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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

About
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

About
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

Culinary Delight/Taste of Asia: New Delhi Meets Bangkok, Jun.18-26 2016 @ SOI Restaurant – dusitD2 Nairobi

New Delhi Meets Bangkok
Dates: June 18-26, 2016
Venue: SOI Restaurant, dusitD2 Nairobi
Location: 14 Riverside, Off Riverside Drive
Reservations: +254 (0) 204 233 000 or e-mail; info.nairobi@dusit.com

About
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.

June 14, 2016 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Performance Series – June Edition, Jun. 18 2016 @ Goethe Institut Nairobi

Date: June 18, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium, Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

About
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!

June 14, 2016 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Reflections by Kim Byung Tae, Jun. 11 -Jul. 31 2016 @ Nairobi Museum

Reflections Exhibition
Reflections: A photo odyssey by Kim Byung Tae

Dates: June 11 – July 31, 2016
Venue: National Museum, Nairobi
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

June 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Comedy/Opera Show: Rent-A-Diva Tour, May 17-18, 25 & 27 2016 @ Various Venues

RAD_TOUR
Rent-A-Diva is a comedic Opera Show about the TWISTS and TURNS of MUSICAL lives!

Dates: May 17, 18, 25 & 27, 2016
Venue: Various

About
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 rent.a.diva.now@gmail.com

For more information on #RentADiva visit: http://www.doreenziegler.de/

May 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Screening: 25th European Film Festival, May 11-28 2016 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

25 EU Film Festival
Dates: May 11-28, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays; 5.30 & 7.30 pm and week-ends; 3, 5.30 & 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 100 and students KES 50

About
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.

May 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

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