Columbia Global Centers Nairobi is in a culturally rich region with diverse languages, arts and traditional practices. We value the heritage around us and pride in sharing these diverse forms of expressions with the world while at the same time providing a forum for harnessing these skills by advancing / impacting knowledge through training and cultural diversity programs.
Creative and Liberal Arts
‘Beyond the Music’, a much anticipated event at Columbia Global Centers - Nairobi, took place on December 5th 2017. The event was moderated by activist and writer – Mr. Kevin Mwachiro and the artists on the panel were Victoria Kimani, Kennedy Ombima (King Kaka), Antony Mwangi (Anto NeoSoul), Fena Gitu, Patricia Kihoro, and Judith Nyambura (Avril).
- In 1988 at the age of 34, he was named director of the same festival, and in his final year as head of the NYFF in 2012, he was on the committee that selected the Kenyan film Nairobi Half-Life for showing
- After retiring as NYFF director, Pena joined New York’s Columbia University as a professor of film studies.