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Somali Heritage Week, Nov. 18-21 2015 @ the National Museum of Kenya

Somali-Week Nairobi
Dates: Date: 18 to 21 November, 2015
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: from 9 am
Entrance: Free for all audiences

Experience an exciting and informative program of talk, music, dance, art, storytelling and much more as we celebrate the contributions of the Somali people to the beauty and cultural richness of Kenya.

Featuring some of the best known thinkers, writers, performers and live entertainment stages, the Somali Heritage Week will showcase the best of Somali culture from Kenya and the region on the theme “Identity: What does it mean to be Somali in Kenya?” The goal of this event is to create a place where Somali people and lovers of culture can come together to celebrate the community, to engage with the challenges facing the community, to sustain traditions and to provide a learning opportunity for those outside the culture.

The central site for the Heritage Week is the National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill in Nairobi, Kenya, although a parallel youth programme will happen in at Awjaama Omar in Eastleigh and at PAWA 254 in Milimani.



November 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Sam Ondieki, Nov. 6 2015 @ Pawa254

Sam Ondieki

On Friday the 6th of November 2015 Pawa254 invites you an evening of live East African authentic music on our rooftop from 6-11pm.

For this edition of #PAWARooftopSundowner Sam Ondieki will take the stage for a memorable musical sundowner.

Entrance: 500 Ksh Advance/800 Ksh at the door

For tickets kindly Mpesa paybill no 800992 account (insert your name)


Samondieki is a song writer, published author,singer and guitarist. He is founder and band leader of ten year old dynamic Bakawola Band. He is also a television actor having stared in a recent MTV movie ”one man guitar’.

He has two recorded albums namely MONTO MONENE and HIS EXCELLENCY. Amongst peers he is considered Kenya’s best kept secret and those who know his music know it very passionately.

He considers himself ‘the peoples teacher’ for spearheading what he calls ”the guitar revolution” that has witnessed floods of young stars learn and play the guitar at Bakawola–the space behind the National Theatre, over the last fifteen years.

October 30, 2015 at 10:54 am 1 comment

Film Screening: Living in Emergency, Nov. 25 2015 @ PAWA 254

living in emergency

You are invited to watch yet another breathtaking multiple award winning film at our monthly screening on 25th November from 6pm – 9pm at PAWA 254.

Please reserve your tickets here:

The entry is FREE!

Feel free to also donate whatever amount to support your choice of cause.


Bosnia. Rwanda. Kosovo. Sierra Leone. Pakistan. Just a few of the world’s humanitarian and political crises in the past years. Whether the result of war or nature, these disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the immense dangers and difficulties of the work, one organization, Doctors Without Borders, has continuously intervened at these front-lines of overwhelming human need.

Filmed in the war-zones of Liberia and Congo with unprecedented access to the field operations of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) , Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders follows four volunteer doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city.

Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out.

Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their own idealism.

Hoping to see you and your bunch of friends.

October 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

Rooftop Yoga Classes, Monday and Thursdays @ Pawa 254 Rooftop

Yoga at the Rooftop
Dates: Monday and Thursdays
Venue: Pawa 254 Rooftop

August 7, 2015 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Rooftop Sundowner with Winyo and Jim Kroft, Feb. 6 2015 @ Pawa254

Rooftop Sundowner with Winyo and Jim Kroft

On Friday 6th February 2015, Pawa254 invite you an evening of acoustic music and storytelling on our rooftop from 6-10pm.

For this special event Kenyan singer and songwriter WINYO, and UK based musiciian and film maker JIM KROFT get together for a rememberable collaborative cross cultural musical sundowner.

Also featuring DJ Gregg Tendwa who will be dropping some authentic tracks #Sundowner69

Entrance: 500 Ksh Advance/800 Ksh At the door
For Tickets: Mpesa paybill no 360400 account (insert your name)



Born Shiphton Onyango, Winyo adopted his artistic name ‘Winyo’, which is a Luo word for “a bird”. The reason for this be-comes apparent once you hear him sing. His voice has been likened to that of a singing bird. Winyo is a singer and songwriter of great sensitivity and he also plays the guitar, backed by his 4 piece band of accomplished musicians. Winyo derives his music and musical strength from his fore fathers whose African music was rich in melody and traditional harmonies. His musical style ranges from traditional Luo melodies infused with witty story lines, afro fusion and afro jazz, to a contemporary interpretation of Benga, transformed into an authentic acoustic sound. His powerful yet mellow vocals are the icing on the cake that makes listening to Winyo, an almost heavenly experience. Winyo sings in his paternal language of Dholuo, Swahili and English. His stories address a myriad of social issues ranging from the plight of homeless children to courtship and love stories.

For Booking & Enquires:
[+254] 734 920 164 | | |


Jim Kroft toured Europe, USA, Russia and China this year and was now invited to play in Zanzibar this january. We decided to continue the tour from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. JOURNEYS is a project about the discovery of the world, by one man, one guitar and one camera. JIM KROFT releases one JOURNEYS EP every quarter and each EP is inspired by the continent he has travelled to. During his journeys he presents his songs as a solo acoustic performer. As part of the project he is also filming a documentary about every country visited, so Jim’s music becomes the soundtrack to the journey.
Jim’s songwriting has an old fashioned root combined with a modern sensibility. On the tour through China he has prooved that his honest performance and charisma attract people to stay and listen, although they may not always get the words of his lyrics. Jim’s ethic is about working hard, self reliance and a belief that music remains the great connector.

More infos and material from his last Journey to China

the artist’s website

January 29, 2015 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Film Screening and Discussion: Mo & Me, Nov. 26 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Mo and Me
Date: Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Venue: PAWA254, Mageuzi
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Entrance: FREE

Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed “Mo” Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography which, over the course of thirty years, will turn him into a front-line cameraman extraordinaire – and, arguably, the most renowned photojournalist of his era. Training his candid lens across continents, Mo Amin’s thirst for breaking news puts him repeatedly in harm’s way – enduring weeks of torture, automatic arms fire, explosives and, ultimately, the amputation of his left arm – to become one of the most decorated news camera-man of all time. The documentary depicts Mo as an unbending, unforgiving and unapologetically rambunctious paterfamilias whose hunger for “the story” propels him to ever greater professional heights – often at the expense of those he cherishes. The 96-minute film is underpinned by extraordinary images from the vast Amin archive – currently available at World Picture Network in New York. The stills mark and frame Mo’s life as it unfolds in a vivid and, at times, grisly tableau of international politics. Fuelled by a potent mixture of talent and ambition, Mo’s stubborn courage, innate resilience and wily perseverance loom large as he encounters horror and brutality in the course of his indefatigable quest to inform, alert and chronicle.

November 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Journalists, Writers and Photographers: Call for Citizen Journalists – Sauti ya Mtaa by Sept. 5 2014

An exciting new project dubbed Sauti ya Mtaa is calling on enthusiastic writers, journalists and photo or video journalists to express their interest by applying to be a member.

Sauti ya Mtaa is a project hosted at PAWA254, and funded by Making All Voices Count (MAVC), meant to highlight the fascinating stories about Nairobi’s slums and its neighborhoods which do not always get covered in the media.

Through this project, a strong network of citizen journalists will be built around Nairobi’s slums, with two different hubs located in Kibera and Kariobangi where journalists will have a free space to network and file their stories.

The project will also include training’s on journalism and a web platform where the citizen journalists will submit their stories and be remunerated.

Potential citizen journalists include journalists, writers and photographers.

How to Participate in this Project
Interested citizen journalists across the city should submit their curriculum vitas, cover letter and samples of written work for consideration.

Send your application to

Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014

September 1, 2014 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

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