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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)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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 | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014
Screening & Discussion: Tsofa Documentary by Congolese Director Rufin Mbou Mikima, Jun. 25 2014 @ Mageuzi Space – Pawa254 Hub
Tsofa tells the story of a group of Congolese men, many of them highly qualified university graduates who were offered a 600 euro/month job by a Romanian company to go and work as taxi drivers in Bucharest, the European country’s capital.
“To Romanians, black people living in their country must be either football players or students,” Mbou Mikima notes in one of the film’s opening scenes.
He first met the group back in 2008 while working in Bucharest himself. Through the use of the men’s own photos, mobile phone images and other video material, he retraces their initial steps, hopes and expectations, where it went wrong (it did), and what happened after the return of some of them to Congo (Brazza).
Date & Time: June 25, 2014
Venue: Mageuzi Space, Pawa254
Time: from 5:30 – 8 pm
More info here
Join the Fatuma’s Voice as they interact and discuss about the media scene in Kenya.
Date: June 20, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254, Mageuzi Hall
The media has an important role in passing across information to the masses.
Recently, it has been accused of watering down its content. Our news presenters are allegedly turning out to be agents of fashion than they are casters.
Do you think that the Kenyan media has become an emblem of mediocrity than of the seriousness that it ought to be? Is press freedom a reality or does the government still control what is to be aired to the masses?
Directed by Robin Denault with Mkamzee Mwatela, Charles Ouda, Samson Psenjen and Jack Gitonga, the play Hate by Shakespeare will be an illuminating display at the PAWA254 Mageuzi Hall, this Friday, 13th of June from 7.00 pm.
Advance ticket sh500 (available till Thursday 12th)
Door tickets sh600