#GreeningSima concert celebrates Irish and Kenyan musical cultures

Greening Simba
The #GreeningSimba initiative is hoping to raise awareness of the plight of Kenya's lion population. Photo: Twitter/IrlEmbKenya

Last night, the Irish Embassy in Kenya hosted their first ever concert ahead of their #GreeningSimba launch at the Kenya Wildlife Service in Lang’ata today.

Along with traditional Irish music, guests at the Michael Joseph Centre enjoyed a performances by Kenyans Mufasa Poet and Slum Dummers.

A percussion group based in Waithaka slum in Nairobi using music instruments made from recycled materials.

Guests to the concert were welcomed by Irish Minister of the Office of Public Works Kevin “Boxer” Moran who is in Kenya for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Irish Embassies around the world are joining in with the #GlobalGreening initiative.

The Irish Embassy in Kenya commissioned a life size lion called Taji, sculpted using flip-flops that have been washed up on the coast of Kenya.

At today’s event at the KWS headquarters, Taji will be donated to the Nairobi National Park where it will be displayed along the Safari Walk.