Monday, February 14, 2005

Cultural side-trip

The 2005 Kenyan edition of the V monologues was held at the Carnivore grounds on Saturday. However, the Ugandan show will not take place as it has been banned by First Lady, Janet Museveni, says one of the organizers.

Coming Soon: From Sunday Nation 13/2 Buzz mag p4A new play called ‘Simbi Nyaima’ opened at the Kenya National Theatre over the weekend, produced by Alwan Communications and directed by Alfred Wandago, who also directed ‘Naliaka is going.’ However, Government spokesman, Dr. Alfred Mutua, was not impressed with the film – describing it “mediocre, and needed to be polished before being screened,” also that ”it was marked with poor lighting and actors appear as though they were on stage, not screen”. Adds, Dr. Mutua, “I am soon releasing a classic movie I did in Dubai and I believe many producers will want to borrow a leaf to tighten this stuff”

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