Kenyan Cultural Day 2017 will be celebrated with an array of activities in the commercial German city of Frankfurt on 10 June. Organised by the cultural association Rafikis am Main with the aim of preserving and promoting the rich Kenyan cultural heritage, the event also seeks to discover and nurture talents, ideas or projects from Kenyans living in Germany.
Highlights of the Kenyan Cultural Day include performances by Rafikis maasai dancers, a colourful children’s programme, fashion shows and Swahili crash courses from Mizizi Integration e.V.
Also slated for the 1-day event are presentations from a children’s initiative (Watoto Wetu Ujerumani) by Jacky Nyalwal, Chakacha dances, exhibitions from various groups, live music from one-man guitar and many more. There will also be lots of food courtesy of a special programme called “Lets cook Kenyan”.
The activities of the day, whose host is Philly Yambo Makora, will be streamed live by a popular Kenyan television channel.
According to Joseph Kimani, the chairman of Rafikis, the Day will be rounded up with a one-of-a-kind after party that will see the best East African DJs entertain the crowd. “This is an event that everyone deserves to know about!! Let’s come together and celebrate our motherland!!” he said.