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Country Tanzania Genres band Festival Sauti za Busara 2007
The Islanders Band is a group of nine talented musicians from Tanzania that was formed in 1997 in Stone Town, Zanzibar. The music of Islanders Band is a rooted fusion of traditional Tanzania rhythms with contemporary sounds.
"Our music is aimed to entertain, as well as addressing different social messages, knowing that music is a very powerful medium of communication, which reaches people of all ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds," says Christopher Kamwelwe the bandleader.
The band consists of a lead guitarist, bass player, keyboardist, drummer, percussionist and four singers and dancers. The band performs regularly in hotels and clubs around Zanzibar.
The Islanders has participated in major local events like the Festival of the Dhow Countries in Zanzibar (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004), has also toured around Tanzania, U.A.E, Muscat and Oman in 2001 and 2002.