Diaspora Story:Kenyan man uses art to promote tourism in Seattle-VIDEO
For many years now,Nicholas Sironka,a self appointed Kenya’s tourism and cultural promoter has used his talent and connection to promote Kenya abroad. As the leader of “The Friends of Sironka Dance Troupe”,Nicholas has organized many performance across the United States, showcasing Maasai cultures which promote tourism to Kenya.
Also,as a master batik artist and Fulbright Scholar,he has taught courses on batik and Maasai culture across the United States mainly in Seattle Washington where he resides.
In the year 2000 to 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright award, by the government of the United States of America.As a scholar in residence, he taught Batik art and Maasai Culture at Whitworth College -Spokane,Washington.He also taught in countless elementary, high schools, colleges and Universities in other States around the country.
Sironka’s greatest desire is to be hired by the Kenyan Government to help promote Kenyan art and artists in the Diaspora while at the same time helping to promote Kenya as an ideal tourist destination.With His experience which spurns over a decade,he can be a very good ambassador and effective promoter of Kenya,something that is urgently need now.
In the video above,Nicholas shares his thoughts about his vision and process of how he uses art to educate people about his culture.
Nicholas Sironka contact:
Tel:509 263 0430
By Isaac Kariuki:Diaspora Messenger