I’m a huge art enthusiast, particularly drawn to African art; yet somehow, shamefully I had never been to Circle Art Gallery despite its prominence in the Nairobi art scene zeitgeist.
Tiny Desk Concerts are intimate, unplugged video performances recorded live and hosted by NPR Music. I’m a huge fan of these concerts because you get the chance to really hear the artists’ music away from the noise and commotion that comes with typical concerts.
A few weeks back, I was at the Nairobi National Museum and came across beautiful artwork on display by Samuel Kamau Kariuki who describes himself as “a self-taught acrylic visual artist”.
A few months back I was at the Village Market and stumbled upon an art exhibition that was running in one of the halls. Everything that was on display was amazing, vibrant and full of colour. I was drawn in by the images of black women.
This week I thought it would be nice to share some of the things I’ve been loving and enjoying recently.
Passing through podcast is one of my favourite podcasts ever. The podcast is hosted by Nneka Julia who is a photographer extraordinaire. In Nneka’s own words, Passing through podcast is “a podcast about revelations and wisdom collected through, travel, conversation and self-education.”
Tracee Ellis Ross is many things. An actor. A fashion icon. An activist. Daughter of a music legend. But to me she represents so much more. Tracee is the physical embodiment of true joy and self acceptance.