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Cultural and Creative Industries Supporting Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pedro Affonso Ivo Franco and Kimani Njogu
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IMARA ROUND TABLE 6: Cultural and Creative Industries and Tourism in Kenya

Cultural and creative industries have strong linkages with tourism experiences. Well integrated creative content with
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Nairobi’s film makers opt to shift lenses to coastal scenes

We examine the shift in film locations from Nairobi to the Kenyan coast.
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Queen Jane: A Tribute to the Voice of the Voiceless

This article highlights the life of the late Jane Nyambura (1965-2010) better known as Queen Jane and the lasting legacy of her contribution to female artists and the Kenyan cultural scene with her Kikuyu music.
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Imara Roundtable-Intellectual Property

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Framework for a Baseline Study of Kenya’s Creative Industries

The Creative Economy Working Group has put together a framework on the baseline study of Kenya's Creative Industries which is available for public review
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Inter-generational Dialogue Forum on Dance & Conceptual Arts

The Inter-generational Dialogue Forum on Dance & Conceptual Arts was held at the Go Down Arts Centre in February 2019. The forum drew the participation of over fifty creative sector stakeholders drawn from local dance groups, academia, government agencies, media and members of the Creative Economy Working Group.
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IMARA ROUND TABLE ON GAMING INDUSTRY IN KENYA

The fifth edition of the Imara Round Table took place on Thursday September 2019 on the theme Gaming Industry in Kenya. The Round Table focused on current status of the gaming industry,challenges developers face and possible interventions that can support the growth and development of the industry.
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Photography in Kenya

A basic overview of photography in Kenya.
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IMARA ROUND TABLE 7: Cultural and Creative industries and Trade in Kenya

The market for the goods and services of the cultural and creative industries is dynamic and growing.It has impressive potential for trade and thriving of small and medium sized enterprises, which are driven by culture and creativity.
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How Can The Arts Produce Wealth

How the arts can produce wealth
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Categorizing “Riziki” By Ja-Mnazi Afrika

This article focuses on the song "Riziki" by the group Ja-Mnazi Afrika, one of the most successful Kenyan songs of the first decade of thr twenty-first century. It explores issues around the ethnicity of the origins of songs and the effects this may have on the choices Kenyans make in the music they consume.
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