WE GO FURTHER WHEN WE GO TOGETHER

In recognizing that the Kenya Copyright Board is a State Corporation under the Office of the Attorney General & the Department of Justice established by section 3 of the Copyright Act 2001 and mandated with the administration and enforcement of copyright and related rights, we felt that they would be the ideal partner to involve every time we wanted to conduct our trainings as ArtLawKenya; more specifically on the topic of copyright and related rights.

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Azimio Coalition’s use of the Sauti Sol track ‘Extravaganza’.

The essence of the track ‘Extravaganza’ that premiered on the 28th of May 2019 essentially captures the soul and spirit of the ‘ Kenyan life of the party’. The witty, authentic and heavily Kenyan-infused lyrics are undisputable attention grabbers, because if you think about it – ‘wakaita makanjo, kumbe sisi ndio huwalipa salo’ is genius! But alas, this piece today is neither centered on the go-about of nighttime revelers, nor is it a critique of the aesthetics that are inherent in music. Bluntly, I am writing this article against the backdrop of a recent unveiling of a presidential candidate…

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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #6: MEET VISUAL ARTIST RESIAN TAKONA

... I was one of the winners of a continental art competition called Arts Talent Africa (ARTTA) - an initiative designed to revamp the art industry in Africa at large, making it more accessible and beneficial to artists, young and contemporary. I emerged first in Kenya, winning the award for the most unique technique used in executing a piece of art...

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I’M A POP STAR NOT A DOCTOR

Si you remember that nephew of yours who told you that they wanted to be a full-time music producer and you held your chest in shock pain? When you yourself thought you wanted to pursue a course and career in animation and your parents thought you were in depression or on drugs? And with the quickest succession you told your nephew how he was ‘safer’ pursuing something more ‘marketable’ like – sing it with me – ‘medicine’, ‘law’, ‘engineering’, ‘architecture’ or ‘financial accounting’? And you yourself convinced your mind that the animation dream was probably just a side effect of overdosing on Ed, Edd and Eddy? Your funny bone and illustrator skills be damned!

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