Jayson Fann performing as special guest with Wawi Amasha and Nasambu
Women in Film International with Universal Studios
Out of Africa: A Night of Kenyan Film and Culture
Saturday, March 5 2011
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Based in Southern California of Kenyan heritage, singer-songwriter, Nasambu, is a traverser of musical worlds and an ambassador for peace and healing. She has performed and recorded locally and internationally with African, American, Caribbean-based reggae, jazz, world music, a cappella, and underground hip hop artists, while also sharing African dance with many children and adults. Through these experiences, Nasambu has witnessed how freedom music continually surpasses the constructs of language, race, and culture to commune directly with the hearts of audiences around the world. “Music is one of the most powerful aspects of the human experience, voices Nasambu, “It is medicine for the spirit”
A Fashion show and Art Exhibit, Live African Percussion with Jayson Fann.Born and raised in a small village in the Embu district of Kenya, Wawi Amasha is an up and coming artist with a rapidly growing following. Her body of work portrays a unique blend of Abstract Expressionism and traditional African art, culminating in something truly fresh and new. Vivid colors gush out at you, surreal snapshots of African life burst forth from the canvas; faces and figures stare into the distance, contemplating the nature of life. This is the defining term for her work, “Life”.
With this in mind it is no wonder that Amasha depicts various facets of African life, using bold bright and vibrant colors that naturally radiate a positive energy. Amasha draws inspiration from her African background, often portraying African women mostly going about their daily activities. She calls her work ‘art to inspire’ and considers her work as filling a void for Africans in search of positivism. Ms. Amasha lives and works in Santa Monica, CA, where she exhibits new works regularly. Her latest exhibition is at her studio in Santa Monica.