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Country Tanzania Genres band dance fusion traditional Festival Sauti za Busara 2004, 2006
Headed by the charismatic Salome Kiwaya (director/composer/lead vocals), Saki Stars band was formed in 1992 and is based in Dodoma (central Tanzania) with twelve musicians.
Saki Stars is entertaining whilst educational and their songs draw on a diverse range of traditional and contemporary musical influences from around the African Continent and diaspora. Lyrics are in Swahili, English and other African languages, passionately yet sensitively highlighting social and cultural, political, and development issues of concern to the African predicament. Whilst being carried away by Mama Salome's extraordinary voice and the rhythms and emotions of her music, don't be surprised to find that the song you are enjoying is actually talking about the horrors of female genital mutilation, or subliminal campaigns for women's and children's rights.
Saki Stars is often invited to perform in different regions around Tanzania and has also performed in London, UK.