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Nairobi’s longest running performance poetry platform, Kwani? Open Mic commemorates its 8th year with a switch to new venue, Phoenix Players. A beloved fixture on Nairobi’s arts and culture circuit, this spot shall provide a relaxed and intimate setting where words will take centre stage.
The inaugural event slated for March 3rd has slam champions Teardrops and Wanjiku Mwaurah blessing the mic as the night’s featured poets with H_Art the Band providing musical delight.
Look out for performances by special guests and old friends of Kwani? Open Mic.
Featured Poets: Teardrops and Wanjiku Mwaurah
Featured Band: H_art the Band
MC: Cindy Ogana
Date: 3rd March 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre
Entry: Advance 200*, Gate 300.
*Advance tickets are only available via Mpesa: Simply select “Buy Goods” on your MPesa menu, enter the “Till Number” (56714) and follow instructions to complete transaction.
This fast rising sheng Spoken Word poet has performed at over a hundred venues across the country. Teardrops is passionate about social issues and change and recently released a spoken word album. Besides art, he is an entrepreneur and electrical engineer.
A natural performer and talented scriptwriter, the Flow of My Soul author, Wanjiku Mwaurah goes beyond poetry and has been involved in awareness campaigns for the cerebral palsy condition (art4acause) while playing mentor for many upcoming artists in the field.
H_Art the Band
Made up of Mordecai Kimeu, Kenneth Muya and Wachira Gatama, H-Art the Band has created a language best understood not by the mind but by the heart. Blending smooth vocals with poetry, freestyle rap and dance, the trio is making waves in the local music scene.
Date: March 5-16, 2014
Venue: Professional Centre – Parliament Road
Time: Wed.-Thur. 7 pm, Fri. 7.30 pm and Sat 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Written by Brian Munene(Original idea by David Opondoe) and Directed by Millicent Ogutu
Ricky Na Marafiki will be at it again this time with An Evening of Afro Jazz Readers Edition. In this edition we celebrate some of the best poets and writers coupled up with some afro jazz tunes by Ricky na Marafiki.
Some of the guys to expect are Jemedari Muziki, Prisca Ojwang and Sitawa Wafula. Come and sample good music and poems.
All this for only 500ksh at the Phoenix Players from 6-9 pm on Tuesday the 26th of November
Opening: August 9, 2013
Venue: Phoenix Players
Tickets: Ksh. 500
Tickets: 020 2225506 or 0705589722
Runs until August 24, 2013
Set in the 80’s this brilliantly plotted African play shows a family struggle with secrets after losing a son and his family in a horrid car accident, mother and father turns to mould their last son to take his late brothers place in building the family business and family name. How mother is blinded with pride and power to draw evry1 around her into her world of lies and revenge. This play shows the stigma of aids in an orthodox way. Directed by Eugene and put together by a brilliant performance (PG. 16yrs).
Dates: Until June 22, 2013
Venue: Phoenix Players, Professional Centre – Parliament Road
Tickets: Kshs 500
Paul Kendon is a highly successful businessman, international arms dealer, and head of a large corporation. His world is turned upside-down, however, when he receives a telephone call from a man claiming to have kidnapped his daughter, Sarah…
Opens on: May 17, 2013
Venue: Phoenix Players, Professional Centre
Runs until: June 1, 2013
Tickets: Kshs 500 & Students Kshs 300
George and Seraphine run a hotel in a small rural town. Seraphine is fed up with the drudgery of her daily life, and feels that George doesn’t appreciate her. George seeks Solace with his mistress, Yvette, but she too is becoming disgruntled, living in a leaky apartment and longing for a comfortable housewife’s existence. Aramis, Georges friend suggests the women swap lives for a while, Seraphine goes to live in Yvette’s apartment and Yvette joins George in the running of the hotel.
Unfortunately for George, Yvette is not quite the homemaker that Seraphine was, soon he is pining for his capable and efficient wife. George’s Aunt Marie turns up and mistakes Yvette for Seraphine ,whom she has never met. Eventually Seraphine returns home and she and Yvette agree that they were both better off where they were. Maybe it’s George who is the real root of their problems. George agrees to go away for a while, but the question remains of who should take his place….
Dates: Until May 4, 2013
Venue: Phoenix Players, the professional Centre
Tickets: Ksh. 500 Students Ksh 300
The Theatre Company presents this extraordinary award winning performance. The play is set in Kiambu County in the plush environs of Windsor, Falstaff makes his love and desires know not to one but two married women in identical letters. Upon comparison Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page plot their revenge on Falstaff for being so bold and assuming. The revenge plan unveils itself with almost catastrophic but hilarious consequences. Inhabitants of this small town are all part of the unfolding comical events that surround Falstaff’s amorous adventures.