The Culture of Arts project was coordinated by Nafsi Africa Acrobats and Danish collaborating organizations (Quonga Theatre Network and Cirkus Tværs), and partly funded by Danida through Sarakasi, Nafsi Africa Acrobats and other Danish funding Organizations. It deepened cross-cultural learning and civic engagement through Media Art (Internet, photo and video), which resulted in workshops, exhibitions and the S-O-K-O Festival on 26th January 2013.
The Swahili word SOKO was chosen for the festival. It means market, but it was also used as an acronym for
S - Sauti / Stemme
O - Our voices/ Our Stories
K - Kultur
O - Our cultures/ our heritages.
“stemme” and “sauti” mean “voice” in Danish and Swahili respectively, while “kultur” Means “culture” in Danish.
The S-O.K-O Festival was an interactive one-day event aiming at mutual exchange discovering diversities and similarities between the Kenyan and Danish cultures and Arts through performances, workshops, forums, exhibitions, and an outdoor market place.
Objectives of our activities: