CASIK X SEMA
This November, Santuri begins a series of workshops at venues around Kenya that will bring our unique SEMA concept to communities outside of the capital. Working with the Creative Art Spaces In Kenya (CASIK) project run by Alliance Francaise and the French Embassy in Nairobi, the series of one-week long workshops will focus on providing music production and DJ skills to people in four locations - Swahili Pot in Mombasa, Dunga Hill Camp in Kisumu, Kwetu Space in Kakamega, and Nakuru Players in Nakuru. Over the course of the month, Santuri will utilize its full tutor pool to train over 50 participants, providing them with the skills to create and record their own production, and set them firmly on a course of continued learning.
Check back here for updates from each location as the month progresses - we’ll be adding photos and insights as we go.
Here‘s some snaps from the first day of the workshop held at Swahilipot in Mombasa, with our tutor team of Emma Nzioka and Wairimu Sisian setting the tone for the weeks’ learning.
Some more information about CASIK:
The Embassy of France in Kenya through the French Government’s Solidarity Fund for innovative projects, civil societies, Francophonie and human development has launched the Creative Arts Spaces in Kenya (CASiK) project that will support five different arts and cultural spaces in Kisumu, Nakuru, Nairobi, Mombasa and Lamu.
Leveraging on French expertise in cultural engineering, the project will be implemented jointly by the French Embassy and the Alliance Française in Nairobi and Mombasa. CASiK aims to create a network of accredited and functional performance venues in Kenya, across selected counties, that will support artists’ hubs and communities by upgrading equipment and infrastructure, building technical capacities, and developing cultural programmes.
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