This Friday, we invite you all to a night of soulful music by the students of Music Mayday Tanzania. The concert will benefit the music school -- the only one of its kind in Dar, providing musical education to young Tanzanians. Then, the following night, we hope you will join us at Nafasi Art Space for Wikiendi Live! ft Makadem, Bbrave, and Jhikoman. Also happening tonight is Barazani - A Multicultural Night at Alliance Française, featuring a performance and album launch by Leo Mkanyia. So many opportunities to hear great music!
We're excited to announce the Line-Up for the first Wikiendi Live! concert of the year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, 25 February and get ready to see great performances by Makadem, the modern Benga superstar from Kenya, BBRAVE, a Ghana-based DJ bringing Afrobeats from across the continent, and Jhikoman, Bagamoyo's reggae legend. See you at Nafasi!!!
Big up to the Ketebul Music and Singing Wells team for documenting Tanzanian folk music! Also, wonderful that they're making a special focus on Mzee Nyunyusa -- all too often "traditional" music projects obscure the artists behind the music as though the tradition itself was some innate thing and not a dynamic art form made by creative artists.
"They also intend to revive the memory of the famous Ngoni drummer, the late Mzee Morris Nyunyusa, who, despite being blind, made memorable compositions, some still played by Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation as their signature tunes."
The Singing Wells Project (SWP), a collaboration between a London-based record label, Abubilla Music and Kenya's Ketebul Music has pitched camp in Tanzania this year, seeking to identify, preserve and promote traditional music. Just back from a reconnaissance trip in Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Chalinz...