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Training the Next Generation of Music Educators 

As Santuri continues to roll out SEMA, we are doubling-down on our commitment to offer the best possible experience for our students. With the continued support of Goethe Institut and GIZ, we developed the Train the Trainer project – designed to enhance and refine our teaching methodology as we go[…]

Team Reflections

As we wrap up a crazy year, read some of our team member’s reflections on SEMA, music education and Santuri more broadly. David Tinning Co-founder / Director at Santuri This has been a hugely significant year for Santuri. Over the previous 7 years, we had never had a permanent base[…]

SEMA Film Club at Unseen Nairobi

On Tuesday, we held our first screening at Unseen Nairobi. Students watched “Sisters With Transistors”, a documentary showcasing the music and ideas of female electronic pioneers, the doc demonstrates that these women relished the freedom of electronic music, even as they were discriminated against because of their gender and their[…]

Village Cuts Ableton Masterclass

Friday last week London based DJ/Producer Duo Village Cuts worked with Santuri to deliver an ableton masterclass which was held at Distant Relatives in sunny Kilifi. Local artists were invited and took part in this for a collaborative and practical experience exchanging ideas. We are happy to have been part[…]


Here’s a video recap highlighting the first week of SEMA classes! It was really exciting for Santuri to be able to greet students at orientation and see them attend their first lessons with head tutor Mike Muema. They were introduced to new DAWs, and some fundamentals of music production, and they got to use[…]


Today we welcomed the first intermediate SEMA class and it was an engaging experience for everyone. The students got oriented to the staff, space and each other with classes officially commencing. We are happy to have all the students join our community and take their art and understanding to a[…]


****Closed to applications since Sept 10**** Only short listed candidates will be contacted**** We are about to kick off a very exciting new project, and are looking for talented people to help us deliver it. First up: Santuri East Africa: Project Manager SEMA (full-time, short-term with possibility of extension)  Santuri[…]

Santuri launches online project for music producers

We have partnered up with the Music in Africa Foundation to deliver an innovative online music production course throughout November. The project builds on the classic Santuri formula of exciting artists and educators running tailored sessions. We have divided up the sessions into two streams. The first is a partnership[…]

Santuri Signal – our new podcast series

This show promotes emerging East African Music and is an introduction to the artists that are shaping innovative and alternative sounds in the region. We’ve been recording interviews with East African artists and collecting their music in order to make a full season of podcasts. On the global scene, Nigerian[…]