Act & Engage

The Case of Kakuma Sound

A preview of the forthcoming documentary KAKUMA IS KAKUMA, followed by a talk with Kenyan musician, Eric Wainaina, about the engaging and healing power of music in one of the world's largest refugee camps.
Panelsamtale English
Panelsamtale
29 sep 15:00 - 15:50
Roskilde Festival Højskole - Lille Orange English

“Kakuma’s music is like the cradle of humanity all over again!”
– Eric Wainaina, leading Kenyan musician and guest at GRASP 2023

OpEn x GRASP proudly presents an exclusive preview of the forthcoming documentary KAKUMA IS KAKUMA by renowned Congolese filmmaker and YoléAfrica founder Petna Ndaliko Katondol. A talk with Eric Wainaina, leading Kenyan musician, and Nicklas Weis Damkjær, Music booker for Roskilde Festival follows the screening.

Filmed on location during the last year, KAKUMA IS KAKUMA invites you to explore the captivating tale of how music became a bridge for connection, healing, and change within the Kakuma camp, one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Discover how traditional instruments and costumes from diverse African countries found their way to the camp, creating opportunities for workshops, concerts, and recording sessions that brought joy and employment to the community as well as a vital link with their past lives, before war, drought or political upheaval forced them to become refugees. Witness the birth of the unique 'Kakuma Sound,' a harmonious blend of cultural roots and the rich tapestry of the camp's inhabitants.

Panelists:

Eric Wainaina, Kenyan singer-songwriter, representing Kakuma Sound.

Nicklas Weis Damkjær, Music booker, Roskilde Festival.

Jonas Visti, Radio host, DJ & OpEn-recipient for Dissemination of Ghanaian colonial and music history.

Moderator: Janne Louise Andersen, Creative lead and partnership manager, Danida Engagement Team, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Join us for this OpEn x GRASP session and be immersed in the power of music as a catalyst for unity, transformation, and new communities of creation.

Eric Wainaina participates virtually. This event is in English

This event is presented at GRASP 2023 in collaboration with OpEn – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark's Civic Information and Engagement Fund.

Oplev forpremieren af dokumentaren KAKUMA IS KAKUMA og bliv opslugt af musikkens kraft som katalysator for sammenhold, transformation og nye skabende fællesskaber.

OpEn x GRASP præsenterer en eksklusiv forpremiere af den kommende dokumentarfilm KAKUMA IS KAKUMA af den anerkendte congolesiske filmskaber og YoléAfrica-grundlægger Petna Ndaliko Katondolo. Efterfølgende møder vi Eric Wainaina, kenyansk singer-songwriter, og Nicklas Weis Damkjær, musikbooker for Roskilde Festival, i en samtale om musikkens helende kraft.

Vi inviterer dig til at udforske den fængslende fortælling om, hvordan musik blev en bro til forbindelse, helbredelse og forandring i Kakuma-lejren, en af de største flygtningelejre i verden. Oplev, hvordan traditionelle instrumenter og kostumer fra forskellige afrikanske lande fandt vej til lejren og skabte muligheder for workshops, koncerter og indspilninger, der bragte glæde og beskæftigelse til lokalsamfundet samt en vigtig forbindelse til deres tidligere liv, før krig, tørke eller politiske omvæltninger tvang dem til at blive flygtninge. Vær vidne til tilblivelsen af den unikke Kakuma Sound, en harmonisk blanding af kulturelle rødder og lejrens indbyggeres rige kultur.

Paneldeltagere:

Eric Wainaina, kenyansk singer-songwriter, som repræsenterer Kakuma Sound.

Nicklas Weis Damkjær, musikbooker, Roskilde Festival.

Jonas Visti, radiovært, DJ & OpEn-bevillingsmodtager for Formidling af Ghanesisk koloni- og musikhistorie.

Moderator: Janne Louise Andersen, Creative lead and partnership manager, Danida Engagement Team, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Eric Wainaina deltager virtuelt. Denne begivenhed er på engelsk.

Begivenheden præsenteres på GRASP 2023 i samarbejde med OpEn – Udenrigsministeriets Oplysnings- og Engagementspulje.