Wamwiduka Band~Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

Wamwiduka Band~Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

With close harmonies and their dishevelled elegance, they blend Guitar music with Traditional songs and sounds in a fresh and exciting way which right from the start makes you smile and move! Wamwiduka Band is a Tanzanian uplifting and vibrant traditional music band formed in Mbeya region southern highlands of Tanzania in 2012. The line-up of Wamwiduka Band are Brown Isaya (Writer, lead vocals), Adriano Wilson (lead guitar/Banjo), Zakaria Michael (Percs, vocals) and Peter Mashaka (bass/Babatoni). The origin of the word Wamwiduka is derived from Safwa ethnic community from Mbeya region, which means Wadukani (Shopkeeper/shop-owner). The band plays the babatone, a homemade instrument that is very popular in Mbeya as…

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Ze Spirits Band~Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

Ze Spirits Band~Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

ZE SPIRITS BAND is a group of five, young, talented Tanzanian musicians from the Historical coastal town of Bagamoyo.  All members of the band  began performing traditional and contemporary dance and music together when they were as young as 7 years old, under the guidance and tutorial of Tanzania’s legendary singer-songwriter Vitalis Maembe.  In 2010 they formed Ze Spirits as a band playing Afro Fusion music, the style that blends traditional African sounds/songs with other contemporary rhythms. Most of the songs tells reality stories of day to day life in a modern African society. Some of the songs are about Love,  youth challenges, African culture as well as socio-politico issues. Although…

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GODYKAOZYA & THE TONGWA ENSEMBLE~Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

GODYKAOZYA & THE TONGWA ENSEMBLE~Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

Godykaozya & The Tongwa Ensemble is a Band located in Bagamoyo at The Bagamoyo Institute of Arts and Culture (TaSUBa) formally the Bagamoyo Collage of Arts and Culture. The group was created by Mwalimu Justin Godfrey Kaozya a Teacher in Music and Music Technology at the institute in 2009 with the aim of motivating and inspires students to love and learn Music. The Band is a mix between Teachers, formal Students and Students of the Institute.   ABUOT MUSIC Music has been composed with the reflection of different Tanzanian and Zambian Traditional Tribal Songs in Rhythms, Melody and Harmony.   LIVE PERFOMANCE EXPERIENCE The band has been performing in different local…

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LaVeda~Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

LaVeda~Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

Irene Veda known as LaVeda on stage is a Tanzanian musician (singer and saxophonist) and actress born in Dar es Salaam. She grew up and took music and acting lessons after classes in France. Her musical journey was put on hold when she had to pursue her studies in the UK. Her come back in Tanzania since then has been a rollercoaster of music and movies. She first attended TaSuba, performing arts college in Bagamoyo, where she was introduced to the rich musical traditional culture and was finding her roots. In 2013 she stared in an award winning film, Kitendawili. The following year, 2014, she auditioned for Big Brother Africa,…

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Sibusile Xaba ~ Traditional Zulu (SOUTH AFRICA)

Sibusile Xaba ~ Traditional Zulu  (SOUTH AFRICA)

Sibusile Xaba was born in Newcastle, KZN. Having found music as a passion at an early age, he became engrossed in the art form, regardless of circumstances. After completing matric, Sibusile decided to pursue music as a career and enrolled in a music college. With the knowledge acquired from college he recognized a need to study further and expand his musical capacity. It was at this point that he enrolled into university to study jazz and major in jazz guitar. This decision proved to be a vital turning point in his career. It led to tours around the world with Sibusile playing his love for all sorts of people, young…

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NKWALI ~ Fusion (ZIMBABWE)

NKWALI ~ Fusion (ZIMBABWE)

Nkwali “as Nomathamsanqa Mkwananzi is affectionately known in arts and music circles was born on the 20th of November 1982. Born to a family of two she would grow up to defy and break a lot of success boundaries with her amazing voice. From a tender age Nkwali sang in church and was devoted to music. As fortune and talent would determine at the age of 7 she landed a role as an extra in the movie Power of One acting alongside international stars that included Morgan Freeman and Zimbabwean superstar Alois Moyo. From that time Nkwali never looked back. Music was to become her destiny. She joined Mpopoma high…

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