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  • Zimamoto

    Country  Zanzibar
    Genres roots traditional
    FestivalSauti za Busara 2009

    Zimamoto (put out the fire!) is the name of one of Zanzibar's most talented traditional drum and dance (ngoma) groups. Literally based at the town's fire station, the group is comprised largely of firemen and firewomen.


    The group was established only a couple of years ago but already have acquired an enthusiastic local fan base due to the excitement and energy they always bring onstage.

    Zimamoto rehearse regularly, as can be seen by the tightness of their shows. They perform mostly traditional music styles from around the Zanzibar islands as well as Tanzania mainland, including gonga, chaso, msewe, uringe, malivata, mpechungu, chikocha and others. In addition the group performs fire eating (ah, so that's how they put the fires out!) and acrobatics...


    Thanks to ZanTours