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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[…]


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

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

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

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

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

      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[…]