The Kiumbizi group has been performing together since 1996. Featuring up to 20 men and women, they perform styles of traditional music and dance, which are unique and special to Pemba island.
Kiumbizi is a kind of stick dance-meets-martial arts and Boso, a rhythmic circle dance. These ngoma styles date back centuries to a time when Zanzibar was under Portuguese control.
Kiumbizi group has performed at many ceremonies and celebrations. They live in Pujini village, Chake Chake district, an area in Pemba famous for its traditional dances and cultural vibrance.