Kenya’s young slum dwellers find solace in music

Little did they know when Moses Kimani and his two childhood acquaintances founded the music band Cyplez in 2013 that it would later become a sensation in the Mathare slums on the eastern edge of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

The members of the Cyplez music band practice one of their songs on July 27, 2021 in Mathare slums, Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Xinhua)


The members of the Cyplez music band will sing one of their songs to their friends in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 27, 2021.  (Photo: Xinhua)

The members of the Cyplez music band will sing one of their songs to their friends in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 27, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

The members of the Cyplez music band practice one of their songs on July 27, 2021 in Mathare slums, Nairobi, Kenya.  (Photo: Xinhua)

The members of the Cyplez music band practice one of their songs on July 27, 2021 in Mathare slums, Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Xinhua)

The members of the Cyplez music band practice one of their songs on July 27, 2021 in Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: Xinhua)

The members of the Cyplez music band practice one of their songs on July 27, 2021 in Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: Xinhua)

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