Category Archives: Events in Kano

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Campus End of the Year Party and Awards with Sani Danja and others, 30 November, Mozida Lounge, Kano


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First Ever Freedom Fasaha 2011 Contemporary Hausa Music Championship Awards, 10 December, 6 pm


Freedom Radio and the Fasaha Association of Nigerian Musicians is hosting the first ever Hausa Music Championship Awards this weekend, as a way of honouring musicians who have contributed so much to the contemporary Hausa musical landscape.

Date: 10 December, 6pm

Venue: The Afficient, No. 74, Sultan Road, Nassarawa Kano.

Duniya Juyi-Juyi (That’s how life goes), a docudrama made by Kano almajirai about their lives, screening at Goethe Insitut, Kano, Thursday, 27 October 2011, 7pm


“DUNIYA JUYI-JUYI” Film Screening at Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Kano Liaison Office

 Goethe-Institut Kano, the German Cultural Centre, cordially invites you to the public film screening of the docudrama “Duniya Juyi-Juyi” (“That’s how life goes”) at

Goethe-Institut Kano (cibiyar yaa al’adun Jamus)

Gidan Bi Minista (Culture House)

21, Sokoto Road, Nassarawa, G.R.A., Kano

On Thursday (ranar Alhamis), 27th October, 2011 at 7 p.m. (karfe 7)

While many people hold strong views about the almajiri-system, sadly, the almajirai themselves are rarely listened to. This film hopes to offer an insight into their perspectives and concerns. Nine young people from three different Qur’anic schools in Kano State have been trained to write the script for this film, to do most of the acting, to handle the camera, and to give the stage directions.
This film shows their views and experiences they made while living as almajirai in Kano.

This film project is a cooperation of Goethe-Institut Kano with the Child Almajiri Empowerment and Support Initiative (CAESI) and the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University Kano.

Kallon Fim a Goethe-Institut Nigeria

“Duniya Juyi-Juyi” (“That’s how life goes”)

Goethe-Institut Kano (cibiyar yaa al’adun Jamus) na farin cikin gayyatarka zuwa kallon wani fim mai suna “Duniya Juyi-Juyi” a

(ranar Alhamis), 27th October, 2011 at 7 p.m. (karfe 7)

Wasu mutane, suna aukar almajirai ba su da muhimminci ko gata a cikin al’ummar. Mafi yawancin mutane ba sa duba matsalolinsu da abin da ya damesu. A wannan fim ana so a nuna wa mutane tunanin almajirai da matsalolinsu. Daga cikin almajirai aka za[1]i mutum 3-3 a makaranta 3, aka ba su horo yadda ake rubuta labarin fim, da kuma tsarawa. Waannan almajiran guda 9, su ne suka rubuta labarinsu, kuma suka yi aukar hoto, daga cikinsu ‘yan wasa suke, kuma wasu suka ba da umarni. Wannan fim yana nuna rayuwarsu da tunaninsu, da irin abubuwan da suke fuskanta na matsala a rayuwarsu.

Wannan fim Goethe-Institut ce ta shiriya shi tare da haddun gwiwar Child Almajiri Empowerment and Support Initiative (CAESI) da kuma Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University Kano.

Kano-Lagos Hip Hop Music Connection, Concert 30 July, Goethe-Institut, Kano


 

This from the Goethe-Institut Kano:

Goethe-Institut Kano Liaison Office presents

Kano – Lagos Hip Hop Music Connection

Featuring Ali Jita, Snypa, Vtime Faya, Kool Kid, Da Man, Protek, 2tek, Nura Nash, Nomis Gee, Mikkey CA, Big Daddy Fresh, Mahmoud Nagudu, and Ade Bantu

The music project Kano – Lagos Hip Hop Connection was developed by Ade Bantu in co-operation with Goethe Institut Kano. The 7 dayproject  is aimed at linking musicians from Southern and Northern Nigeria and uniting them through creativity, rhymes and music.

16 rappers & singers from Lagos and Kano will engage in creative writing and studio recording sessions. The project will culminate in a live performance at the Goethe Institut, Kano on the 30th of July.

Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Kano Liaison Office, 21, Sokoto Road, Nassarawa G.R.A., Kano

Date: Saturday, 30th July, 2011

Time: 6 pm

Admission is free

Follow their blog on

http://lagoskanohiphopconnection.tumblr.com/

For the Musicians bios, see the following links: Musicians from Lagos, Musicians from Kano 

Harnessing the Potentials of the Nigerian Film Industry Through Export, Workshop in Kano 22 March 2011


INVITATION TO STAKEHOLDERS IN THE NIGERIAN FILM INDUSTRY

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council is organizing a workshop tagged “Harnessing the Potentials of the Nigerian Film Industry through Export” 
The programme is scheduled as follows:
Venue: Tahir guest palace
Date: 22 March, 2011
Time: 9:00am

Participation is free.

For more information contact Lawal Shehu Dalhat at lsd_dl @ yahoo.com

 Lawal Shehu Dalhat, Chief Trade Promotion Officer
Nigerian Export Promotion Council
Blantyre Street, Abuja

American Documentary Showcase in Kano


The U.S. embassy cultural affairs

Still from One Bridge to the Next by Kim Snyder, from the American Documentary Showcase

section in conjunction with MOPPAN (The Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria) is bringing the American Documentary Showcase to Kano, today, Monday, 2 August 2010, and tomorrow, Tuesday, 3 August 2010.

The events open to the public include a documentary screening at Mambayya House from 2-4pm 2 August 2010, and a simultaneous screening at Bayero University, New Site, Department of Mass Communication from 2-4pm. There will be an additional screening in the 1000 seater auditoriam at BUK, New Site, at 7pm.

On Tuesday there is a reception for invited guests at Mambayya House.

As the Kano State Censorship Board is still reviewing the documentaries, the event planners have not been able to reveal which films they will be showing. However, the films will come from the following selection of 30 films: A Man Named Pearl produced by Scott Galloway; Note by Note produced by Ben Niles; A Village Called Versailles made by S. Leo Chiang; The Hobart Shakespearians produced by Mel Stuart; One Bridge to the Next produced by Kim A. Snyder; Soundtrack for a Revolution made by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman; Welcome to Shelbyville by Kim Snyder; Which Way Home by Rebecca Cammisa; King Corn (by Aaron Wolf, Ian Cheney, and Curt Ellis) & Big River by Curt Ellis; Flow: For Love of Water by Irena Salina; America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie by David O’Shields.  

Two documentary filmmakers have also come from the U.S. to teach the masterclasses and show their films:

KIM A. SNYDER is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She most recently co-founded the BeCause Foundation to produce a series of documentaries designed to raise awareness about socially conscious global issues and inspire philanthropy through the power of film. Following her short documentary One Bridge to the Next, about the burgeoning field of “street medicine,” Her most recent short, Crossing Midnight, focuses on the healthcare crisis in Eastern Burma and an extraordinary community of refugees battling the odds to help their own. Her next work is set in America’s rural South, where on the eve of the recent election, a town deals with issues of immigrant integration and reckons with its segregated past.

Snyder directed and produced the award-winning documentary I Remember Me, which won numerous festival awards including Best Documentary at the Denver International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival and an Honorable Mention at the Hamptons International Film Festival. I Remember Me was distributed theatrically in the US by Zeitgeist Films and has been distributed on DVD in over 22 countries. She has also directed and produced numerous short documentaries for cable network Plum TV.

Snyder has also published numerous articles for Variety and worked as media producer for the Hamptons International Film Festival, producing commercials, trailers and promotional media.

In 1994, Snyder associate produced the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, directed and produced by Peggy Rajski, which became the cornerstone of The Trevor Project, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention among gay youth. Snyder also served on the admissions review committee for New York University’s Graduate Film Program, and has been a producer’s rep for several critically acclaimed foreign films including Crows (New Yorker Films), directed by Dorota Kedzierzawska. Snyder graduated with a masters in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. (Bio from documentary.org)

Bart Weiss is listed in the American Documentary Showcase programme printed by the U.S. embassy in Nigeria, as

an award-winning independent film and video producer, director, editor, and educator who has lived in Dallas since 1981.

He is mostly known as the director and founder of the Dallas Video Festival. He produces the TV show “Frame of Mind” on KERA TV in Dallas and is the artistic director of 3 Stars Cinema.

He has taught film and video at Texas A&M’s Visualization Lab, Souther Methodist University, the University of Texas at Austin, and West Virginia State College and is currently an associate professor at UT Arlington.

He is a former president of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF), fomer (and founding) board member of Dallas Artists REsearch and Exhibition (DARE), and founder of the Video Association of Dallas. He has been a video columnist for The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Times Herald, and United Features Syndicate.

Mr. Weiss recieved an MFA in film directing from Columbia University in 1978 and a BA in radio, TV, and film from Temple University in 1975.

His films and videos have been shown at the SF Jewish Film Fest; SXSW; the Other Cinema; Kennedy Centre; AFI’s National Video Festival, Berlin; Media Operative Festival; Sidney and Melbourne Film Festivals, and many more.

US Embassy Documentary Film Festival in Lagos, Abuja, and Kano


I am still trying to find the exact details of time and place, but the U.S. Embassy is bringing an American documentary film festival to Lagos, Abuja, and Kano from August 2-5. According to Adelani Adepegba at Nigeria Best Forum:

Addressing a media conference on the festival in Abuja on Tuesday, the US Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer, Victoria Sloan stated that selections made from 30 thought-provoking, award- winning documentaries by American film-makers would be shown at different times on August 4 in the screening room of the Abuja Film Village International and the auditorium of the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture.

Sloan added that the screening at the AFVI would feature master classes that would be conducted for Nigerian movie professionals by an American film expert while the screening at the other venue would be open to the general public.

The Cultural Attaché explained that the films would showcase facts about American life and culture, describing such documentaries as King Kong, Flow for love of water, and Big River as classics that should not be missed by the discerning person.

For more information, see also the Leadership article: “Nation, U.S. Partner on Cultural Relations” I will post the details when I find them.