Monday, January 14, 2013

MAPACHA WATATU CELEBRATE NEW YEAR IN STYLE


JOSE MARA

KHALID CHOKORAA




Jose Mara, Khalid Chokoraa, Kalala Jnr   
On Friday 11th 2013, one of the popular dance bands, MAPACHA WATATU BAND.(Three twins Band), held a show at the New Msasani Club, welcoming 2013. A popular modern taarab group MASHAUZI CLASSIC was also on stage to accompany the band. John Kitime, the author of this blog and a long time musician also performed an old hit by a 70s band AFRO70. The evening began ata a slow pace with the Taarab group performing a number of their songs. When the band with its dancers came up on stage the evening warmed up.
The evening also had another event as one of the band's fan got a surprise birthday cake and a song from the band.
The band's music and dance style is Congo oriented, with Kiswahili lyricks.  The band was formed by three musician friends Khalid Chokoraa, Jose Mara and Kalala Junior, and thus the name MAPACHA WATATU. One of them, Kalala left the group and rejoined the group he was formerly with, The African Stars Band.

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