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Drumming Up For Royalty

Slum drummers is a group of thirteen members who hail from Kawangware, Waithaka and dagoretti. Some were street children while others lost one or both parents. The first members of this group Joel Muiruri says that they were rehabilitated by AMREF and misic project kicked off. A man called Giovanni introduced them to beautiful misic from West Africa, Cuba and Europe. The group is matured and is writing their own music. Just recently they sang for the queen during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Buckingham palace, London, the queen shook their hands and urged them not to stop doing their music that really impressed her. Indeed, this was a hidden talent which now has blossomed.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Slum drummers group

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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel happy
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Riruta, Nairobi, Kenya
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