Kisumu Peace Festival
4th and 6th August 2011
The first Kisumu Peace Festival is set to take place in Jomo Kenyatta Grounds in Kisumu City between the 4th and 6th August.
The event will be a combination of performing arts entertainment, educational workshops, sporting events and a peace forum. Those invited to perform on the main stage will include Makadem, Dola Kabarry, Kenge Kenge, Winyo, Iterio Zion Youth Group, Pamoja Peace Youth Initiative and YAWA Dance Company.
The Opening Ceremony, which will take place from 2pm on Thursday 4th August, will be graced by the Guest of Honour, the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The festival is a free event and is aimed at bringing together all communities in Kisumu as one, to unite in the common cause of making Kisumu and Kenya a peaceful place. So we invite all to join the people of Kisumu in “Celebrating Diversity in Unity”.
- Artists’ workshop
Willis Otiene & Isaac Musula, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th from 9am-1pm/ 2pm-5pm, both days.
- Dance Workshop
With YAWA dancers, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th, from 9am-12pm/ 2pm-5pm
- Business Skills for Creative Entrepreneurs Workshop
From the British Council, Saturday 6th, from 9am-12pm/1pm-4pm
- Children’s Crafts Workshop
Children’s craft workshop, Saturday 6th, from 9am-12pm/ 1pm-4pm
- Story Moja Workshop
Children’s peace-building book, titled ‘In the Land of the Kitchen’, on Friday 5th from 9am-1pm/ 2pm -5pm
- Meditation Workshop
By Brahma Kumaris, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th from 9am-5pm each day.
- Music and Business Workshop
By musician George Kenge Kenge, on Friday 5th, from 10am-12pm
- Benga Music Workshop
By musician Winyo, on Friday 5th, from 2pm-5pm
- Introductory French Workshop
Alliance Française, Friday 5th from 9am-12pm.
Registration for this workshop can be done by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or by coming in person to the Festival Bureau, located at Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground, on Wednesday 3rd August.