Msafiri Zawose | Tanzania
Friday 18th September 2015
10 pm (22:00 hrs)
Msafiri Zawose is currently one of the most admired Gogo musicians today. His father, Hukwe Zawose (1938-2003) was a musical giant, an influential figure in post-independence Tanzania, head of a large musical clan, a master musician and one of the most mesmerizing performers ever seen. Born into a family that honors and values tradition, Msafiri is determined to preserve this rich musical heritage. Gogo music, originating in Central Tanzania, derives its unique sound from the mixture of the traditional instruments and vocal harmonies. Like his father, Msafiri has mastered a wide variety of instruments from marimba (balafon), zeze (Gogo two-stringed violin), ilimba (pentatonically tuned thumb piano) and ngoma (traditional drums). He has a transient voice spanning a wide range of styles and sounds, transporting his listeners to a different world.
Msafiri will be performing #BAYIMBA2015 on Friday 18th Sept. at 10pm (22hrs) on the main stage.