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Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta
Mohamed Ilyas embodies the culture and history of the Zanzibar islands like no other. He comes from a great tradition of taarab singers who took the Arabic origin of the art form and transformed it to a uniquely Zanzibar experience. He is firmly grounded in this tradition, with a read more
Msafiri Zawose is on an ongoing quest to forge an original sound for a changing Tanzania, a search he took up from his late father Hukwe, who was a founding figure in the nation’s musical independence.
A charismatic performer, prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Msafiri Zawose is one of Tanzania’s read more
Danish born Mzungu Kichaa has spent much of his childhood living in Africa, and this is where he has transformed himself into Mzungu Kichaa which means something along the lines of ‘the crazy white man’.
Mzungu Kichaa plays a version of bongo flava - an urban music that blends read more
Ribab Fusion are considered major ambassadors of the Amazigh culture. The band celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh (colonialists used to say Berber) culture as it flies from ‘70s-style funk to Afropop dance vibes, from slow jams to high energy call-and-response choruses.
The ribab is a traditional instrument that used to read more
The group was initiated by Ramadhani Maneno (aka Pendapenda) during 1997 with the name Splendid Theatre. Ramadhani's artistic career started when he was a mere nine years old, displaying his dancing skills at various parties in his neighbourhood of Dar es Salaam. At the age of thirteen, he was read more
Saida Karoli is one of Africa's greatest singers and only the sky is her limit.
Saida sings predominantly in Kihaya and Kiswahili. However, even those who do not understand her lyrics are touched by her unique voice and the quality of her music. Saida’s main sources of inspiration are social values, read more