Jamafest coming to Nairobi
By Olem Edward, June, Nairobi
It is all systems go as five countries in the East African Community block prepare to converge in Nairobi, Kenya for the second edition of the regional Arts and Cultural extravaganza dubbed Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST)
Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi and the host Kenya will showcase their troupers in music, dance, comedy, poetry, storytelling, drama, acrobatics, andcarnival march. On exhibition will be works ofPaintings, Carvings, Weaving, Beading, Pottery, Recycled art, Body art, Traditional medicine, Design, Fashion, Food and beverage, and, Literary works and publications.
By Olem Edward, Nairobi June 6, 2015
The second edition of the Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST) will take place in the city of Nairobi from 2nd to 8th August 2015 at the Kenya International Conference Centre..
The festival whose theme is “unleashing the economic potential of cultural and Creative Industries in the EAC” brings together five Partner States in the East African Community namely; Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya, the host.
By Phyllis Watwana, Nairobi June, 2015
The East African Arts and Culture Festival dubbed JAMAFEST - Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival is set to make its first entry to Nairobi in August 2015. The 2nd Edition of the biennial event will be held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) under the theme “unleashing the economic potential of cultural and creative industries in the EAC.” The festival will be a build up on the achievements of the 1st Edition of JAMAFEST that was held at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda in February 2013.