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Spoken Wor:l:ds: Lyrical Exchange between Nairobi & Berlin, Nov. 9-15 2013 @ Various Venues

Spoken Worlds
10th Nov: Street Poetry 3:00pm Aga khan walk (Free )
11th Nov: SPOKEN WOR:L:DS Goethe-Institut Nairobi 2:00pm (free)
12th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Kwani) 7:30 pm Imax (Free)
13th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Goethe) 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Free)
15th Nov: Spoken Worl:l:ds (Live & Loud) Tree house (free) plus there is transport from town


SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – lyrical performance between Nairobi and Berlin – is an international literature exchange project between artists from both cities, focusing on contemporary performance poetry.

It takes up impulses of Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap, which are art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. Eight artists from Berlin, including Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Josh, LMNZ, Madog, Sabine Scho will meet the following artists from Nairobi: Checkmate, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Namatsi, Sitawa Namwalie, Octopizzo, and Poetic B.

The project takes place in Nairobi November , 9th – 15th 2013 and in 5th – 12th April 2014 in Berlin.

Find more info here:


November 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

[Postponed] Film Screening: High Tech Soul – The Creation of Techno Music, Sept. 26 2013 @ Goethe

In light of the tragic events which occurred over the weekend and the subsequent declaration of 3 days of national mourning this event has been postponed to a future date to be communicated by the organisers.

Date: 26th September 2013
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Admission: free

More info here

September 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Ten Cities Concert & Warehouse Party, Apr. 27 2013 @ Marshalls Service Workshop, Loita Street CBD


Goethe-Institut Nairobi will transform Marshalls Service Workshop into a concert and party location for just one single night – don’t miss that unique event!

In Concert: Just A Band & Camp Mulla (Nairobi, Kenya), Batida & Octa Push (Lisbon, Portugal), Oren Gerlitz (Berlin, Germany) and many more…

Warm-Up and Aftershow-DJs from Johannesburg (South Africa) and Naples (Italy) – Visuals – BBoys – Great Drinks – Good People

TEN CITIES teams up about 50 DJs, producers and musicians from Berlin, Bristol, Johannesburg, Cairo, Kiev, Lagos, Lisbon, Luanda, Nairobi and Naples, enabling them to produce music together and exchange their knowledge about the club scenes in their home countries.

The project started off in Luanda in November 2012. After production phases in Lagos and Johannesburg in 2013, Nairobi is the fourth stage. Renowned electronic music producers Octa Push and Batida, both from Lisbon/Portugal, as well as Berlin based musician, producer and Jahcoozi member Oren Gerlitz are coming to Nairobi. They will record new tracks with Just A Band, Camp Mulla and many more.

The highlight of the project phase in Nairobi is a grand show with all participating artists. In matters of the venue we’ve got inspired by a common practice of early underground electronic music scenes which set up parties in abandoned warehouses. Based on that we will transform a garage into a concert venue, adding this exceptional warehouse character. This is going to be an extraordinary experience so make sure you do not miss it!

Tickets: 300/= KSh

April 23, 2013 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Concert: Mathewmatix House of Jazz Christmas Edition Concert, Dec. 18 2012 @ Goethe Institut

Chrismas Concert at GI
Date: Tuesday, December 18 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Entrance fee: Kshs 200

Mathewmatix House of Jazz is a unique event that features live performances by independent music artists. By providing a platform as well as offering opportunities for the advancement of independent music, it also presents an exceptional intimate acoustic and interactive atmosphere.

Besides, bands and artists from different parts of Nairobi’s diverse Jazz scene will be brought together, hence creating a unique mixture never seen before.

The Christmas edition in December showcases a mixture of rich musical content, staging Ziki, Lulu and Jam Signal from Zimbabwe.
The individual artists will be highlighted, thus giving the audience an opportunity to focus on the individual strengths and skills.

Organised by Mathew Rabala

December 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Pwani Grooves: Kombo & Afro Simba Band and Alai K, Dec. 14 2012 @ Goethe

pwani grooves
Date: Friday, December 14 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: Kshs 250

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to relax and chill out at the coast. In order to put you in the right moodAlai K and Kombo invite you for the Pwani Grooves night!

Pwani Grooves combines the styles of two musicians from the coastal side of Kenya, showcasing the Mijikenda and Swahili styles of music. Alai K and Kombo with his Afrosimba Band will fuse rhythms like Kirumbizi, Mwanzele, Sengenya and Chakacha with modern instruments to bring the melodies of the coast right to the center of the busy and energetic city of Nairobi.

Alai K was raised in a Swahili cultural environment which influenced his current way of singing and musical direction. His songs feature Swahili poetry and storytelling; Ndege Ruka, one of his songs, was recently featured as end title in the movie “Nairobi Half Life”. Kombowas exposed to live music from an early age. Over the years, he learnt to play several instruments, like percussion and guitar, was part of several bands and performed at various festivals in Africa and Europe. Kombo’s first album “Ndivyo Ilivyo” was completed in 2009 and he is right now working on his sophomore album.

December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

Dance Performance: Breaksession Bboy Battle 2012 Finals, Dec. 11 2012 @ Goethe

Bboy Battle
Date: Tuesday, December 11 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 150 for 2 tickets & Gate Kshs 150 per ticket

Breaksession® Bboy Battle is a break-dance event unique in Kenya.

Founded in 2005, the event had its first public edition in July 2011 and very quickly became a success story. It is now officially in its second year and will for the first time feature dancers from all over the country. Created and developed by Joe Nene (a.k.a. Bboy Kay/BreakDjKay) the goal is to spark the Bboy Revolution in Kenya and bring a realization ofBboy/Breaking as one of the elements of Hip-Hop.

Joe Nene, started dancing 18 years ago inspired by the lateMichael Jackson, as well as Usher, Ginuwine, the late Aaliyah, and Missy Eliott. Ever since, he has continuously dreamt of what he has now achieved! An event which would make it possible for Bboysto battle, compare and work with others who have similar skills and want to share them.
He and his crew, The B.B.O.Y Squad will organise this event which aims to have Kenyan breakdance recognised internationally and take it to the next level!

December 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: Homages Extra – Keith Oleng, Dec. 7 2012 @ Goethe

homages extra
Date: December 7, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: free

Keith Oleng studied Theatre Arts at the Kakamega High School, Mass Communication at the Central TAFE College in Australia, and specialised in filmmaking at the New York Film Academy.

His nurturing as an artist started while he was in high school. Being a member in the theatre arts club, he became chairman in his final year. It was in this environment that he first learned about directing a production.
Keith founded a communication firm in 2008 while still in Film School in New York. It is called Africa Is A Planet, and deals mainly in Audio-Visual production, Creative Event Organisation and Internet Solutions.

Keith makes works that push the form of media, with a goal of developing an African inspired culture. The major themes of his work are beauty and exploration.

In this retrospective, Keith is going to present his short films, and will launch his latest work Love, Taken to a Mysterious Place.

December 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm 2 comments

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