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The Drum Cafe 2010 Peace Arts Festival/Conference
The Drum Cafe 2010 Peace Arts Festival/Conference

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Created: 6th Jul 2010
Modified: 6th Jul 2010
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Location(s):
Kenya
Hours:
One week
Cost:
10% expensive

The Drum Cafe 2010 Peace Arts Festival/Conference a showcase of performances, presentations, workshops, displays and demonstrations of music, theatre, dance, storytelling, food, films, traditional medicines and crafts at various venues in Dandora, Kibera, Kawangware, (slum areas which all experienced terrible consequences of the last post election chaos where by neighbours turned against each other, killed and or destroying each others property) and within Nairobi city centre.

 

·         A peace march through the Nairobi city main roads

·         A two-day conference on peace in our world- providing a platform for civic and religious leaders as well as cultural, educational and community spokes people.

·         A wide range of performances on different stages with tailored productions on peace.

·         A screening of various films on a variety of stalls around festival venues.

·         A display of art facts and other materials on peace making on a variety of stalls around festival venues.

 

The Drum Café 2010 Peace Arts Festival/Conference will be a seven-day celebration presented by and for the various Kenyan ethnic subgroups and communities living in Nairobi and their international guests.

 

The Drum Café 2010 Peace Festival/Conference aims to create a safe place for all Kenyans and their international guests to value the importance of culture as a tool in conflict resolution and culture’s vital role in maintaining peace in local communities, nation and throughout the world.

Your Excellence, World peace has been depicted as a consequence of local, self-determined behaviours, which inhibit the institutionalization of power and ensuing violence.

The solution is not so much on the agreed agenda or an investment in higher authority whether divine or political, but rather a self-organized network of mutually supportive mechanism, resulting in a viable politico-economic social fabric.

The power of the arts is a potential tool that can be used to raise an issue, showcase an idea, communicate a message or campaign, channel people’s attention for a good cause, change a negative perception, inspire a community and positively influence a society.

We have been inspired by the fact that all around the world arts and heritage professionals are increasingly expected to fulfil a range of functions including strategic planning, governance, development, and curation.

 

If we fail to use creativity as a force for social justice, transformation and articulation of human need we may unwillingly find that we are letting down the very people in whose name we work.

Source(s):
http://thedrumcafe.viviti.com
Contact Information
How_to_find:
Getting To and From Kenya By Air Many international airlines fly in to Kenya. There are two international airports; Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) and Moi International Airport (Mombasa). Ethiopian Airlines from Nairobi is a good option if you plan to continue on to West Africa. Nairobi is also a good place to get cheap flights to India if you are lucky enough to be traveling around the world. The average airfare to Kenya from the US is around USD1000 - USD1200. About half that for flights from Europe. Book at least a few months in advance because flights fill up quickly. By Land Tanzania The main border crossing in to Tanzania from Kenya is at Namanga. It is open for 24 hours and is the best way to get to Mount Kilimanjaro (other than flying of course). There are buses that run frequently between Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, the trip takes about 24 hours. Nairobi to Arusha is a comfortable 5 hour bus ride with several companies vying for your custom. Uganda The main border crossing from Kenya into Uganda is at Malaba. There are buses available from Nairobi to Kampala as well as a weekly train service which connects with the train to Mombasa. Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia Border crossings between Kenya and Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia are often too risky to attempt. Check the latest government travel warnings before you go and chat to people who have gone before you to get the most reliable information. Getting Around Kenya By Air There are several small airline companies that offer domestic flights as well as the national airline, Kenya Airways. Destinations include: Amboseli, Kisumu, Lamu, Malindi, Masai Mara, Mombasa, Nanyuki, Nyeri, and Samburu. The smaller domestic airlines (Eagle Aviation, Air Kenya, African Express Airways) operate out of Nairobi's Wilson Airport. Some routes get booked up quickly, especially to the coast, so book at least a few weeks in advance. By Train The most popular train route is from Nairobi to Mombasa. When I took this train as a young girl I was impressed with the real silver service and fantastic views of the Tsavo while eating breakfast. By Bus Buses are numerous and often very full. Most of the buses are privately owned and there are some good express buses between the major cities and towns. Nairobi is the main hub. By Taxi, Matatu, Tuk-Tuk and Boda boda Taxi's are numerous in the main cities and towns. Agree on the price before you get in since the meters are unlikely to work (if they have a meter to begin with). Matatus are mini-buses that operate on set routes and passengers embark and disembark at whatever point they choose. Often colorful to look at but overcrowded and a little dangerous due to the drivers' love for speed. Tuk-Tuks are also popular in Nairobi and are cheaper than taxi's. Tuk-Tuks are small three-wheeler vehicles, very popular in South and Southeast Asia. Try one, they're fun. And finally, you can also hit the streets of many towns and villages on a [link urlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boda-boda]Boda-boda, a bicycle taxi. By Car Renting a car in Kenya gives you a little more independence and flexibility than joining a tour group. There are several car rental agencies in the major cities including Avis, Hertz, and many safari companies also rent 4WD vehicles. Rates vary from around USD50 to USD100 per day, there are also several car rental web sites offering discounts. Driving is on the left side of the road and you'll most likely need an international driving license as well as a major credit card to rent a car. Driving at night is not advised. By Boat Ferries Ferries regularly ply Lake Victoria, Africa's biggest lake. You can head to some picturesque bays south of Kisumu, Kenya's biggest town on the lake. Travel between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania which also border the lake, is no longer possible at the time of writing. Ferries are comfortable and cheap. Dhows Dhows are beautiful traditional sailing boats that the Arabs introduced to Kenya's Indian ocean coast more than 500 years ago. You can rent a dhow for an evening or several days from various companies in Lamu, Malindi and Mombasa.
Email:
drumcafe2010@gmail.com
Website:
thedrumcafe.viviti.c...
Phone:
+254720204271
City:
Nairobi


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