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Siti & the Band
Siti & The Band are musical change makers. They blend traditional sounds of Zanzibar taarab music with contemporary rhythms including jazz, funk and reggae and personal influences from their daily lives.
Amina Omar, aka Siti Amina and her band were greatly inspired by Siti bint Saad and Bi Kidude, the mothers read more
Msaki has always had a knack for voicing our inner fears, hopes and desires. She is a singer-songwriter-producer-curator and one of South Africa’s most unique and exciting talents.
She is equally at home in acoustic settings as well as on chart-topping bangers by the globally revered South African house music fraternity read more
Vitali Maembe is a well-respected Tanzanian artist, guitar player and singer-songwriter, known for his original music that is universal yet distinctly Tanzanian. He was born in Sumbawanga, grew up in Dar es Salaam, and graduated at Bagamoyo College of Arts.
His music combines inland and coastal rhythms, with poetic and provocative read more
Nadi Ikhwan Safaa
Founded in 1905, Nadi Ikhwan Safaa can probably trace its roots back further than any other orchestra in Africa.
At first, the group played Egyptian and Arabic music. In the early 1950s, they started composing their own songs with Swahili lyrics. Since then, Ikhwan Safaa - or ‘Malindi Taarab’, as they read more
Nomfusi is a self-taught singer-songwriter, whose music incorporates afropop, afrosoul, gospel and ballads with maskandi guitars and other sounds of the townships.
As a young girl, Nomfusi used to accompany her mother to weekly sangoma rituals, where she developed interest in music, singing and dancing.
She is now revered across the world read more
Zan Ubuntu stands for Zanzibar Ubuntu. The band is a young, fresh and exciting Afro-fusion group comprising a team of sixteen whose values are integrity, diversity, curiosity, excellence, compassion and humility.
They blend a wide variety of performing arts in their unique shows, including music, singing, capoeira, traditional and modern dance read more