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  • Mwahiyerani

    Mwahiyerani is a traditional dance group based in Mchauru Juu Village, Mtwara region. Their style is of the Makua ethnic group found both in southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique. This style was originally performed only by elders and in secret places, since the 1920s. Now it is performed openly and read more
  • Octopizzo and band

    Born Henry Ohanga, in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums, Octopizzo is an artist on a steep curve of rising popularity. A true hiphop lover, he was greatly influenced by his early years in Kibera. Aged 25, he looks up to old school hip hop artists as being major inspirations, read more
  • Rico & the Band

    Rashid Amin Abdallah aka Rico Single was born in Kikuu village, on Pemba island. He started music at primary school, as part of the school’s traditional dance group. In 2001 together with friends, Rico Single created Swahili Arts Group which had more than 40 young members, performing traditional dances, acrobatics and read more
  • Sarabi

    Sarabi’s music is influenced by everyday happenings. They create a sound picture that vividly represents Kenyan society. Sarabi was formed in 2005. In recent years they have proved to be one of the most respected Afro fusion bands in Kenya. The group includes eight young men from the Eastland’s slums of read more
  • Shirikisho Sanaa Group

    During 2005 two young and talented Tanzanian artists Mussa Ramadhan and Juma Ally came up with the idea of forming a traditional dance group as a means of creating self employment. They brought together a group of five men and three women. Playing a variety of ngoma styles mostly from read more
  • Swahili Encounters

     During the week leading up to the festival, Busara Promotions works in collaboration with Zanzibar’s Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA), offering a treasured space for invited participants to meet and create new music. Over four days the artists experiment, develop and rehearse new compositions, or reinterpret songs from the Swahili-speaking read more