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Screening: Maramaso based on Sarabi Band Lead Singer – Nelson Mandela, Feb. 3 2014 @ Alliance Francaise


Follow the story of young musician and activist, Nelson Mandela Akello, lead singer of the popular afro-fusion band SARABI, growing up in Eastlands, Nairobi.

Date: Monday February 3 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entrance: Free

A Foresee Films Production, directed by Laura Asherman 2013, 54 min

Maramaso is a concept developed by a musician/activist born and raised in the slums of Nairobi. The name is derived from the philosophy’s end goal, a “Man Raise Man Society” in which support for fellow man and youth empowerment are more important than personal gain in one’s own life. This is how Mandela, the subject of the film, lives his life. The film illustrates his revolutionary philosophy of love and his daily struggle to survive in an environment that encourages self-promotion.

Maramaso Trailer from Foresee Films on Vimeo.

Screening followed by a Q & A session in the presence of the director and the cast.


January 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Celebrating Kenya @ 50 years: Art Exhibition by Edward Njenga & Leonard Kateete, Until Dec. 31 2013 @ National Museum

Celebrating Kenya @50 with Art from Edward Njenga & Leonard Kateete

Celebrating Kenya @50 with Art from Edward Njenga & Leonard Kateete

The Nairobi National Museum is curating two art exhibitions in celebration of Kenya’s 50th Anniversary. The show is part of a series of anniversary events and exhibitions taking place in the National Museums of Kenya throughout the year.

Opening: July 30, 2013
Venue: National Museum
Time: 5 pm
Guest of Honour: Hon. Dr Hassan Wario, Cabinet Secretary, Sports Culture & the Arts

Exhibition Dates: Until December 31, 2013

Showcasing: Edward Njenga A Son’s Dedication (1962 – 2013 ceramics) and Leonard Kateete Humanity through My Eyes portraits of the traditional African Family

Celebrating Kenya @50 with art

‘A son’s Dedication’ by 91 year old Kenyan ceramist Edward Njenga is an outstanding display of miniature human forms depicting events in Kenya’s history from 1962 to current. Njenga’s ceramics are modelled around the themes of history, health, education, family and relationships, religion, recreation, sports, sustenance, communication, technology and everything human.

The focus on Ugandan artist Leonard Kateete is his almost life-size oil paintings of African communities, commissioned and owned by Nation Media Group and loaned to the Nairobi National Museum for exhibition.
Art has no boundaries; Kateete who resides in Nairobi is responsible for several magnificent murals and sculpture installations in Kenya. An original print of Tears of Freedom (1990); an expressive portrait of Nelson Mandela in oils that is a collection on display at the Mandela Museum SA, will also be on show. Humanity through My Eyes is no doubt a magnificent contribution to the preservation and presentation of the physical history of the African people through art.

The two artists will exhibit in the Cultural Dynamism Gallery and the Ecology Gallery respectively for 6 months.
The Nairobi National Museum is home to some of the most celebrated heritage collections of Kenya and the East African region.
These two exhibitions aim to serve as a major attraction and a useful source of information on Kenya’s history, art and culture.

July 31, 2013 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Nelson Mandela Day, July 18-20 2013, @ Kilimani Primary School & Monikos Restaurant

Stand Up Shout Out Kenya
Date: July 18, 2013
Venue: Kilimani Primary school
Plant trees at the Kilimani Primary school with the SA High Commission staff between 10-12am. There is a longer programme at the school, so if you can, drop by and do 67 minutes of services

Date: July 20, 2013
Venue: Monikos Restaurant
inner in support of the School at Monikos Restaurant between 7-9pm.
Monikos restaurant is in Valley Arcade behind the Java Restaurant. Tickets costs Kshs 1,500. The dinner will include a buffet meal, short remarks by prominent Kenyans including Suzanna Owiyo and Gitu wa Kahengeri on the spirit of Nelson Mandela and a presentation on the rejuvenation of the school.

July 18, 2013 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

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