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The Art of Music Foundation turns 10

It started with nothing more than faith and hope for a brighter future

In Summary

• Polish music composer, conductor and producer Jimek (Radzimir Debski) headlined the celebration

Jorge Viladoms performs
Jorge Viladoms performs
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The Art of Music Foundation recently celebrated 10 years since inception at Imani gardens Karura forest, Nairobi. It marked the occasion with stellar performances headlined by Polish music composer, conductor and producer Jimek (Radzimir Debski) and top Kenyan orchestras.

Foundation director Elizabeth Njoroge said, “We started with nothing more than faith and hope for a brighter future, and the support we have received from donors, local and international musicians and the Safaricom International Jazz Festival has been priceless.” 

Safaricom chief customer officer Sylvia Mulinge said, “The Ghetto Classics music programme has been a beneficiary of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival since 2014 and has received Sh60 million, funds that have benefitted over 1,500 children from Nairobi and Mombasa.” 

Robert Kiprotich performs
Robert Kiprotich performs
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Music tutors instructor Duncan Wambugu
Music tutors instructor Duncan Wambugu
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Susan Muthoka, Polish artiste Jimek and Mishi Wambiji
Susan Muthoka, Polish artiste Jimek and Mishi Wambiji
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Cyndicate Kabei with Jimek
Cyndicate Kabei with Jimek
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Jimek performs
Jimek performs
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Shelmith Maureen pauses for a photo
Shelmith Maureen pauses for a photo
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