In stride with Kevin Mbithi; Actor, Producer & Film Director
Upclose with Abishai Maxman; the hunter from Bujumbura.
The story of starting humble and ending up at stardom and staying humble is not unfamiliar when you listen to Kevin Mbithi. He quietly finds his way to Ubunifu, apparently hails from the neighbourhood. If you are not keen enough you might not notice his presence. But our hawk-eyed Muindi Kisio was quick to spit him and sit down over […]
Bentana Marcello; Connecting Congo to Machakos
On 11 June 2017, we held the first Machakos Jazz Session which drew guests from as far as Kinshasha in Congo and Boston in Massachusetts. A pleasant surprise was one very energetic and positive guy, who bumped into the Jazz festival by sheer luck but ended up craving to come back for artist residency at Ubunifu Machakos. […]
Up Close with Udulele John
He speaks with a funny accent that is definitely not Kenyan. But what is he doing in Machakos? Marclello is a global citizen, born and bred in Congo but traversing the world in pursuit of bigger ideals in art and volunteerism. At 24, he found his way to Machakos (the place to be…) through Voluntary Services Overseas […]
Many a times he passes for a clueless shy boy who speaks only when he is spoken to, and often in very very low tones. Like many artists, he is never outspoken about his achievements, until he gets his hands on the bass guitar and smiles, then you realize that he is as lethal. During the opening […]