As mentioned in the Wednesday post this week the dance team here at Wale Eale has several big outreach performances coming up; the first ones are tomorrow. The preparations for this type of performance are many and demanding. For the past weeks the team has rehearsed the dances and plays for between one and three [...]
The Wale Wale dance program main purpose is to let young people from Kibera ages between 7-25 years explore and develop their talents in dance. Also use dance as a way to highlight, bring awareness about and discuss different social questions and issues in Kibera as well as in other places in Nairobi and Kenya. [...]
My names are GEOFREY OMENTA also known as OMENTALITY. I am a rapper a dancer and also a music producer at Wale Wale Kenya which is a youth centre based in Ayany, Kibera. I myself joined the centre in 2013 and since then I have been part of the family, and I would love to [...]
This Saturday, Wale Wale Kenya kicked off yet another project within Wale Wale Youth Center. This time its Jacob Kokoyo, Wale Wales great artist, who have started art classes for our younger members as well as other children around Kibera with the hope that the y will become new members. The will be ongoing starting off [...]
Saturday started early for the Wale Wale dance group. They had an audition in town for an upcoming celebration called Ushirika. We all went by bus, and Jacob the oldest member of the group was in charge of the big group of eager dancers. After registration everyone sat in the shadow and looked at the [...]
Here at Wale Wale we have a very active dance group. The group has several weekly practices where all the dancer – from the youngest to the oldest – gather and dance together. They dance for fun, but also as practice for upcoming performances, auditions and outreaches. This week the focus is on dancing every [...]
Until recently Wale Wale Kenya has headed a crowd funding campaign on Indigogo to raise money for the much needed studio. The youths here, as you may know, loves singing and dancing, and a studio is where the former can be put into reality and shared with world. Together our donors have raised 270.000 Kenyan [...]
As our crowd funding campaign continues,we decided to start building the studio that will be the heart of Wale Wale Art and Media Center. With a successful campaign, soon you will be reached by new music and films from this place.
BEING IMPORTANT IN THE SOCIETY People say being who you are or making once own life a success is an individual effort, I believe strongly that in order for all this to happen, there is a combination of different aspects which maybe PARENTS,FRIENDS and the ENVIRONMENT we grow up in. Our parents are important in [...]
Today it's payday in Sweden! Spend your money wisely and join our campaign! We have reached $1080 dollar and we have $4920 to go! Contribute to make this art & media center possible! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wale-wale-art-media-center
This Sunday we went to Arboretum Park. It was a day for teambuilding and fun!
We are taking the next step in the development of Wale Wale Kenya. Today we launch a campaign where we raise funds to build Wale Wale Art and Media Center in one of the rooms in Wale Wale Youth Center. The center will be a place to learn about, write, produce och distribute film, music [...]
For the last couple of weeks we have been working on a longer and more comprehensive video where we want to tell the our story. This video is longer and goes more into detail in Kibera as an area and Wale Wale Kenya as an organisation. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCQtBNG2o_o
Jeanette, a volunteer at Wale Wale Kenya had Kizomba workshops this weekend at the center. She is an experienced Kizomba teacher from Sweden and has been dancing all her life. Kizomba is a couple dance originally from Angola. The workshops were highly appreciated by the youths and everybody had a good time.
This weekend our dancers did their first outreach performance since we became Wale Wale Kenya. An outreach is a performance where we try to educate the community through music and dance on issues that affect our society here in Kibera. It was done under the new name but with the same youth and the same [...]