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Thursday 24 February 2011

Dancing In Dodoma

Here are a couple of chirpy tunes from Tanzania. That's all I have to say about them really. I could try to pad this out with interesting facts about Tanzanian music - for example, that the Tanzanian national anthem has the same tune as the national anthems of South Africa and Zambia, that Tanzanian hip hop is called Bongo Flava, and that the Zaramo people perform traditional dance melodies on tuned goblet drums -but I can't be bothered.

"Umasikini" - Twanga Pepeta International (from "Password", 2005)

"Dada Huyu" - Ally Choky & Muhudin Ngoromo (from "Special Remix Vol. 1", year unknown)

Here are Twanga Pepeta in action.

And here is something even twanga-ier.

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