juin 13, 2018
1. Isack Abeneko
Isack Abeneko is a contemporary live performer, actor, dancer, guitarist and choreographer. His music is derived from various Tanzanian traditional dances, melodies and rhythms, blended with contemporary dance music to illuminate and inspire the next generation.
Abeneko delivers social messages, with a patriotism that is not merely flag-waving. “It is my hope to provide a different perspective to the youth who are inspired by western culture and other music styles. They have not grown up to appreciate their own musical heritage and it is disappearing” says Abeneko. His debut album Mama Chambewa was released in 2015. His latest song Salam
(2017) has been a huge hit on Tanzanian TV and radio.
Abeneko has participated in many music-exchange projects and performed at different festivals including Karibu Music Festival (Bagamoyo), DoaDoa (Uganda), Marahaba Swahili Music Festival, Wikiendi Live Music Concert, The Beat Festival as well as in Denmark, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, USA, Holland, Austria, Poland, Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda.
2. IFA BAND
Jafari Rashid Igomba who is the only blind member of the group was the founding member of the group was born 26 years ago. His love for music pushed to visit rehearsals of a local band (BABA TONI) in his home village “Ligama” and this is where he learned to play acoustic guitar. In the year 2000 BABA TONI band ceased performing and Jafari decided to move to Ifakara district in Morogoro region, where he met with new friends who were also interested in music. This is how IFA Band was born in 2002, and stated performing around the town.
IFA is a mobile band, which moves from one place to another entertaining people whenever the agreed amount is paid in a form of fee. Basically it can be described as a street band made up by 6 young boys, and this band is their main source of income. To reach Tanzanian Business capital (Dar es Salaam) the band had to travel for almost a month from one village to another because they could not afford to pay for direct bus fare.
In their street performances IFA plays a mix of Copies if demanded by the audience, However the band has composed more than 30 own songs in different styles like Rhumba, traditional, Bongo Flava and “Muziki wa Dansi” rhythms.