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November 30, -0001

Tupumue / Let Us Breathe

Matthew Hahn

Working with two Kenyan filmmakers, Tupumue / Let Us Breathe film is a rumination on breath and moments of dealing with breathing, inhaling and exhaling in the informal settlement of Mukuru, outside of Nairobi in Kenya [2020].

The soundtrack is the song Pumua Fiti Ishi Fiti (Live Well, Breathe Well) feat The Tupumue Music Crew and Lung Health Champions:


Celestine Osore

Bob Orengo

Rafat We Ni Chizii

Saleh Peris Angulu

Dennis Waweru Ngugi


Celestine Osore

Bob Orengo

Rafat We Ni Chizii

Saleh Peris Angulu

Dennis Waweru Ngugi

The Tupumue study is looking at the lung health of children in two communities in Nairobi, Kenya.  For more information about the study, please visit

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Matthew Hahn

About Matthew Hahn

Rafat We Ni Chizii Singer-songwriter living in Mukuru, Nairobi. For more information about his work, please visit Freshia Njeri    Matthew Hahn: Matthew Hahn is an international theatre director, playwright and theatre for development facilitator, post-graduate with experience of creating, coordinating and implementing theatre projects in the United Kingdom, the United States, East & Southern Africa. As an artist and social activist, he is drawn to complex political opportunities that allow him to utilize his skills as a theatre director, writer and facilitator to further developmental goals.  For more information about his work, please visit