Diaspora Community

Kenya House

"Alone a youth runs fast, with an elder slow, but together they go far." —Kenyan proverb

In addition to the tradition bearers and artisans featured here, the Folklife Festival celebrates the Kenyan diaspora, who carry its stories, songs, and flavors around the globe. Kenya House is a place for members of the diaspora community to meet, share stories and messages, and even go for a run with Olympic marathon runners. We invite you to stop by Kenya House for conversation, connection, and more.

Run with a Kenyan Olympian!
Every morning of the Festival, 10:30–11 a.m.
Meet at Kenya House
Join Olympic athlete and long-distance track runner Tegla Loroupe on a jog through the National Mall. All are welcome, and please remember to stay hydrated!
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Photo courtesy of Mothers Fighting For Others, Creative Commons