2021 / Kenya – Kuza Kipaji Art Center

KUZA KIPAJI

 

If 2020 restricted our trips, it also enriched our partnerships which have allowed us to go on working without being in the field.

Kuza Kipaji is a group of artists of Nairobi who came together to nurture talent. They want to improve the culture of music, art and dance in their community. They encourage expression, creativity and confidence through an extensive and fun instruction and guidance.

“I met Stacey when working in the Kibera Slum with DFW and we connected right away. When she decided to create her own organisation for underprivileged children beside Nairobi, it felt natural for DFW to support her work” Catherine Habasque

All kids have free access to our platform of Online courses and can learn Ballet, Flamenco, Indian Dance, Contemporary, Opera Singing and more.

The director of the school is working closely with the Alexandra Martin-Volcovici, the director of Isadora – Volcovici school in France, who had children entering the Paris Opera school, National Conservatory and more.

Beside this, two of the children now have a private mentor:

  • A young talented drummer receives the advice and follow the classes of Lance Garder, a professional musician and composer from Saint-Louis (US)
  • The young Naqahyah, passionate of Ballet is starting working with Maggie Bryan, a professional Ballet Dancer from the New Zealand Royal Ballet.