Streetmuse

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About

Street Muse: Kenya is a feature length documentary focusing on the music cultures of Kenya. It is part travelogue, part cultural analysis, and part collaborative musical experiment.

Over a six week period in 2012, musician Nate Rappole performed across Kenya, using music as a tool to connect to and inspire dialogue with the Kenyan musicians he met along the way. The responding musicians present a portrait of Kenya as a people struggling to manage tribal factionalism, urbanization and globalization, inequality, and religious and political tension. Through Streetmuse: Kenya, the streets of Nairobi and Mombasa appear as the theater and agent for social change.

Rappole was accompanied by sociologist Len Albright, filmmaker Meryl O'Connor, and journalist Imgard Rop.

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Screenings

UCLA, August 21, 2014

Music

Listen to the Streetmuse field recordings from Kenya.