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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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CEWG Meets Cabinet Secretary

The Creative Economy Working Group met with the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage on 3 June 2019 to discuss the effective incorporation of arts and culture in the national agenda through policy and legislative reform, institutional development and capacity development.
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Cultural resources as backbone for tourism

The role of culture in tourism.
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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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Summary of the Memorandum of Views on Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2017

The Creative Economy Working Group was invited to elaborate on the Memorandum of Views on Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by the Departmental Committee on Communications, Information, and Innovation.
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IMARA ROUNDTABLE-COPYRIGHT-TRAINING

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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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IGDF-Visual Arts

An installment of the Intergenerational Dialogue Forum series of events focusing on the Visual Arts
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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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Validation of Standard Research Tools for Conducting National Survey On Status Of Cultural And Creative Industries.

Agenda: Validation of Standard Research Tools forConducting National Survey On Status Of Cultural And Creative
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A business master plan for creatives

Business planning is a practical exercise spelling out the thin line between success and failure.
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Capoeira: From struggle to a movement

This article explores the flair of the capoeira dance form which represents an expression of body,mind and spirit and has evolved over a long somewhat controversial history. The article also covers how the first official capoeira schoolin Kenya, Capoeira Balanco Negro is redefining the local cultural scene through artistic and community activities.
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