Performing and visual arts
Music of the People
As Hope Raisers we want to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.
Music and art preformances should be accessible to all. In our side of Nairobi these events are absent. As a response to this we run a monthly concert series, where artists are invited for a live concert.
We have had several great artists bringing music to the people.
Koch Fest started in 2010 and is a community festival that attracts around 1000-2000 visitors every year. Koch Fest is currently the biggest festival in east of Nairobi, bringing together artists from different parts with the mission to unite, inspire and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture.
During one week different activities are taking place to celebrate music and culture and make it accessible to everyone.
The initiative aims at opening community dialogue on the role of arts on positive social transformation through mural installations around public space, school the streets to communicate hope messages, identify cultural treasures among the youths share young people’s dreams inspiration of their community and use this as a tool to reach out to others for social development.