Tandawazi connects cultures

It began in 2010 as a festival that mainly targeted capoeira

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-Festival is slated from today to April 21 at multiple venues in Nairobi and Diani

Festival director Brian Owango
Festival director Brian Owango
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Tandawazi, a festival of culture, returns this year for its 10th edition with a precursor event called 'The Sundowner' on Saturday last weekend at the Pool House 19 Kibagare way, Nairobi.

The Sundowner came a day shy of the official opening of Tandawazi Festival, slated from today to April 21.

Tetu Shani, a self-taught percussionist and guitarist, will headline the event, which will also feature demos from Nairobi’s finest artistes.

“Tandawazi began in 2010 as a festival that mainly targeted capoeira," festival director Brian Owango said.

"Later I realised that getting various artistic communities from African dance, break dance, capoeira, yoga, Afro-Latin dance communities, drumming, and so on, will make Tandawazi achieve its goal of connecting more cultures and giving credibility to the arts sector."