23-09-2021 by redazione
An event of traditional coastal music, folk dances and other activities in the shade of one of Kenya's most celebrated historic baobab trees, on the banks of the Sabaki River a few kilometres from Malindi.
This is Pwani Life, the festival organised for Saturday 25 September, starting at 11 am at the mouth of the Sabaki River, right next to the bridge, in the space of the Sabaki River Restaurant, run by the local community that safeguards the local environment, fishing and the great baobab of Mekatilili Wa Menza, the heroine who around 1920 hid here to escape capture by British settlers.
The day will see the participation of the Mijikenda Jazz Band of the singer and promoter Katoi Wa Tabaka, groups of traditional dancers and acrobats, tattoo artists and body painters, shamans and traditional doctors (known as 'mganga'), poets and storytellers. There will be local markets and other surprises.
At the riverside restaurant, visitors can enjoy freshly caught fish specialities from the mouth, including the famous crayfish, as well as local mijikenda food in all its forms.
The initiative is to be promoted and praised because it is made by the local community to promote corners of this coast that are not valued enough and to support those who try to preserve them and give them dignity, so as not to lose the millenary culture of the Kenyan coast and at the same time transmit it to the new generations and tourists in the most fun, light and engaging way possible.
Admission to Pwani Life, including lunch, is Kes. 1000 per person (children Kes. 500).
For information and reservations, Tel. 0718810325 or 07977356683
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