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  • Del & Diho

    Del and Diho provide a perfect example of Indian Ocean music for the 21st century. Original, melodic and imbued with Mahori culture, this is music with roots and passion. Music that will rock you, relax you and make you jump up and celebrate. The uniqueness, energy and quality of this read more

  • Jagwa Music

    Consisting of nine artists, Jagwa Music are the leading exponents of the Mchiriku style, which originated 20 years ago in the poor suburbs of Dar es Salaam; when cheap Casio keyboards first became available.

    Jagwa Music and their peers were immediately attracted by the Casio’s lo-fi sound, adopted read more

  • Kidumbaki JKU

    Kidumbak is among the most popular traditional music styles of Zanzibar. With its roots in the taarab traditions and heavy emphasis on the rhythmic aspect, for local people it makes the music highly infectious and danceable.

    Kidumbak is often performed at Zanzibar weddings, birthdays, beach parties and other joyous read more

  • Kilimanjaro Band

    The Kilimanjaro Band was formed some thirty years ago in Tanga, a town on the Swahili coast of Tanzania. They began with the name The Love Bugs then performing mostly cover songs. The band later changed its name to The Revolutions and moved to Dar es Salaam where there was read more

  • Lelelele Africa

    Mombasa based taarab group Lelelele Africa, formerly known as Diamond Star, formed in 1995.[[[ Over the years the band felt they needed a more original title, primarily one which was not in English, so in 2006 band leader Mbaraka Haji and new producer Elchie conceived the band read more

  • Mashauzi Classic Modern Taarab

    Taking the islands and coastal areas of Tanzania mainland by storm, Mashauzi Classic Modern Taarab is one of Tanzania’s leading groups playing the upbeat, and widely popular, genre of “modern taarab”.


    Emerging in the 1990s modern taarab, is a far cry from its “classical taarab” counterpart, played on read more