Kasiva Mutua is working to elevate the place of the African woman in music.

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Jackline Kasiva Mutua is an internationally touring drummer and percussionist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her performance style is influenced by afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae and soul. As a young drummer, Mutua learned traditional drums from her grandmother and continues to perpetuate her heritage and celebrate her community’s spirit.

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To engage joyfully with the world: More bold ideas from the TED Fellows

August 28, 2017

“The politics of joy” is a phrase that resonates through this session of TED Fellows talks. These talks, by and large, come from people who’ve taken a hard look at the world and its problems and decided to engage joyfully, with creativity, fresh insight and heart. From a soccer project that empowers young refugees, to […]

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