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Out of Town/Sauti za Busara Festival: Africa United, Feb. 9-12 2017 @ Stone Town – Zanzibar

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Dates: February 9-12, 2017
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar

Download the festival-programme (pdf)

http://www.busaramusic.org/

February 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Sauti za Busara Festival: Africa United, Feb. 9-12 2017 @ Stonetown – Zanzibar

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Dates: February 9-12, 2017
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar

Download the festival-programme (pdf)

http://www.busaramusic.org/

January 12, 2017 at 10:27 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

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Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

About
Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.
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Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Swahili Fashion Week, Dec. 2-4 2016 @ National Museum – Dar es Salaam

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Dates: December 2-4, 2016
Venue: National Museum – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Time: from 8.30 pm
Tickets: Tshs 40,000 at the Gate

http://www.swahilifashionweek.com/

November 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Classic Movie Screening: Out of Africa, Nov. 12 2016 @ Serena Hotel Nairobi

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Date: November 12, 2016
Venue: Serena Hotel Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: KES 1,500

Dress up: Early aviation/Out of Africa

About
Nairobi Serena is hosting a screening of the movie “Out of Africa”.

The screening of the movie is part of a bigger campaign that aims to popularize the Vintage Air Rally. The Air Rally is an adventure of a lifetime that will see pilots from 11 countries fly vintage planes (used in the 1920-30’s during the first world war) from Crepe in Greece to Cape in South Africa.

The planes will stop in various countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia and South Africa.

November 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Festival: Natron 100 ft. Maia Von Lekow & Mzungu Kichaa, Nov. 25-27 2016 @ Lake Natron – Northern Tanzania

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Dates: November 25-27, 2016
Venue: Lake Natron, Northern Tanzania
Tickets: various packages from the basic $350 (which covers the festival fees) to $550 (which covers; camping, transport from Arusha & festival)

http://www.natron100.com/#natron100


For a those in Nairobi who are interested in attending the festival, they can reach out to the organizers on, email; natron100@lake-natron-camp.com for more information.

November 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Muthurukishion – Strings of the East w/ Anyango & Dbass Ganun, Sept. 3 2016 @ the Alchemist – Westlands

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Date: September 3, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist – Westlands
Time: 8 pm till late
Tickets: KES 1,000 at the Gate and KES 500 advance (MPESA till No. 981718)

Performance by: Anyango (Japan!) and Dbass Ganun (Tanzania)
On the decks: DJ Zabu & Mwalimu Gregg Mwendwa

August 29, 2016 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

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