Since the beginning of her career Muthoni Drummer Queen has been vocal about her views. Whether it’s a speech at a press conference, tweets, magazine or television interviews, MDQ’s, as she’s popularly known, love for African culture and music is on another level.
The musician and cultural maverick Muthoni Drummer Queen has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world to deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. Muthoni was selected for her work in developing the cultural landscape in East Africa.
The announcement was made yesterday and many of Muthoni’s fans heartily congratulated her on twitter.
The TED Fellows program that was started in 2009 has led to a wide variety of collaborative projects. It has produced “72 Fellows from 96 countries, whose talks have been viewed more than 250 million times.”
MDQ who is also the founder of Good Times Africa – a Nairobi based cultural enterprise, staging music festivals such as Africa Nouveau and Blankets and Wine is undoubtedly a great representative from Kenya.
2020 TED Fellows Applications will be open later this year. Potential applicants can visit the TED Fellows program website for information and updates about the fellowship: http://www.ted.com/participate/ted-fellows-program/apply-to-be-a-ted-fellow.