“Nairobi: Conceiving A World Class African Metropolis” a 2 ½ day seminar supported by The GoDown Arts Centre, in partnership with White Architects, Sweden, UNHabitat and the Embassy of Sweden in Kenya is in progress. The topics discussed included urban design, urban anthropology, urban youth, and urban literature. In attendance were officials from the City Council of Nairobi and the Ministry for Nairobi Metropolitan; UNHabitat, Nairobi-based planning and urban design professionals and students, business representatives, social analysts and creative practitioners.
The launch of Manjano was a success. The grand winner at the practicing category was Evans Omondi aka “Omosh Kindeh”. He won KSH 300, 000/=. The first runners up was Michael Soi. The second runners up was a tie between Dennis Muraguri and Paul Onditi. In the student category, Andrew Otieno emerged top walking away with KSH 50,000/=. The first and second runners up were Dennis Rono and Angela Warau respectively. Exhibition of the winning and select pieces is ongoing at The Village Market till 26th February.
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Join us on Agenda Kenya this Wednesday at 9:45 pm only on NTV as we discuss terrorism with Dr. Ekuru Aukot , Advocate of the High Court and Maimuna Mwidau, Consultant for Gender and Democracy. Then, let’s carry on the conversation on our Facebook page: Agendakenya5 and on Twitter: agendakenya5 and together positively influence the political landscape of our country.
Work continues on ‘The Space’ a talk show that aims at expanding platforms for artistes and young people to influence their destiny and that of the country through art through a combination of their synergies and by creating new centres of influence apart from the traditional ones. Look out for this show in the near future.
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0722/734 696 741.
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The making of “Tunaruka Tukilala” – a once in a lifetime family show featuring acrobatics, dance and music, has reached its final stages . The big event will be staged on 24th and 25th February, 2012 at The Oshwal Centre’s Chandaria Auditorium from 6:00 pm. Tickets are available at Kuruka Maisha office in The GoDown Centre and online via http://www.pataticket.com.
Charges are as follows:
· Adults – KSHs 1000
· Children – KSHs 500
· Student groups – KSHs 400 per head
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Makadem is back from global touring where he shared the stage with Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Oliver Mtukudzi, Soweto Kinch, Baaba Maal, Mahotella Queens, Lokua Kanza, Glen Washington and many others. He is scheduled to perform on the 26th February, 2012 at Kinanda Festival and on Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at The Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House.
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NairoBits was represented in a learning workshop dubbed “United for Body Rights” at Jumuia Resort in Kisumu. Parties from various parts of Kenya, and representatives from Netherlands, were in attendance. The main theme revolved around sexual reproductive health and rights targeting young people. NairoBits mini theme was “The World Starts with Me”
Nairobi Trust organization’s manager Anne Ikiara won a Kenya MDG Trust award for Nairobi Trust for her contribution in youth empowerment. Anne has not only been able to steer NairoBits Trust from these challenges but has also managed to package an award winning concept that has found relevance across the Eastern African Region in Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Ethiopia. To learn more about her excellence, follow this link:
Ethical Fashions is developing a new product. Engagements with a new European customer of the product being developed are underway. Ethical Fashions is also outlining the feasibility of the product at the community level.
Artists are preparing for Arts Show & Sale organized by Friends Of The Arts (FOTA) and set to take place at the International School of Kenya (ISK). This increasingly popular event gives exposure to local and international artists, and raises funds to support the continuing needs of the ISK Arts Centre. Such a range of artists and of course their different mediums will add to the variety and richness of this year’s show.
Invasion or Infusion by John Sibi-Okumu: Indian companies are coming to do big business in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. They have been joined by their Far East Asian counterparts from China in projects that involve mobile phones, road and building construction and oil and mineral excavation.
The positive take is that these friends from what some years back was described as the Third World or developing nations, of which we ourselves were part (no mention was ever made of the Second World) would be kinder to us than the USA and European nations (understood to be the First World of developed nations, for there was no scope to be half developed). India and China are set to be better, caring trading partners whose aid will come without stringent repayment clauses at high percentages. They will be the purveyors of ‘Friendly Capitalism’.
Read the complete article at: http://www.awaazmagazine.com/showpage.php?category=OtherArticles&storyID=160
Five more chances to go! Still running at Phoenix Theatres is “Taming of The Shrew” by William Shakespeare and directed by George Mungai. In this play, Katherine, or Kate, is the daughter of Baptista Minola, with whom she lives in Padua. She is sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, and prone to violence, particularly against anyone who tries to marry her. Her hostility toward suitors particularly distresses her father. But her anger and rudeness disguise her deep-seated sense of insecurity and her jealousy toward her sister, Bianca. She does not resist her suitor Petruchio forever, though, and she eventually subjugates herself to him, despite her previous repudiation of marriage.
Dates: 10th-25th Feb 2012. Thursdays are student nights, students with valid identification. Tickets are Ksh. 650 for Adults, Ksh.400 for Students.
For ticket bookings call box office on +254-0729-913425
+254-020-222 55 06. Mpesa Accepted.