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Break Dance: Break-Fast Jam + Kenya Eliminations in Nairobi, Oct 15 2016 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016.
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi
Time: 2pm until 7pm
Entry tickets: 200ksh (Advance tickets) & 300ksh (door tickets).

The event will feature Break dance battles (Seven 2 Smoke & 1 on 1), Popping battles (1 vs 1), Dance showcases, Rap & Beat boxing performances, Free workshops etc..

Presented by Fresh Lane and sponsored by; US embassy Kampala, Street dance Kenya, Break dance Project Uganda(BPU), Gagawala Graphics, End Of The Weak (EODW) Uganda

October 4, 2016 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Comedy: It’s Never that Serious with MC Jessy, Oct. 1 2016 @ Tsavo Room – KICC

Date: October 1, 2016
Venue: Tsavo Room, KICC
Time: from 8 pm

September 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Seminar Series: India in East Africa, Sept. 30 2016 @ BIEA

Date: September 30, 2016
Venue: BIEA
Time: 11 am

September 24, 2016 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Kabo Leburu from Botswana, Sept. 22 2016 @ Choices – Baricho Road

Date: September 22, 2016
Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

September 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: A Measure of Fairness, Sept. 21 2016 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi

Date: September 21, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium, Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Free

How do we share resources fairly? Join the International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya at the screening of the film “A Measure of Fairness” and a discussion on how decisions about how to share revenues should be made.

September 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Anyango – Direct from Japan! Aug. 25 2016 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C ANYANGO August 25th, 2016
Date: August 25, 2016
Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

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.

August 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Discussion and Book Launch: The State of Democracy in Africa… and Kenya, Aug. 24 2016 @ BIEA

Nic Cheeseman at BIEA
Discussion and Book Launch with the Author of new publication, Democracy in Africa, Dr. Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University
Discussant – Dr. Godwin Murunga, University of Nairobi

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……

Read more here

August 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

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