This weekend will see Kisumu city reap the real benefits of local and regional tourism as it gears up for a massive show at the Kisumu grounds and Impala Sanctuary. The People Of The Nile festival is a three-day event scheduled to kick off Friday 9th December all way till Sunday 11th.
10 Countries, 100 cultures meet up for a 3day extensive mind boggling music, art, dance, culture and food extravaganza. Among the countries to show up include Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Congo and the melting point of all these rich cultures is Kisumu Kenya.
The festival as the name suggests aims at bringing the various cultures that enjoy the benefits of The Nile River as a ‘timeless Lifeline’. Issues of caring for the river, managing the ecosystems and creating harmony among citizens will be discussed at the cocktail session.
Issues of climate change will be tabled such as prolonged drought and floods which pose a threat to human life. Four of the Nile basin countries are facing severe water scarcity yet populations projections hint to double up in the next 30 or so years.
The acts involved will leverage each other’s musical and arts strengths while unearthing the unique sounds so diverse. The food which you can expect will vary from roast meat, smoked beef and fish, matoke, gnut saucers and all types of culturally prepped meat will be on the menu.
As You know Music is the universal language and it will definitely be the highlight of the event from traditional cultural acts to contemporary artists who are causing waves on the continent.
Top Acts to be expected at the festival from Kenya include award-winning group Sauti Sol, Hitmaker Timmy Tdat, gospel acts Willy Paul and Bahati, Avril, Kisumu’s Biggest act of the year VicMass LuoDollar, Octopizzo, Songstress Suazanna Owiyo, Janet Otieno, Benga star Makadem, coast’s star Susumila, and the Burundi artist who since lives in Kenya Kidum will be live.
The former member of Blu 3 from Uganda Cindy Sanyu will be present. Bongo Flava star Ommy Dimpoz from Tanzania will hit the stage as well. Baby One from Sudan will present as well.
Tickets are available in various categories of 1 day or 3day both regular and VIP online
The schedule of the events line up is also available here