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One Vibe Africa: 6th Annual Madarka Festival

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: June 19, 2020

For the past 6 years, One Vibe Africa  and affiliates have brought together Africa’s finest musicians and creatives together with world renowned artists and innovators for a celebration of music and civic purpose through the Madaraka Festival.

Since 2014, Madaraka Festival has attracted more than 10,000 patrons & reached over 12 million people digitally.

Last year, this international cultural extravaganza was a culmination of an entire week of activities happening in Africa for the first time, and featured live music, storytelling, poetry, exhibitions, workshops, and a film festival.

This year, Madaraka Festival will be streamed live on One Vibe TV on YouTube on June 27th. Be sure to tune in and fill the “Tip box”.  It’ll benefit 500 small businesses run by women in Mathare, Manyatta and Nyalenda slums in Kenya. 

Organizers are hoping to raise $50,000 which will be used to provide grants of $100 to each female-owned business. Organizers will be telling the stories of the women they are supporting through this initiative throughout the campaign to help connect them to the audiences and supporters of this campaign.

Make sure to tune in on Saturday 27th June at 9:00pm on One Vibe TV on YouTube

RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/108115394054 

Check out the program below: 

 

  •       8:30pm – Music by Dj Tosh
  •       8:45pm – Music by Dj Mike
  •       9:00pm – Opening Prayer by Pastor Royce Yuen,  Founder Common Good Church
  •       9:05pm  – Opening Remarks by Melannie Denise Cunningham, Founder Peace Works United
  •       9:10 pm – Greg Thornton
  •       9:25 pm – Michelle Atieno
  •       9:40 pm – Lake Vibe Band
  •       9:55 pm – Lee Roy

Intermission:

  •       10:10pm – Video of Ruth who is benefiting from Panga Bizz After COVID-19
  •       10:15pm – Dawe Dawe
  •       10:30 pm – Gabiro Mtu Necessary 

Intermission:

  •       10: 45pm – Video of Beatrice who is benefiting from Panga Bizz After COVID-19
  •       10:50pm – Words of wisdom from:

      Rev. Craig Mercii Coleman, Founder Mercii Ministry Chicago, IL (USA)

      Melannie Denise Cunningham, Founder Peace Works United Tacoma, WA (USA)

  •       11:00 pm – Rayson Gathoni
  •       11:15 pm – Apesi backed by One Vibe Band

Intermission:

  •       11:30pm – Video of Rachael Mwikali who is an activist from Mathare
  •       11:35pm – Olisa Enrico AKA Spyc-E
  •       11:50 pm – Sol Afrique

Intermission:

  •     12:05am – Words of wisdom from:

      Rev. Craig Mercii Coleman, Founder Mercii Ministry Chicago, IL (USA)

      Melannie Denise Cunningham, Founder Peace Works United Tacoma, WA (USA)

  •       12:15 am – Philip Mbinji
  •       12:30 am – Boutross

Intermission:

  •       12:45am – Video of James Miles who is the Executive Director at ArtsCorps, Seattle, WA (USA)
  •       12:53am – General Mutombo
  •       1:08am – Aaron English

Intermission:

  •       1:15am – Words of wisdom from:

      Rev. Craig Mercii Coleman, Founder Mercii Ministry Chicago, IL (USA)

      Melannie Denise Cunningham, Founder Peace Works United Tacoma, WA (USA)

  •       1:25 am – Aisha Fukushima
  •       1:35 am – Moseh The Drummer

Intermission:

  •       1:50am – Video of Women from Mathare benefiting from Panga Bizz After COVID-19
  •       1:55 am – DioMara
  •       2:10 am – Mazzi & Soul Purpose

Intermission:

  •       2:25am – Video highlighting sponsors and partners logos
  •       2:30 am – Amen Viana
  •       2:45 am – Marga Mbande

Intermission:

  •       3:00am – Words of wisdom from:

      Rev. Craig Mercii Coleman, Founder Mercii Ministry Chicago, IL (USA)

      Melannie Denise Cunningham, Founder Peace Works United Tacoma, WA (USA)

  •       3:10 am – Wendy Kemunto
  •       3:25 am – Juma Tutu & Swahili Jazz Band

Intermission:

  •       3:40am – Video of Women from Mathare benefiting from Panga Bizz After COVID-19
  •       3:45 am – Shamir
  •       2:00 am – Rocky Dawuni

 

           

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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