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Dance: Unknown by Dancer and Choreographer – Adam Chienjo, Feb. 24 2018 @ Goethe Institut

Date: February 24, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi
Time: 6-9 pm
Entry: Free

Can we value what we don’t know? Is it possible to experience that which we cannot perceive? Can we then touch the soul of the unknown, can we make contact with it, could we listen to it? Can we feel the texture of the unknown? How does it move? From what direction does the unknown come from and to which direction does it go? Can we describe the unknown as still? Is it silent or is there sound and resonance? Is the unknown within time or is time within the unknown? To what extent does what we know contribute to the experience of the unknown?

Of happenings and experiences from the past, present and future, Unknown is an investigative journey through the experiences and places unknown and therefore deemed unperceivable but felt, can be proved, imagined and accepted as fact. The performance was developed by dancer and choreographer Adam Chienjo during a residence programme in Scotland and involves experimental dance and mixed media. It is accompanied by music that was composed specifically for this project by Ronnie Goodman and a video work by Raymond Ndikwe.

Admission: free.

Find more information, here.


February 20, 2018 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Women in Music Series ft. Ondi Madete, Karun & Nina Ogot , Nov. 8 2017 @ Goethe Institut

Date: November 8, 2017
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: kes 500/-

Women In Music Concert Series is all set for Wednesday 8th November 2017, 7 pm, at Goethe Institute, Nairobi, featuring music performances by Ondi Madete, Karun & Nina Ogot. Admission fee Ksh. 500.

Women In Music Forum
Women in Music Forum is a platform that seeks to facilitate the interaction of women in the music industry via regular panel discussions and live-music concerts.

November 1, 2017 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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