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Country Tanzania Genres roots acoustic Website www.wamwiduka.com /Wamwiduka Festival Sauti za Busara 2019, 2022 Recordings 2019 - Ni Wewe (Single) 2018 - Kilingeni (Single) 2015 - Mama Wema (Single)
Wamwiduka Band is a traditional music outfit from Mbeya, Tanzania.
Founded in 2012, the ensemble is comprised of Brown Isaya (lead vocalist), Adriano Wilson (lead guitarist and Banjo player), Zakaria Michael (singer and percussionist) and Peter Mashaka (bass and babatoni). None of the band members had secondary education so they spent much of their free time practicing music, singing, playing instruments and dancing. Music was an escape from the frustrations of being unemployed.
It surprised the group when they started getting invitations to perform on stages. However, with their irresistible harmonies and dishevelled elegance, Wamwiduka Band blend guitars, babatone and traditional sounds in fresh and exciting ways that hit you, make you smile and dance!
A huge hit at Sauti za Busara 2019, the band is now popular across East Africa, where they perform regularly in public spaces such as bus stations, markets and bars.