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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.


UCLA, August 21, 2014


Listen to the Streetmuse field recordings from Kenya.