A new Kenyan documentary titled ‘MADARAKA’ (Swahili for Freedom) highlighting the power of culture and need to emphasize on youth empowerment in local communities is set to launch in Kenya this September. The documentary shot in Nairobi and Kisumu spotlights renowned Kenyan artistes: Sauti Sol, Owuor Arunga, Sosuun and Nazizi. Ghanaian artiste Blitz The Ambassador and the founder of Sarakasi Trust, Marion Van Dijck. All the personalities featured in the documentary encourage self-reliance through creative collaboration.
The versatile instrumental group has joined One Vibe Africa in support of MADARAKA’s launch and will be delivering at a special performance at the Nairobi and Kisumu launch events.
Ahead of the Kenyan launch, Wael “L” Abou-Zaki the director and writer of ‘MADARAKA’ says, “The vision for the documentary was to highlight the power of art and culture, systemic issues facing the African diaspora and what can be done when you empower a community. The domino effect that comes from a positive perspective is clear in this picture and showcases what can be done when you change the narrative in your mind and its effect on your surroundings."
Highlighting several themes including self-empowerment and entrepreneurship, the powerful film produced by One Vibe Africa and Zaki Rose is set to shape the Kenyan narrative locally and abroad. It will also document the beginnings and growth of One Vibe Africa as an international organization.
The documentary will take the audiences through Kenyan culture and current trends while showcasing a recording music studio founded by One Vibe Africa. ‘MADARAKA’ will also highlight workshops conducted by world-renowned artists and innovators to discuss topics related to Madaraka the documentary and concept, and the culture of Africans.