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  • Jakamoyo

    Country  Tanzania
    Genres roots traditional
    FestivalSauti za Busara 2008

    The Jakamoyo group, currently based in Bagamoyo, started originally in 1979 with 22 artists. They play vanga ngoma, a traditional music style with roots in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. Typically, their music is played for women's initiation ceremonies, weddings and other celebrations.


    The band features a variety of ngoma drums and percussion, which lead the exuberant dancers in a rhythm known as kata mbuga.

    Jakamoyo performed in London during 1982 and 1989. They have also participated at the Mwaka Kogwa festival in 2005, SADC Festival in 2007, and numerous shows throughout East Africa.