Participation fees include :

  • Participation in an atelier as well as Daily Open Singing

  • Free admission to all festival concerts 

  • For participating choirs, the possibility to give a concert

  • Full board accomodation option in 4-bed-rooms in M-Pesa Academy or lunches and dinner option


Participation fees do not include :

  • Transportation from the airport / the city to M-Pesa Academy and back,

  • Scores needed for the ateliers


Participation fees differ according to the country of residence, with a solidarity system offering cheaper rates for participants from Kenya and from other parts of Africa.

* Other African countries : Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, São Tomé -and-Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

The festival will be hosted by the M-Pesa Academy and all rehearsals as well as many of the concerts will happen there, in Thika, about 45 km outside Nairobi (1 hour by car).

Choirs not wishing to stay in 4-bed-rooms can book a hotel in Thika or Nairobi. They will pay a reduced participation fee but will have to cover all costs of their hotel stay as well as transportation costs to and from M-Pesa Academy.