Stories > 4. Kenya (Rift Valley) 2012

Day 1: In Nairobi, packing and talking to Tabu

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We arrived last night in Nairobi. A flawless flight and passport control. The only hitch was actually leaving the car park which had one person taking money and doing various other things at the same time including chitchatting with passerbys.  That took almost an hour.       Preparations at Ketebul Music studio We came…

Day 3: Kitale to Kapsokwony, Kenya

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We met for breakfast at 7am, departed from Kitale Club, Kitale at 8.30 and arrived at our first shoot of the trip – Kapsokwony Kenya, 56 kilometers from Kitale. We drove onto the athletic grounds of Chesamis High School to record four groups. Our fixer was ’50 Cows’ – clearly taken from 50 Cent, but…

Day 4: the Pokot Tribes

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It’s our forth day of the trip (second recording day in the field) and, despite difficulties with internet connections, we are still managing to keep you posted on our progress and had an extraordinary moment when we received a Skype call from Andy in the Uk and he actually joined in a live Influences session!

Day 5: Recording the Marakwet

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We left around 9am from the Eldoret Club to start our third day of recording, this time with the Marakwet tribes. The drive was long but spectacular. Our journey took us from Eldoret to Iten, the home of Kenya’s world class athletes.

Day 6: Recording the Tugen & back to Nairobi

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Our day really started at 7:30am when Tabu discovered the Jeep had a flat tyre. This moved our departure time from the two hotels (Eldoret Club and Pine Tree) from 8am to about 9.30am. The tyre had a damaged tube that just wore out. We reassembled and headed off for a spectacular trip from an altitude of 2,800m down to 1,114m at one of the floors of the Great Rift Valley. The roads were more winding and steeper than on our trip to Rwanda last November but there was no rain and there were guard rails on the roadside which made it all feel safer.