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Exhibition: The A.I.R. Brush Artist in Residence, Sept. 22 – Oct. 6 2017 @ Kobo Trust – Riara Road


Opening: September 22, 2017
Venue: Kobo Trust, Riara Road
Time: 6-9 pm
Until: October 6, 2017

The second cohort of artists in our residence programme, A.I.R.Brush, features Stacey Okparaverro (Nigeria), Timothy Wandulu (Rwanda) and Lionel Yamadjako (Benin).

About the Artists
LIONEL YAMADJAKO is a multi-faceted contemporary artist from Benin Republic who works primarily with Painting, collage, photography, drawing and mixed media art. He grew up in the capital, Cotonou in the 80s and 90s and honed his creative skills from a tender age. He has attended numerous workshops and artist residencies across different African countries which have helped to shape his visual vocabulary over time. His most recent works speak of relationships between human beings and their day- to- day social, economic, religious and political activities. Lionel has exhibited in quite a number of African, Asian and European countries and lives and works in Cotonou, Benin when he is not travelling.

STACEY OKPARAVERO is a Nigerian based multidisciplinary artist and curator whose work addresses social, political and emotional issues that resonate deeply with her. She has worked under the mentorship of established Nigerian artist, Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya for some time. This has in turn had some influence on her recent work as she explores the materials and expands the boundaries and possibilities of the techniques through rigorous research and experiments. Her recent participation in the 2016 Dakar Biennial established her presence on the international art scene. She has exhibited at the Suba Biennale, Dak’Art Off, in the prestigious Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf (CICAD) and Art X Lagos in November 2016, just to mention a few platforms that her works have graced.

TIMOTHY WANDULU is a 27-year-old contemporary artist of Rwandese nationality. He grew up in Kampala, an artful and super active city, whose environment saw him grow his innate gift of being creative in any medium that best delivers his message to the society around and beyond. He took up art in High School which equipped him with the skills and knowledge that have fueled his creative practice up to this day. His work addresses social-cultural themes revolving around taboos, belief systems, religion, education, gender issues and politics. He has exhibited Widely in Rwanda and abroad.

More info. here

Inquiries & RSVPs: brush.tu@gmail.com

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September 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Nyatiti Blues Nites Acoustic + Makadem Nyatiti East Africa Tour Send Off Concert, Sept. 20 2017 @ The Blues Restaurant


Date: September 20, 2017
Venue: The Blues Restaurant, Ground Floor, Barclays Plaza – Loita Street
Time 7-11 pm
Entrance: Free

September 13, 2017 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: the Ghosts of 1894, Oct. 19 2016 @ Goethe Institut

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Date: October 19, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6-8 pm
Entry: Free

About
Habineza is born in a peaceful Rwanda. But that is short-lived. In 1959, the fierce Hutu Revolution forces him and his family to flee the country to Uganda – into the fangs of Idi Amin’s ghosts.

Believing that the ghosts of Idi Amin will never be exorcised, Habineza leaves for his home country where he starts a family until the ghosts of 1994 emerge and set fire upon the highly inflammable Army, militia, and the people.

Find more information, here

October 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm 1 comment

Open Call: New Arts New Audiences Grant Scheme, by Jul. 31 2016 @ British Council East Africa

nAnA OPEN CALL
An annual open call for cultural partners across East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia , Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda) and the UK to create new art to showcase to new audiences in the UK and East Africa.

The British Council’s East Africa invites submission of expression of interest to this programme, new Art new Audiences

nAnA Details
There is no theme for nAnA, the ONLY objective is to produce new art which connects to new audiences.
– Minimum one UK and two East African countries to be involved in the project
– Project administered by one East African or UK partner
– Target audience for nAnA is 18-35 year olds
– Project can be match funded
– Minimum and maximum grant allocation is £2,000 – £20,000
– 3-5 year projects will be selected for nAnA 2016/17

Deadline for one page submission of interest is July 31, 2016

About
The East Africa Arts programme works across Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and the UK. This month we are welcoming applications for the new Arts new Audiences grant scheme that facilitates the creation of new collaborative work across art forms in East Africa and the UK. This grant will support between three and five projects for 2016–17. Grant requests can be minimum £2,000 and maximum £20,000

For further info see: https://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/east-africa-arts

July 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa, May 9 2016 @ Rift Valley Institute Office

Date: May 9, 2016
Venue: Rift Valley Institute Office, Seminar Room
Time: 2-4 pm
Entry: Prior registration

About
In 2013, almost half of Africa’s top aid recipients were ruled by authoritarian regimes. Many international donors such as USAID, DFID, the World Bank and the European Commission have had their policies entangled with the agendas of the ruling elites. Development policies are thus shaped with a view to maintain the status quo, compromising the rights and democracy of local citizens. This book raises the question: to what extent are foreign aid programmes actually perpetuating authoritarian rule?

On 9 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum will host the launch of Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa, edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens.

The book highlights the political and moral complexities that emerge from the relationship between foreign aid and autocratic governments in Africa. It brings to light changing donor interests and rhetoric, as well as the impact of foreign aid on military assistance, rural development, electoral processes and domestic politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola.

Find more information about this event and registration details, here

May 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Ongea! The East African Music Summit, Jan. 28-31 2016 @ Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands

ONGEA 2016 A3 Poster - For Web
Dates: January 28-31, 2016
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Free Entry

January 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Festival of Performance and Media Arts, Nov. 13-15 2015 @ Goethe Institut, National Museum & Oshwal Academy

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Dates: November 13-15, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut, National Museum & Oshwal Academy
Tickets: KES 500 at the Gate and KES 400 advance

About
This is a three day dance and music festival, with performances at Goethe Institut on Friday the 13th, Leaky auditorium at the National Museum and a music concert at Goethe Institut on Saturday and a final family evening at Oshwal Academy, on Sunday the 15th.

Come and see amazing performances from Kenya, Spain, Germany, Rwanda, Tanzania, Netherlands, Belgium and Madagascar.

To book your tickets: CALL/ BOOK AND MPESA TO: 0706607306/ 0726394565 or EMAIL: dansukenia@gmail.com

November 11, 2015 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

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