The 10th Kaya

The 10th KAYA


In an ancient baobab forest, an ambitious open-air cultural experience unfolds, celebrating the historical, cultural and environmental diversity of this unique ecosystem.

I am so excited to be at the genesis of this extraordinary venture. A reclamation of cultural narratives. A sowing of story seeds for future generations to harvest!

Nestled amidst 30 acres of an ancient baobab forest located in the Green Heart of Kenya in Kilifi County, the 10th KAYA is a unique artistic celebration of the intangible cultural heritage and tacit knowledge of the Mijikenda people embedded within the traditional Kaya value system that places the natural environment at its very core.

Over the next decade, this indigenous story forest will extend to 100 acres to host large-scale art installations, sculptures and exhibitions, that fearlessly explore the diverse and often challenging narratives that have shaped and continue to shape this region.

The site is a protected home for the indigenous flora and fauna of the region and will host a year-round curated calendar of ambitious world-class events, micro-festivals and training in the creative industries to challenge attitudes, explore ideas and generate curiosity in unearthing the many truths of our history and reshaping how we interact with the world around us.

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