LISTEN - 
An exhibition introducing SOUND OF NAIROBI, 
the city's sound archive

The exhibition took place at the Goethe Institut Auditorium in Nairobi from November 7th – November 20th, 2019. 

The exhibition was accompanied by a panel discussion under the title Sound and the city, with Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi from the Nairobi based architecture and design bureau, cave bureau. With Prof. Ciira wa Maina, a senior lecturer at the Dedan Kimathi Universaty of Technology in Njeri. His research fields include bioacoustics, machine lerning and data science. And with the musician and sound artist Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU. Lorna Neg’eno was the chair.

We ended the exhibition with a performance by DJ Raph. He mixed the field recordings used in the exhibition into a meditative journey from the outskirts of Nairobi via the city center into a utopian, imaginary space somewhere between the past and the future of the city between construction and destruction until returning to a swamp. He was joined by Mc Black and Jublack and their spoken word magic. After the performance DJ Kamwangi let us enjoy his eclectic and unique sounds. 

The exhibition and framework was conceived and realized by Sophia Bauer, Raphael Kariuki, Lorna Ng’eno and Brian Muhia. 

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