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NARISSA ALIBHAI Introduces The Festival

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
The SAMOSA Festival is a bi-annual celebration of the diversity of culture in Kenya. The delicious samosa is a snack that in this part of the world combines flavours from the Middle East, South Asia and East Africa – one can taste an explosion of Arabic, Indian and Kenyan cuisines…

STEFANIA TRANFO relates some of the events

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
The 7th SAMOSA Festival 2016 went east to Nairobi’s Eastleigh community and was an intense and vibrant celebration spread over July and August offering events for a wide variety of interests and expectations.

Panel Discussions

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
In partnership with the Kenya Human Rights Commission,Society for International Development and Eastleigh Mall The two public fora held in the Eastleigh Mall in partnership with the Kenya Human Rights Commission were also well attended and aroused much interest. The composition of the panellists ensured a combination of community voices,…

Nai Ni Who? Walking Tour

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In partnership with the Godown Arts Centre Forty hikers (a few from Eastleigh but most from beyond) assembled in St Teresa’s church on Saturday, 16 July and then set off to see and experience Eastleigh.

Poetry Session

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That same afternoon Fatuma’s Voice entertained SAMOSA Festival’s audience with a series of recitals by various groups that highlighted identity and belonging. It was organized by Eric Onyango, Nuru Bahati mceed.

Official Launch

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
In partnership with PAWA 254 and Kilimanjaro Jamia Restaurant The official launch of the Festival took place on Sunday, 17 July at Pawa 254.

Hadithi

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In partnership with Zamaleo Act and Nomad Hotel On the evening of Thursday, 21 July the Zamaleo Act together with some actors from Denmark entertained us with story-telling, singing, drumming and inter-active performances.

Yoga

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A treat for body and soul was also an event of the SAMOSA Festival. On the Saturday 23rd morning a group of young enthusiasts met in the ground of Eastleigh High School and trained with teachers from Yoga Kenya.

The Concert

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
The day was then concluded with a concert at the Sarakasi Dome in Ngara. The evening of music put different artists and musicians together to celebrate the diversity of culture in Kenya. Murfys’ fLaw, Geeta Ummesh’s Dancers, Moving Cultures, a musical recital by a family from Denmark and a Ganda…

Literary Colloquium

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
In partnership with the Dept. of Literature, University of Nairobi and the Godown Arts Centre

UBAX ABDI brings it alive!

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GRAFFITI In partnership with Society for International Development and The Street Diaries In the third week of July, after many delays and much anticipation, Street Diaries, the Kenyan graffiti collective descended upon Eastleigh to paint the walls for everybody to see. Months of planning and discussions with graffiti artists Kerosh…

The Football Tournament

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
In partnership with Berlin Self Help Group To celebrate the street art that took place in Eastleigh, SAMOSA and Berlin Self Help Group decided to hold a football tournament in the iconic Deza ground.

The Art Exhibition

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Looking for space to exhibit artworks in Eastleigh was no easy feat. Sure there are vast halls hidden away in the shopping malls that line the streets, but finding a space where everyone could come, linger and take in art proved to be a challenge. The new ICT Centre in…

Editorial Cartoons

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 28/11/2016  
Editorial Cartoons

Drama

Volume 13, Issue 2 | Published 30/11/2016  
In partnership with the University Free Travelling Theatre, University of Nairobi and Pumwani Social Hall (Kamukunji CDF)

Samosa Team

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2016 Team