Safari ya Tanzania // Muziki na Ugali

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Elephamily in Serengeti

I went to Tanzania; for real~! After a whirlwind trip of music and discovery in Africa, Wandering Rhythms is back making waves of radio:

The second hour of this week’s show is a musical safari through Tanzania, showcasing some of the musicians I encountered on my trip. One of the clear highlights was the Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Zanzibar City, bringing bands from across Africa together for one of the most exciting annual gatherings on the continent.

Msafiri Zawose band

Msafiri Zawose and band – Sauti za Busara Festival 2018

I had the honour of speaking with one of Tanzania’s finest musicians, Msafiri Zawose, whose brilliant new album Uhamiaji bridges Wagogo traditions with electro futurism!

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Musiki wa dansi for the masses!

This week’s magical sonic diversion will bring us to Tanzania, an East African nation with an incredibly wide array of styles and traditions.  West African music is much better known on an international scale, but the far side of this rhythmically rich continent reveals hidden treasures aplenty.  Classical Arabic Taarab music, dansi music aplenty, bongo flava…

Will the surprises never end?  Love to all of humanity, and thank you for the music.