Jammin’ at JamaFest!

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: September 24, 2019

The fourth edition of the East African Community’s Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JamaFest) officially kicked of this week and will wrap up on  the 28th in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the National Stadium grounds.

East Africans are Jammin all this week in the biggest regional party this year!

Jamafest seeks to promote regional socio-cultural integration through arts and culture. It was started after the EAC council of ministers in September 2011 directed the EAC Secretariat to organise regular festivals.

Rwanda was selected to host the first edition of the festival in 2013. It is a bi-annual festival and in 2015 Kenya played host.

The theme for this year’s festival is Cultural Diversity: A key driver of regional integration, economic growth and the promotion of tourism.

Kenya is being represented at the festival by 250 participants selected from the diverse Kenyan communities to showcase our diverse cultural and heritage resources. Kenya was assigned the task of making a presentation on Persons with Disabilities and Cultural Diversity for Regional Integration.

Check out the hashtag #Jamafest2019 for real time updates

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