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Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga
When 20-year-old singer Samba Mapangala boarded the riverboat for Kisangani in 1975, little did he know where it would really be taking him. The young vocalist, one of a quartet of singers in the Kinshasa dance band Saka Saka, was heading with his mates for a tour of Eastern Zaire. read more
Aleksand Saya’s music path began in the 1990s Réunion Island hiphop and underground reggae scenes. While he evolved into performing at sound systems and block parties, he fell in love with maloya music, a vector of history, emotions and traditions.
Through ‘kabar’ events, lifted by maloya’s powerful rhythms and instruments, Saya read more
Upendo Manase is a Tanzanian singer-songwriter, vocal trainer and entrepreneur who first learnt to sing in her church choir.
Since completing music studies, she has performed as lead or backing vocalist with various afro-fusion bands at events including the Swahili Music Festival and Sauti za Busara in Tanzania, DoaDoa Performing Arts read more
Singeli evolved from mchiriku, with Wazaramo coastal sounds, segere and bongo flava in the mix, to create an exciting and energetic electro style that is uniquely Tanzanian. Its rhythms are fast-paced, loopy and repetitive, with rapid-fire vocals articulating often humorous but pertinent stories over rolling, percussive beats.
Singeli is not a read more
Evans 'Pfumela' Mapfumo
Evans 'Pfumela' Mapfumo is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Zimbabwe. His music is inspired by real events including war, poverty and child abuse, enriched with messages encouraging peace, love and unity.
His band has a vibrant stage presence, fusing traditional rhythms played on marimba and mbira with acoustic guitar and other read more
Ben Pol is a leading Tanzanian artist and a fast-rising talent on the African music scene. His live performance skills combine top-notch vocal artistry with great stage presence and make his shows highly sought-after. An award-winning singer and songwriter and a gifted vocalist with a unique style of R&B, Ben read more