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Asian Scene- Nai Ni Who? and the Festival of Friendship, 30th July, The Star

30 Jul

There has been a festival roaming the areas of Nairobi and this time it was the turn for Parklands and the venue selected was the City Park. The Nai Ni Who? is a 3-month festival that is getting Nairobians involved through various cultural activities in an effort to create an identity of who a Nairobian really is? On Saturday 27th July the Festival of Friendship participated and brought together various Asian communities to showcase their cultural talent. Amidst the City Park one of the oldest parks in the city and at the heart of the densely populated Asian area, there was an art exhibition and dances by the Ismailia group, Shree Cutchi Leva Patel, Lohana Youth League and the Ramgarhia Youth Association. Unfortunately the turn out was very poor and the two reasons could have been the rumored insecurity at the City Park and perhaps low marketing amongst the community. The performances were also mediocre but can be commended for their efforts and participation.

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3 responses to “Asian Scene- Nai Ni Who? and the Festival of Friendship, 30th July, The Star

  1. Dixit

    July 31, 2013 at 20:27

    What a pathetic review of such a brilliant festival…! ‘let us not define nairobi, let nairobi define itself’

     
    • harleenjabs

      August 1, 2013 at 03:19

      Dear Dixit,
      Thank you for your comments. Nai Ni Who? Might be a great festival and impressing its fans, the initiative must be given credit. But at the City Park it was not brilliant.

      Regards,

       
  2. Dixit

    August 1, 2013 at 09:34

    …this weekend was the first time a band has played in the bandstand in 30 years. ‘let us not define nairobi, let nairobi define itself’. Have a read of project for public space’s blog
    Nai ni who? apart from the paradox of a fragmented city… Nai ni wewe, Nai ni sisi. One can understand why you do not fully appreciate city park for what it is today, relative to what it has been in the past, or the culture Nairobi presents today in it’s public spaces. All that can be suggested is that you should do something about it ; ) Look forward to your first/next performance…?

     

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