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SLAP? (Sounds like a Pandemic?)
The project Sounds like a Pandemic? started in 2020 as a response to the outbreak of the Covid -19 Virus. In three phases (April 2020 – January 2021), 12 people ventured out to record the changing city. From Kikuyu to Kibera from Eastlands to Langata, sounds were collected and archived. During the project, the team asked writers and musicians to explore the recordings and share what they detected in them through their creative approach.
SOUND OF NAIROBI is an open access archive of the sounds of Nairobi. It employs sound as a material that can be archived, researched, and explored as a source for information that can narrate the history of the city, now and in the future. It is intended as a resource for artists, researchers, recordists, and anyone interested in sound. The core team consists of Raphael Kariuki, Sophia Bauer, Brian Muhia and Kamwangi Njue.