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Pro.Gres.Sive Concert Celebrates Kenya’s Diversity

Volume 12, Issue 2  | 
Published 09/10/2015
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In June, 2013, the first event of the Pro.gres.sive Initiative brought together Kenya’s diverse musical talents and showcased their prolific versatility. The concert, an original production directed by Berkley graduate Aaron Colverson, celebrated Kenyan music, art and diversity through original African, Eastern and Western fusion compositions. This created an avenue for Spray for Change to reflect on the evolution of the country through a unique fusion of music and graffiti.

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As the sun set at the Kenya National Theatre, the open air amphitheatre came to life with the eclectic sounds of Pro.gres.sive. The concert featured live graffiti art by Duracoat’s ‘Spray for Change’ artists Uhuru B, Bankslave, Swift9, Wise Two and Felok. The Pro.gres.sive Initiative is a group that promotes the values of pluralism, ethical conduct and social justice through creative, experiential platforms. The Pro.gres.sive Concert was the first of these events. The first event of the Pro.gres.sive Initiative brought together Kenya’s diverse musical talents and showcased their prolific versatility. The concert was an original production directed by Berklee graduate Aaron Colverson, and celebrated Kenyan music, art and diversity through a spectacular performance of original African, Eastern and Western fusion compositions. This created an avenue for our artists to reflect the evolution of the country in art through a unique fusion of music and graffiti.

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