Fadhilee Itulya~Fusion (Kenya) 2017

Fadhilee Itulya~Fusion (Kenya) 2017

Fadhilee Itulya is a Kenyan “Worldmusic” artiste collaborating with other artists, in an effort to produce innovative shows and be able to share and put into practice his knowledge for the development of the Arts scene in Africa. He is the founder of Fadhilee’s garage a monthly concert at his garage as well as founder of the Annual multicultural Utam Festival. Fadhilee has staged his music in Kenya Uganda Tanzania Zanzibar Greece Sweden Switzerland, Norway, Germany among more. He is the African Brand ambassador for SWINTI Swiss made watches as of July 2017  

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Duu Top Acoustic ~ Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

Duu Top Acoustic ~ Fusion (Tanzania) 2017

Abdallah Seif Mohammed, whose stage name is Duu Top Acoustic, is a young emerging musician from Bagamoyo, Tanzania. BIO- DUU TOP ACOUSTIC He was born in 1987 and works as a freelance singer – songwriter as well as acoustic and bass guitar player. Duu Top Acoustic brings a unique style fusion of Tanzanian music and elements of music from other parts of Africa. His songs are dealing with issues in society and politics. He works nationaly and internationally: Tanzania, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, The Netherlands, USA. At the tender age of 12 he started learning traditional music at Mtema Lugodi cultural group under chief music Mzee Digalu 1998 -2000. He mastered traditional dancing and drumming. Later he joined…

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Safi Theatre~Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

Safi Theatre~Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

Safi Theatre performs improvised traditional ngoma music (drumming and dance), blending their unique and lively shows with acrobatics in order to create an exciting mix of traditional Tanzanian Music and  artistic creativity. Musically the group plays a variety of danceable and energetic tunes by using traditional percussive instruments as well as other contemporary ones which includes Snare drum, Conga flutes and Toms.. The dancers are young girls and boys, aged between Twelve to Twenty years. Most of the members started performing at a very young age, usually from 7-8 years. Until 2015 the oldest member of the group is the leader and artistic director who is aged 35. He is…

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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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WAHAPAHAPA BAND ~ Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

WAHAPAHAPA BAND ~ Traditional (Tanzania) 2017

INTRODUCTION Wahapahapa Band is a group of six musicians from Tanzania looking to boldly take our distinct sound to the rest of the world and offer them a taste of the richness of the language and the life experience of the Swahili people. Wahapahapa means ‘originates from here’ in Swahili, the language of our country, Tanzania. Our music is a unique blend of homegrown music inspired by diverse Swahili traditions and influences of contemporary world music. BAND PERFORMANCES Our band members have performed, individually and as a group, at the following festivals/ events: -Mundial Festival in The Netherlands (2004) -Mela Festival in Oslo, Norway (2007) -Bagamoyo Art Festival in Bagamoyo,…

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