There are many gifted professionals, artists, and individuals in Kisumu, and around the world that hold a lot of skills, talents, and ideas worth sharing. One Vibe’s Mentorship Workshops bring these individuals, businesses, and organizations to our community.
Since July 2013 our Mentorship Workshops have hosted the following individuals and groups:
Omena Band, is a group of elderly musicians from Mbita, Kenya who have facilitated workshops since August 2013, and continue to do so quarterly. Their sessions teach how to preserve culture by singing in the native language, playing the guitar in the traditional “Benga” style.
Angela Wambui, the amazing Miss Kenya U.S.A, facilitated a workshop focused on leadership development through pageantry, fashion, and public speaking on April 19th 2014.
CEO & Founder of TayaSola, Alma Lorraine Bone Constable, offered a
workshop teaching students how to assemble their own Solar Lanterns, and demythologize solar energy, in order for communities to have the knowledge to create their own energy solutions.
Blitz the Ambassador: The renowned rapper, filmmaker, and activist from Ghana & New York discussed integrating music with Pan‐Africanism, visual art, film, as well as the role of an African artist in the world today. Yirim Seck: American‐Senegalese rapper based in Seattle discussed the experience in America and Senegal around “African” culture, and the role of activism in music.
Rabbit Kaka Sungura: The renowned Kenyan rapper discussed branding in the music business, and why diversity in the financial investments by artists is important.
Owuor Arunga: The celebrated trumpeter who is the core of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s team talked about the future of African Music & Culture.
Sauti Sol: One of the most successful music groups to ever emerge from Kenya discussed the strength in unity, and how to move from individual to group identity.
Attendees of these workshops are from the public, majority are students from One Vibe’s Education, Music, and Art Program. The attendees gain:
- Cultural Knowledge to develop ways of relating to people
- Inspiration and mentorship by people that they look up to
- Leadership and public speaking skills
- Discover themselves through rigorous self‐exploration
- A network, tools to mentor others, and a support system
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