Kisumu has been historically neglected as a result of political segregation, which has directly contributed to anger among youth. That has not stopped youth in Kisumu from working hard to create innovate projects with a global impact.
Made In Kisumu is developed to consistently draw attention to the plight of youth in Kisumu while showcasing their achievements. Our hope is to use the event as a platform to attract musicians, filmmakers, investors, and tourists to Kisumu to foster collaboration while showcasing the culture and heritage of Kenya and Africa.
Made In Kisumu Festival brings the finest musicians in Kenya together with world-renowned artists and innovators for a week of workshops, music, film, art, and mentorship. One Vibe Africa is the organizer of Made In Kisumu Festival.
Other purposes of Made In Kisumu Festival are:
- Promote cohesion, economic empowerment, culture, and creative collaboration
- Act as a platform for artists to showcase talent, and gain international exposure
- Graduate students’ from One Vibe’s Music & Art Program
- Celebrate the power of music and art in cultivating vibrant communities
- Provide Kisumu with a powerful experience of music, and multimedia arts
In 2015 Made In Kisumu Festival was held from October 20th with the workshops at Young Generation Centre, where One Vibe Africa is based, to Saturday October 24th at Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground where a concert that featured performances by the following artists was held: Sauti Sol, Owuor Arunga, Nazizi, Blitz the Ambassador, Yirim Seck, Nahna, Rabbit King Kaka, Kysh Roberts, Shamir, Lyrikali, Omena Band, Gabiroh, Seroney, Naomi Wamboe, Sosuun, and Dj Kissinger.
The plans for Made In Kisumu Festival 2016 are underway, in 2016 the event will be held in September. Please stay tuned for more information including the artist lineup and sponsorship opportunities.