Past Event

Kwani? Open Mic featuring Ach13ng’

December 5, 2023
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Chester Hotel and Suites, Koinange Street Nairobi, Kenya 0

We value our African culture and heritage and pride ourselves in sharing these diverse forms of expression through creative and liberal writing, visual and performing arts. Our Center has in the past offered cultural diversity programs to advance these skills. The Nairobi Center has partnered with Kwani? Open Mic - a monthly spoken word, poetry and music event that takes place in Nairobi every 1st Tuesday of the month. Kwani Open Mic targets young people between 18 to 40 years old, and it is the longest-running youth, art and expression event of its kind in Nairobi, now in its 10th year.

The event has created a platform that allows young people to express themselves openly without fear of any external forces or the feeling of being judged. The platform also targets young professionals seeking creative social spaces to enjoy artistic expression. The Center is delighted to be sponsoring the December open mic session on Tuesday, 5th December, from 5 pm, which will take place at Chester Hotel and Suites, Koinange Street Nairobi. The main feature for this event will be Ach13ng, a singer-songwriter, vocal arranger, and recording and performing artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. She fearlessly taps into real-life experiences to create emotionally-charged music for her audience.