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Ten Cities Screening Series: One More – The Definitive History of UK Clubbing [1988-2008], Jan. 30 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Released in 2012, One More gives you an understanding of the historic UK clubbing era from 1988 to 2012, which changed the lives of millions. This intriguing account interrogates the pioneers who made it all possible. The film asks why and how it happened, discusses what brought about the scene’s terminal decline and then poses the unenviable question “If tonight was your last ever gig, what would be your One More track?”
The Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan connects artists and cultural educators in five cities: premièring in Cape Town in February, it paved its way through Johannesburg and Harare, will enter Tunis in March and finally reach Nairobi in April 2013.
Hip Hop music has been an important tool for youth to express themselves. Through symposia, the caravan tries to explore the contribution of Hip Hop to community struggles as the basis of a broader struggle for self-emancipation. Moreover, performances act as organic link between the cultural activists and the people who are engaged in daily social struggles.
The performing artists in Nairobi are: Ukoo Flani, Mau Mau, Lness, Ran-D and Vuli Vuli of Makaburi.
Contributors of the Symposium include: Dr. Aggrey Nganyi Wetaba and Dr. Priscilla Nyawira Gitonga, a lecturer at the department of Music and Dance at Kenyatta University. Her doctoral studies set out to explore the contribution of Hip Hop music to the construction of identity of female late adolescents in South Africa.