Madaraka festival
Madaraka festival

One Vibe is proud to unveil the seventh annual Madaraka Festival happening this Sunday, 25th July from Bellevue Youth Theatre’s outdoor amphitheatre (Bellevue, Washington in US) at 2:00 PM PST / 10 PM EAT.

The event will also be streamed for a global audience on YouTube and Clubhouse

Madaraka Festival brings Africa’s finest musicians and creatives together with world renowned artists and innovators for a celebration of music and civic purpose.


Like previous editions, this year’s festival will be live musical and poetry performances, African food and art.

The 2021 edition will be hosted by Chiyumba Ossome, a singer-songwriter and former Miss Kenya USA, alongside Mikey McClarron, a curator and media personality.

Featuring artists will include Austin Dean Ashford, Draze, Pato Banton, Simon Javan Okelo and poetry by Jaye Ware & Naa Akua.


This year, Madaraka Festival will collect musical instruments and photography equipment through One Vibe Africa to ship to Kenya to help grow and expand their Education, Music, and Art Program (EMAP). The online campaign to collect music instruments and photography equipment is currently ongoing and will culminate with the Madaraka Festival on July 25th, and officially end on July 31st. 

Bring a music instrument or photography equipment if attending the festival in person and you would like to donate at the festival on Sunday.

There will be a van where you can drop them off. If you would like to donate cash towards upgrading the music instruments and photography equipment at One Vibe Africa's program in Kenya you can do that by buying tickets to the festival through this link. The $20,000 that the team hopes to raise will be used to produce the Madaraka Festival and ship the music instruments and photography equipment to Kenya.

These will enhance One Vibe’s EMAP program that has served over 2,000 youth in underserved communities.

Madaraka Festival 2021 Program - Hosted by Chiyumba Ossome and Mikey McClarron

  • 2:00 - 2:30pm - Doors are open

  • 2:30 - 3:00 - Opening Remarks

  • 3:00 - 3:15 - Simon Javan Okelo

  • 3:15 - 3:30 - Poetry by Jaye Ware

  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Austin Dean Ashford

  • 4:00 - 4:30 - Draze

  • 4:30 - 4:45 - Poetry by Naa Akua

  • 4:45 - 5:30 - Pato Banton

  • 5:30 - 6:00 - Wrapping up