'Nairobi' Category

Arriving at Nairobi

Friday, July 24th, 2009

If you arrive at Nairobi it always takes some time to feel comfortable. After taking a cab at the airport you usually stuck in a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam.
2 hours and 10 miles later a crowd of honking cars… Read the rest

Olith Ratego Children´s Song

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Four days before we went back to Germany I met with Olith Ratego. Olith is part of the younger nairobian music scene that still has a strong relation to its cultural roots. Nevertheless musicians like Olith or MakademRead the rest

Tonight: Sven Kacirek and guests in concert

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Tonight Sven will give a concert with a couple of the musicians we met during the journeys to the West and East of Kenya.
I am pretty sure, this will be a really great event…
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1st tour finished

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

A short review of the 9 days trip to the western side of Kenya:
We travelled from the border to Uganda in the northern part of Nyanza to the adjacent country in the south… Read the rest

Tonight: Sven Kacirek in Concert

Saturday, March 7th, 2009



Tonight Sven will play one of the two upcoming concerts at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. The second will be on April 4th, after the trips to Nyanza and to the Coast.… Read the rest

work and dancing in Nairobi

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Sven has set up his equipment at the auditorium and is rehearsing for the concert. He has already met with a young Nyatiti player from Nairobi called Ratai and finally Sven and Ratai did the first recording for the barabara-project.… Read the rest

Arrival at Goethe-Institut Nairobi

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

The 1st working day @ Goethe-Institut right in the centre of Nairobi. A lot of huge business buildings, shopping malls, small shops and restaurants make you first feel, like in many other metropolitan cities.

At the Goethe-Institut we meet… Read the rest

1st video recording: Sven preparing playbacks

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Here is the first session: preparing playbacks for the field and voice recordings in Kenya:


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