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A taste of KENYA in the HEART of Livermore: Sharing Arts and Culture
Bothwell Arts Center
Livermore, CA
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A taste of KENYA in the HEART of Livermore: Sharing Arts and Culture
Cheza Nami Foundation, Inc is excited to host a magical afternoon of Kenyan art, dance, poetry, music, food and fashion at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. This special family event will give community members a tangible experience of Kenyan culture through touch, taste and conversation. The event will conclude with audience participation in an African drum circle, in collaboration with Kenyan visual and performance artists. Activities include children's African-style face painting, a panel discussion on Kenyan culture, African drumming and dance. This event takes place on November 17, 2013 from 3-6 pm.

Featured Artists:

Mami Afrika:  Renowned Los Angeles based Wawi will be showcasing her uniquely handcrafted brand of clothes, jewelry and wearable art, steeped in the celebration of life using vibrant colors inspired by Africa.

A touch of Poetry: Recently returned from her US tour, Minda Magero will be reading from her first published poetry collection, "The Book of Mysteries" and new selections deeply informed by her experiences in Kenya and abroad.  
Story-telling through Illustration:  Third-generation Kenyan artist Ngene Mwaura will be showcasing his work that takes you from the farmlands of Africa, through the art world of Europe, and most recently to Los Angeles, where he's working on his latest work, "Masks," an expression of what he thinks the African Mask could have evolved into if the African tradition hadn't progressively dissipated. Ngene's work is displayed in the collections of the Commercial Bank of Africa and the Dutch Embassy in Kenya.
Sounds of Kenya and Beyond: Singer and songwriter Semeiyan Kaorri blends Masaai, traditional Kenyan music and contemporary sounds. Her live performance from her album "Nichikue" will bring joy and celebration and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet.

Vocalist, mbira and percussion Player Piwai is a Zimbabwe born artist that draws inspiration for her music from veriety of genres, jazz, blues, traditional folk and reggae.  She flows easily from one genre to the next and one language to another, including English, Shona, French, Spanish, Lingala, Zulu, Xhosa, Swahili, Georgian, and Turkish Judeo Spanish. Piwai will inspire and uplift the crowd with her mbira infused numbers and soulful voice.

Cheza Nami Drum Circle: Led by master percussionist and drummer Ibou Ngom, this thrilling interactive drum circle to close the event is set to get the audience join in rhythm and pick a few African dance moves.



Bothwell Arts Center (View)
2466 8th St
Livermore, CA 94550
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Fashion
Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Visual
Education > Workshops
Food > Food
Music > All Ages
Music > Global
Music > World
Other > Charity
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Festivals
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Cheza Nami Foundation
On BPT Since: Aug 28, 2013
Cheza Nami Foundation

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