Santuri East Africa - Identity | Community | Innovation



Santuri Electronic Music Academy (SEMA) is a natural extension to Santuri’s influential and extensive track record of running music production workshops. Santuri is now impacting the creative sector through regular courses in music production. Starting with mid-level courses in 2021, they will expand to also cover additional advanced level courses in early 2022.  The courses are being designed based on the findings of their extensive research in the region, as well as with support from their global music technology and music education players. What’s more, as with all Santuri projects, the courses will integrate culturally relevant topics that continue the conversation between technology, musical traditions, and ethical approaches to artistic creation.  

Santuri’s educational philosophy and approach bolsters artists to learn and develop with as much creative freedom as possible. Students learn from regionally and globally recognized educators / artists and gain access to a wide array of cutting edge software and hardware courtesy of Santuri’s partners – Ableton, Native Instruments, ADAM Audio, Shure, Izotope and others.

This project is possible thanks to JENGA CCI – Global Project Culture and Creative Industries, a joint initiative of Goethe Institut Nairobi and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) under the umbrella of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims at sustainable development and facilitation of the Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) through an integrative educational and funding strategy as well as promotion of advocacy. The CCI form part of the fastest growing and most dynamic economic sectors and JENGA CCI aims to unlock the enormous potential of our creative industries and foster resilience on an individual level.