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  • African Revolution Band

    Formed in 1999, descended as a splinter group from the "African Beat" and "African Stars" Bands (Twanga Pepeta). The popularity of the African Revolution Band started when they were resident band at Hotel 77 in Arusha, and developed the "Chumvi Chumvi" dancing style. In January 2000 the band returned to read more
  • Afrikali Band

    The band consists of four musicians Jhikoman, Salum, Andrew, Omar plus two dancers Naima and Sili, Afrikali's music is a vibrant and rich meeting of Tanzanian traditional styles from different tribes fusing with modern music. The main reason for the use of different tribal sounds is due to the fact read more
  • Al Hajj Goya

    Very popular for his single Hali ya Pemba [Pemba's Situation] this young Bongo Flava artist is highly respected in the islands of Unguja and Pemba, for his positive lyrics, the use of Pemba accent and his confidence in onstage performances. Al Hajj has performed in many concerts in both Zanzibar and read more
  • Arnold Chiwalala & Polepole Group

    PolePole is a Tanzanian-Finnish duo founded in 1998 in Helsinki, who in Zanzibar will be joined by a special guest artist, percussionist Samuli Majamäki. Their music is dominated by the ten stringed kantele played solo by Arnold Chiwalala (also the composer, arranger, playing flute and lead vocals) or combined with read more
  • Baladna Taarab

    The teachers and students of the Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) come from different traditional music groups and represent the finest musicians Zanzibar has to offer. Within the context of the school the teachers have gathered to form a new and unique group: Baladna Taarab. This ensemble specializes in instrumental read more
  • Bi Kidude

    Bi Kidude bint Baraka is Zanzibar's most famous cultural ambassador and East Africa's legendary barefoot diva of taarab and unyago traditional music. Bi Kidude's exact date of birth is unknown, much of her life story is uncorroborated, giving her an almost mythical status. Kidude started out her musical career in the read more