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In 2005, a young Japanese lady by the name Eriko Mukoyama visited Kenya and spent close to a year in a village in Western Kenya learning how to play the nyatiti, an eight-stringed lyre of the Luo community from nyatiti master Okumu K’Orengo. On graduating, she became the first female nyatiti player in the world, and Anyango was born.
Anyango became a household name in Kenya after she appeared on several TV stations and performed at the STOP AIDS Concert held in Kenya, hosted by the United Nations in 2007.
In September 2010, she released her debut solo album “Nyatiti Diva” which was ranked first on Tower Record’s World Music chart in Japan. She also performed at the fourth Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD IV). To date she has 5 albums to her name and has traveled and performed all over the world. She has also inspired numerous other female artists to take up the nyatiti.
In 2015 Anyango signed a deal with Ketebul Music that will see the label release and distribute her music in the region. She also recorded a number of songs with Kenge Kenge and Makadem, which will be featured in a compilation album called Anyango. The Safari of Eriko Mukayama which will be released by Ketebul Music in August 2016.
Date: August 24, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Nic Cheeseman will talk about the findings of his recent book, Democracy in Africa, and its implications for the prospects democracy in Africa and, more specifically, in Kenya. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed and how they could succeed. In it, Dr Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions.
Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event at a discounted rate……
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Culinary Delight/Taste of Asia: New Delhi Meets Bangkok, Jun.18-26 2016 @ SOI Restaurant – dusitD2 Nairobi
From 18th to 26th June, you can get a taste of Asia in the heart of Nairobi . Chef Nishant from Dusit Deverana, New Delhi, will be joining Chef Pairote in his kitchen at SOI Restaurant at dusitD2, Nairobi, for nine days – showcasing a menu that will feature a unique fusion of Indian and Thai cuisines.
Also, by dining at dusitD2 during this duration of 9 days, you stand a chance of winning a holiday for two either to Bangkok or New Delhi – courtesy of dusitD2 and Qatar Airways.
Date: June 18, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium, Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
The Nairobi Performance Series is a co-production platform that aims to support new productions with a cross-disciplinary working approach. This approach will be enhanced this year by ways of dedicating every edition to specific genre. Therefore the June edition will feature choreographers and photo-/videographers. The series will be held 3 times a year, each edition producing new works, which is inspired by intensive processes initiated by cross-genre meetings.
The series provides an opportunity for performers, choreographers and creators to develop ideas, build on their skills and collective experiences to find new working models/approaches.
The selected work to be performed is called Mindscapes and was developed by Adam Chienjo, Dina Abok, Lenny Njagih and Melisa Allela.
Admission is free!
Dates: June 11 – July 31, 2016
Venue: National Museum, Nairobi
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
Dates: May 17, 18, 25 & 27, 2016
She dreams of a glamorous lifestyle as the greatest opera singer in the world. But there is an obstacle: A rival appears on stage determined to reach the same heights. We follow the budding divas through marvellous arias from operas, operettas and musicals in their quest to find the perfect agent that will take them right up to the top…
German opera singer Doreen Ziegler and Kenyan mezzo-soprano Maggie Gitu perform a hilarious and entertaining show – somewhere between a comedian opera and an operatic comedy!
To book a ticket call 0703-508195 or email email@example.com
For more information on #RentADiva visit: http://www.doreenziegler.de/
The European Film Festival is back! This year, the European Film Festival, will be marking the 25th edition of screening EU member states film in Nairobi. The theme for this year is, ‘Integration’ which coincides with the recent wave of immigrants into the European Union mostly stirred by conflict in Syria.
This years festival offers a fantastic selection of films from 16 European countries and includes, the 2016 Oscar winner for the Best Foreign Language Film, Son of Saul.
Find the detailed programme, and more information, here.