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Wednesday, July 16 • 14:00 - 15:00
Packaging your Message, Mobilizing the Public: Collaborative Music Production for Everyone

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This session will bring together participants to convey messages through music and creative means.

Contribute your issue and expertise, and work together to distill complex ideas into a singular message, through music. We will go through a process of thinking creatively. How does everyone's work fit into one collective picture? Build narrative, through creating music. Through collaborative music techniques, Juliani and Valsero will help stitch the ideas together, simply and effectively. They will also explain how they have done this before in the Kenyan and Cameroonian context.

You do not need any prior music experience! If you are a musician, we'd also love for you to join and collaborate.We hope to create music during this session. But everyone will leave with an understanding of how to use creative methods in knowledge / data activism, to reach audiences, conceptualize complex issues, and to package your info or messages effectively. And how to work through collaborative processes -- with musicians and artists -- to do so.

Will be in English and French

Hashtags: #OKFestMusic #OKFestAWAC

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this session and we’re grateful to them for bringing these artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent.  



Juliani is a prominent, award-winning, politically active Kenyan hip-hop musician. He is particularly lauded for his strong connection to the streets, energetic live performances, and socially relevant lyrics. Social activism, in particular building common identity among youth, is... Read More →

Sasha Kinney

Sasha Kinney is a Nairobi-based grassroots political organiser and strategist, assisting Kenyan creative activists in a wide range of political and social advocacy efforts. She helps to coordinate the Mtaa Challenge, Juliani's neighbourhood-based civic competition, and various issue-based... Read More →


In a country where criticizing the president can earn one jail time, the Cameroonian political rapper Valsero rises to the challenge and speaks out. He also calls for youth to express themselves and make their voices heard. Valsero works with the Cameroonian NGO Citizens’ Association... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

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