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28 April 2015 » Pawa 254

On Thursday the 16th April 2015 Pawa254 invited Nairobi based freelance journalist Abdi Latif Dahir to hold a lecture and discussion around his exploration of using journalism and new media as a tool to alter the narrative on currently day Somalia. The conversation was fused with a photography exhibition where many of the photos were abstract representations of the war in Somalia taken from his smart phone, and later shared on instagram. Stories from a silver lining During the PAWASalon Abdi...

23 April 2015 » Pawa 254

After hosting their Music Video Launch at our Mageuzi Theatre last night, PAWA 254 is proud to present to you Afro Simba, and the premiere of their Music Video “Maji”. Afro Simba is a 4 year old Afro-Fusion band that hails from Kenya, with musical influences in Jazz, Blues, and the music of 9 coastal tribes off the coast of Kenya, collectively called as Mijikenda.Kombo, the band’s architect and lyricist, is a cultural activist who often expresses concern about the lack of opportunities, and...

22 April 2015 » Pawa 254

On Friday the 1st May 2015 Pawa254 invites you an evening of acoustic East African authentic music on our rooftop from 6-10pm. For this edition of #PAWARooftopSundowner Tanzanian musician Leo Mkanyia will take the stage for a memorable musical sundowner. Entrance: 500 Ksh Advance/800 Ksh At the door For Tickets: Mpesa paybill no 360400 account (insert your name) ABOUT THE ARTIST Leo is a singer, guitarist, percussionist, harmonica player, song writer, composer, arranger, guitar tutor. Leo...

22 April 2015 » Pawa 254

On Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 PAWA254 is proud to host the re-introduction of AFRO SIMBA and their Jazzed-up Mijikenda path in our Mageuzi Theater at 7pm. During this event AFRO SIMBA will talk about their single “Maji”, and their upcoming album “Pandazi”. They will also screen the music video for their single for the first time, and perform a special set for the audience. Entrance is FREE For more information about the band: http://addisrumble.com/?p=3288 Audio Links: https://soundcloud.com/...

22 April 2015 » Pawa 254

The Open Society Youth Fellowship supports young activists and organizers as thought leaders and allies in crafting solutions and new youth-focused approaches to open society challenges. Youth Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and expect to contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking in return. While fellows will work outside of Open Society Foundations core offices, they will liaise with the Open...

22 April 2015 » Pawa 254

TAKE YOUR SHORT FILM STORY TO SCREEN. Pawa254 in conjunction with the Kenya Writers Guild present a free practical script writing PAWAMasterclass that will take place progressively on each of the five Saturdays of the month of May 2015. The requirements for attendance are: A one page STORY that you wish to make into a screenplay (send to etceterap@gmail.com before 26th April 2015). Must have a laptop. Must commit to be there all 5 Saturdays. Committed to working online in between the...

20 April 2015 » Pawa 254

  Book Your Seats – Limited Space!! Email kenya_nights@live.com to book seats. Kenya Nights – Beautiful Faces Beautiful Places & PAWA 254 have come together on the 2nd of May 2015 to host the first workshop in Nairobi with a top electronic music DJ & Producer. Hip Hop influenced, international House and Techno legend, Lee Foss will be talking about music, production, and the culture that surrounds it. Join us on our PAWA 254 Rooftop on May 2nd and learn how the Hot Creations label boss...

16 April 2015 » Pawa 254

For this edition of #PAWAFilmForum, happening on Friday the 17th April 2015, Pawa254 will screen the award winning documentary film ‘As Old As My Tongue – The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude’ by ScreenStation Productions with Busara Promotions in celebration of her 2nd anniversary. The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical...

15 April 2015 » Pawa 254

#PAWASalon is a forum that gives a professional / pioneer in a creative industry a platform to share with other professionals, students and general enthusiasts hands-on skills, knowledge and insight into their creative industry work. On Thursday the 16th April 2015, we invite Abdi Latif Dahir to hold a lecture and discussion around his exploration of using journalism and new media as a tool to alter the narrative on currently day Somalia. The conversation will be infused with a photography...

14 April 2015 » Pawa 254

A Memorial Concert for the #Garissa terrorist attack victims and survivors will be held today, Tuesday April 14, 2015 from 4.00pm to 7.00pm at Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi. The event will include the survivor’s testimonies, poetry and music performances by Kenya’s leading artists, including Sauti Sol, Atemi, Eric Wainaina, H_Art the Band, Juliani, Rabbit, Mufasa Poet, Idd Aziz, Valentine Ziki and more. This concert is being made possible by the generous...

09 April 2015 » Pawa 254

Are you a creative? Do you make use of new media in your creative work? Is your creative work geared towards social change? PAWA254 is looking for creatives under the age of 35 who make use of new media in order to carry out their artivist work. We will be convening a forum around the theme of art, new media and its role in social change in Kenya and beyond.  The forum will showcase leading actors in the new media space, and act as a networking opportunity for emerging new media artivists. The...

05 April 2015 » Pawa 254

On Friday 10th April 2015 Pawa254 invites you an evening of acoustic music and storytelling on our rooftop from 6-10pm. For this edition of #PAWARooftopSundowner Kenyan nyatiti player, singer and songwriter Ati Sanna will take the stage for a rememberable musical sundowner. Entrance: 500 Ksh Advance/800 Ksh At the door For Tickets: Mpesa paybill no 360400 account (insert your name) ABOUT THE ARTIST Ati Sanna enjoys singing to the top afro-fusion stratosphere and writing songs on the nyatiti,...

30 March 2015 » Pawa 254

Strathmore University’s @iLabAfrica is organizing a 9-day Holiday Boot Camp for Primary and High School Students. The program will take place at @iLabAfrica from 7th April 2015 to 17th April 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Holiday Boot Camp is designed to motivate and inspire the students to bring their creative ideas to life. Students will create their own games, animated stories, projects, and publish their applications to the web. The Holiday Boot Camp will provide a comprehensive learning...

26 March 2015 » Pawa 254

The First Sauti ya Mtaa Rap Battle, dubbed The Write Flow will take place this Saturday, 28th March 2015 from 5.00pm, at the Pawa 254 rooftop, bringing together a Special Jury comprised of the prolific Mwafreeka, the talented Monaja and none other than the amazing rapper and leading Kenyan Artist, Octopizzo. This will feature the Kibera Hub against the Kariobangi Hub and also a Citizen Journalism Award. Entry is absolutely FREE.

25 March 2015 » Pawa 254

Due to the high demand following a screening at Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar, Pawa254 will screen the documentary MARAMASO for the second time in our #PawaFilmForum series. The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and...

25 March 2015 » Pawa 254

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18 March 2015 » Pawa 254

Reduce > Reuse > Upcyle! Plastic Fantastic and Disco Soup are fighting plastic and food waste together.Tonight, Wednesday 18th March 2015, join Plastic Fantastic Kenya and Disco Soup Nairobi at PLASTIC FANTASTICx DISCO SOUP NAIROBI happening at Juniper Kitchen, Westlands from 6pm - dance to live music while you chop your free disco soup for a good cause.Live performances by LonesomeBounty Inc, Michel Ongaro Music, Jahm and DJ Sets by Dread Steppa, Solvation – Dj and Enchan.Plastic...

09 March 2015 » Pawa 254

The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries. For this edition of #PawaFilmForum, we invite InformAction,...

06 March 2015 » Pawa 254

Oxfam will be celebrating strong women in the Horn, East and Central Africa this International Women’s Day, with an Exhibition that will be set up at the Pawa 254 Rooftop through this weekend from the 6th – 8th of March 2015. Oxfam aims to put women at the heart of all that they do, all year round and the International Women’s Day provides this opportunity to reflect on progress made, call for change and to recognise acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an...

05 March 2015 » Pawa 254

The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an Environmental Innovations fund set up in memory of the late Professor Wangari Maathai, aimed at developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and social environment in Kenya. The fund has been established by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Green Belt Movement, and the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF). This is the 3rd public call for scholarship applications to the fund: A...

27 February 2015 » Pawa 254

27 February 2015 » Pawa 254

For the first time in its 30-year history, L’Atelier will be expanded to include emerging visual artists from Africa. Historically, the prestigious contemporary art competition was held in South Africa and only local artists were eligible to enter. From 2015, artists aged 21 to 35 in South Africa as well as Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya are invited to take part in the art competition, which has carved a reputation for itself as a significant event in the lives of up-and-coming artists,...

25 February 2015 » Pawa 254

Red Bull Kenya will be hosting an International Red Bull Event called the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA), the first of its kind in East Africa. This is an international Red Bull event that happens in over 100 countries globally. The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals: a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape. Two groups of 30 selected participants- producers, vocalists, DJ’s, instrumentalists and all round musical...

25 February 2015 » Pawa 254

This Saturday February 28th 2015 from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, Lesleigh Incorporated brings the ‘Belonging in Africa’ Author, Jo Alkemade, to Pawa 254. Jo will be talking about her book and her writing journey. You’re welcome for this session of book-talk, laughter, reading, listening, savouring the past and thinking about the present. About the book Sara finds love with her perfect man, dismissing the fact that he is black and she is white. After all, these are the liberated 1970s, life in newly...

25 February 2015 » Pawa 254

  Following a recent very successful event which featured British musician and film maker Jim Kroft, Pawa254 in collaboration with the British Council is very happy to announce that we will now be hosting the worldwide premiere of the documentary Journeys #1, a film by Jim Kroft, on the Thursday the 5th of March, from 6pm. The film screening will be introduced by Pawa254 founder, and world renowned Kenyan photo activist, Boniface Mwangi. ABOUT THE ARTIST “JOURNEYS” is the first part of a...

24 February 2015 » Pawa 254

The Resilience Africa team from Impact Hub Global is looking for teams of entrepreneurs in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sierra Leone, to found an Impact Hub. Impact Hub offers a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work. Its programs will help over 100 theme-focused entrepreneurs and ventures take their ideas for a sustainable world and bring them into reality. Cordaid has a wealth of...

23 February 2015 » Pawa 254

On Friday 6th March 2015, Pawa254 invites you an evening of acoustic, and afro electronic music and storytelling on our rooftop from 6-11pm. For this special event Kenyan singer and songwriter Idd Aziz, and DJ Gregg Tendwa get together for a rememberable collaborative musical sundowner. Entrance: 500 Ksh Advance/800 Ksh At the door.  For Tickets: Mpesa paybill no 360400 account (insert your name) LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE! ABOUT THE ARTISTSIDD AZIZ Kenyan born Idd Aziz is completely dedicated...

23 February 2015 » Pawa 254

I Define Me is a collaborative photography project by Amnesty International, Xavier Project and Pawa254. I Define Me challenges the labels imposed on Somali refugees in Kenya. In a context of xenophobia, prejudice and assumptions, I Define Me creates a space for participants to share their experience and define how they identify themselves.Photographer Armstrong Too, found innovative ways to capture the participants’ identities without revealing their faces. Many of the images show participants...

20 February 2015 » Pawa 254

This Saturday, 21st of February, pass by the Pawa254 rooftop from 12-6pm to enjoy raw, underground jazz, soul, rnb and hip hop tunes and live graffiti pieces on the dopest rooftop in Nairobi. A special tribute lined up for the legendary Detroit producer/artist, the late James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee/J Dilla. Y’all know the drill, THE PIT keeps it underground and f0nky! There will be a vinyl sale and merchandise section on the day. Spread the word!

29 January 2015 » Pawa 254

On Friday 6th February 2015, Pawa254 invite you an evening of acoustic music and storytelling on our rooftop from 6-10pm.For this special event Kenyan singer and songwriter WINYO, and UK based musician and film maker JIM KROFT get together for a rememberable collaborative cross cultural musical sundowner. Also featuring DJ Gregg Tendwa who will be dropping some authentic tracks #Sundowner69 Entrance: 500 Ksh Advance/800 Ksh At the doorFor Tickets: Mpesa paybill no 360400 account (insert your...

20 January 2015 » Pawa 254

Freakshow Collective will perform it’s first play Freakshow on the 5th-7th February 2015 at the Alliance Francaise. It is a collaborative play featuring Nairobi’s best actors, musicians, dancers and spoken word artists. The show tackles issues including: gender, identity, sexuality and illness. Freakshow Collective is a brand new theatre company based in Nairobi. Freakshow Collective creates new plays for social impact and features a variety of art forms including acting, music, dance and...

20 January 2015 » Pawa 254

The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications invites you to a conversation with documentary filmmaker and broadcast news correspondent Andrew Tkach. On the Frontline of Ukraine’s Revolution They took on a powerful autocrat and put their lives on the line in Kyiv’s Independence Square. They are Ukraine’s Generation Maidan. When the shooting stopped the young idealists had won the street battle , but the war was just beginning. After the revolution, they’ve been forced to...

19 January 2015 » Pawa 254

ATTENTION journalists and techies…  Do you want to help shape the consumption of news in Africa for the next generation? The BBC World Service is looking to Kenya’s tech community for ideas and approaches to reach young mobile centric audiences on the continent through social platforms, specifically the use of chat apps. We want to work with developers and designers to help take their ideas from conception to a reality. A 2 day hackathon will be held in Nairobi on the 3rd & 4th of February...

10 December 2014 » Pawa 254

These photographs explore and examine the internal and external violence that is implicated through the bodies of men on the margins of society, and challenge the mainstream, erotic and hyper masculine representations of feared black and brown bodies. Placed in intimate spaces and contexts that challenge the gaze of the sitter, I am interested in these subjects as icons of ideal beauty, love and desire.There is a conscious movement to produce photographs that represent Africa in its own light...

01 December 2014 » Pawa 254

It’s a brand new month! Here’s to starting it off in Pawaful artistic style. Tuesday 5pm: #OffTheRecord This weekly event offers a unique space which unites people from different backgrounds together, were they can express their thoughts and speak their minds, strictly off the record, about various issues that affect our modern day society. It has become a platform where participants can better understand issues around social justice, helping transform them into more tolerant, enlightened,...

01 December 2014 » Pawa 254

To all filmmakers This Saturday 6th December 2014 at Pawa 254 (Mageuzi Space), the Kenya Writers Guild presents a practical workshop on “PERFECTING YOUR SHORT FILM” by Mildred Achoch (Writer of Black Genes short film, The Agency, The Team, Wash and Set). During this informative workshop, the following will be discussed: Perfecting your Short Film Logline Mockumentaries Differences between a Short Film and Feature Film Scene Construction Screening and Discussion of “Black Genes” Entry...

13 November 2014 » Pawa 254

Written and directed by Fred Mbogo, with Oyatsi, S. O as Choir Master. SYNOPSIS A choir master based at Umoja University is angry that his boss has plagiarized his work. The harassed man is seeking out a way to solve the issue but is taunted by colleagues who ask: “What will you do?” What indeed can he do about it? He is consoled by his mother who, however, wonders: “Do you have to continue working under the same boss?” He composes furiously as a way of escaping; coming up with such beautiful...

11 November 2014 » Pawa 254

They Say/I Am is a play intertwined with monologues of poetry exploring the stereotypes of women with the intention of shattering them, revealing stereotypes as the fallacies they are. Conceived and directed by Mwende Ngao and written by Anne Moraa, the play toys with the perception of various women and hopes to encourage the audience to rethink how they view the women in their own lives. Advance tickets are 600 (single) and 1000 (couple) so bring a friend! 800 at the door. Call 0715664104 to...

11 November 2014 » Pawa 254

  The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will mark its fourth year in Nairobi on November 10-14, 2014, with a program of films to raise awareness and spark critical reflection and debate while encouraging activism. On Saturday the 15th of November PAWA254 will proudly host special film screenings under the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Nairobi. We will showcase short films, and feature films from Kenya, and will end off the event by screening international film ‘Big Men’. PROGRAM 2.00pm ‘Burnt...

11 November 2014 » Pawa 254

The #ArtRising goes on! These are the events we have lined up this week   Tuesday 11th 5.30-8pm: OffTheRecord Debate and Discussion This weekly event, happens every Tuesday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm  and offers a unique space, where participants can express their thoughts and speak their minds, strictly off the record, about various issues that affect our modern day society. Be part of this stimulating debate every Tuesday in our Mageuzi space. Friday 14th 6-9pm: They Say/I Am : A Play by...

11 November 2014 » Pawa 254

The #ArtRising goes on! These are the events we have lined up this week   Tuesday 11th 5.30-8pm: OffTheRecord Debate and Discussion This weekly event, happens every Tuesday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm  and offers a unique space, where participants can express their thoughts and speak their minds, strictly off the record, about various issues that affect our modern day society. Be part of this stimulating debate every Tuesday in our Mageuzi space. Friday 14th 6-9pm: They Say/I Am : A Play by...

07 November 2014 » Pawa 254

  PAWAFilmForum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries. For our 16th edition of PAWA Film Forum we are very happy to...

03 November 2014 » Pawa 254

On Wednesday the 26th of November, PAWA254 in collaboration with A24 Media, will be screening the film Mo & Me.   The screening will be followed by a Q&A which will be facilitated by Salim Amin. Synopsis Salim Amin, son and only child of Mohamed “Mo” Amin, undertakes a journey of recollection and reflection into the life of the frequently absent, globe-trotting father he loved, revered and feared. In his late teens, Mohamed Amin abandons his studies to pursue a career in photography...

03 November 2014 » Pawa 254

It’s a brand new month and we are really excited to have you on board! These are the events we have lined up this week Tuesday 4th 5.30-8pm: OffTheRecord Debate and Discussion EVERY Tuesday from 5.30 to 8pm we debate about, discuss and engage on social issues affecting our daily lives. We also explore solutions all STRICTLY Off The Record. Be part of this stimulating debate every Tuesday in our Mageuzi space.   Wednesday 5th, 5-7pm: #PAWAFilmForumXV: Beautiful Tree,Severed Roots : Screening...

27 October 2014 » Pawa 254

In this edition of #PawaSalon, Njuhi Chege founder of ririjewellery.com will talk about, The only three things you have to do to build a successful fashion brand in Kenya. In Njuhi’s words, “Starting and running your own fashion business can sometimes feel like planning a trip to the moon. For those who haven’t imagined about planning trips to outer space, what I mean is, it can be quite overwhelming. Raising capital, researching, sourcing materials, devising social media strategies, courting...

27 October 2014 » Pawa 254

PAWAFilmForum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries. For our 15th edition of PAWA Film Forum we are very happy to announce...

22 October 2014 » Pawa 254

This Sunday ,26 October from 2-6pm join the Kenya Na Palestine movement for the launch of the Kenyan Palestine Campaign at Pawa254 The program for the solidarity event will include: Introduction to the Kenya Palestine Solidarity Movement A short film clip: Introduction to the Palestinian Struggle A full feature 90 minute documentary: ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ by Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson Panel Discussion and open forum. Panelists: Mohamed Khaled, Mwandawiro Mghanga, Wangui Kimari Entrance is...

22 October 2014 » Pawa 254

This Sunday ,26 October from 2-6pm join the Kenya Na Palestine movement for the launch of the Kenyan Palestine Campaign at Pawa254 The program for the solidarity event will include: Introduction to the Kenya Palestine Solidarity Movement A short film clip: Introduction to the Palestinian Struggle A full feature 90 minute documentary: ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ by Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson Panel Discussion and open forum. Panelists: Mohamed Khaled, Mwandawiro Mghanga, Wangui Kimari Entrance is...

21 October 2014 » Pawa 254

Rain or Shine we at Pawa254 always have something planned.  This is what we have lined up this week at Pawa254. #ArtRising Tuesday 21st  5.30-8pm: #OffTheRecord Debate and Discussion DEBATE. ENGAGE.DISCUSS. Every week at #OffTheRecord  we address various social issues and how they affect our lives. strictly off the record. Why do I attend off the record and why do I think is it important? Well, because I get to learn ideas from people and see their worldviews “ this has the effect of...

21 October 2014 » Pawa 254

Rain or Shine we at Pawa254 always have something planned.  This is what we have lined up this week at Pawa254. #ArtRising Tuesday 21st  5.30-8pm: #OffTheRecord Debate and Discussion DEBATE. ENGAGE.DISCUSS. Every week at #OffTheRecord  we address various social issues and how they affect our lives. strictly off the record. Why do I attend off the record and why do I think is it important? Well, because I get to learn ideas from people and see their worldviews “ this has the effect of...

21 October 2014 » Pawa 254

I’ve heard people rail and complain when people, not of Kenyan/African origin come to African countries and write stories that are based on local folklore and myth. There is a landscape we feel has been invaded when ‘outsiders’ come and borrow from our oral literature and god forbid, make financial gain from it. Except, in each and every such case, this rich history we are so quick to declare ‘exploited’ usually lies there ignored. For the most part, hardly any of us actively writes stories...

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