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August 2020

Date: August 16, 2020 - September 29, 2020
Time: -

by Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga Visual satire or not? Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga return with Sex and the City IV.  The exhibition is a mirror play of humour and sobriety.  Using their art as social commentary, Soi and…

Date: August 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Shamsi Music is an afro-jazz fusion band formed in 2014 by pianist, composer and musical director Paul Mbithi with Samwel ‘Laka’ Waithaka, a veteran saxophonist and Michael Munene, Immanuel Mohol, Kenn ‘Biggie’ Njoroge and George Nyoro. The band’s sound represents…

Date: August 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarabi are a tight knit band whose members have been performing together since the tender age of 11yrs. The band considers itself the bold voice of youth with its socially conscious music. An energetic band whose music is an eclectic…

September 2020

Date: September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Alliance Française de Nairobi, in partnership with the French Embassy in Kenya, launched the first ever Smartphone Film Competition in Kenya in 2016. These themed competitions aim to give the creative youth practical experience in film making with limited…

Date: September 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This month’s Showcase Wednesday brings together some of Kenya’s finest musicians, to curate a set together following a short musical residency at the Alliance Française de Nairobi. Anchored around the music of Winyo (Shiphton Onyango), RFI Music Discoveries top ten…

Date: September 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Raya Wambui has been writing poetry since the age of 13. A published poet and spoken word artist and coach, Raya’s poetry tackles issues of human rights and politics as well as motivational topics. In her words: ‘Words are wind…

Date: September 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Get ready for Episode 2 of Kenya’s Popular Music series which will discuss the Congo Connection. Join us at AF Youtube Channel Follow the story. Watch Episode 1 and enjoy 50s music by Fundi Konde and Paul Mwachupa.

December 2020

Date: December 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Address: 05 Utalii Lane, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100

For this 3rd Pan-African Forum, we will be joined by Prof. Horace Campbell, an international peace and justice scholar and Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University, New York. He will give an overview of Pan-Africanism…

Date: December 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Episode 7 of Shades of Benga will feature Orchestra Les Mangelepa and discuss the golden age of Kenyan Lingala music.

Date: December 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Address: 05 Utalii Lane, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100

The Wasanii Tunajisort series was launched in October 2020 as a platform for practical exchanges and insights that contribute directly to the professional development of artists and creatives. The series grew out of the UNESCO Resiliart Initiative that took place…

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