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DUOS Festival September 2021

TPAAE Project is happy to announce the second edition of DUOS Festival, contributing to the recognition of art, culture, and cultural heritage at the Kenyan coast in the intercultural exchange with Polish and Italian Partners.

Investigating for the past two years the cultural heritage of Mijikenda, contemporary art in Kenya, and conducting art research, we decided to merge these paths with the personage of the patron for this edition of the DUOS Festival, that is Mekatilili wa Menza, the Giriama freedom fighter and heroine of the Mijikenda tribe.
That’s why the second edition of the DUOS Festival in Kilifi is dedicated to women empowerment.

For the period of three weeks (from 16 August to 6th September) eight female duos from Kenya and Poland: poets, musicians, dancers, photographers, and craftswomen; will work in different places around Kilifi town to develop their projects, exchange knowledge, and work together with students and members of the local community.

During the festival, we will showcase the heritage of Mekatilili, the essence of sisterhood, and bring to focus women empowerment through art and culture.

The three-week cooperation will be summed up with three days of presentations of its results in the form of studio visits, freely accessible for the local community. The Festival will include an open-air cinema, concerts, shows, games and activities for children, in addition to exhibitions, guided tours, and open studios.

Save the dates : September 3rd to September 4th for DUOS Festival!

This project is a part of TPAAE (Transcultural Perspectives in Art and Art Education) and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872718.


Ciro G. & Zorka Wollny


Animation: Sheila Okanga & Iza Plucińska

Ceramics: Fauzia Aly Khan & Anna Molska

Dance / Body Based Performance: Faith Kwamboka & Marta Ziółek

Installation: Shaila Resia Agha & Aneta Grzeszykowska

Journalism: / Media: Ciro G. & Justyna Machnicka

Multimedia: Linda Shuma & Natalia Szostak

Music / Poetry: Shangazi Masika & Alicja Pilarczyk

Textile Design: Ciro Karimi & Irena Zieniewicz

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