Creative Entrepreneurship 2014 Class IV Profiles: George Kennedy Opiyo – Slum Drummers

Slum Drummers

Slum Drummers


Profile - Kennedy

Profile – Kennedy


Profile
NAME:Slum Drummers
OCCUPATION: Musicians
LOCATION: Waithaka, Dagoretti
WEBSITE: www.slumdrummers.co.ke

BIO
The Slum Drummers was officially registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in April 2011. It consists of 11 persons (8 males and 3 females) living in Waithaka, Dagoretti.

The group had several years of musical training by an Italian artist, i.e. Giovanni Lo Cascio. The initiatives of Slum Drummers are now going on thanks to the support of GRT (Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali), an Italian NGO, and Alta Mane, an Italian Foundation that is funding our project “The Slum Drummers for the street children of Waithaka: music as an instrument for a different life – Our dreams by our Drums.

CREATIVE LIFE-CYCLE
The group started in 2005 under an organization as Jua kali Drummers which later became Slum Drummers

VISION
Too share musical practices and social topics with young people by encouraging them to stay away from drug, alcohol and all the risks they can face in a slum

MISSION
To reach out to the street children, the youths and others living in Nairobi’s slums with a message of hope.

PREPARING THE INSTRUMENTS

PREPARING THE INSTRUMENTS

Rehearsals

Rehearsals

SHARING MUSIC SKILLS WITH CHILDRENS AT THEIR CENTRES

SHARING MUSIC SKILLS WITH CHILDRENS AT THEIR CENTRES

PERFORMING FOR STREET KIDS

PERFORMING FOR STREET KIDS

Performing for a Private Party

Performing for a Private Party


PORTFOLIO

Performing for the Queen - 50 years celebrations

Performing for the Queen – 50 years celebrations

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