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Performances by: Luworo Cultural Group from Taveta, Basuba Boni Group from Lamu, Nyerere wa Konde from Kilifi and Chakacha Musician Bado from Mombasa accompanied by Afro Simba Band
Date: July 29, 2011
Venue: Alliance Française gardens
Time : 7pm
Theme: Traditional meets contemporary
Spotlight 2011 will draw attention to the lesser known musical traditions of Northern Kenyan communities under the programme ‘Vital Voices and Culture’: Increasing People Participation in Good Governance and Development’ – Arts and Cultural Synergies for the Empowerment of Communities, a programme being implemented by the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs with funding from the European Union.
July concert will feature artists from Loiyangalani, Isiolo and Marsabit showcasing modern pastoralist music as well as introduce to the younger generation the legendary, John Nzenze, whose ‘twist’ musical style is part of the living memory of Kenyan music.