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  • Mchinga Generation

    Country  Tanzania
    Genres band
    FestivalSauti za Busara 2006

    Kisiki cha mpingo (2000);
    Binadamu (2001);
    Gunia la misumari (2002);
    Nafsi (2004);
    Mwaka wa tabu (2005)

    Mchinga Generation
    Mchinga Generation

    The band was born under the name Mchinga Sound named after the name of its birthplace, Mchinga village in Lindi region, southern Tanzania. In 2005 the band changed its name to Mchinga Generation due to the ongoing business competition in the music map of Tanzania. The style of music Mchinga plays is called timbatimba which means to stomp your feet. Their music has a pan-African identity: "Our music has no borders. In Africa we play a variety of African flavours to satisfy different tastes", says Mchinga Generation's manager Othman Kindimbo.


    The band has so far released 5 albums, all available on CD and cassettes for the local market. Instruments used in their music includes guitars, drum kit, keyboard and congas. The band has 30 members but during performances artists are nine dancers, seven guitarists, two drummers and seven singers.

    Mchinga Generation performs regularly to huge crowds in different venues around Dar es Salaam and Tanzania as a whole. They have taken part in various campaign festivals and government ocassions around Tanzania.