Sunday, March 31, 2013

DIAMOND ONE OF THE TRUE STARS IN TANZANIA


LIKE HIM OR HATE HIM DIAMOND IS PEOPLES MUSICIAN LOOK AT THIS CROWD WELCOMING HIM IN BUKOBA

LADY JD's SINGLE JOTO HASIRA BURNING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

Lady JD one of the top female vocalist with a string of awards and achievements has just released a new single Joto Hasira
She has featured one of the pillars of hip-hop in Tanzania and came up with this single which has in a few days found a place all over Tanzania, thanx !!!! to the power of the internet, the song has been downloaded and copied and is in the collection of almost every bodaboda owner in the country and the number of bodabodas is not small by any means. This can be taken as another proof that she is still at the top musically after a long period of silence, although financially it means very little.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

SUSAN LEWIS AKA NATASHA'S SEND-OFF PREPARATIONS





Susan Lewis aka Natasha or Mama Mona, one of the most respected actresses in Tanzania, has started her journey towards marriage. Today the first of the several preparatory meetings for her send off which will take place in late May began at the Motel Top Life in Kinondoni. With the President of TAFF (the Federation of Film stakeholder) as the MC for the occasion today the event ended up raising a quarter of the intended budget just in the first meeting. Wish you all the best Natasha

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WHAT AN EVENING

What a night, began the evening at the Holiday Inn at the roof-top where there was this group of elderly musicians, The African Influence, who were playing a string of classic oldies like Love Me Tender, Quando Quando, Take five and such like taking me back years while sipping my mango juice, what an experience. From the roof top I moved to Magomeni Garden Breeze Bar, here in the open air and for free, one of the oldest and the top bands in Tanzania was performing a variety of their hits and simply driving all and sundry crazy. I then ended up in Kinondoni's Mango Garden, and there was this taarab group that is lead by a female singer who calls herself the She Lion , Isha Mashauzi, in between there was the cake eating ceremony, celebrating her younger sister's birthday. Nice cake. I was invited to the party.

African Influence

African Influence
Msondo Ngoma










Mashauzi Classic

Isha Mashauzi






Johnny Rocks-African Influence


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

KILI MUSIC 2013 AWARDS LAUNCHED TODAY

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Kilimanjaro Premium Lager and the National Arts Council today signed an agreement whereby Kilimanjaro would continue holding the Kili Music Awards for the next five years. This will cost Kilimanjaro Premium Lager 4 Billion shillings for preparations of the Awards for the period. This also marked the launch of Kili Music Awards 2013,which will be held on 8th June 2013 at Mlimani City. According to the Kilimanjaro  Premium Lager, Brand Manager George Kavishe, "Those who follow up music awards in Tanzania and other African countries, will agree that the Tanzanian awards are only superseded by Kora Music, MTV na Channel O awards.”
KIKWETUKWETU ZAIDI

Monday, March 18, 2013

WEEK END IN DAR

Week ends in Dar es Salaam are full of music, I had the sweet opportunity of enjoying more than 4 groups this weekend. The Kilimanjaro Band, which I am a member, the East African Melody Modern Taarab, Asset Academia, the Extra Bongo and the African Stars Band. It was fun