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Exhibition: Kenyan Pop ‘n’ Roll, Until Mar. 17 2017 @ Alliance Française

kenyan-pop
Dates: Until March 17, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

Participating Artists: Joseph Bertiers, Michael Soi (Godown Arts Centre), Dennis Muraguri, Lionel Garang, Wycliffe Opondo, Aron Boruya, Alex Njoroge, Anthony Maina (Kuona Trust), Kerosh, Richard Kuria, Solo, Joan Otieno, Blaine, Cephas, Msale (Railway Museum and Dust Depo) and Nduta Kariuki.

About
A visual language derived from local aesthetics and geographies.

March 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: People Change by Nuru Bahati, Dec. 4-18 2016 @ Dust-Depo (Factory Road/Railway Museum)

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Dates: December 4-18, 2016
Venue: Dust-Depo, Factory Road/Railway Museum
Time: 2-5 pm
Entry: Free

About
Nuru Bahati Shukrani’s fine hands introduces to the world a man whose heart is a child. His unswerving dedication and wit construct surreal imagery that evokes emotions in people. In this phenomenal collection he has managed to reflect a diverse range of artistic pursuits engineered to bring one’s brain to task.
Each of us sees the world differently. And often, what’s in your mind is what you see first. Our connection to the earthliness of being human by nature fetches our emotional nuclei to one root; love. Hence Nuru Bahati’s perceptive stab.

This exhibition was first released to the public on 4th September, this year on his 33rd birthday in an online exhibition – probably the first of its kind in Kenya.

PEOPLE CHANGE, is an exhibition surpassing present times while traversing the past to today. It’s work of art that offers personal interpretation, creativity and intuitive experience.

A world constantly battling the consequences of poor human decisions needs people with knack and skill to help it heal. That highly depends on our consciousness; the power and will to hearken to the intricate motion of events, of ourselves, of nature and energy. It is only by seeing beyond physical orientation can we renew mind and spirit – to comprehend what lies within.

Sail in thought through this striking assortment. The artist insists he did not name the pieces so as not to limit anyone’s imagination. Thank God for the freedom, because it gives you a chance to interact with his material from an untailored point of view. Whatever you interpret could mean something that awakes you. You are encouraged to free yourself through this.

Natively from Mombasa and practising his craft in Nairobi, Kenya, Nuru hopes to help each person converse inwardly with self at the meeting of PEOPLE CHANGE.
The title was inspired by the strangeness and mystery of humanity. Indeed what we have made of this world astounds.

Find more of his work on his Facebook fan page here: https://www.facebook.com/biroworks/

November 29, 2016 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Party: Up Magazine Nairobi 2nd Year Anniversary Party, Jun. 29 2013 @ Railway Museum

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Date: June 29, 2013
Venue: Railway Museum [Next to Kenya Poly]
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

This year’s UP Live festival, marking UP Magazine’s 2nd-Year Anniversary, is going to be double the size and double the fun.

Themed “Other Side of the Tracks”, this year’s event takes place in the antiquated train yards of the Railway Museum. The backdrop provides a unique venue for UP’s mixture of art, music, film and great food.

UP Live 2 starts in the afternoon hours from 4 p.m. and features a special ‘Street Faire’, festival-environment involving chic urban vendors, such as Chilimango, Nairobi Vinyl, book swappers and other urban retailers. Co-sponsor, Dormans, will provide grilled favorites and great coffees. This is complemented by ‘street eats’ such as fresh Indian Karoga-style stews and naan. Popcorn, cotton candy and cup cakes will be just as yummy for adults as it will be for Kids.

Performers: The Old Cambrians Band, The Kenyan Boys Choir and the Slum Drummers are going to collaborate with our diverse line-up of headliners including Ayub Ogada, Blinky Bill, Mumala, and Miss Karun and Thee MC Africa (from Camp Mulla).

Absolut Vodka presents this year’s UP Live concert. This partnership includes an artist activation called, Absolut Blank. Selected artists will be on site painting canvases supplied by Absolut Vodka. This begins a three-month program, called Pop-UP Gallery and a competition to crown Nairobi’s leading pop-artist.

Pawa 254 will also be on hand to create a ‘media salon’, complete with chill out spaces and phote exhibitions. Nai ni Who? will be tracking the activities as part of an overall public space and community-building project.
When the sun goes down the jam-packed concert begins. This year’s line-up includes UP’s uniquely-produced mix of traditional and pop-music with late night dance-house DJs capping the evening.

Early birds will get a break on the entrance price of 700/= if paying in advance for tickets available at all Dormans, or at the gate before 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. tickets are 1,000/=.

Parking is free. Lot’s of security. Tenting and oil-can fires will provide warmth and coverage no matter what the weather.

June 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Up Live part II – The other side of the tracks, Jun. 29 2013 @ Nairobi Railway Museum

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June 10, 2013 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Nai Ni Who? A Celebration of Nairobi Neighbourhoods, May 11-17 2013 @ Zone 2

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Dates: May 11-17, 2013
Venues: Mater hospital, Railway Museum, Strathmore University, Mukuru Promotion Centre, Kenya Institute of Mass Communication & Technical University of Kenya
Zone 2 Hoods: The GoDown, Kaburini- RailGolf, NrbWest, SouthB/C, Mukuru- Railway- Muthurwa

http://www.nainiwho.com/

May 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm 8 comments


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