“A Premier African-influenced Festival”

– YES Magazine


About the Madaraka Festival

Madaraka Festival USA Tour 2024

Celebrating a Decade of Unity Through Music

Mark your calendars! The Madaraka Festival is back for its 10th anniversary, bringing a vibrant celebration of African music, culture, and community to thirteen cities across the US.

Join us for a national tour kicking off in Dallas on May 25th and culminating in Seattle on June 17th & 18th.

Experience the electrifying energy of internationally acclaimed artists like:

  • Nyashinski: East African music icon and co-founder of Kleptomaniax
  • Eddy Kenzo: Grammy-nominated Ugandan singer and music executive
  • Naomi Achu: Cameroonian singer, rapper, and songwriter
  • Dynamq: Award-winning DJ spinning Afro-Pop, Reggae, Afrobeat, and Afrohouse
  • Savara: Kenyan singer, drummer, and co-founder of Sauti Sol
  • Plus special surprise guests!

Dress to impress in your brightest African attire and prepare to dance to the rhythms of Africa.

Our Goal

More than just a concert, Madaraka Festival is a commitment to community. A portion of proceeds will benefit One Vibe Africa, supporting positive change for over 3.5 million people in the US and Africa.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 16th at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.com.

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience!

Get Your Tickets Now!


“You have delivered a remarkable African concert showcasing one of Africa’s biggest exports and wisdom. Because culture and music carry the African values the world needs to know and assimilate. Beyond the colonialism and slavery and the brutal exploitation we see even today of African resources and people. Thank you Simon and the team for uplifting the African narrative to one of pride and exceptionalism. I am so happy that you and team have made such magnificent progress in a year that I have walked alongside you. You have my endearing and full support. So take a bow.”

– Elder Jay Naidoo

South African businessman, politician and social activist.

Previous Sponsors & Partners

We have been honored to work with these amazing Brands, Institutions, Organizations, Businesses and Individuals for Madaraka Festival since 2014. We couldn’t be more grateful to you for trusting us with your Brand.

 The Recording Academy, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omprakash Foundation, EMP Museum, Arunga Music, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Seattle Art Museum, Zaki Rose, Café Avole, African-American Kenyan Women’s Interconnect, Taya Sola Company, London Bridge Studios, Africatown Center For Innovation, African Chamber of Commerce, Kenyan-American Youth Association, 206 Zulu, A Real Grip, Big World Breaks Entertainment, DedSilva International Shipping, M-ACCESS, Talanta Afrika, Nyanza Reproductive, Liverpool VCT, What’s Good Network, Liquid Telecom, PAWA254, Ciala Resort, Silverstone Air, Coca – Cola, Kisumu Beach Resort, Urban Radio, Radio Nam Lolwe, Dala FM, Victoria Tours & Travel, The Standard Group PLC, Royal City, West Luxury Homes, White Hill Villa, Homeland Events, The Gig Dynamics, Parkview Hotel, Hotel Shamma, Sinachi Tours & Travel, Sky FM, Anyitko PR, Tembea Kisumu, Amazing Kisumu, Kisumu Insyder, Children Amusement World, Zaira Tours & Travel, Nairobi Horns Project, Koko Media, Lolwe Television Network, Pambo Beauty Salon, The Grand Royal Swiss, PriniasHotel, Ounga Commercial Agencies, The Kisumu  County Government, Converge Media, Common Good Church, RVC Seattle, Langston, Wa Na Wari, Value Culture, Mercii Ministry Chicago, IL (USA), Peace Works United Tacoma, WA (USA), Billian Music Family Foundation, Tribeless Youth, Afro Diaspora SF, Dope Music Festival, Northwest Arts Streaming Hub, Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (CGHRD), Roots International, Bellevue Youth Theater, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, AFIA, N33D Creative, Rooted in Vibrant Communities, (rvc), OST, ∞music, Amazon, W Hotel, Wayapay, The Next 50, Perimia, Seattle Afrique, Rooted in Vibrant Communities, Siliana Consulting, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, The State Hotel Seattle, OST, One Vibe Media, N33D Creative, Microsoft, North West Film Festival, KEXP, Lim’s Choma Zone, 91.3 KBCS, South Seattle Emerald, Value Culture, Converge Music, Common Good, Community Health Plan of Washington, Black Dot Underground, Arte Noir, Alaska Airlines, African Father In America Podcast, among others!