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Akua Naru Live in Concert, Sept.22 2016 @ the Alchemist – Parklands Road

Date: September 22, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist, Parklands Road
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500

Special appearances by Wangechi and Checkmate Mido

Born Latanya Hinton and raised in New Haven (USA), Akua Naru’s journey to internationally acclaimed hip hop artist has led her from the city’s Newhallville section to Cologne, Germany where she currently resides and creates music. Along this female wordsmith’s journey, there have been many stops – Philadelphia, China, and Ghana, among others – all of which informed the wisdom and perspective which is evident in her music. The next step on this journey takes here to sub-Saharan Africa where she will perform in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ruanda, Uganda and Kenya.

The Goethe-Institut Kenya and The Alchemist are proud to present this unique Hip Hop artist. Check out her exemplary live skills here:

After the concert, Blinky Bill will keep the show going with a DJ set.


September 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Reading in Unusual Spaces, Jun. 11 2016 @ Jevanjee Gardens

Reading in Unusual Spaces
Date and time: Saturday, 11th June 2016, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: Jevanjee Gardens, Nairobi
Entry: Kes 300 for light lunch

This month’s session will be held in Jevanjee Gardens, iMax Theater and Sabina Joy Pub.

Curated by Tony Mochama.

June 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

Lusophone Film Festival Nairobi, Nov. 28 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

13th Lusophone Film Fest POSTER
The thirteenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest Nairobi will be on the 28-Nov as of 5 pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi, showcasing two Brazilian shorts about urban art and a feature film about the liberation struggle of Angola:

– Walls Upon Us (Brazil, 2013, Chico Toledo)
– Women are Heroes – Brazil (Brazil, 2009, JR)
– Njinga, Queen of Angola (Angola, 2013, Sérgio Graciano)

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

November 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: Contact Zones NRB 16 – Maasai Mbili, Oct. 23 2015 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Masai Mbili Book Launch
Date and Time: Friday, 23rd October 2015, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

Volume 16 of the Contact Zones NRB series feature the work of the artist’s collective Maasai Mbili (M2). Founded in the early 2000’s by Otieno Kota and Otieno Gomba, the collective now consists of 5 permanent members, several long-term partners, many, many associates and almost infinite friends.

October 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Concert/Album Launch: The African Way… by Shoeshine Boy, May 30 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Date & Time: Friday, 30th May 2014, 7.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Admission: 300/=KSh

Find more info here

May 28, 2014 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Party/DJ sets: Ten Cities Rooftop Party, Mar. 8 2014 @ The Mall, Roundabout – Westlands

ten cities March 8
Date & Time: Saturday, 8th March 2014 9.00 pm
Venue: The Mall, Roundabout, Westlands
Entry: Kshs 300

DJ Set’s by: DJ Satelite – Luanda, Trust the DJ – Johannesburg, Afrologic – Lagos and Just a Band – Nairobi

Performance by: Fena Gitu & Wangechi


TEN CITIES is coming back to Nairobi. After last year’s pumping warehouse concert in April, it’s time for another episode. Therefore we are inviting TEN CITIES participants from sub-Sahara Africa creating a unique night-out experience Nairobi hasn’t seen before. Expect diverse and raving DJ sets from Afrologic(Lagos), Trust The DJ(Johannesburg), DJ Satelite(Luanda) and Just A Band (Nairobi) that will navigate you through genres like Kuduro, Kwaito, Afro Beat, Dub, House, Techno and much more.

TEN CITIES is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details the unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kyiv, Lisbon and Naples. TEN CITIES is a process, focusing on creating and producing, carried forward by travels and visits. During this process, the project aims to create networks that are open and involves a constantly increasing number of participants.

Find more information about TEN CITIES at:

March 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Last to Know with the Author Utz Rachowski, Oct. 2 2013 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Last to know
Date & Time: October 2, 2013 at 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Entry: Free

This film is about the period of time when the border between East Germany (GDR) and West Germany (FRG) was closed in 1961.

Event organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

October 2, 2013 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

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