It was nice to see a great number of Austrians in Kenya as well as many international guests turn out for an evening with David Helbock’s “Random Control” on 9 September at the Michael Joseph Centre in Nairobi.
The young jazz trio from the Austrian region of Vorarlberg – David Helbock, Johannes Bär and Andi Broger - wowed their guests with their own compositions, cover versions and solos on piano, trumpet and saxophone.
Their varied programme comprised frequent interchanges of musical instruments as well as some solo beatbox elements.
In the framework of the concert, the Austrian Embassy offered guests an opportunity to sample some Austrian wines.
We would like to thank our partners Safaricom, Wine Marketing Austria and the National Conservatoire Kenya for the excellent cooperation.
Should you be interested in any upcoming cultural events of the Embassy, please get in touch with us via nairobi-ob(at)bmeia.gv.at
Vsiting the SOS Children's Village in Kisumu
Ambassador Christian Hasenbichler, together with SOS Children’s‘ Village Country Director Ruth Okawa, visited the recently opened SOS Children’s Village in Kisumu on July 26th.
At this occasion, the Children’s Village was presented with a cheque of KSh. 900.000,- by one of its main sponsors, Commercial Bank of Africa.
SOS Children’s Village is the biggest private children’s aid organization and was founded by Austrian Hermann Gmeiner in the 1950s. The first Children’s Village in Kenya was opened in Nairobi in 1973.
For more information on their activities in Kenya, please visit http://sos-childrensvillageskenya.org/wwa/overview.php .