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Ten Cities Screening Series: One More – The Definitive History of UK Clubbing [1988-2008], Jan. 30 2014 @ Goethe Institut

one more
Date: January 30, 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm

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?”


January 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Party/DJ-Set: TEN CITIES Pop-Up Club, Apr. 19 2013 @ Restaurant Petra

Ten Cities Pop Up
Date & Time: 19th April 2013, 10.00 pm
Venue: Maendeleo House
Entrance : Free

Whether it’s Nairobi or Naples, Bristol or Johannesburg: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and form communities and subcultures. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what kind of music are people dancing to? What sort of public sphere do club cultures create? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meets head on?

Over the last few years we have organised quite a number of projects that go beyond Kenya, but TEN CITIES is our biggest endeavor so far. It is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details the unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon and Naples.

To start the project off in Nairobi, we are setting up a club at an special location. For one night only, we transform an actual restaurant into a great party place by adding a distinct clubbing atmosphere to the interior.
Blinky Bill and DJ Raph will spin and play some hot tunes to join us all in!

April 18, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Symposium & Concert: The Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan, Apr. 18 2013 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

African Hip Hop
Date & Time: Thursday, 18th April 2013, 2.00 – 5.00 pm & 8.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Entrance: Free

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.

April 18, 2013 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

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