Dear Andrius, Pam, Janet, Maria and all,
It has been quite some time, i have been offline and making
very minimal contributions.
However, i have been happily following on the
discussions keenly and i am impressed and inspired by
all the worthy contributions.
I thank you all for being good moderators and providing
open public Domain spaces for public voices, learning and
I just wanted to bring in to your attention that
five members of Nafsi Africa Acrobats together with Samwel
Kongere will tour Italy between 15th August to
Here is our intinerary;
We will fly in through Milan and head to Turin- Perosa
In Turin we have been invited by Agape Ecumenico
Center, from 16th Aug to 24th Aug for a Youth conference on
Equitable politics, to share the Positive and Negative
response of Kenyans to the Kenyan past Post Election
We will also talk on Citizens, Migrations and Identities,
the problems of Citizenship that is getting more complex,
migrations, the lack of Social and Economical security,
fragmented identities representing big challenges in the
The Nation States that inspire us to define new Political
coalitions and new priorities in the context of economic roots
of migration, lack of and search for a citizenship.
Through this international camp we will also annalyse the
complexities,how we can act as active political subjects forced
in a battle to face many different cultures, discriminations and
We will visit the stiff "Visa rules imposed by States
and their impacts" issue that is currently generating
complains, share experiences and knowledge, discuss
possible strategies for construction of new political
communities and imagine the right political lines for
citizenship and migration in a globalisd economic context.
We welcome all your profound and worthy ideas.
At the end of it all, Nafsi Acrobats will prepare a
laboratory of Arts (Acrobatics, dance , drumming, and
After Torino, we have series of shows lined up
in Tuscany (Sarzana) on 24th Aug, Lecce 25th Aug
to 29th Aug, Arona (Novara Province) on 30th-31st and there
after free for any event performance opportunities around
Also we anticipate shows (yet to be confirmed) in Bologna,
Rome and Sardina.
If you happen to know of any performance
opportunities please tip us by linking us up and we will
We are catching our plane back to Kenya on 16th of
However me, i have an extended Denmark Schegen visa of up
to 5th October 2008.
I have been invited further to Denmark, i will be flying
from Milan on 17th September to Denmark and back to Nairobi
again through Milan on 5th Oct 2008.
I have been invited by Frontloberne (www.frontloberne.dk
) a creative Youth
environment office and Klank Efterskole a boarding school
interested in interacting with foreign cultures.
I will be there to share ways of working connections and
ideas, offer Acrobatics, drumming and dance
And also to learn the practical sides of managing
projects to help Nafsi Africa Acrobats develop itself
and our programme of teaching children in the Slums further
to being self sustainable.
Also worth noting, James Njunge will be making it the
opposite far south.
He is travelling to South Africa on 22nd August on a
Sarakasi Trust based programme, to share ideas and offer
trainings to the Zip- Zap Circus (which Janet or Benoit once
Janet, we will highly appreciate if you provide us with
connections that you may have in the three countries (Italy,
Denmark and South Africa)
Our priority is always being open to sharing, learning from
diverse cultures and expanding our networks for worthy future
collaborations, as reflected by Minciu Sodas Lab (Orchard of
I hope to hear from you soon, please find
my Italian number below.
I wish you all abundant blessings and positive