Fusion ~ SARABI (KENYA) 2015

Fusion ~ SARABI (KENYA) 2015

At the age of 11 – 14 years, SARABI, then called SAUTI za Kwetu, was among the groups formed at the Haba na Haba Art Center now known as VOCAL (Voices for Change All Over). The center provided free practical performing arts classes for children and youth as well as leadership training. Kids who had an interest in music were selected to join the project’s music program and formed into different bands. Today, after 10 years of playing together, SARABI’s music has evolved to center more on Social Justice. SARABI’s music today is the bold voice of the youth. Their music is electric, engaging, emotional and still hard hitting. It is a blend of traditional…

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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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