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  • Lumumba Theatre

    Country  Tanzania
    Genres acoustic band dance fusion
    FestivalSauti za Busara 2012, 2013

    Lumumba Theatre
    Lumumba Theatre

    Lumumba Theatre is a group of talented singers, dancers, actors, choreographers and musicians, based in Dar es Salaam. The group was established in 1997 by Director Dyuto Komba when he brought together talented students of Lumumba Primary School. Still based at the school, in the Mnazi Mmoja area of the city, Lumumba is driven by its vision of the youth in Tanzania as a catalyst for social change. Towards this end, they centre activities on facilitating artistic training workshops in dance, theatre and music, providing young people with opportunities to learn, express their creativity and perform. To date the group has performed all over Tanzania and at festivals in Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Germany, Denmark, India and Poland.


    In their early years, the group focused on traditional dances of Tanzania. They have now diversified activities to also offer workshops in contemporary dance, theatrical productions, storytelling, script writing and afro-fusion music.
    Instruments featured in their performances these days include saxophone, flute, marimba, keyboards, bass and percussion. Imbued with their discipline, commitment, experience in contemporary and traditional dance, their live show never disappoints; their high-energy dancing and musical prowess set them apart.

    At Sauti za Busara 2012 they certainly wowed the crowd and many reported Lumumba Theatre as one of the festival highlights. Welcome again, Lumumba Theatre!