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  • Super Maya Baikoko

    Baikoko has recently become one of the most favoured night entertainments around Dar es Salaam. Baikoko groups play in roadside bars, at weddings or as an added attraction for ‘modern taarab’ nights. The young man who started this recent craze is Juma Hussein, also known as “Maya”.

    Baikoko originated in the read more

  • Super Mazembe

    Of all the bands that immigrated to East Africa, Super Mazembe has stood the test of time.

     

    Super Mazembe started in 1969 in Likasi, near Lubumbashi, DRC as Super Vox. On tour in neighbouring Zambia during 1970, the band met Nashil Pichen Kazembe, a diehard supporter of one of read more

  • Suzan Kerunen

    Suzan Kerunen, popularly known as the Alur Queen, is a contemporary singer-songwriter from Uganda.

    Her sound is inspired by a mix of Njige, Agwara and Ndara drums, from her native homeland in northern Uganda, whilst she sings in Alur-Jonam (her mother tongue) as well as Kiswahili, English and other languages.

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  • 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

  • Swifatui Abraar Group

    Swifatui Abraar Group have been going since 2007. The group was started by three young men, Hassan Kumbi, Hassan Ahmada and Mashaka Kumbi, and more recently has expanded to seven artists. Their main aims are to educate and entertain Muslims and non-Muslims alike by using qasida to promote positive images read more

  • Sylent Nqo

    Sylent Nqo is a self-taught and award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Zimbabwe.

    Life’s experiences were his primary source of inspiration, and he uses his guitar to express his deepest emotions.

    Nqo has collaborated and shared the stage with many of Africa’s finest, including the late Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, Chiwoniso Maraire, Mokoomba, read more