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The Worlds of the Indian Ocean Festival, Kenya

Worlds of the Indian Ocean, February 2009              

FREE entry to events except gate charge for Club Afrique of Kshs. 500

Tel: +254 20 2368770

email: fas.indianocean@aku.edu

 

Festival Schedule

 

Thu

19

17.00 Exhibit & Festival Opening: “Doorway to the Indian Ocean”

Reception for conference participants and invited guests. National Museums

of Kenya

19:00 Concert: Nawal (Comoros)

Indo-Arabian-Persian music meets Bantu polyphonies, the syncopated rhythms and Sufi trance of the

Indian Ocean

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19:00 Film: As Old As My Tongue

Concert by Bi Kidude

Film on the living legend Bi Kidude from Zanzibar, followed by discussion with co-producer Rita Ray

and a live performance by Bi Kidude and Unyago Ngoma

Alliance Francaise

ongoing “The Comoros—Yesterday and Today, 1897–2005” (cont. from Feb. 16)

Author Sophie Blancy’s exhibit contrasts photos by the first Governor of France with the Grande

Comoros of today

Alliance Francaise

Fri

20

9:30–18:00 “Doorway to the Indian Ocean” (cont.)

The Art of Swahili Door Carving, Images from Lamu and Sculptures from Mombasa National Museums

of Kenya

19:00 Gala Dinner

By invitation Safari Park Hotel

19:00 Film: Retracing the Benga Rhythm

Concert by D.K Mwai and Queen Babito

The story of Benga on film narrated by John Sibi-Okumu, followed by performances by D.K Mwai and

Band and Queen Babito and D.O.7 Shirati Jazz Band

Alliance Francaise

22:00–late Entertainment by DJ Yusuf

The phattest beats from all over Africa, the Caribbean, Arabia and beyond Club Afrique

ongoing “The Comoros—Yesterday and Today, 1897–2005” (cont.)

Author Sophie Blancy’s exhibit contrasts photos by the first Governor of France with the Grande

Comoros of today

Alliance Francaise

Sat

21

9:30–18:00 “Doorway to the Indian Ocean” (cont.)

The Art of Swahili Door Carving, Images from Lamu and Sculptures from Mombasa National Museums

of Kenya

10:00 Reception with Jamil Dehlavi (Pakistan)

By Invitation Nu Metro Cinema,

Westgate

10:30 Film: Infinite Justice

Jamil Dehlavi’s last feature film starring Kevin Collins and Raza Jaffrey is the story of a Jewish American

journalist who is held for ransom by Muslim fundamentalists against the release of prisoners of

Guantanamo Bay followed by discussion with film maker

19:00 Film: Poetry in Motion

Concert: Nyota za Meremeta feat. Mohamed Ilyas

A feature-length documentary film on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of “Nadi Ikhwan Safaa”,

Zanzibar’s oldest Taarab orchestra followed by a traditional taarab concert with one of the islands finest

singers—Mohamed Ilyas

Alliance Francaise

19:00 Concert: Mazaher (Egypt)

One of the last remaining all-female Zar groups from Egypt in an unforgettable performance GoDown

ongoing “The Comoros—Yesterday and Today, 1897–2005” (cont.)

Author Sophie Blancy’s exhibit contrasts photos by the first Governor of France with the Grande

Comoros of today

Alliance Francaise

Sun

22

9:30–18:00 “Doorway to the Indian Ocean” (cont.)

The Art of Swahili Door Carving, Images from Lamu and Sculptures from Mombasa National Museums

of Kenya

16:00 Story Telling

4 Storytellers, 3 Musicians and 1 Creative Director create an event of words and music Goethe Institute

19:00 Experiments in Music and Images: Nizar Lalani (Pakistan) and Njane Mugambi (Kenya)

Sisygambis (France)

An evening of musical neighbours—exploring connection between Pakistan and Kenya in Music (Nizar

Lalani and Njane Mugambi and musicians) and between Egypt, Comoros and Zanzibar in images

(Sisygambis)

22:00–late Entertainment by DJ Yusuf

The phattest beats from all over Africa, the Caribbean, Arabia and beyond Club Afrique

ongoing “The Comoros—Yesterday and Today, 1897–2005” (cont.)

Author Sophie Blancy’s exhibit contrasts photos by the first Governor of France with the Grande

Comoros of today

Alliance Francaise

Mon

23

9:30–18:00 “Doorway to the Indian Ocean” (cont. to Feb. 26)

The Art of Swahili Door Carving, Images from Lamu and Sculptures from Mombasa National Museums

of Kenya

ongoing “The Comoros—Yesterday and Today, 1897–2005” (cont. to Feb. 28)

Author Sophie Blancy’s exhibit contrasts photos by the first Governor of France with the Grande

Comoros of today

Alliance Francaise

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