2013 SAWA SAWA FESTIVAL PUSHED TO A LATER DATE IN THE YEAR
From 2002, Sarakasi Trust has established a legacy in Kenya by organizing high profile events and mega concerts. Important objectives for hosting an event of this kind are to develop audiences, bring profile and exposure to Kenyan artists and build capacity in the area of cultural entrepreneurship and festival production.
Sarakasi Trust initiated the concept of the annual Sawa Sawa Festival to create a unique festival with an African identity appealing to the Kenyan public at large while at the same time creating an opportunity to reach out to audiences across age, gender, cultural and economical back grounds.
Sawa Sawa aims to promote and stage the performing arts through several platforms like workshops, exchanges between local and international artistes, technical skill and cultural sharing workshops, community building (theme) activities, jam sessions/studio recordings, media activations and the multi stage multi day concerts.
The Sawa Sawa Festival attracts audiences of over 100,000 people. From inception, the festival takes place around the Madaraka weekend in June. However since Kenya is celebrating its JUBILEE (50YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE) the organizers have moved the Festival to December to be able to join in the great celebrations. It will be bigger and better!!! We apologize for any inconveniences . We will keep you all posted,
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