Posts tagged ‘Kenya’

Cool Waters Roots & Jazz Festival w/ Frank Biyong (Cameroon), Eddie Grey & Achieng Abura, Sept. 24 2016 @ the Elephant

Date: September 24, 2016
Venue: the Elephant, # 3 Kanjata Road – Off James Gichuru Road
Time: from 3 pm
Tickets: KES 3,000 at the Gate and KES 2,000 advance

Frank Biyong (Cameroon), Eddie Grey, Achieng Abura & Teto Tutuma (all from Kenya)

September 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

Cool Waters Jazz & Roots Festival ft. Kabo Leburu (Botswana), Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Franck Biyong (Cameroon) et al, Sept. 22-24 2016 @ Choices, Treehouse & the Elephant

Dates: September 22-24, 2016
Venues: Choices, Treehouse & the Elephant
Time: Thursday – 8 pm, Friday – 8 pm and Saturday – 3 pm
Tickets: Thursday – free, Friday – 3,500 at the gate & 2,500 advance and Saturday – 3,000 at the gate & 2,000 advance

Performances by: Kabo Leburu (Botswana), Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Franck Biyong (Cameroon), Maia Von Lekow (Kenya), Eddie Grey (Kenya), Achieng Abura (Kenya) and Teto Tutuma (Kenya)

September 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Open Call: New Arts New Audiences Grant Scheme, by Jul. 31 2016 @ British Council East Africa

An annual open call for cultural partners across East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia , Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda) and the UK to create new art to showcase to new audiences in the UK and East Africa.

The British Council’s East Africa invites submission of expression of interest to this programme, new Art new Audiences

nAnA Details
There is no theme for nAnA, the ONLY objective is to produce new art which connects to new audiences.
– Minimum one UK and two East African countries to be involved in the project
– Project administered by one East African or UK partner
– Target audience for nAnA is 18-35 year olds
– Project can be match funded
– Minimum and maximum grant allocation is £2,000 – £20,000
– 3-5 year projects will be selected for nAnA 2016/17

Deadline for one page submission of interest is July 31, 2016

The East Africa Arts programme works across Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and the UK. This month we are welcoming applications for the new Arts new Audiences grant scheme that facilitates the creation of new collaborative work across art forms in East Africa and the UK. This grant will support between three and five projects for 2016–17. Grant requests can be minimum £2,000 and maximum £20,000

For further info see:

July 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Charity/Fundraising Event: Nairobi Xavier Ball, May 14 2016 @ Goan Gymkhana – Museum Hill

Nairobi Xavier Ball - 14th May 2016
Xavier Project presents the Nairobi Xavier Ball;

Date: May 14, 2016
Venue: Goan Gymkhana, Museum Hill
Time: 18.30 – Late
Tickets*: Early bird 3,000/- or Advance 3,500/-

* Included in the ticket price are cocktails on arrival, plenty of wine with a delicious Ethiopian feast courtesy of Abyssinia restaurant and entertainment in the form of a live band followed by DJs.

This promises to be an unforgettable evening of food, drinks, music and dancing in aid of Xavier Project**, a charity providing educational opportunities to refugees in Kenya and Uganda.

** Xavier Project operates in Kenya and Uganda providing educational opportunities to refugees of all ages. These could be through sponsoring refugee children to attend school or teaching vocational courses to refugee adults at our learning hubs across Nairobi and Kampala.

Find out more information, about this fundraising event, on the Xavier Project website.

May 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Critical Conversations: Reporting the plight of refugees in France, Germany & Kenya, Apr. 26 2016 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

One Image, Three Perspectives
Date and time: Tuesday 26th April 2016, 6.30 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

Journalists from France, Germany and Kenya will discuss the following questions. How is the refugee crisis presented by the media in France, Germany and Kenya? Who reports on which aspects and topics of the refugee crisis? Whose stories are told? What is the difference between the journalistic coverage in the three countries? Why is migration in many reports connected to questions of internal security and national defense?

The panel will be moderated by the Kenyan journalist and actor John Sibi-Okumu. The Kenyan participant will be Mohamed Adow, a Kenyan-Somalian journalist who is writing for Al Jazeera. The German contribution will be Katrin Lindner who is working for the German public-service television broadcaster ZDF. The French participant will be Andrea Palasciano who works for the French news agency AFP including the sector AFP Africa.

April 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

Migrants & Refugees: Perspectives from France, Germany and Kenya, Apr. 25 – May 3 2016 @ Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institut

Refugees and Migrants
Dates: April 25 – May 3, 2016
Venue: Alliance Francaise and Goethe Institut
Entry: Free

April 20, 2016 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

Pan-Nile Music Concert, Feb. 28 2016 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Nile Project at Alliance Nairobi
Date: February 28, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: 1000/- at the Gate

The Nile Project is an exceptional cross-cultural collaboration, its members hailing from all along the great river that connects eleven countries and over 400 million people, from its sources beyond Lake Victoria to its delta in Egypt. Through its innovative musical process that allows its artists to leverage each other’s strengths, the project unearths unique sound representative of the Nile watershed as a whole.

Musicians include: Claude Ciza (Burundi), Ahmed Omar (Eritrea), Endalekachew Niguse, Roza Kifle,Dawit Seyoum Estifanos (Ethiopia), Mohamed Kamal, Adel Mekha, Saleeb Lowza, Nader El Shaer (Egypt), Rapasa Nyatrapasa, Kasiva Mutua (Kenya), Asia Madani (Sudan) and Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania).

February 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

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