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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JHIKOMAN AND AFRIKABISA ~ Reggae (TANZANIA)

JHIKOMAN AND AFRIKABISA ~ Reggae (TANZANIA)

1) ARTIST NAME: JHIKOMAN 2) COUNTRY: TANZANIA 3) ARTIST CATEGORY: REGGAE 4) BIOGRAPHY: His name will come frequently when you ask about the leading musicians in Tanzania. This will make you think Jhikoman is an Artist who is big and full of himself, WRONG His humility will get you wonder. Soft-spoken artist popularly known as Jhikoman born Jhikolabwino Manyika adapted his stage name by picking the first five letters of his first name, with the first three letters of his second name, to derive the name Jhikoman.WATCH OUT, Jhikoman might just be the next great Reggae artist to represent Africa. Jhikoman is one of the best reggae artists in Tanzania….

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THE TONGWA ENSEMBLE~AFFROJAZZ (TANZANIA)

THE TONGWA ENSEMBLE~AFFROJAZZ (TANZANIA)

Godykaozya & The Tongwa Ensemble is a Band located in Bagamoyo The group was created by Justin Godykaozya a Teacher in Music and Music Technology 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 Organization (Tongwa Arts Promotion). 1. Justin Godykaozya-Teacher (Guitar, Lead Singer, composer and music arranger). 2. Julius Sanga-Teacher (Keyboard & Solo Guitar). 3. Essau Saanane-Formal Student (Drums, Percussions & Vocals). 4. Reuben Gondwe –Formal Student (Keyboard & Solo Guitar). 5. Suwilanji – Student (Bass). 6. Simplis K.Benard –Student (Percussions). 7. Jenipher Setebe –Student (Vocals & hand Percussion). 8….

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GIOVANNI KREMER KIYINGI~FUSION(UGANDA)

GIOVANNI KREMER KIYINGI~FUSION(UGANDA)

Led by “EKA MUSIC” home music, “Giovanni kremer kiyingi (kiyingi Jovan) is a world-music, afro-fusion, folk music artist based in Uganda with the blend of the early and current generation music rhythms,Giovanni kremer Kiyingi is a two side artist ,he can play as a multi instrumentalist /vocalist with his band and he can also run a Sami-live set ie Dj live set where he runs percussions and vocals with a Dj groove. Kiyingi plays many traditional instruments in and outside Uganda such as Adungu, Endere, Engoma, Akogo, Madiinda, Djembe, Calabash Malian- flute etc. To enrich his music farther kiyingi added a classical guitar to a bunch of African instruments he…

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NAFTALI OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ~ FUSION (SOUTH AFRICA) 2016

NAFTALI OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ~ FUSION (SOUTH AFRICA) 2016

Born in Pretoria and growing up in Mamelodi Pretoria, Naftali has always been inspired by music. In his Primary and High school days he was always participating in the school concerts, and his musical presents was always felt. As his musical talents grew it became more and more apparent that his voice was something unique and special, fusing together styles from South, West and East Africa. Naftali of the Royal Family continues to work with a number of different musicians and musical styles, which allows him to explore a variety of sounds of expression. His talent has allowed him to play shows all over South Africa, and its neighboring countries.

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SIPHOKAZI ~ AFROJAZZ (SOUTH AFRICA) 2016

SIPHOKAZI ~ AFROJAZZ (SOUTH AFRICA) 2016

Siphokazi was born in the the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  She started her career as a backing vocalist for established musicians like Stimela, Ringo, Zamajobe, Tshepo Tsola and also did studio sessions for many SA artists and musicians,in the process she was studying Music Technology.She has released 3 albums so far and she is working on her fourth one.  Her first album sold more than 100 000 copies and counting.  Siphokazi is well known for her popular song AMACALA which became the national anthem in the music industry and the whole country. Special information or comments: Siphokazi shared a stage with the likes of Kirk Franklin, India Arie, Chaka…

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CHRISTINE KAMAU ~ AFROJAZZ (KENYA) 2016

CHRISTINE KAMAU ~ AFROJAZZ (KENYA) 2016

Christine Kamau is a Trumpeter, performing/recording artist in the Kenyan music scene. She grew up in Nakuru, Kenya and began study music theory and classical piano at age 11. She followed on with learning the Trumpet. Christine released an 8-track instrumental afro-jazz album in 2012 titled This is for You worked on with Cameroonian music producer Romeo Kouemeni.  The album offers an easy listening experience, the music being a fusion of jazz with African music elements of benga and rhumba. Christine has performed at various music events in including the monthly festival Blankets and Wine, Jazz under the Stars, Sierra Jazz Festival 2012 (opening of the UK acid-jazz group Incognito),…

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MOSES ZAMANGWA ~ AFROJAZZ (TANZANIA) 2016

MOSES ZAMANGWA ~ AFROJAZZ (TANZANIA) 2016

Moses Zamangwa. He was born in the southern part of Tanzania. Songea Region. His Music Journey started 16 Years ago and almost half of his music career he was playing Guitar  with various gospel Band. Six Year ago he started to play Saxophone and it became his No.1 instrument. Now he stands as one of the Leading Saxophonist in Tanzania and East Africa in general. Moses has toured the world with his Saxophone in the countries such Indonesia, Qatar, Turkey, Germany, Swaziland, France, Australia and many more together with Vipaji Band.

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THE CITY – AFRO FUTURE FROM SOUTH AFRICA 2016

THE CITY – AFRO FUTURE FROM SOUTH AFRICA 2016

TheCITY is a Future Afro band from Cape Town, South Africa.Guided by a strong belief in paying tribute to their musical heritage, they blend African rhythms and grooves with electronic sounds and soulful melodies. In April 2015 they successfully launched their self-titled, debut EP, which received extensive airplay and outstanding reviews. The band has four members: Bonj Mpanza on lead vocals & percussion, Clement Carr on keys and synths, Ryan McArthur on bass guitar and synth bass and Ruby Crowie on drums and samples. As well as studying music at a university level, all four members have earned their stripes playing in top South African acts. TheCITY Tanzanian tour is supported by Concerts SA through the Music…

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