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Santuri is a value-driven community enterprise active in the alternative / underground electronic music scenes of East Africa with our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

We offer music production courses, studio services, showcasesartist development opportunities, as well as research and market development activities

Santuri is the home of SEMA, our flagship project that’s trained over 100 artists in the past 12 months. 



This November, Santuri in collaboration with the Creative Art Spaces In Kenya (CASIK) project run by Alliance Francaise and the French Embassy in Nairobi, begins a series of workshops at venues around Kenya that will bring our unique SEMA concept to communities outside of the capital. Read more...

28th October, 2022

 Join us for a freaky friday this week! It’s the SEMA Halloween party at The Mist! We have an amazing lineup of artists including live performances from Dipa Konnection and the illustrious DJ Boboss! We’re also celebrating the graduation of our latest SEMA cohort, so the community is coming through strong: DJ Shikkiey, DJ Seche, Snse & more!
No costume necessary - but spooky vibes are welcome.

5th November, 2022


10PM mpaka Chee!

Come experience a proper function in Nairobi like no other courtesy of @nyegenyegefest staples @rey_sapienz and @lady_hash, @kuiyucreates and Nairobi Chief @budalagi .Special guests in the plenty.

Kosa Uchekwe!

15th October 2022

Santuri Sound System makes a return to Nairobi’s iconic Shelter club! Prepare your ears & body for a rhythmic session exploring the overlap between Black techno & African electronic music. Come revel in the sounds of Kimina, Budalagi, Coco Em, Badman Bantou.

Doors at 8pm, 500 KES after 10pm, Shelter KE, 33 Woodvale Grove, Westlands

20th October, 2022

Santuri is teaming up with Unseen Gems & Goethe Kino this week for  another live film scoring with artists Freddy Muia and Budalagi. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating and suspense filled ride as Nosferatu celebrates its 100th year with a chilling new soundtrack!

7pm, Unseen Nairobi, Wood Ave, Kilimani

Hello all, and welcome to Santuri’s ✨NEW✨ website!

So much has happened in the last 18 months that we felt the need to refresh how people can view and interact with us. We’ll be adding content from the old site in due course.

We hope you like it! For any comments or queries please drop us a note at info @ santuri. org

Back in March 2022 we rocked Shelter club in Westlands to its foundations with a stellar line up of live electronic acts.  We’re proud to present the first performance from that night, featuring Manthmatics / Piozone, and Sam Mbugua on keys.
Dive in and stay tuned for more performances!

Read more here... 


We are reaching midway through the fifth cohort of SEMA - our second Intermediate Course. Twenty-two students are enrolled, and we have prepared an incredible mixture of topics for the 6 weeks - from deep dives into production and recording, to investigating the role of experimentation and East African culture in electronic music.

Here are some photos:

Find out more about SEMA here.

View the video below on Santuri’s last clean-up initiative with Mathare Social Justice Centre in May 2022. To learn more about our partnership with MSJC, click here.

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