Is Kenyan culture in clothes, music or the languages?

Google Cultural Institute and Art Project Director Amit Sood at the launch of the digitisation of Kenya’s cultural collections under the Utamaduni Wetu project. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The project’s aim is to promote Kenya’s cultural heritage and the discussions that followed the launch were meant to spur engagement with audiences across different communities, generations and geographies.

  • One can now visit any of the museums of Kenya documented in the exhibition with the click of a button.

What is Kenyan culture? This is a question that has confounded many Kenyans for decades. Is it in our clothes? Music? Hospitality? Athletes? Languages? The answer has never been straightforward. But it’s a generally accepted truth that one of the strengths of Kenyan culture lies in its diversity.


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