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Meet the Author – Jo Alkemade Events: Feb. 21, 28 & Mar. 7 2015 @ Memorial Centre, Pawa 254 Hub & Silole Villa
This is where you can catch her:
February 21st: Meet the author from 2pm to 5pm at the August 7th Memorial Park at the junction of Moi Avenue and Haile Selassie Avenue.
February 28th: Meet the author from 5pm to 7pm at the PAWA 254 rooftop on State House Crescent.
March 7th: Meet the author at Silole Villa on the Silole Sanctuary from 2 pm.
Note: The best way to get to the villa is through the Masai Gate (south end of the Nairobi National Park; follow the signs). Otherwise drive down the Magadi Road on your way to Ongata Rongai, turn first left off the tarmac (signboarded to Nazarene University & Masai Lodge). Then just keep going to the end of the murram road (6 km) until you reach Masai Lodge. The turn off to Silole Villa & Silole Cottage is on the right immediately before the Masai Lodge Gate. If coming by public transport, as soon as you get off the matatu/bus there are very nice and reasonable cab drivers and bodas who can get you to Silole
Amnesty International, Xavier Project and Pawa254 warmly invite you to the opening of I Define Me on Wednesday 28 January at 6pm.
RSVP to amina.hersi[at]amnesty[dot]org by Monday 26 January if you’d like to attend.
I Define Me challenges the labels imposed on Somali refugees in Kenya. In a context of xenophobia, prejudice and assumptions, I Define Me creates a space for participants to share their experience and define how they identify themselves.
Photographer Armstrong Too, found innovative ways to capture the participants’ identities without revealing their faces. Many of the images show participants holding an object that represents their occupation, what they sell to make a living, an interest, something important to them – a football, clothes, sim sim, books.
Viewers are invited to respond to the exhibition by reflecting on how they define themselves and how they feel about identities that are imposed on them.
Over 20 artists from all over Nairobi representing neo soul, reggae, afro-fusion, hip-hop and spoken word and 20 youths in a choreographed dance show, invites you to an evening full of music, dance and extra ordinary talents.
Sauti ya Mitaa is a unique project, bringing 21 musicians of different genre of music, representing various suburbs and social classes together. It brings out their unique talents and at the same time create awareness about issues affecting them and the society. The Sauti Ya Mitaa album, including 4 beats, 4 genres of music, spoken word and 21 artists, backed by Iklektik band, will be launched on the 12th of September at Pawa254.
Masonko wa Dandora is a choreographed dance show that aims entertain the audience as well as uplift the self-esteem of the youths in Dandora and other similar slums. The dance show shows the struggles and the strengths of the youths in marginalized communities. The group will launch their latest dance show at the event on the 12th of September.
Paza Sauti Workshop
Arts development and community empowerment, a workshop for local artists and activists. The workshop will take place the day before the launch of Sauti ya Mitaa and Masonko wa Dandora launch.
Paza Sauti workshop
Date and Time: September 11th, 2 pm – 5 pm
Sauti Ya Mitaa album launch
Date and Time: September 12th, 5 pm – 9 pm
Entrance: Advance tickets KHS 300, at entrance KHS 500
For advance tickets, please call 0721845855
Screening and Discussion: The Upright Man – A Thomas Sankara Documentary, Aug. 15 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub
Find more info on the Pawa 254 Blog