By Ogova Ondego
Published December 4, 2013
The annual Sawa Sawa Festival returns to Nairobi Arboretum for the seventh time running on December 21, 2013.
The organisers of the festival say “the festival will have an exclusive East African line up in order to embrace the Spirit Of Togetherness.” It shall be held on the theme, “#WeAreOne- Kenya @50.”
The three-stage concert is expected to host performers Sarabi (Kenya), Dela (Kenya), Kidum (Kenya), Ras Kayaga (Rwanda), Jacky Chandiru (Uganda-popular for her Gold Digger hit), Sarakasi All Stars (dancers and acrobats) on the main stage. The official Djs are VDJ Space (MOB), Joe Mfalme (Capital FM),AllStars DJS, while the Mc’s are Anto NeoSoul and Anyiko Owoko.
While the second stage which is acoustic will have various acts, the third have dance and circus acts.
“Arboretum will be turned into a family friendly venue with various catering points and vending areas; the children play area will include art workshops, face painting, animal rides, interactive workshops and jumping areas,” a Sarakasi media statement says. “The Sarakasi’s stilt walkers, jugglers and clowns will be at hand to entertain the crowds with mini performances and workshops.”