CHANGED BY ARTS

CHANGED BY ARTS

Fanaka Arts Project through arts aims to improve the lives of children and the youths by helping them to become role models who are instrumental in the positive development of their community. Our reporter Junnan takes us through the story in Mukuru slums.

MAGICAL HANDS

John is visually impaired and yet, he plays the piano perfectly well, his love for piano is great than any every obstacle arising from his disability. Ursula Akinyi our reporter spent time with John to bring us this story. Be inspired.  

SPOKEN WORD

Steve Biko, a first-born in a family of four, was born and raised in up in Huruma. Biko is  a spoken word artist and fondly referred as G- cho pevu. For Steve a beautiful voice he chose poetry as a medium of communication and to pass information to the people, this is the art of […]

Music on the rise

Watch the upcoming music band Eidala from Kariobangi, formed by leadsingers Sharon and Tess and their band. ‘With our songs we express our feelings about the issues in our communities.’ As an upcoming band they rehearse at ‘VOCAL’, a studio in the slums, where they can borrow instruments and meet other musicians. Eidala played at  the ‘Music Of the People’ Event. An event […]

Deaf rapper Lal Daggy

 What comes to your mind when you hear ‘deaf rapper’? Meet Lal Daggy!! Kenya’s first deaf rapper from Kitengela, Nairobi. Lal Daggy lives his dream of becoming a rapper in sign language.  Also watch his video ‘Proudly Kenya’ on YouTube. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Jimmy Kitiro.

Deaf rapper Lal Daggy – YouTube

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘deaf rapper’? Meet Lal Daggy!! Kenya’s first deaf rapper from Kitengela, Nairobi. Lal Daggy lives his dream of becoming a rapper in sign language. Also watch his video ‘Proudly Kenya’ on YouTube. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Jimmy Kitiro.