Santuri East Africa

Creating and promoting innovative East African music with a strong regional identity.

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Santuri is a not-for-profit limited by-guarantee company that operates throughout East Africa. The organisation is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The mission of Santuri is to develop and support a vibrant and creative East African network that enables artists, DJS and musicians to experiment, innovate, collaborate, and present their work professionally to audiences both regionally and globally.
Santuri creates spaces and platforms for learning and expression for musicians, DJs, curators, and audio engineers. Santuri works toward the vision of an authentic and globally-recognized East African sound
created by empowered and connected East African artists.
Santuri started in 2014 as a way to address the fact that music from the East African region was underperforming on a global stage and under-representing its incredibly rich and diverse talent. Tapping into feelings of discontent by musicians and music lovers,
Santuri and its collaborating partners developed a series of events and projects over the course of one year to road test a concept: that through developing
interesting collaborations, widening the sonic palette, and approaching the creation and distribution of music in a professional yet innovative way, new East African sounds would resonate around the region and
much further beyond.



participating in

  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015


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