Kenya's rising culture club09/01/2010
“In a little, second-floor downtown bar bathed in red lights and decorated with funky paintings, crunk music thumps from a high-quality sound system. Couples at tables sip drinks. But then, after a few measures, the music stops, and a poet takes the stage. Wearing dreadlocks and an orange scarf tied around his head, Kennet B begins a spoken-word tirade against environmental degradation and corruption.
“Something revolutionary is going to happen tonight,” he announces. The crowd shouts its approval…”
Eamon Kircher-Allen attends a Kwani? Open Mic session and writes in this Christian Monitor article, his impressions of it. Read it here