As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we want to take this opportunity to update you on Nafasi’s plan for facing this unprecedented situation. Please take a few minutes to read our response here >

An Interview with Chabaka Kilumanga

An interview with Nafasi Art Space’s newest Board member, Chabaka Kilumanga.
Chabaka Kilumanga, from Moshi, Tanzania, is a career civil servant and diplomat who has lived and worked across the globe.
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For the love of music

British Council are hosting our upcoming Wikiendi Live on Feb 2nd. The workshop was arranged to assist Artists to learn and share knowledge before their performances at Wikiendi live and Sauti za Busara. Here’s some of what went on:  

Jackie “Kazimoto” Simela

Remembering Jagwa’s Electrifying Frontman, Jackie “Kazimoto” Simela
On 8 December 2018, Jack Simela, or ’Dogo’ Jackie as he was known, the forceful lead singer of Tanzania’s Jagwa Music, died in a car accident in Morogoro. He had just buried his aunt and was on his way from the cemetery.
Eulogy by Rebecca Corey, Director of Nafasi Art Space

Nafasi visits Kin ArtStudio in DRC

Nafasi’s Managing and Artistic Director and Visual Arts Manager travelled to Kinshasa, DRC for an exchange visit with Kin ArtStudio. The visit was made possible by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg (the Swiss Arts Council), which supports artist mobility and exchange in the SADC region. Read more about the visit…

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