Michelle Obama Set to Host Kenyan Artistes at White House
Kenyan artistes performing at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC are excited about the prospects of being hosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama, reports The Standard.
This is after word went around among the Kenyan delegates that an invite had come through from White House.
“After all the drama, and our payment issues settled, we have been rocking this place and giving a truly good show to our fans here in the National Mall,” Afro-fusion musician, Olova Makadem told The Standard.
Makadem said the news that they would be meeting Obama’s wife has boosted their morale.
“She is our sister and the President is one of our own. This is exciting,” he said. The group performed in a pavilion dubbed Ngoma Kenya and attracted multitudes of fans from different parts of the world.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
The Festival takes place for two weeks every summer overlapping the Fourth of July holiday. It is an educational presentation that features community-based cultural exemplars. Free to the public, like other Smithsonian museums, each Festival typically draws more than one million visitors.