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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
TaraJazz, Zanzibar. This exciting young band of musical explorers is on a mission, improvising, sharing and responding to new sounds. At the group’s core is jazz, real, live and uncompromising. This is a unique blend that brings elements of Zanzibari taarab with its Arabic, African and Eastern influences and rhythmical read more
Tausi Women's Taarab
Tausi Women’s Taarab presents a revolution in a very traditional genre: Zanzibar’s first all-female taarab orchestra where all the instruments are played by women and accompanied by women singers.
The Tausi Taarab orchestra was formed in 2009 and presents music in the tradition of classical taarab style. Dating back read more
Trio Kazanchis +2
In 2008 bandleader Jeroen Visser (Switzerland) found himself jamming with Mesele Asmamaw (Ethiopia) and Fabien Duscombs (France) at various venues in the cultural Kazanchis district of Addis Ababa. The inescapable electricity that flowed whilst jamming led them to form Trio Kazanchis, an ode to the district that has brought read more
Tune Recreation Committee
The Tune Recreation Committee is a formidable quintet, comprised of some of Cape Town’s finest young musicians. At the cutting edge of the South African jazz scene, the Tune Recreation Committee merge original tunes with nods from a wide palette of musical influences including drum and bass to Balkanology. Whether on read more
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 read more