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  • Shabo Makota

    Shabo Makota is an Afrofusion musician and guitarist from Tanzania, who is also gifted with a unique and bittersweet voice. He began singing in 2002, aged 16, and has played with various music groups in Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam. Shabo says he was greatly inspired by the late Papa Wemba, read more
  • Siti Muharam

    Almost a century ago, Zanzibari singer Siti Binti Saad reimagined what had been formal court music into a private form of improvisation, laced with a spirit of inclusivity that combined Arabic and Swahili lyrics. In doing so, she paved the way for other female taarab singers, including Bi Kidude. In turn, read more
  • Stone Town Rockerz

    Founded in 2017 by alumni of the Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA), Stone Town Rockerz blend blues, afrobeat and spiritual reggae vibes with local Tanzanian languages, flavours and spice. Inspired by Remmy Ongala, Siti bint Saad, Bi Kidude, Miriam Makeba, Fela Kuti, B.B. King, Bob Marley and Ali Farka Toure, the read more
  • TaraJazz

    TaraJazz, Zanzibar. This exciting young band of musical explorers is on a mission, improvising, sharing and responding to new sounds. At the group’s core is jazz, real, live and uncompromising. This is a unique blend that brings elements of Zanzibari taarab with its Arabic, African and Eastern influences and rhythmical read more
  • Tofa Boy

    Christopher ‘Tofa Boy’ Antony is a young and talented student from Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) Zanzibar. Presenting an energetic cocktail of African popular music styles including bongo flava and Afro-fusion, Tofa Boy is a vibrant and upbeat artist. He composes his own songs and delivers these with passion, from read more
  • Vitali Maembe

    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