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- WITH EL­IZ­A­BETH NGIGI @nyamb­s_liz Entertainment · Music · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · Kenya · Music Industry · Carnivore

Kik­wetu Fes­ti­val, Kenya’s first so­cially dis­tanced out­door con­cert, will be held at the Car­ni­vore on Oc­to­ber 1-4.

The theme is ‘The Drive-in Ex­pe­ri­ence’. At­ten­dees will drive into the venue and en­joy the mu­sic ei­ther from in­side their cars or in pri­vate view­ing ar­eas that are two me­ters apart. The fes­ti­val aims to lead the re­vival of the cul­tural, en­ter­tain­ment and event in­dus­try, which took a hit from the coronaviru­s pandemic.

It also aims to in­crease vis­i­bil­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity of live Kenyan mu­sic, de­velop skills and op­por­tu­ni­ties for those in the mu­sic in­dus­try, and strengthen net­work­ing for artists.

Event or­gan­is­ers said, “This is the first so­cially dis­tanced show of its kind and the first to be backed by the gov­ern­ment. We are happy to be lead­ing the way and, it’s a huge plus for Kenyan mu­sic and the in­dus­try at large.”

 ?? /COURTESY ?? Kik­wetu Fes­ti­val poster
/COURTESY Kik­wetu Fes­ti­val poster

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