Artistic Encounters is a project where artists from two different disciplines offered a performance combining their two specialities at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. Typically, the anchor disciplines were either poetry or prose combined with the visual arts, music instruments, acting, and loads more. The artists came from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Botswana, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, and Sierra Leone.
This July, another edition of Artistic Encounters is on the books with Hana Kefela and Wandiri Karimi doing their rendition of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s legendary debut Nervous Conditions at Cheche Books, Nairobi. Actress Hana Kefela returns to Artistic Encounters after a successful event doing her rendition of Pede Hollist novel So The Path Does Not Die. Wandiri Karimi who recently ended a role as director of the Kenya Conservatoire of Music and is the founder of the Kenya Conservatoire Women’s Orchestra will be making her debut in the series.
The event will end with a question-and-answer session with Tsitsi Dangarembga moderated by Zukiswa Wanner.