Resource of
Open Minds


Themes: Social Justice, Art Practice, Freedom of Expression,
Region: East Africa
Country: Kenya

Sauti Gifted Different Un-Silenced

'Sauti' is a documentary film project that highlights the challenges faced by some musicians who, due to their personal circumstances, find themselves facing discrimination and marginalization. A documentary highlighting the daily challenges faced by 5 selected musicians is produced to stimulate and provoke retrospective discussion on societal norms that endorse the persecution of those perceived as being different. The expectation of the project is to provoke society to be more tolerant and question societal norms that lead to the discrimination and marginalization of others. A 5-song audio CD compilation comprising thematic songs by each of the five musicians and a digital booklet comprising of pictures, short narratives, and quotes by each artist will be produced.

Ketebul Music was established to address the lack of focus on the cultural and social aspects of the East African music industry. Our mission is to preserve, develop, and promote the region's diverse musical traditions. Ketebul Music nurtures and develops musical talent that is rooted in traditional African melodies and rhythms.