – 7.45 pm; Saturday, 11.00 am – 7.45 pm; and Sunday, 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Admission: free

Find more information on Goethe Institut’s website

September 8, 2015 at 10:19 am 1 comment

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