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  • Vitali Maembe

    CountryTanzania
    Genresband traditional acoustic
    Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Vitali-Maembe-237889506372207
    FestivalSauti za Busara 2021
    Recordings

    Recordings: Bagamoyo (2004), Imbila (2007), Chanjo (2010), Liberation (2013), Vuma (2016), Kichaa Amerudi (2018).

    On stage Feb 2021

     Fri 12,  7:05pm Old Fort Main Stage

    Vitali Maembe
    Vitali Maembe

    Vitali Maembe is a well-respected Tanzanian artist, guitar player and singer-songwriter, known for his original music that is universal yet distinctly Tanzanian. He was born in Sumbawanga, grew up in Dar es Salaam, and graduated at Bagamoyo College of Arts.

    His music combines inland and coastal rhythms, with poetic and provocative lyrics. As for his music involvement, Vitali Maembe's focus is on awakening society, with lyrics calling corrupt leaders to account and provoking discussions to lead people to find their own solutions to pressing issues of the day.

    He has performed in Germany, Switzerland, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Norway, Sweden and Hungary. He also uses music and dance as therapy and for palliative care. At the end of the day as with other art forms, he believes music is first and foremost made to be enjoyed.