Sawa Sawa Festival 2016



The 9th Edition of Sawa Sawa Festival will be held from the 16th to the 19th March 2016 at the Sarakasi Dome, Ngara. True to the spirit of celebrating our homegrown talent, this year’s theme will be focusing on Sarakasi Trust’s 15 year’s journey in supporting the local performing talent and giving the youths an opportunity for exposure on the Sawa Sawa platform.

Sarakasi Trust initiated the annual Sawa Sawa Festival to create a unique festival with an African cultural identity. This year’s festival will feature Kenya’s finest and as always at hand will be the Sarakasi All Stars to spice up the event, , showcasing the best in acrobatics and dance.

Wednesday 16th March: Press Round Table

From 11am: a networking session between artists and the media creating an opportunity to discuss the issues of moving the industry forward. Hosted by Arthur K and Emmanuel Ntoyai.

Thursday 17th March: Artist’s take over

This will be a stakeholder’s forum from 11am at the same venue involving key stakeholders and policy makers in the industry. Hosted by Anyiko Awoko and Anitah Mbuguah.

Friday 18th March: Sarakasi Says Thank You – VIP opening

This will be the official opening of the Sawa Sawa Festival 2016. Attendance is by invite only. It is scheduled to start at 8pm, the Sarakasi Dome and will feature Amos and Josh, Gloria Muliro, Sarakasi All-stars, Dj Joe Mfalme and MC Adelle Anyango

Saturday 19th March: Hip Hop Meets Reggae

During the day we have various activities lined up for the public; these include Sawa Sawa cypher, Street Djs Competition and Dj Sejo

In the evening Performance by Abbas, L Ness, Lavosti, Graviiti Band, Sarakasi All Star and Dj Kace


For more details contact Anitah on +254 721865166 0R +254 722814133

The Sawa Sawa Festival main sponsor is CKU Denmark and the emphasis is on active youth participation.

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