The 2013 annual Sawa Sawa Festival, organized by Sarakasi Trust, will take place on December 21st at the Arboretum Gardens. Sawa Sawa 2013 will be held in commemoration of Kenya 50th anniversary and will be themed around Dance and Circus. As always Sawa Sawa will also have music stages where Kenyan and East African acts will give the festival that Kenyan and African feel. Apart from the music, dance and acrobatics there will be children activities, catering points, market area including relevant info stands.
Sarakasi Trust initiated the concept of the annual Sawa Sawa Festival in 2002 to create a unique festival with an African identity appealing to the Kenyan public at large while at the same time creating an opportunity to reach out to audiences across age, gender, cultural and economical back grounds. Sawa Sawa aims to promote and stage the performing arts through several platforms like workshops, exchanges between local and international artistes, technical skill and cultural sharing workshops, community building (theme) activities, jam sessions/studio recordings, media activations and the multi stage multi day concerts. The concert has attracted more than 100,000 plus people in the recent past.