Jukwaani – Festival for Performance Literature, 24-26th Sept 2010 @Goethe Institut-Nairobi

Jukwaani! Festival is back – bigger and better.

Jukwaani! –   a Festival for Performance Literature which started last year is a 3 day event organized by Goethe Institut Nairobi and Alliance Francaise Nairobi to showcases the best in Poetry, Mashairi, Story telling, Hip Hop and other forms of performance art.

The festival will be from 24th till 26th September at the Goethe Institut Auditorium as well as the Alliance Francaise Garden and Auditorium.

Starting on Friday with an explorative session on Swahili poetry led by Prof. Kimani wa Njogu, Jukwaani promises to feature the best in Kenyan performance art;

Other highlights of the festival include ‘MWANA MDOGO WA MFALME’

(The Little Prince) translated from ‘Le Petit Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry © Gallimard, A deeply moving story laced with poetic metaphor and narrated using sound and music translated into Kiswahili by Philipp Kruse and Walter Bgoya and PEOPLE’S TV 101 – SWITCH ON THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE; A satirical depiction of a live news set that explores the strains of human rights and gender roles in Kenya.

Muki Garang, Pepe Haze, Kennet B, Sitawa Wafula, Wanjiku Mwaurah, will be some of the poets who will perform during the festival.

The event is free for all with the weekend program starting from 2pm and ending as late as 9pm.

Find the full program here as well as more info on Jukwaani!. I hope to see you there.

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