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Showcase Wednesday featuring D’Bass Ganun (Qanun Player from Tanzania), Jan. 23 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi

Date: January 23, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

The 1st Showcase Wed. of the year will feature the qanun player D’Bass Ganun from Tanzania, incorporating this ancient Egyptian string instrument into the vibrant traditional music of the Ndengeleko from Rufiji.

Mbwana Mtulia, also known as D’bass Ganun, is a talented Tanzanian singer, songwriter, bassist and Qanun (Ganun) player. The Ganun is a 10th Century ancient Egyptian string instrument.

D’bass picked up an interest in the instrument from his late father, a Qanun maestro, who tutored him. D’bass’s Ndengeleko tribe (from the island town of Rufiji) incorporated the instrument into their vibrant traditional music to create a unique contemporary sound that delivers a memorable listening experience.


January 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Festival 2019, Feb. 7-10 2019 @ Stonetown – Zanzibar

Dates: February 7-10, 2019
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar

Participating Bands from Kenya; Fadhilee Itulya and Shamsi Kenya.

Find more information, here.

January 7, 2019 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Festival: Natron 100 – 2018 Edition, Nov. 9-11 2018 @ Lake Natron Camp, Rift Valley – Tanzania

Dates: November 9-11, 2018
Venue: Lake Natron Camp, Rift Valley – Tanzania

Find more information, on their Facebook Page and tickets on their website!

November 8, 2018 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Leo Mkanyia, Aug. 23 2018 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: August 23, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

August 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

23rd Edition of Koroga Festival ft. Blinky Bill, Harmonize and Big Nuz, Jul. 22 2018 @ Two Rivers – Nairobi

Date: July 22 2018
Venue: Two Rivers Mall Grounds, Nairobi
Time: from Mid day till late
Tickets: KES 2,000/- Advance and KES 2,500 last minute.

Pre-party on Saturday, July 21, 2018 ft. Kansoul & Tunji at the same venue.

July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday ft. Swahili Ally from Tanga – Tanzania, May 9 2018 @ Alliance Française

Date: May 9, 2018
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

Swahili Ally is a singer and kora player from Tanga, Tanzania. Born in a family of Digo musicians, Swahili Ally was coached by his grandparents and elders. He started performing with the Dar es Salaam based group of singers, dancers, musician, Lumumba Theatre Group, before joining the Dhow Music Academy in Zanzibar where he learnt to play the Kora, the iconic West African harp.

He has since mastered this string instrument and fluently blends traditional Digo music with the unique sounds of the kora.

May 3, 2018 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 8-11 2018 @ Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania

Dates: February 8-11, 2018
Venue: Stonetown, Zanzibar – Tanzania
Time: 5:00 pm to 1:30 am, daily

Tickets: Regular, International – $ 120, African United (holders of passports from African Countries) $ 60 and Tanzania Citizens $ 9.

Performances: Over 40 live acts including, Zakes Bantwini – South Africa, Kasai All Stars – DRC, Saida Karoli – Tanzania, Ribab Fusion – Morocco, and from Kenya; Makadem, Kidum & the Boda Boda Band and Maia & the Big Sky.

Download the festival programme, here: SzB2018 Fest Prog (pdf)

January 26, 2018 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

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