Saturday 24 September 2016
A Rock Concert
Alliance Française Gardens, 6pm, Advance 400/-, Gate 700/-
The Swahili rock band ‘Rash’ launch their debut album ‘Only a Few Survivors’. Their songs touch on contemporary culture, drug and substance abuse, slavery, technology and feel good songs too.
MUSIC & DANCE IN E.AFRICA
12 & 13 October 2016
Alliance Française Auditorium,
9am – 7pm
The important place music and dance occupy in most African societies is largely recognized. The French Institute for Research in Africa (iFRA) and the Technical University of Kenya invite researchers, students, artists and the general public, interested in music and dance research in the East African region, to a 2 day forum. The forum will critically interrogate issues concerning the creation (composition and choreography), tradition, innovation, and appropriation in music and dance with regard to the construction of national and ethnic identities, political and social activism, heritage preservation, cultural tourism, gender and generational issues, etc. Exchanges will be followed by performances by the Technical University of Kenya students.