Posts tagged ‘nairobi’
Date: Thursday 19th November 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm
Tickets: 500 KeS (Advance only – 0715 676 724)
Losing Grip is a spoken word story performed by Ngartia, with the support of FlowFlani Wakaba (a human beat-box), Ciano Maimba(vocalist and guitarist), Phy (musician), Achieng Otieno ( vocalist from the band Royalty By Black) and Laura Wanjirũ Ekumbo (writer and actress).
It is a story about the pitfalls of seeking a better life in the city from the perspective of a young man who grew up in the countryside written by Ngartia, who is part of the team that runs http://www.storyzetu.com.
The narrative will be told in 10 poetry pieces that are in form of letters and diary entries and several musical acts serving as interludes. This is indeed, an experimental path for performance poetry since no one else has created such a concept gig before. It is bound to be exciting and to chart new territory in the spoken word circles. No self respecting performance art enthusiast should miss this.
Ngartia has been a force to reckon with in the Kenyan Spoken Word scene. He has demonstrated diversity by doing collaborative performances with performers such as Sarabi, Yellow Light Machine, Kaesa and has been featured on Slam Africa, Kwani? Open Mic and Words Galore. He has also appeared on other stages such as the StoryMoja Festival, Fatuma’s Voice Wamathai Spoken Word, Kings Of The Arena, Spoken Word Thursdays at Juniper’s, Poetry At The Park many more.
His short stories and poetry has appeared on anthologies such as KUT and The Power of Words and a number of blogs: African Plato.com, Wamathai.com, Manenomatamu.wordpress.com, Bgina.wordpress.com, and wordsrhymesandrhythym.wordpress.com.
Find more information on their website: http://nairobipizzafestival.com/
Storymoja Festival – Wangari Maathai & Kofi Awoonor Memorial Lectures, Sept. 19 & 20, 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum
Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture
Date: Saturday, September 19 2015
Venue: Arboretum Park, Nairobi
Time: 11am – 1pm
UNEP Chief Scientist, Jacqueline McGlade will deliver a challenging and inspiring message while paying glowing tribute to her long time friend and Africa’s celebrated matriarch. Introduction by Wanjira Maathai, late Wangari Maathai’s daughter.
In partnership with Green Belt Movement.
On Saturday 21st September 2013, one of Africa’s most celebrated poet and lead guest, Professor Kofi Awoonor, lost his life in the horrible Westgate Mall terrorist attack.
Two years on, his son, Afetsi Awoonor, who was with him at the time, pays glowing tribute to his father as a testament of great hope, healing and forgiveness.
Space is limited for the two lectures, and therefore entry to the lectures is by pre-registration only.
A Day Ticket is KES 1000/- and will allow you entrance to the Lecture as well as ALL other events scheduled for the day.
Azonto Dance Workshop: Accra meets Nairobi Part Two, Sept. 12 2015 @ Shani Active Studio – ABC Place
Azonto is a dance and music genre from Ghana. The dance is known to have originated from a traditional dance called Kpanlogo associated with the coastal towns in the country such as Chorkor, James Town, La, Teshie, Nungua and Tema, in the Greater Accra Region.
Come and learn Azonto with Ghana’s finest choreographer: The King of Azonto, Usher Frimpong Moses and add your “Nai” feel to it!! Dance is all about self expression.
Time ~ 3:15 – 5:15 pm
Level: Open/ Mixed level
Early bird registration is Ksh 1000 paid in advance via mpesa or airtel money to 0723325680 or pay Ksh 1500 at the door
To Register, call Marion Munga on 0723325680 or Suzy on 0722656598
The Gay Kenya Trust in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kenya will be organising the fifth annual Out Film Festival to showcase LGBT-themed films from Africa and across the world. The screenings will be followed by discussions of the central themes and the challenges faced by the LGBT community in Kenya.
Dates: September 10-13, 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: Thursday, 3.00 – 8.30 pm; Friday , 12.00 – 7.45 pm; Saturday, 11.00 am – 7.45 pm; and Sunday, 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Find more information on Goethe Institut’s website