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About the film
Nairobi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. A large part of the city’s population lives in informal settlements like Lungalunga, Mathare and Kibera.
Kuruka Maisha foundation, a performing arts academy, has worked with street families in Nairobi for over eight years, learning a lot about the phenomenon of urban youth at risk in that process. Some of them share their stories in this film. Portrayed characters and crew share the same social background. Through this film, the producers share their experience, triumphs and challenges.
Through the authentic dreams, struggles and aspirations of youth, Mwelu and Kuruka Maisha show us a dynamic Kenya, way beyond the assumptions and cynicism we see too often. Street children as any of us dare to dream.
Tickets are available at the Godown Arts Centre:
School groups -400 per head.
For Booking please call 0721-439665/ 0725-914984.
People can also visit the event site: www.kurukamaisha.org/tunaruka/
Kuruka maisha Foundation wishes to invite all for our long awaited Musical TUNARUKA TUKILALA on the 24th and 25th February 2012,live and exclusive at Oshwal Centre westlands Nairobi.
The show is the first grande acrobatic dance musical ever created to depict the story of street children in Nairobi. The stage production, entitled TUNARUKA TUKILALA, follows the lives of young men and women who end up living on our urban streets,have to survive there, and eventually find a way out. The show is performed by children and young adults who have experienced life on the streets firsthand but have been rehabilitated through the arts. Now, using their passion, talent, and skills, they share with us a spectacular story in which beauty triumphs over adversity.The Show also features as part of an ongoing Documetary film project Ni KURUKA MAISHA whose filming is already ongoing.
The Stage prodcution is writen by an American conceptual artist Yazmany Arboleda and directed Nick Balongo with an original score by acclaimed composer Nina Ogot.
The Foundation will also be using the event to launch its Education Fund to support identified street youths to continue with their Formal Education.40% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be channelled towards the Foundation Education programme.