10th – 17th November 2009                                        VOLUME 7,NUMBER 50                                                     






Mo Faya: “A Ghetto Story” – The GoDown


 Agenda Uganda   Medeva


Internship    Nairobits Trust


Final Touches –  Kuruka Maisha Trust


Dance Workshop –  Dance Into Space 


The Amnesia Project   Nairobi Arts Trust


“Without You” –  Ketebul Music


Ngoma  Xpressions   Phoenix Players



PIC OF THE WEEK: UETA Band on stage on their way to winning this years Battle of the Bands “Showdown at the GoDown 2” this past Saturday





“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. “

Alfred North WhiteheadMathematician & philosopher (1861 – 1947)



Left-handed painter, Michelangelo, painted his famous David and Goliath with David holding his sling in his left hand.



The GoDown is kindly supported by:















The GoDown aims to develop independent artists across multiple art forms and to participate in the advancement of the cultural sector, thereby contributing to the establishment of a robust arts and culture sector with expanding receptive audience






The GoDown will be a centre, internationally recognized and respected as East Africa’s key institution in nurturing talent in the arts, in a society where artists, confident in their own culture, effectively unleash their creative potential, and make their full contribution to an East African society which values arts and culture as an integral part of life.





Eric Wainaina’s Mo Faya: “A Ghetto Story” comes to the GoDown tonight; the highly entertaining musical drama gives us a slice of life in a ghetto inKenya and features a lively mix of reggae and African rhythms coupled with energetic and highly compelling choreography, in a blend that is bound to light up the stage. The show runs fromNovember 11th to December 20th:

Wednesdays (1 ticket for 2) – 7.30pm

Sh300 adults, Sh300 students (13-18yrs)
Thursdays and Fridays – 7.30pm

Sh600 adults, Sh400 students (13-18yrs)
Saturdays – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sh800 adults, Sh400 students (13-18yrs)
Sundays – 2.30pm

Sh800 adults, Sh400 studen
ts (13-18yrs)


* Get you ticket from Silverbird Cinemas at the Village Market, The Junction and Westgate or Selected Uchumi Supermarkets outlets.


The GoDown Arts Centre in collaboration with the Dance Forum Nairobi, have began a two week Dance workshop which concludes with a performance of dancers at the festival of solos and duets at the Goethe Institut on the 20th and 21st November 2009.


The past weekend also saw the successful and largely exciting Battle of the Bands Concert, where UETA came up tops in an event that attracted a “rock-a-molic” crowd who came out in droves to support the bands.


For correspondence or bookings for shows,

Please contact us on 555770 or 555227.






Training for the short listed candidates for the new season of the Agenda Uganda show came to an end this week after an intensive one week training program.  Shooting of the show starts at the end of this month.


Meanwhile Medeva are currently planning the development of new programs for next year.


For any enquiries please contact us on 0722/734 696 741.

For more details about us please visit our website on www.medevatv.com





After several months of intensive training and an enormous amount of hard work, twenty Nairobits students are ready for the Job market.  The students specialized in design and development of websites, are currently looking for internship opportunities in ICT related companies.


For more details, visit Nairobits offices and support a young person with an internship opportunity in your company.


To know more about Nairobits, please visit our website:

www.nairobits.com orhttp://www.nairobitsblog.blogspot.com/






The Kuruka Maisha Boys are putting the final touches on their act to be presented at the launch of the FIFA World Cup trophy tour. The Boys are expected to perform at the welcome party and the Launch at Safari Park on Friday, 13th November 2009.


The boys are also continuing with practice for their upcoming concert in December.


To know more about Kuruka Maisha please call 0721439665

Or Email kurukamaisha@gmail.com /info@kurukamaisha.org





Through Dance into Space, members of Uwezo Mixed Ability Dancers have been incorporated into a two week dance workshop at the GoDown Arts Centre making it the first workshop inKenya that has incorporated both disabled and able-bodied dancers. Meanwhile the OBG goes on with preparation for their Concert at the end of the Month.


For more information contact:umadproject@gmail.com

To know more about Dance Into Space please call 2088912

Or Email dancein2space@yahoo.com





The Sindika Dokolo African Collection of Contemporary Art (SDACCA) exhibition is currently going on at the Museum. The project celebrates the cultural clash that begat multiculturalism and from it attempts to sow the seeds of a common history which the present & future generations can excel in as brothers and sisters, irrespective of race, faith, gender or heritage

For more info: CCAEA -0733 762 556.





Kenyan based Sudanese musician Simon “Wesco” is recording his first album titled “Without You” with Ketebul studios. His album is a combination of Hip-hop and Ragga.


Meanwhile Diwani Nzaro, an artist with Ketebul studios is finally completing the album he has been working on for the past 7 months. The Album that features songs like “Haupendeki” and “Ukimwi”, is a blend of Afro fusion with subtle tones of Taarab.






This week Take Away the Lady, a play of suspense, by Jimmy Chinn continues at thePhoenix theatres.


A family that was torn apart by a tragedy is once again brought together in a bid resolve a mysterious murder in the family that has remained buried for the last fifteen years. With a cast consisting of a Scornful Celia (Nice Githinji), dotty Emma (Lynda Nyangweso), cold Lavinia (Milo Ogutu), flighty Gilda (Liz Boi) or even gentle Father (Salim Gitau), Take Away the Lady is bound to keep you on the edge of you sit.

Book for your friends and family.

Tickets: Kshs 500 Adults

                 Kshs 300 Students.


Friday 6th November to Saturday 21st November

Saturday 21st two shows @ 3p.m and 6p.m


The Ngoma Xpression concert took place at thePhoenix theatre on Tuesday evening. The concert was a journey through rhythm and blues brought together by the vastly experienced Wakake in combination with Mathew Matix’s style and element in drumming.


For bookings, please call Lucy on 2225506

Or email phoenix@swiftkenya.com for tickets.