Posts tagged ‘Sitawa Namwalie’
Dates: July 1-4, 2015
Venue: PAWA 254
Time: at 7.30pm
Ticket Kes 2000
For tickets you can call this number 0702-024848
One of the most sobering and positive things to happen in Kenya in 2008, soon after the post-election violence, was “Cut Off My Tongue”. At a time of great tension and uncertainty, this dramatized poetry show ranted, provoked, inspired and broke into song and dance as it explored the truths that shape us as Kenyans: our beliefs, the way we behave and why.
“Cut off My Tongue” deals with interrelated stories about life in Kenya grouped around tribe and ethnicity, political critique, identity, tradition and genealogy. Although the main focus of the show is Kenya, the themes addressed cut across post-colonial Africa and the continent’s struggle to deal with the question of “Nation-State”. It was performed by a multi-racial cast to sold-out audiences in Kenya, Uganda and the UK (Hampstead Theatre, London and the Hay Festival 2009). It is moving, entertaining, brave and frighteningly honest. It is politics – and love – that bites as it teases. If you are African in mind, body or spirit, you must see “Cut Off My Tongue”!
Also in the month of July this year, “Cut off My Tongue” will be performed at the Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Rwanda in memory of the 1994 genocide. Your support will get them there!
Show Dates: Thursday 13th March 2014, Friday 14th March, 2014 and Saturday 15th March, 2014
Doors Open: 6.30 PM, Show Starts: 7.30 PM
Venue: Shifteye Gallery, The Priory Place, Argwings Khodek Rd. Kilimani
Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 2,000/= per person
Bookings/MPESA: 0702024848 / Email: Sitawa.firstname.lastname@example.org
About “Silence is a Woman”
I have seen that if I want to write in such a way that I eject people out of their slumber, I must go where I am afraid to go. That is where the gold lies. That thing that I am afraid to face, that thing that has me triggered, spinning, pissed off, embarrassed, feeling humiliated, all those emotions that keep me SAFE that is where the gold lies.
Does translation open up new frontiers for art or does it lead to the loss of context and the purity of the work? Join 16 poets, spoken word and rappers from the SPOKEN WOR:L:DS project (that draws artists from Nairobi and Berlin) as they discover and debate the joys and challenges of translation and the translatability of lyrics. They shall also share their experiences of the project as well as subsequent performances. Rappers, Poets, Spoken Word artists are very welcome to present their work during the open stage segment. (Please register through email@example.com or at Goethe Institut by Wednesday, November 13th between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.) Karibuni nyote!
SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – lyrical performance between Nairobi and Berlin – is an international literature exchange project between artists from both cities, focusing on contemporary performance poetry.
It takes up impulses of Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap, which are art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. Eight artists from Berlin, including Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Josh, LMNZ, Madog, Sabine Scho will meet the following artists from Nairobi: Checkmate, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Namatsi, Sitawa Namwalie, Octopizzo, and Poetic B.
The project takes place in Nairobi November , 9th – 15th 2013 and in 5th – 12th April 2014 in Berlin.
SPOKEN WOR:L:DS is a project by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, Maono Cultural Group and Kwani Trust in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Kenya. It is funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and supported by Goethe-Institut, Auswärtiges Amt, and Gangway e.V. The project’s media partner is AfricAvenir.
Storymoja Festival Do-Over: Silence is a Woman, Oct. 25 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Due to the tragic events of September 21, 2013 at Westgate, events planned for the evening of the 21st September and all events planned for 22nd September during the Storymoja Hay Festival were cancelled.
The Festival has made a decision to make available some of the cancelled shows.
Silence is a Woman will be performed at The Michael Joseph Centre at Safaricom House at 7.30pm on 25th October 2013.
Date: October 25, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: at 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000
If you had bought a Season Pass or tickets for the premium events above during the Storymoja Hay Festival, your ticket will be valid for use then. Please bring it with you.
For queries please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina
Proceeds go to start a library foundation
#sitawaignited is a monthly an evening of poetry, wine and everything in between from discussions, dance, laughter, tears and so much more hosted by poet Sitawa Wafula. Ksh 300
The poets to rock the stage are Sitawa, Immah Reid, Samo the Almighty, Carol Milka, Emmillia, Sokoanalyst, Kelvin Kaesa, Ngatia B
(Open mic poets still open)
Music by Liron and a guest artist
Displays by Moral Apparel
…and goodie bags from Events by Sitawa, Up Nairobi and Healthy Woman
Sitawa Namwalie presents the return of her highly acclaimed production Cut Off My Tongue, based on her poetry anthology published by Storymoja. Mark your diaries from now for an evening that will leave you entertained, challenged, invigorated and even understood.
“It’s a modern classic and needs to be seen especially now when her topics are so timely and relevant” Business Daily