Tuesday, 5 December 2017

JOINT EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KENYA THIS FRIDAY

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

kenya oldest culture and music festival on

FRANCIS ILAHAKAi francisilahakai@gmail.com

Nov 1 (7 days ago)
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The annual Kenya music and culture festival will take  place nest month from December 1 to 7 in Kakamega County according to organizers of the events dept of Culture
The events starts last week with workshops on County levels with Nairobi the organizers workshop at YMC which brought together top brash from the field who give there views on how to improve the events during this 21 century.
Like in the past  the festival will feature numerous class and bring together both Universities Colleges Schools and groups which will be presenting numerous items
 The festival is the lonely one in the Country which  gives primary School chance to  share  stage with University  students something which is not common with other festivals around the World
Kenya Music and Culture Festival is one of the biggest events in East and Central Africa mooted by colonial governments with the major objective of  allow  back and whites to share the stage and exchange culture views
During the leadership of Mzee Moi groups from others parts of the Country were invited to take  part in the events    this year it is not clear if groups had been invited
The festival which is likely going to attract numerous Culture lovers is in its 80 something and very soon it will mark its 100 years since establishment
ilahaka 

VIHIGA CULTURE MARAGOLI FESTIVAL ON

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The annual   Maragoli Culture festival will take place next month at Mbale town in Vihiga County.
The events which is among the oldest and biggest in the area will be held on December 26 with numbers of items on the card than before because according to the organizers new items had been introduced in order to make it more attractive.
Like in the past academia's had been invited to give talk on Maragoli traditional and other related culture  activities unknown to the new generation
The festival   committee will also visit the home of former member the late J.J Otiende who passed away early this year.
Maragoli Culture festival was mooted by the late powerful minister Moses Budamba Mudavadi in order to give Maragoli chance to come and greet each other Murembe during exams festivals and new year.
On line up this year included traditional dance bull fighting drama football among others which will be among the major attraction.
ilaha

NYAWANDA SHOW AT NATIONAL; MUSEUM OF KENYA

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Party Merger, Oils on Canvas


MOSES NYAWANDA
Demigods and the Demagogues
 
Creativity Gallery 10 - 30 November 2017

Moses Nyawanda is the last born of eight children. When Nywanda was young his mother prophesized he would become an artist. Little did she know that her prophecy had been fulfilled the day when Moses was caught sketching by his math teacher. The sketch was so good that poor Moses got a thorough thrashing after the teacher recognized himself.

After grappling with several artistic practices from photography, sign-writing, and painting calabashes, Moses eventually attended formal art classes at the Creative Art Centre in Nairobi. In three years, Moses graduated with a diploma in fine arts and held his first solo exhibition at Yaya Centre. Over 15 years later, Moses has held numerous solo shows, won several art prizes and has been an artist in residence at Kuona Trust, the GoDown Arts Centre and the Railway Museum Art Studio (where he was a founding member). He now works from his home studio and shows his work around East Africa and the world.

As part of giving back to society, Moses works with the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) in Nairobi where he paints murals with positive messages for communities and mentors young artists.

Moses has this to say about his current artistic practice:

“At the moment, my medium of choice is oils. Over the years, I have developed a style of painting where l use a palette knife to produce layers and layers of paint so the work ends up looking like it was done with pastels.  I’m currently working with vibrant yet earthy colors with subjects of people or animals. The themes I’m exploring are the interactions between people or animals as they are put into stories or situations. These storylines are usually informed by current events or personal experiences, some true, some imaginary, others fiction. I’ve investigated dating, relationships between people, sexuality, generational divides, divergent opinions, politics, corruption, love, technology and fear. These have been done in series.

I like to imagine and paint what would happen to the subjects in my work (people or animals) if they had to work through different situations, what would they say, what would they do, what would happen? Throughout this process, I look to strip apart the visual scene that emerges in my mind and put it back together in ways that reveal many different layers of reality, of thought and emotion”  

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

AFRICAS OLD FESTIVAL OWN

The annual Kenya music and culture festival will take  place nest month from December 1 to 7 in Kakamega County according to organizers of the events dept of Culture
The events starts last week with workshops on County levels with Nairobi the organizers workshop at YMC which brought together top brash from the field who give there views on how to improve the events during this 21 century.
Like in the past  the festival will feature numerous class and bring together both Universities Colleges Schools and groups which will be presenting numerous items
 The festival is the lonely one in the Country which  gives primary School chance to  share  stage with University  students something which is not common with other festivals around the World
Kenya Music and Culture Festival is one of the biggest events in East and Central Africa mooted by colonial governments with the major objective of  allow  back and whites to share the stage and exchange culture views
During the leadership of Mzee Moi groups from others parts of the Country were invited to take  part in the events    this year it is not clear if groups had been invited
The festival which is likely going to attract numerous Culture lovers is in its 80 something and very soon it will mark its 100 years since establishment
ilahaka fran

GREAT SHOW THIS WEEKEND AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KENYA

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