Kelele is an annual African bloggers’ conference held in a different African city each year and run by an organising committee in that city. Kelele will be held for the first time in August 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya. Kelele is the Kiswahili word for noise. Kelele will be a gathering of African bloggers in the tradition of historical African societies where everyone has a voice. Where society has room for debate and discussion. The theme of Kelele ’09 Nairobi is Beat Your Drum – connecting the traditional Africa method of getting your message across vast distances – the talking drums – to the 21st century and the tools we use today to get our message across, blogs and the Internet.