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Zamaleo in Ljungby Storytelling Festival, Sweden

JoelOtukho-KenyaAlumbe-KenyaZamaleo Sigana Storytelling duo of Ms. Alumbe Namai and Mr. Joel Otukho sucessfully carried out a performance tour of Swedish city of Stockholm and Ljungby Village (June 6-17, 2009). In Stockholm they conducted Storytelling Master Workshops and presented special performance nights featuring Kenyan tales.

At Ljungby Storytelling Festival, the two leading Kenyan Storytellers presented workshops on the Sigana approach to Storytelling. Ljungby is the oldest and biggest storytelling festival in Sweden. It gathers storytellers annually from all over the world for a week of celebrating the age-old art of Storytelling.

The trip by the two Zamaleo Sigana Storytellers was organized by Fabula Storytellers of Sweden with the support of Project PACSEA (Performing Arts Cooperation between Sweden and Eastern Africa).

Fabula Storytellers (Sweden) and Zamaleo ACT (Kenya) are set to start a long-term collaborative partnership focused on exploration of intercultural Storytelling practice. As part of this, 5 Fabula Storytellers will participate in the 1st Sigana International Storytelling Festival scheduled for July 3-5, 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.