Thursday, March 20, 2008

A New Supermarket in Nairobi Kenya

Handcrafts at Nairobi Market

handcrafts available at maasai market in Nairobi.

Abel Rakotomalala Interview

An interview with Abel Rakotomalala, Madagascar Councilor, Nairobi, Kenya about the cancellation of Air Madagascar flight service to Kenya.

Nairobi Web Video Workshop Complete

Our web video workshop in Nairobi came to a close Tuesday. Participants, pictured left to right included: (front row) George Arende, Xavier Ravelomanantsoa, Mammy Ranaivoson,Christine Mangale, (back row) Andy Hinderlie, Abraham Data, Len Mason, David Ntidendeza and myself.

Workshop participants learned to shoot, edit and upload video the web. Training also included a digital photography session with freelance journalist Stephen Padre, a web development session with Len Mason, lots of good East African food, fellowship and memories.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Nairobi Maasai Music

Music in a Nairobi Maasai Market.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Nairobi Web Video Workshop Photo Essay

As our web video workshop draws to a close here in Nairobi, Kenya, I've put together a random photo essay documenting some of the places we visited, the people we met and images of our participants in action.

The music is a Maasai children's choir we recorded at the Olerum Lutheran Church in Kajiado Parish. Other images include a market in Nairobi, life in a traditional Maasai home, and participants editing video clips at the Methodist Guest House Conference Center in Nairobi. The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Nairobi Masaai Market

Vendors at the Masaai Market in Nairobi, Kenya are struggling because business is slow following post election violence and global competition from new, Western style shopping centers.