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NairobiConscious’ A Virtual Travel Through Sounds of Nairobi Released

Norient puts the focus on cities, as spaces that generate and shape music and sound, but also alter and sometimes even preclude them.

Norient, an audio-visual gallery and a community for contemporary music has announced the release of the first edition of its new Online Special Series Norient City Sounds (NCS), which features the city of Nairobi.

Titled, ‘NairobiConscious’ and curated by electronic musician Raphael Kariuki and multidisciplinary artist, writer, and experimental beatmaker Kamwangi Njue, discuss a perceived increase in social and political content in the popular songs of the city. 

Norient puts the focus on cities, as spaces that generate and shape music and sound, but also alter and sometimes even preclude them. The editions allow for a virtual trip to a city in times where physical and individual traveling is increasingly complex and thrown into question.

Raphael Kariuki aka DJ Raph is an electronic musician, producer, and DJ from Nairobi, Kenya. He has recently started a weekly event for underground electronic and experimental music, the MIST, in Westlands, Nairobi.

Kamwangi Njue is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and experimental beatmaker working with artists and others from Nairobi, Kenya. He has developed, participated in, and delivered a range of collaborative projects and events including performances, shows, exhibitions, texts, and readings.

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