Storytelling

Karen Blixen

Storytelling and music for libraries, literature groups and saloons

Aside from being a great author, Karen Blixen was an amazing storyteller.
She often told stories about her stay in Kenya and as a true storyteller, she “lied” her stories deeper and even more truthful.
Karen Blixen had a story about Kenya – does Kenya have a story about her?
M-Tafsiri Africa Duo and Helle Asmild will tell and perform their version of the story about Karen Blixen and Kenya.

Program:

1. part:

Kenya through the eyes of Karen Blixen

Music from Kenya/Denmark
A Kenyan fairytale
Barua a Soldani (from ”Shadows on the Grass”).
Music from Kenya/Denmark
The death of Kinanjui (from ”Out of Africa”).
Music from Kenya/Denmark

2. part:

Karen Blixen through the eyes of Kenya

Music from Kenya/Denmark
Karen in Ngong
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Sharing with the audience
Music from Kenya/Denmark


A journey in Kenya

Storytelling with music

To receive an invitation and decide to travel to Nairobi to visit friends you have barely met is to accept the possibility of quite new experiences.
How will someone you only met an evening three years ago receive you? And what happens when a mzungu has to travel with bus in Nairobi?
M-Tafsiri Africa Duo joined by Helle Asmild play and perform a collection of hilarious and entertaining tales about what happens when you agree to try something else than what you are used to.

1. del

Music from Kenya/Denmark
Recognition and reception
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Travelling with bus in Nairobi
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”Fungua mlangu” – about travelling 400 km standing on one leg
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2. del

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”Saa moja?”– When does the bus leave?
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”This village needs new toilets!” – a story about development aid.
Music from Kenya/Denmark
Sharing with the audience
Music from Kenya/Denmark