1. The shores of Lake Turkana are home to many fishermen. Their traditions include making nets and singing songs. Women aren’t allowed into the boats, so while the men go fishing, the women sing. They sing about their strong men, hoping they will bring home food for the family.

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  2. A female stylist with hot-pink hair extensions ran her hands over her young client’s curls. She scrutinized the chocolate-brown hair from different angles while R&B hits from the 1990s blasted from the radio. It could have been a salon in Anytown, USA – circa 1992. Only Mama Awi Salon sat in the heart of Lodwar, the commercial hub of northwestern Kenya.

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  3. Singing and dancing play an important role in Turkana culture. Traditional Turkana people use music and movement to praise their animals, mourn the dead and express themselves. Instruments are optional; throaty hollers and calls are often enough. The people say their traditions of song and dance make them proud to be Turkana.

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  4. In a land where the education many westerners take for granted is precious and controversial, Edward Ekuom explains the struggles facing students at Kerio Primary school, where he teaches in Turkana, Kenya, and expresses the goals teachers there have for their students. (Dipti Kumar and Frank Posillico) - Journalism Without Walls

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Journalism Without Walls Kenya 2013

Videos and audio slideshows from the Stony Brook University School of Journalism study abroad trip to the Turkana Basin Institute. Im 2013 16 students traveled to TBI as part of the Journalism Without Walls program to produce stories about the people…


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Videos and audio slideshows from the Stony Brook University School of Journalism study abroad trip to the Turkana Basin Institute. Im 2013 16 students traveled to TBI as part of the Journalism Without Walls program to produce stories about the people and culture of Turkana.

For their stories look to journalismwithoutwalls.com/kenya2013

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