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FEKE #NAIROBI ROUND TWO

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Femme Electronic & Santuri present Music Production Beginner Workshops Next week Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th September at ADA Creative Studio in the heart of Nairobi we’ll be running the second of our FEKE workshops. This workshop is a continuation of the DJ workshops held at Goethe Institute on 11th-16th[…]

Msafiri @ WOMAD 2017

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MSAFIRI @ WOMAD It’s always a real thrill when artists we are working with at Santuri end up in the spotlight. It happened last year when DJ Rachael made the WOMEX 2016 selection. Since then her career has risen and so have her airmiles! With Msafiri, we’re hoping this extra[…]

Taking stock of East Africa’s music scene

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By Megan Iacobini De Fazio When I first arrived in Kenya a little over three years ago, blinded by the city’s less than shining reputation as a sprawling and chaotic concrete jungle, with high crime rates and deathly traffic, I was surprised to discover that Nairobi moves to the sound[…]

Songa Mbele / Moving On – Update

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Back in August, Santuri initiated a project alongside the Tanzanian Gogo musician Msafiri Zawose. Supported by Pro Helvetia, the project has two main facets – an album recording, and a body of research that investigates something that’s key to the Santuri ethos – connecting East African artists with global networks[…]

Santuri Meets The Nile Project

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This weekend Santuri will join forces with the awesome Nile Project to collaborate at The Gathering – The Nile Project’s meeting of musical minds in Aswan, Egypt. The Nile Project brings together 15 musicians from around the Nile basin, to work together creating and performing new music that shares in[…]

Santuri – Arusha Takeover at Afadhali Night and S.U.A

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      As Santuri continues to foster collaboration with different Artists – (musicians/DJs/Producers), Organizations/Companies and music enthusiasts around the East African region and beyond with the most recent project in Tanzania being the successful Frente-Cumbiero with Mario Galeano from Colombia; this time around, we shall be taking over Arusha[…]

Santuri on Santuri

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The first fruits of the Santuri recording sessions held in Kenya last year have been released on vinyl in the UK and Europe via Highlife Recordings / Huntleys and Palmers. The digital release is coming soon, but meanwhile, the 12inch, released as a part of the Highlife World Series, is[…]

Frente Cumbiero in Tanzania – video!

Santuri East Africa was lucky enough to host Mario Galeano Toro – A.k.a Frente Cumbiero – to Tanzania in May. The week long project encompassed film screenings, workshops, recording sessions, performances and research into East African music culture. The video diary below gives a flavor of the project,  which was[…]