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  • Nyota Kali Band

    Country  Tanzania
    Genres acrobats roots traditional
    FestivalSauti za Busara 2011
    Nyota Kali Band
    Nyota Kali Band

    Nyota Kali, meaning “bright star” are a dance band of ten Dar es Salaam based dancers and musicians who fuse modern and traditional ngoma music together with acrobatic dexterity for a unique and striking show.

     

    Nyota Kali has been performing together since 2008 started and has ten members now, seven men and three women. Using traditional rhythms and instruments from different ethnic groups in Tanzania – such as the marimba, a variety of drums and manyanga (handmade shakers) - the group aims to entertain and teach lessons for society.

     

    Their prowess and unity as a group is outstanding live. In 2009 they participated in the Music Crossroads winning first place and the chance to perform in Zambia. From there they were awarded more prizes in the regional championship and then were invited to perform in Sweden and Croatia, a total of 11 shows stunning audiences there. They continue to tour internationally and perform regularly at shows, festivals and other occasions around Dar es Salaam.