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  • Apio Moro

    Hailing from Tororo in Eastern Uganda, Apio Moro is an afro-soul singer-songwriter who inspires continuous self-discovery through her music. Apio has held a life-long fascination with how music empowers people to tell their stories.

    In 2017, following performances at Fete de la Musique, Blankets & Wine read more

  • 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

  • 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 read more

  • Atongo Zimba

    Atongo Zimba comes from the north of Ghana. He was very young when his grandfather taught him to make and play the koliko (or molo), a two stringed lute, which is used throughout the savannahs and deserts of West Africa.

    His time as a child was divided between the read more

  • Ba Cissoko

    When born a Cissoko, one is a kora player. The Guinean Ba Cissoko perpetuates a more than centenary history. He is the last born of a long lineage of griots, master singers and agile string pluckers.

    Ba Cissoko knows all the codes and secrets of tradition. He estimates its reach, for read more

  • Bahati Female Band

    Bahati Female Band are eight Tanzanian women who describe their music as a combination of afro-fusion, afro-pop and bongo flava. Some of the members used to work with Lumumba Theatre and other groups based in Dar es Salaam. They decided to establish their own group to focus on performing a variety of read more