Monday, 17 December 2012


On Saturday, Culture Connect in partnership with Action Aid and KCODA hosted its second annual Good Governance Festival in Kibera DC grounds with the main aim of pushing key governance issues as we approach the elections.

The guest stars at the event were Denmark producer Pharfar, famed for producing Beenie Man’s single Better Than Dem) and Wafande.

Other key performances of the day were Juliani and Octopizzo.

The Good Governance Festival was themed Jiamulie, Jichagulie Amani! (Decide for Yourself, Choose Peace). It aims to engage the youth who are mostly used as ‘tools of destruction’ as it was the case during 2007 election polls, to make sound and independent decisions in a peaceful manner during next year’s polls, through music.

“Music is a strong and fundamental channel of communication especially among youth as it brings attention to matters that would rather not have gotten much interest to this crucial group,” said Thomas Menzer,Culture Connect Chairman.

“We hope that the festival will enlighten the youth on key governance issues and wise voting through our key language of the day that they resonate, music and more music,” he added.

Last week, leading to the festival, Culture Connect carried out a workshop in Lavington that saw Kenyan artistes collaborate with Danish musicians. This wasa platform for both artistes from different musical influences to learn, share and network.

The musical equipments used during the festival were donated by Culture Connect’s Danish Festival Partner, Smukfest among other Danish partners to help facilitate the music component of the festival.