When we founded House of Kuumba in 2017, we had a calling and responsibility to preserve our art culture and heritage. The projects aim to fill a vacuum that exists, given the limited information freely available for artists to reference from as they craft their sound. Moreover, it is about understanding where we come from, and celebrating the evolution of our culture.
House of Kuumba projects also provide opportunities to emerging artists, and marginalised communities, and help them shape their own careers in a sustainable way, embedded in African values.
Ultimately, it is about showcasing music from the southern most part of the continent to the wider global music community.