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REKE MAHIKE

Ithaako rĩna Nyĩmbo

REKE MAHIKE

Ithaako rĩna Nyĩmbo

REKE MAHIKE

Ithaako rĩna Nyĩmbo

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“Thaayũ” (Peace).

GREAT NEWS! “REKE MAHIKE” is now Available for you to WATCH!

The unforeseen Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has effectively shut down the viability of live stage performances at this time so, like many others, we have had to rethink a number of plans.

With the kind support of Safaricom, HKN Charitable Trust and K24, the fun of “REKE MAHIKE” was broadcast on Kenyan TV screens on Saturday 12th December 2020 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and will be broadcast again on Friday 1st January 2021 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

It is also available to Watch on YouTube and here below. Enjoy!

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What is the Meaning Of This? Let me explain...

Have you ever found yourself being a Kikuyu, with very little real understanding or appreciation of what that even means? Well, that was the predicament I was in for a very long time, until something akin to an existential crisis prompted me to launch out onto a journey. A journey towards a better understanding of “cultural heritage” versus “culture”. REKE MAHIKE is a very significant milestone on that continuing journey.

Sincerely,

Gatumia

Overview

“REKE MAHIKE” is an original Kikuyu Musical Play which, as at the time of this writing, contains eight original songs. The plot is structured like your basic fairy-tale or “Ngano cia Marimũ” as they are called in Gĩkũyũ. The book of the play also contains an English translation of the story and the songs.

It is an upbeat play that should be entertaining to youths, adults and even elderly people. All are welcome! The play is a work of fiction which presents an artistic expression of ideas drawn from Kikuyu heritage. (N.B: It is not at all meant to be chauvinistic.)

Synopsis

In the story we will meet a beautiful maiden called Cirũ (short for Wanjirũ). Now Cirũ had not married, and this matter is causing conflict in her home. The problem is that the person she loves, is despised by her parents. Things get to a point where Cirũ’s father and mother conspire and take a very drastic action, all in a bid to marry their daughter off. How this conflict is resolved forms the substance of the story.

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