Elizabeth Kahura is a native of Kenya, Africa. Living in the United States since 1995, she shares the African ‘beat’ with audiences through the African Safari program. As a storyteller, musician, and teacher, Elizabeth educates while at the same time entertaining audiences through storytelling, puppetry, music, language arts, and hands-on art projects. Schools, libraries, museums, and festivals enjoy her inspirational countenance, her displays of African artifacts, and her ability to build a bridge of understanding. She demonstrates the similarities and differences between US and African cultures through several popular programs. A Day in Africa highlights geography and culture. A Jungle Walk highlights the flora and fauna of Africa. Folktales from Africa highlights interactive tales, poems, and chants. African Art highlights carvings, clothing, and instruments. Sound of Africa highlights the art of drumming and dance. Holidays around the World highlights Kwanzaa as it relates to other world celebrations. Programs align with school curricula such as social studies, language, and fine arts. Children will learn Swahili words through stories, songs, and rhymes in each program. Also available are diversity workshops for adults. Elizabeth received a Kenyans in Austin (KIA) 2017 ‘Mashujaa’ (heroes) award in recognition of her contribution to cultural preservation and awareness. Photo by Andrew John.

Additional information


Folk Arts

Contact name

Elizabeth Kahura

Contact address

5011 Daymon Court Hutto TX 78634

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Public performance

$500 – $3500

School performance

$500 – $3500

Workshop fees

$500 – $3500

Travel per diem lodging

$0 – $1500




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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