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Until: September 30, 2016
Photo Exhibition by: South Africans Thabiso Sekgala and Musa Nxumalo, and Kenyan Mimi Cherono Ng’ok.
Traversing Soweto streets, backyards in Nairobi, dusty Jordanian alleys, Peregrinate invites viewers to consider the intimate politics of home and belonging, as well as the possibilities inherent in dislocation, or a lack of anchoring, and the routes one takes to find a way. Sub-titled ‘field notes on time travel and space’, the exhibition examines notions of spatial politics, the economics of time and travel, and the kinds of access granted to travellers.
The travels of three different wanderers are juxtaposed as temporal sculptures to chronicle the personal experience of journeying within the home, neighbourhood and country, as well as the act of departing for distant places.
Peregrinate features the work of three photographers: South Africans Thabiso Sekgala and Musa Nxumalo, and Kenyan Mimi Cherono Ng’ok. The exhibition explores the concept of photography as a common method of investigation, discovery and representation – an act of wandering undertaken by the photographer as traveller and explorer. Jointly curated by the featured photographers, this exhibition is the final stage for the three participants as part of the Goethe-Institut portfolio workshop, the Photographer’s Master Class.
The evening will be musically accompanied by Monroe Marcus, who will be playing a DJ set.
Admission is free.
Safaricom Jazz Festival Ft. Branford Marsalis, Feb. 21 2016 @ Training Grounds – Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani
Performing Artists: Branford Marsalis, Jef Neve Trio, Afrosync, Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat, Sons of Kemet, Edward Perseen & the Different Faces Band, Kunle Ayo and Siya Makuzeni
Nairobi’s finest restaurants will be designing special 3 course menus for KES 1500 / KES 2500 depending on the establishment. 2 course lunch menus will also be on offer at most restaurants at Ksh 1000 / Ksh 1800.
This year’s menus will be specially paired with wines from Nederburg, South Africa.
For more information, visit www.nairobirestaurantweek.com
Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]
Visit http://storymojafestival.com/ for more information.
Dates: February 25 – March 1 2015
Country/Venue: CAPE TOWN ART FAIR | BOOTH B3
Participating Artists: MERIKOKEB BERHANU, MIRIAM SYOWIA KYAMBI, JAMES MURIUKI and PAUL ONDITI
Lecture: Frantz Fanon at 90 – His Relevance to the Pan-African Vision Today, Jan. 8 2015 @ Pawa 254 Hub
To mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of Frantz Fanon, the Pan-African Baraza & ThoughtWorks have the pleasure of inviting you to a lecture by Professor Lewis Gordon, Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa, and Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, with affiliation in Judaic Studies, at the University of Connecticut, USA.
Lewis Gordon is author of many books, and is author of forthcoming title: What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought
Frantz Fanon at 90: His Relevance to the Pan-African Vision Today #fanonat90
Date: 8 January 2015
Venue: PAWA 254, 2nd Floor, Africa Alliance of YMCAs Building, State House Crescent, Nairobi
Time: 5.00 to 6.30pm
Find more information here