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  • Best of WaPi 2009

    WaPi (Words and Pictures) is a monthly arts festival organised by the British Council in Tanzania to develop relationships with young audiences, performers and artists. WaPi events provide a platform for new, raw creative talent from all art forms to perform and present to large audiences of young people.   WaPi has 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
  • Carola Kinasha & Shada

    Both Tanzanian and Maasai by tribe, Carola Kinasha was born as one of 8 children, in Longido, a remote village near the Kenyan border. Her father played accordion, her brothers played piano, organ and guitar, and her mother still sings in the village choir. Village life in Longido didn't mean read more
  • Comrade Fatso & Chabvondoka

    [[[Samm Farai Monro, better known as Comrade Fatso, is one of Zimbabwe's most popular and controversial poets. He performs Toyi Toyi Poetry, radical street poetry that mixes Shona with English and mbira with hip hop. It's an art form that is an uprising against the bloody ZANU (PF) regime. If Robert read more
  • Culture Musical Club

    Founded in 1958, Culture Musical Club is Zanzibar's most prolific and successful taarab orchestra. The club performs widely at concerts in Zanzibar town, but also frequently travels overland with a fold-up stage and an electricity generator to bring its music to the rural areas. They have released hundreds of songs read more
  • DJ Side

    Said Abdallah, aka DJ Side, is one of the island's hardest-working radio presenters.   DJ Side (pronounced "See-day") spends most of his time at Zenji FM (96.8), "Sauti ya Pwani" (Voice of the Coast) - Zanzibar's first private radio station. Side started in music at Zanzibar's Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA), where he read more