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  • Arnold Chiwalala & Polepole Group

    PolePole is a Tanzanian-Finnish duo founded in 1998 in Helsinki, who in Zanzibar will be joined by a special guest artist, percussionist Samuli Majamäki. Their music is dominated by the ten stringed kantele played solo by Arnold Chiwalala (also the composer, arranger, playing flute and lead vocals) or combined with read more
  • Ary Morais

    When it comes to music, the small island nation of Cape Verde is better known for its female musical exports such as “barefoot diva” Césaria Évora or Mayra Andrade. Norwegian based guitarist and singer-songwriter Ary Morais is also playing his part in sharing the sensual, melancholy Cape Verdean resonance with read more
  • Asia Madani

     Asia Madani is a Sudanese vocalist and percussionist based in Cairo, Egypt. Performing traditional Sudanese folklore as well as music from various African regions, Asia has made her mark worldwide. Her music reflects pride in her heritage as an African and as a strong woman with a voice that is magical read more
  • Batimbo Percussion Magique

    Batimbo Percussion Magique is a fantastic traditional ngoma group from Burundi, a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Known for its massive drums and traditional ngoma styles, Batimbo Percussion Magique group showcases the unique cultures with strong identity of the Burundi people. They have participated read more
  • Beni ya Polisi

    There are many beni bands on the island but this group is one of the best, and a must for any festival. Beni turned the inspiration of colonial military brass bands into a completely local thing, by bringing it into the realm of song and dance competitions. Played mostly at read more
  • Bi Kidude

    Bi Kidude bint Baraka is Zanzibar's most famous cultural ambassador and East Africa's legendary barefoot diva of taarab and unyago traditional music. Bi Kidude's exact date of birth is unknown, much of her life story is uncorroborated, giving her an almost mythical status. Kidude started out her musical career in the read more