Item Archive: Kenya

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Kenyan LGBTQI musician Grammo Suspect receives emergency Covid-19 funding

5 May 2020 Grammo Suspect, a Kenyan LGBTQI rapper, activist and spoken word musician, is one of the first artists to receive an emergency grant from Artists at Risk (AR). The AR Covid-19 Emergency Fund was created to support artists … Continue reading

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AR-Safe Haven Berlin Resident – Lil Baliil

  Salad Ali, aka Lil Baliil, is a Somali musician, songwriter and performer from Nairobi, Kenya. He is a leading artist in East Africa and a key figure in Somali Afro Pop. Lil Baliil strives to empower and inspire Somali … Continue reading

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Schedule: Grammo Suspect – Rainbow Ambassador Kenya

Artists at Risk (AR) and its partners have been delighted and amazed by the incredible creative activity of our first resident at  AR-Catalonia, Grace Munene, aka Grammo Suspect – Rainbow Ambassador Kenya. The “Rainbow Ambassador Kenya” has hit the ground … Continue reading

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WELCOMING LIL BALIIL TO AR-SAFE HAVEN BERLIN

  We warmly welcome Lil Baliil, the Somali Afro-Pop musician from Nairobi, Kenya, to a year-long AR-residency at AR-Safe Haven Berlin. A greatly loved artist among East African youth, Lil Baliil recently won the “East African Song of the Year, … Continue reading

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AR Resident – Grace Munene aka Grammo Suspect

Grace Munene, aka Grammo Suspect, is a Kenyan activist, rap artist and spoken word poet who uses her music to promote human rights, particularly within the LGBTQI community in Kenya. In April 2015, Grammo Suspect released Our Love is Valid, … Continue reading

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IA-Resident Munish Wadhia

Munish Wadhia (Kenya) is a painter who uses displacement as an artistic strategy, dislocating and deconstructing imagery and artefacts from his cultural ancestry. His practice functions as an investigative tool that aims to unlock threads of history, while resisting confrontational … Continue reading

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Welcoming Munish Wadhia to IA-Safe Haven Gnesta

We are pleased to announce Munish Wadhia’s arrival earlier this Spring as the first resident at the IA-Gnesta Safe Haven. Munish Wadhia is a painter who uses displacement as an artistic strategy, dislocating and deconstructing imagery and artefacts from his … Continue reading

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