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Brought to you by the Australian Embassy and Safaricom
Date: Friday, October 10 2014
Venue: at the Michael Joseph Center
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate, Advance KES 600 Single and KES 1,000 for couples – 0715664104
About Kike Tele: They Say/I Am
They Say/I Am is a play intertwined with monologues of poetry exploring the stereotypes of women with the intention of shattering them, revealing stereotypes as the fallacies they are. Conceived and directed by Mwende Ngao and written by Anne Moraa, the play toys with the perception of various women and hopes to encourage the audience to rethink how they view the women in their own lives.
The Cast and Crew
Mwende Ngao is a filmmaker, blogger and poet. She is also the founder of Kike Tele. She believes in the power of art to spark conversations and create change.
Rein is a student and a videographer. She is also a poet and is the 45th slam poetry queen.
Brenda Wambui is a writer and entrepreneur interested in women empowerment, digital media and entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder of the award winning journal Brainstorm.
Julie Amara Poeta is a Daughter, friend, sister and Poet who works for an international Handset Manufacturer. A part of HisiaZangu Poetry family, her mantra is not to waste the God-given sunshine.
Namatsi Lukoye is a spoken word poet, published writer and founder of Hisia Zangu society and The Kenyan Street Poetry. She is also a Public Relations Officer for Cerebral Palsy Kenya.
Marley is a poet, writer and an artist with keen interest in film and social consciousness.
A writer/editor and a graduate of the Creative Writing (Msc) at the University of Edinburgh, Anne Moraa has had her writing (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) published in And Other Stories, Brainstorm, Badilisha Poetry and others.
A founding member and editor at Jalada.org, she is as ever fascinated by women.
Fashion/Charity: Style Clinic in Support of the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Campaign, May 10 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre
What to Wear Style Clinic in aid of Beyond Zero Campaign.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is a lady of few softly spoken elegant words, but when she acts, she thunders. On 13 April 2014, with the health of mothers and babies on her mind, she ran for over seven hours to show her commitment. The echo of her actions and that of her team is still ringing, the echo that urges us as Kenyans own the Beyond Zero Campaign. This echo is the inspiration of What to Wear Clinic which is being held to celebrate mothers on Mother’s Day, with all proceeds going towards Beyond Zero Campaign.
The call to run came and we took it, as we continue to do so our bodies have reorganized themselves, and we have found clothes that previously fitted have now become unfit for purpose – but have they? Every morning we thunder, What to Wear!
As women and mothers we multi-task and juggle on a daily basis, that’s before juggling how the world expects us to present ourselves. We are acutely aware that we present ourselves to the world by what we wear and since human contacts have become increasingly fast in this tech savvy world, our clothes become instant language. Should this always mean spending more on clothes? Not according to fashion stylist Wanja Knighton who is a firm believer in buying less and wearing more. It is with this in mind and also in celebration of Mothers Day that Wanja is urging all ladies to take the afternoon off and enjoy a positive fashion and style filled afternoon over a glass of wine and cup of tea by attending What to Wear, Buy Less Wear More Style Clinic that will be held on Saturday 10 May at the Michael Joseph Centre from 3pm.
How to look fabulous does not always necessarily depend on how much your clothes cost, but whether they suit your bodyshape, attendees will be shown how to pinpoint their bodyshape and more importantly how to choose items that suit their bodyshape. How to Buy Less and Wear More will be demonstrated by creating a capsule wardrobe of 29 interchangeable pieces, creating different looks for different occasions. Each attendee is being requested to bring at least 3 items from their wardrobe that they no longer wear or haven’t worn for a while for our Swap, Sizzle & Share session. We will Swap with each other, Sizzle by giving the item a new lease of life using simple haberdashery tricks, and Share by making a donation towards the Beyond Zero Campaign.
The London Marathon is done and dusted, the sores are still healing and now it is time for each and every one of us as Kenyans to own Beyond Zero Campaign using our given talents and expertise to ensure maternal deaths are brought to beyond Zero.
Tickets are available through via ticketsasa
All proceeds will go to Beyond Zero Campaign
The Old and the New in Kenyan Afrofusion Music
Renowned Afro-fusion musicians like Eric Wainaina, Atemi and Suzanna Owiyo have given birth to a new crop of younger musicians like Sautisol, Patricia Kihoro, Elani and Lele Ngoma. These up-and-coming musicians are blending music from different influences and showcasing their own twist of Afrofusion at such events as Jahazi.
The event will be held at the Michael Joseph Centre, courtesy of Safaricom. It will feature Lele Ngoma (an eclectic band popular at poetry events) and Spotlight on Kenyan music finalist, Fadhilee. Both acts have shared the stage with popular musicians like Aaron Rimbui, The Villagers Band, Winyo and even (for Fadhilee the Jazz crooner) gone out of the country on tours.
“This year we are going all the way,” said Koech Kevin Lele Ngoma band leader who also doubles as the guitarist. The Children Sickle Cell Anaemia foundation is also using the event to create awareness on a disease that has for long been taken as a paedriatic disease. Information on this disease is lacking in the public domain and as they publicise the concert they hope to start a conversation on it as well.
Bitings and drinks will be served and the hosts promise secure parking for their fans and other live music enthusiasts.
JAHAZI Concert Details
Date: 28th February, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 6.30 to 9.00 pm
Tickets: Kshs 350 Advance and Kshs 500 at the Gate