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Join us at The Thai place this Sunday for Mama Rocks’ pre-launch, pop-up event (before we unleash Mama, full force, onto Nairobi very soon…) Expect a flavour fest of mouthwatering burgers, finga lickin’ wings and shakin’ shakes! If you have room, there are artisan ice creams too! Exceptional African inspired food, chilled vibes and great company. What more could you ask for on a Sunday? Make sure you don’t miss out on this!
Thinks & Drinks is a night of slightly nerdy and definitely insightful talks about anything interesting in the world.
This coming week we have talks on what it’s like to run a political campaign, how bitcoin works and Computer Vision. The talks are 10 minutes each and interactive. The talks are given by experts on their field who have a knack for public speaking.
The copying of designs in the craft and design sector is nothing new. In fact, the habit has become so deeply entrenched that many designers have resigned themselves to this fate- sooner rather than later.
Internationally, we witnessed the kiondo and kikoy being ‘stolen’. What could we have done differently? What CAN we do differently to protect our cultural heritage, our designs, our intellectual property?
One of the most powerful yet least understood option is copyright.
The Kenya Copyright Board [KECOBO] is the government body charged with ensuring that the rightful owner of a design enjoys the accruing benefits.
This June 12, 2-5pm, Craft Afrika and KECOBO team up to bring you an insightful discussion on copyright – what it means, what it applies to, how much it costs, other people’s copyright and how to manage it.
It will be an eye-opening, empowering discussion. You want to be there.
Entrance is free, though registration is a requirement.
Register now through this Eventbrite Link
See poster for details and please note the change of location from our usual meeting venue at Shalom House.
Due to limited space, registration through this link is a prerequisite>> http://bit.ly/1fCyhcW.
Please register to avoid being turned away.
Exhibition: ART from Kibera slum by O. K. Rabala of Maasai Mbili, Until Feb. 17 2014 @ Dari Restaurant
Dates: January 17 – February 17, 2014
Venue: Dari (Restaurant), Ngong Rd, Karen
Hours: Mon – Sun/ 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Contacts: Phone – 0724400849 / E-Mail – email@example.com
This is exhibition of painting from Kibera slum. The artist is Otieno Kennedy Rabala who belongs to Maasai Mbili studio. He is one of those who has raised the Maasai Mbili studio highly reputed.
His paintings are designed to document everyday occurrences, scenes in slum, such as traffic jam, ladies from market or women who being beated by her husband. “The things that are happening in Kibera make me want to paint the ghetto, the Kibera life, the slum life.”
Besides his representive painting style, the exhibition contains his new series which uses mix media such as trash, branch with paint.
Photos from the exhibition
The Project: ART JAM Summary
ART JAM is a project which aims to empower people through art. Currently we are addressing to expose artists in Kibera, so that the artists can earn income through their activities. We’re planning to expand our activity into such as art school, art shop or work shop. In order for it, we’re seeking cooperative company.
It is a 3-day festival open to the public that will enable creative entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their goods and services, attract investment and develop new markets. It is also geared towards celebrating Kenya at 50. Thus, the theme is “Kenya at 50 and beyond”.
There will be 5 teams of creatives, including painters, digital artists and fashion designers who will be creating masterpieces out of re-usable items in 50 hours. The pieces of art will then be auctioned to the public on the final day of the festival. The money received will go into running a 10-week art program in 5 partnering children’s homes.
There will be performances by dancers, musicians, bands, poets, DJs and fun activities like bladah play-offs. We will also have exhibitions and mini events like Artsy Mama and the Mini Garage for kids:
• Artsymama is an exhibition and creative seminar for stay at home parents. The seminar includes guest panellists who share their success stories as stay at home parents.The theme for this edition of Artsymama is ‘Do It Yourself’ and will feature interior design enthusiast Nancy Mukabi, Elle Designers and Jaclyn Juma of Earthmovers LTD. It will be happening on Friday 29th Nov(2pm-4pm).
• The Mini Garage will be happening throughout the 3 days of the festival. The kids will be involved in art activities like colouring, painting, and drawing. They will be supervised by the Creatives Garage team.
The live performances at the festival include:
Friday November 29, 2013
• 10am-10.30am:Opening Ceremony: Kenya Performing Arts Group
• 10.30-2pm: Music by DJ Blank
• 4pm-5.30pm: Music by DJ Kris
• 5.30pm-7.30pm: Electric Fuse – live performance by Son of a Beat Crew
• 7.30pm- 12am: 60s/70s themed party by DJ D-Lite
Saturday November 30, 2013
• 2pm-4pm: Floetry Mash up – featuring upcoming spoken word and rap artists
• 4pm-6pm: Zilizopendwa Live – by Ziki and her band, Peter Nyabuto, Azz, Linda and Ashley Nyambura
• 6pm-8.30pm: Penya Africa Presents Dempsey , KIU and Sauti Academy
• 8.30pm till late: Muthurukishion– Afrolectic Tribal House music by DJs Kollektive and Dance Parade (KES 300)
Sunday, December 1, 2013
• 9am-1pm: Kutendereza Party – featuring the Kenyan Boys Choir, Kenyan Girls’ Choir, Jubilee Chorale, Nairobi Girls Chorale, St. Johns Pumwani Choir and Chosen Generation from Braeside
• 1pm-6pm: Live performances from Mercy Myra, Sarabi, H_art the Band ,Everlastand music from DJ Absolute.