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Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre

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P.O.Box 49646-00100
Tel. : +254- 733 270 109 | +254 (0)20 851 2257
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Paa Ya Paa is a compound Swahili name which literally means "The Antelope Rising". In Swahili "paa" means "rise" and also means an "antelope". In the 1960s the antelope had become a regular subject for the curio wood carvers designed to attract tourists in East Africa. Symbolically, therefore, Paa Ya Paa is a spiritual calling in the hope that the simple artistic expressions will rise in to a new realm of open-minded creative adventures, adventures that will give new scope for free creative self-expressions of the artist as well as the ethics and aesthetics that make the pursuit of excellence in the creative arts a worthwhile discipline.

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