One of the performers at the Jukumu Letu launch this Saturday is a group of young DeeJays having been training by DJ’s With a Cause. The three DJ Tally, DJ Mr.Vice and DJ Flaxx will be taking the jukumu letu message to the youth through music. We got to talk to them to find out what motivates them to be part of the initiative.
Newton Mwachoki who plies his trade by the name DJ Tally trained as a professional deejay at the homeboyz academy in 2008 and has been working at it ever since. He is inspired by the Jukumu Letu initiative and wants to pass the message about the constitution through music.
“Jukumu Letu motivates me to know my responsibilities and my rights as a citizen of Kenya. To pass this message, we will be playing conscious social music, pro-change music and patriotic songs. We’ll feature songs like Sheria by Sarabi, Siasa Duni by Susumila among others.”
The three will be playing at Little Theater today from 5pm – 7pm in an event dubbed the Jukumu Letu sundowner where they will be warming up for the main event tomorrow with some of their music mixes.
Another Deejay that is part of the team is Andrew Owino, who is the head DJ at Skylux Sports Pub in Mtwapa where he is known as DJ Mista Vice. About Jukumu Letu, he said
“I joined Jukumu Letu so that I can create awareness to fellow citizens so that they can have knowledge of the Constitution through conscious music. We’ll be getting together as a team to familiarise ourselves about Jukumu Letu as we have a little entertainment at the sun downer event.”
Charles Maina otherwise known as DJ Flaxx has worked in many clubs around Mombasa and is currently based at Tapas Cielo. He says he is motivated to learn from the Deejays With a Cause team in order to make a difference in the community by passing knowledge about the constitution to the society through music.