The Kenyatta University started the Cultural week in 1992 and since then it has been a yearly event. The annual festival is organized by Kenyatta University to showcase the rich African heritage and culture of Kenya. The event takes place over four days at the university grounds and then the Grand Finale event takes place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).
The culture of Kenya consists of multiple traditions and trends. Kenya has no single prominent culture that identifies it. Its cultural heritage and modern expressions of culture instead consist of diverse cultures, shaped and practiced by our country's different communities.
The diverse programming of the Kenyatta University Culture week includes poetry, dance, music, theatre, lectures, fashion shows, comedy, acrobatics, and exhibitions on health, technology, foods, and fine arts. This year, they are celebrating the 28th annual Culture week festival that was launched on 1st of October. The theme is: “Culture - Rising above the Pandemic”. This event takes the audience through a journey of our cultures and traditions through a variety of expressions of the performing arts, enhancing knowledge in cultural diversity and promoting cultural tolerance for peaceful coexistence and development.
Among the activities that took place during the launch was the screening of the award-winning film, “Mission To Rescue” a Foxton Media Production. Students turned up in large numbers to watch the film as they hyped their expectations on Social Media. Feedback after watching it was that it exceeded what they anticipated and mentioned that Kenya’s film industry is on another level.
We’re in the early stages of our Campus tours to screen this Kenyan movie, the first ever of its kind, and the demand is growing as the days go by. Hoping to meet all who have requested for us to visit their Campus and Colleges soon. #TukutaneCampo