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2014 Festival Video - Kenya

Conserving Kenya’s Coast, One Turtle at a Time


Sea turtles worldwide face endangerment due to pollution, poachers, fishing bycatch, beachfront development, and much more. Off the coast ofRead More

 

Introducing Kenya at the Folklife Festival


The 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates the Republic of Kenya fifty years after its independence. Preston Scott, curator for Kenya: MamboRead More

 

Highlights from the 2014 Opening Ceremony


The 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival opened on Wednesday, June 25, with performances by artists from China and Kenya and remarksRead More

 

Festival Video: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Welcome to the forty-eighth annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. This year we celebrate the cultures of Kenya and China. With overRead More

 

Music Video: ‘Odongo’ by Winyo


Winyo is one of over forty musicians from Kenya who have joined us at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. HeRead More

 

Representing Kenya Through Music


During a private reception honoring the sponsors and participants for the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, two musicians from Kenya, PolycarpRead More

 

Chepchumba at ‘Divas Night: Homage to Kenyan Women in Music’


Doris Tanui Chepchumba represents Rift Valley roots in contemporary music during the “Divas Night: Homage to Kenyan Women in Music”Read More

 

A Million Years of Kenyan Stone Carving


Kenyan master stone carver Elkana Ong’esa, Smithsonian paleoanthropologist Rick Potts, and Folklife Festival curator Preston Scott discuss rocks as artRead More

 

Kenge Kenge: Kenyan Benga Music


Kenge Kenge is a benga band based in Nairobi, Kenya, that draws from traditional Luo roots from western Kenya, usingRead More

 

Iddi Achieng’ at ‘Divas Night: Homage to Kenyan Women in Music’


Kenyan singer Iddi Achieng’ performed at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s “Divas Night: Homage to Kenyan Women in Music,” withRead More