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Events @Alliance Française Feb 18 – March 2

PHOTO EXHIBITION – GROUND Floor Gallery

10 – 28 February

‘The Street of Paris’

by PatriciaKang’ethe

Patricia Kang’ethe, shares with us herjourney through Paris. In her words: ‘Last spring I had the wonderful opportunity to do some street and travel photography during my visit to Paris. A feeling of joie de vivre fills the air and one can’t help but smile and soak in all the beauty’.

PAINTING – GROUND Floor Gallery

10 – 28 February

‘Tell N’ Sell’

by Mike Kylao

Mike Kyalo attended Matungulu Boys’ High School in Machakos County. With art not on the school curriculum, Mike formed an art club to pursue his interest which also led to a visit to the GoDown Arts Centre.

Inspired and encouraged by Patrick Mukabi, resident artist at the GoDown Arts Centre, Mike has been mentored by Patrick since leaving school in 2010 and continues to excel at his art.

He won the 2012 art competition ‘Experiencing Heritage through Art’ organized by the National Museums of Kenya, and also completed aone month art residency at the Kuona Arts Trust in 2013 courtesy of the Kenya Arts Diary Young Artists Arts Residency. In this exhibition, Mike presents a series of oil paintings inspired by men at work.

PHOTO EXHIBITION – 1st Floor Gallery

21 – 28 February

‘Stories of our City’

by graduates of the K-Youth Photography and Film Training progamme

K-Youth is a youth organization based in Korogocho that offers six-month training programmes to young people who have completed secondary school education but cannot afford college fees.

The program absorbs youth who are interested in media and film studies, empowering them with economic and social skills.

CONCERTS

MONTHLY AFRO-JAZZ EVENINGS

25/02/2014

Alliance Française Auditorium

‘An evening of afro jazz – Lovers’ edition’

Ricky na Marafiki with Lisa Oduor-Noah and FadhiliItulya

Tue. 25 Feb., 6.30pm.

Tickets : 500/-

Romance is in the air. In this February edition of the Afro-Jazz evenings, Ricky na Marafiki invites the silky-voiced Lisa Oduor Noah, who recently performed at the Blankets &Wine @ 50 edition alongside Just a Band, for a dose ofsoulful songs. She will be joined by the passionate singer, guitarist, composer, Fadhili Itulya, a 2008 Spotlight on Kenyan Music finalist.

All the Ladies in the house receive a rose flower and the best dressed couple will receive a surprise gift from Ricky na Marafiki.

 

28/02/2014

Alliance Française Auditorium

‘Sarabi – Live in concert’

 

Fri. 28 Feb., 7pm.

Tickets : 500/-

The eight-man band from Eastlands, Sarabi, returns to the Alliance Française stage. Sarabi, which is Swahili for mirage, also means imagination, vision and creation.

The band’s songs are inspired by the day to day lives of its members. Labeled as the next force in Kenyan music, their single ‘Fuata Sheria’ about the state of Kenyan politics, wasreleased to December 2013 to commemorate Kenya @ 50.

The song is a call on Kenyans to retrospect and judge, notjust the political leaders, but to judge themselves as well, and to ‘fuata sheria’, to respect the rule of law.

Leon-posterCINEMA

24/02/2014

6pm – Free Entrance

‘Léon’

by Luc Besson, starring Jean Reno and Nathalie Portman

1994, 2h00

Léon is a ruthless assassin. Untouchable, undetectable, he casts a shadow of terror over New York. Until the day, when a 12 yr-old Mathilda appears on the scene.