A Peek into our Past & Future
2008 Post Election Violence
Inspired by the events of the violence that caused over 1,000 deaths & 300,000 internally displaced persons. We organized Unite The People Concert at Kisumu Social Hall, which was the first public gathering after the violence and used the proceeds to feed displaced children at Young Generation Centre in Manyatta slum.
2012 Seattle, Washington
One Vibe’s founder moved to Seattle in 2010, and in 2012 we organized United The People Concert at Nectar Lounge in Seattle, WA to create awareness about the plight of youth in Kisumu.
2014 Madaraka Festival
In 2013 we used proceeds from United The People Concert in Seattle to develop an Education Music & Art Program (EMAP) to serve youth in Kisumu. By 2014 EMAP had served over 68 youth, which inspired us to organize Madaraka Festival at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), which helped us raise funds to continue EMAP and also create One Vibe Studio for music and audio recording in Kisumu as a means of generating income to sustain One Vibe Africa.
2017 Madaraka The Documentary
In 2015 we used proceeds from Madaraka Festival to fund EMAP, purchase filmmaking equipment to create One Vibe Films in Kisumu to enhance our income generating capacity through creating our own content and providing the same service to other customers. In 2015 we travelled to Kisumu with a team consisting of twenty filmmakers, creatives, artists from Seattle, Ghana, and Senegal to produce Madaraka The Documentary, which is a story about how communities can empower themselves through embracing their culture and collaborating with people from other cultures.
2022 Replicating Concept
Our current aim is to stabilize our operation in Kenya, and our events in Seattle to enable us to scale our model and replicate it to other communities in Africa that have similar needs to the youth of Kisumu, Kenya. We have been approached by communities in Botswana, South Africa, Malawai, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Liberia, and Nigeria. We did not know that our impact is already being felt that far. For now we hope to share the story of this concept through Madaraka The Documentary.