Every night since Friday, Kenyan DJs in America Diaspora have mastered the art of social distancing and social media with an infectious music party via Facebook Live in a group called “254 Diaspora DJ Live On the Mix”
Little known North Carolina DJ Sistuki has been the revelation of the weekend with an arrangement on Saturday that earned rave reviews from thousands of Kenyans in American Diaspora. Texas based Dj Shinski demonstrated his “GOAT” status by attracting hundreds of viewers to his set on Sunday.
Kenyans have also been donating tips to the DJs on set using Cash App or Venmo.
With many states in America requiring people to stay at home, while bars and restaurants have been ordered closed to combat the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, people are finding creative ways to kill boredom and promote a lively mood despite the existing gloom.
Texas based George Mokuasi, one of the Kenyans in Diaspora behind the idea noted:
“Corona is keeping us away from your entertainment joints. But we welcome you to our screens”
Boston based Frank Wesonga, the other brain behind the idea, has had the unenviable task of scheduling the DJs to different time slots.
Other DJs who have excelled so far with their sets include DJ Tucha of Southern California and DJ Slim of Northern California.
On Saturday, DJ D Nice hosted an epic virtual dance party on Instagram that drew more than 100,000 viewers, including celebrities like Michelle Obama, Missy Elliott, Gabrielle Union, Joe Biden and Jada Pinkett Smith and many more.