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The 2016 festival will be an array of events that will be presented through a 7 Days duration providing various platforms that will encourage the use of streets and alleys for art exhibitions, music and dance expressions, workshops, screenings, sport events, an advocacy walk that will aim at connecting different and diverse communities and a major cultural performance on the last day of the event.
Koch festival intends to create powerful and engaging experiences, and provide opportunities for the community stakeholders, to weigh in their interests in the envisioning of a transformed community from an artistic perspective.
Children and youth from the slums of Kawangware and Korogocho come together to speak about what is important to them and they can’t wait to have you as their audience at St, John’s Catholic Church in Korogocho.
From Kawangware we have an impressive drama based on the everyday experiences they face at home. We follow the story of 2 children from home and school and see their unique struggle, hopes and dreams.
The Children come from a community organization, Community Organisation Development Youths (CODY) and the drama project is facilitated by Maisha Yangu (www.maishayangu.com), an organization that aims to bring the views and ideas of children forward through art and drama.
The youth of Korogocho have been working on a few short documentaries, dances and art exhibitions through Smiles Africa, (www.smilesafrica.com) a local organization that encourages youth from all over the world to volunteer and intern within the community in a way that directly impacts issues in Korogocho.
The price of Ksh 500 you pay will help us invite more people from the community for the show, as well as make the 3 organisations involved work on more shows this year that encourage children from the slums and streets of Nairobi tell more of their stories through art music and drama.
We encourage you to book in advance for a one-of-a-kind show.
For more information and booking, call Leah – 0722 506 595 or Peter – 0723 547 747
Dates: May 10-27, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Weekdays 5.30 & 7.30pm, Weekends 3, 5.30 & 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 50
For more info: Facebook event page
Participating Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
Full programme and synopsis of all movies available on the Alliance Francaise website:
For the first time the organizing committee will be presenting community screening in Kibera, Mathare and Korogocho in collaboration with Hot Sun Foundation
The Danish film, Kidnappet (Lost in Africa) which was shot on location in Kibera has been choosen for free community screenings on Saturdays (May 12, 19 & 26)
Korogocho festival is an annual community cultural event, traditionally held in the month of April by different groups of artists coming together to celebrate different talents and their diversity in Korogocho. The festival is spearheaded by the Hope Raisers (Community based art and sports organizations.
This event seeks to engage key community stakeholders and decision makers on a platform that encourages active participation of young people in a dialogue to understand the importance of arts, sports and other forms of cultural expression in the community development and empowerment.
The core objectives of the festival are therefore to present arts, sports and other forms of cultural expression; as a Tool for Safer Neighbourhoods, a creative dialogue, and an engine of social change, and as a tool for transforming public spaces.
The event shall take place in two strategic venues: the School (Ngunyumu Primary where we shall be launching a community Photo journal Sanaa Zetu and hold a photo exhibition) which is a central hub for nurturing talents and the street (Grogon close to provide international Hospital) where there will be music, cultural performances and urban sports.
The GoDown presents DUNDA MTAANI, an annual community festival. After opening the festival on Saturday the 24th of July at Undugu grounds, Kibera, the festival continues in Huruma on July 31st, Korogocho on August 7th and Buruburu on the 14th.
2010 will be the 4th year The GoDown is hosting this popular festival.
The festival seeks to showcase artistic talent from the community through dance, music and acrobatics, among other forms of artistic expression.
The community acts are showcased on the same stage as other professional acts; this event is open to the public at no cost.