LOCATION: Waithaka, Dagoretti
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.
The group started in 2005 under an organization as Jua kali Drummers which later became Slum Drummers
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
To reach out to the street children, the youths and others living in Nairobi’s slums with a message of hope.