JMV Munezero, Isakari Umuhire , Dolph Kayitankore, Jean Baptiste Rukundo,
Abraham Nuru, Bonfils Ngabonziza.
Artwork painted by Abraham Nuru, Ivuka Art Center Kigali / Rwanda 2015
Acrylic on canvas
On my trip through Africa, I always came back to my own limits.
I never thought that I can ride as far, but I did it. I will therefore also create the second stage, passing through West and North Africa, but one thing I learned and it is very important. -
- Peace -
The own peace, but peace with the people, the animals and nature through which I cycled every day. I respect all people, whether small, large, thick, thin or goofy.
Everyone has something unique, every one is special. Especially the children are in my heart, because they are so sweet, peaceful and they can tell very great stories.
So people go peacefully to each other. Have love in the heart, and freedom in the thoughts.
with much love regards from somewhere. (Hihi)
NALA is missing cycling.
Artwork painted by Bonfils Ngabonziza, Ivuka Art Center Kigali / Rwanda 2015
All the best regards from Kassel in Germany send your NALA.
As you certainly remember, had my journey be interrupted on the basis of repeated burglary and theft of my whole stuff in Kenya. That's why I'm here now with André in Germany.
We just have to be here to open the first NALA Office ... hui is a lot of work, but soon everything is ready, and then we go to Paris in France and collect all the other NALA Artworks. That will be another exciting journey, but this time with the car, and not by bicycle.
I miss cycling very much. I miss the colors of Africa. I miss the dirt tracks in the desert in Namibia, the animals in Botswana, the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia, the lonely evenings at Lake Malawi, the mountain passes and tea plantations in Tanzania, the turquoise blue sea and the delicious fish in Zanzibar, the bustling city life Nairobi, Kenya, the coffee culture in Ethiopia, thousand hills of Rwanda and the always friendly and open people I have met daily.
I am looking forward to the Congo and the jungle, and what is behind it.
West Africa must be great and super interesting, but until then it will take quite a while.
I hope to see you here on day at a NALA lounge.. be curious
I send your a wonderful evening
NALA in Kigali
Artwork painted by Baptiste Rukondo, Kigali / Rwanda 2015
Hello my friends,
Just a quick hello from Kigali in Rwanda, the country of 1000 hills, also considered the African Switzerland. I am standing here in the middle of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda and I am surprised how clean and neat the place is… unlike the other African countries I had visited so far.
There is no garbage in the road, every place is clean, no traffic jams, no pitch-black exhaust emissions and no noisy busses. I rode in the back of a motorbike twice and I even got a helmet to wear but it was 8 sizes too big. It kept spinning on my head while we were driving … hihihi.
But you know what the best about Rwanda is? You can buy cheese here, very delicious cheese and I stocked up on a lot of it. Yummy …cheese!
Otherwise it’s pretty quiet here; the people are very friendly, relaxed and calm.
The locals even call Kigali “the sleeping city”.
The last Saturday in the mounth is "Public Cleaning Day" All the shops are closed until noon and the People have to meet in Town to clean the City. What a nice event. I was always to tired to attend....
I am going to sleep now as well, it’s already dark outside. Tomorrow I plan in going to the country side … visiting a typical Rwandan village.
I will write you again when I am there.
Take good care,
NALA Painting by Dolph Kayitankore, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
NALA Painting by Isakari Umuhire, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
NALA Painting by JMV Munezero, Ivuka Art Centre, Kigali / Rwanda
latest update: 9.November 2018
NALA ART PRINTS SOLD
During the 7th NALA Art Exhibition in Kassel, Germany, many People ask me, if I sell the original NALA Artworks, but I do not sell the Original ARTworks, because I will show them in other Exhibitions.
Well, The Idea was born to sell NALA DIGITAL PRINTS.
(High Quality Digital ART Prints on streched Canvas)
30% from the Profit goes to the Artists when i return to Tanzania and Kenya end of year.
The Artists who will receive it are:
Gloria Mwange from Nairobi, Kenya
Joan Otieno from Nairobi, Kenya
Patricia Edward Chegefu from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Peter Ndirangu from Nairobi, Kenya
Amiri Rhamadhari from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Issa Mitole from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Lulit Melaku from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ruth Truttmann from Aarau, Switzerland ( Ruth donate her amount to the Kenyan Sculptor George Ngaruiya from Ngecha, Kenya)
Congratulation to the Artists.
I will see you end of Year in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
André Pilz and NALA
latest update: 13.October 2018
7th NALA Art Exhibition at the "Kühn & Carter" Coffee roastery in Kassel, Germany
Photos from the 7th NALA Art Exhibition at one of Germany finest Coffee roastery "Kühn & Carter" in Kassel, Germany.
The Exhibition is still open until 21.October 2018.
See all photos here: Exhibitions
NALA Diashow auf Youtube
Hallo Freunde von NALA.
Auf Youtube gibt es jetzt das kleine Video zu sehen, was während der NALA Ausstellung gezeigt wurde.
Folgt diesem link:
Über ein Feedback würde ich mich sehr freuen. Dieses könnt Ihr hier: Opinion about The NALA Project hinterlassen
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Leipzig. This Video shows André´s and Nala´s artistic bicycle Journey through Africa.
The titles are in german language, but there are very nice photos to see.
Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSkB-UHgOeo
It will be lovely if you can leave a comment about the NALA Project here: Opinion about The NALA Project.
Thank you very much
Yours NALA and André
I am currently in: Kassel / Germany
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ André is working very hard to raise money for the next cycling Tour in West Africa.
+ searching new space for more NALA Exhibitions.
NALA and André are busy organizing Events to show the NALA Artworks from eastern and southern Africa.
More updates soon.
We will continue our NALA Project Cycling Tour
end of 2018
Cycled kilometer: 16.025 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
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