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Accommodation information: http://www.lamu.org/index.html
The Festival continues to promote a World Heritage Site that constitutes the common heritage of humanity, and share its distinct Swahili traditions with the world.
For more information contact Lamu Cultural Promotion Group on Tel. 0722 476219 / 0733 660216 or Email: email@example.com
For those planning to make reservations this might help: http://www.lamu.org/index.html
for more info Lamu Painters Festival
After the successful launch of the Shela Hat Contest 2010 we would like to welcome to our next artistic competition, to be held on 11. February 2012. The partisipants are supposed to design funny hats from used materials picked up
from anywhere such as paper from cement bags, pipes, bones, shells, plastic, wires, palmleaves, fabrics, coral etc.
Minimum age for all contestants should be 18 years
Deadline for registration is 31. January 2012.
Registration offices: The Base, Seasouk Shela near Shela jetty
Contact: Mafreeza 0721731375, Salim Mirza 0722669017
Hotel Jannatan Contact: Nasir Faraj 0711972590
After preselection a limited number of 120 hats will partizipate the final competition. The judges will estimate the artistic talents and artisan quality of the partizipants shown in their hats. To complete the day there will be extra
activities like swimming for kids and tag of war.
Lamu Old Town is a unique and rare historical living heritage with more than 700 years of continuous settlement. Since its inscription as a World Heritage Site In 2001, the Lamu Cultural Promotion Group, a community based organization, has been presenting an annual cultural festival to celebrate the history and culture of this Swahili town. The three day festival showcases traditional dances, displays of handicraft and competitions on water and land (Swahili poetry, donkey races, dhow races) and musical performances. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the archipelago’s renowned cultural and natural heritage.
This evening, December 20th, the Tandala Arts Space will proudly open it’s first exhibition in Shela (Lamu) showcasing about 40 magnificent artworks of the best contemporary artists in Kenya. The exhibit will remain open until January 31st.
Venue: Lamu Town
Dates: November 25-28, 2010
The Lamu Cultural Festival marks a milestone in its history.
10 years of celebrating and promoting the Swahili culture and traditions of Lamu, a World Heritage Site.
Activities this year will showcase time honored competitions on water and on land: dhow races, donkey races, traditional dances and displays, Swahili bridal ceremony and Swahili poetry in addition to swimming, canoe races and a football tournament.
Musical highlights will feature performances by the ‘Ensemble Andalusi de Tetuan’ from Spain with Sufi music and mystic singing from the Andalusi traditions, as well as the popular Praful Kumar and party with Bollywood specials.