THE BEAT FESTIVAL
FRI 8TH JULY – 20.00 – 00.00
Venue: Triniti – Msasani rd. 26, Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The Beat is a monthly festival usually held on the last friday of the month. The festival is hosted by Mzungu Kichaa and features some of the best local and international talent passing through Tanzania. Triniti (www.triniti.co.tz) provides a relaxed ambience to enjoy good music taking you far away from the cities hustle and bustle, and yet it is still very central. Entrance is only 10k at the door.
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THE LINE UP FOR FRIDAY THE 8TH OF JULY
– Afro Soul
Top Kenyan afro-soul singer Dela, has worked closely with the super group Sauti Sol during their tours to Europe. Dela has one of those voices that melts your heart. Mixing soul, reggae and afro fusion, Dela encompasses a strong Kenyan urban sound that has taken the music scene in Kenya to another level. Her music video Ulivyo is played across the continent. Dela will be backed by Bongo Beat.
Mzungu Kichaa took East Africa by storm with his first music video Jitolee. After releasing his debut album in 2009 he won an African Achievement Award at a prestigious award ceremony organised by the African diaspora in Scandinavia. Through his influence on the Tanzanian music scene Mzungu Kichaa was selected as a judge for the last edition of the Televised talent show Bongo Star Search. His latest single Oya Oya has also become a big hit in East Africa.
In 2009 Yvonne won Best Female Upcoming artist at the Zambian Ngoma awards. She has performed for a number of years with the group Nyali Band. Expect to be swept away by her energy.
Msafiri is currently one of the most admired traditional Gogo musicians. Son of the late Dr. Hukwe Zawose who had several albums on Peter Gabriels label Real World, Msafiri is keeping his fathers legacy alive through his immense talent. Gogo music has a rich history and a very unique sound.
– Festival backing band
Photos will be uploaded to www.facebook.com/TheBeatFestival the day after the festival
The Beat is organised by CARAVAN RECORDS with the support from Triniti bar & restaurant, Alistair Logistics, Radio France International (kiswahili) and Goethe Institute.