Traditional Dance and Modern Music in Tanzania


Location: Bond Hall 334, MPR (View on map )


In the 1960s, when Tanzania gained its independence, the focus on the revival of indigenous cultural practices was high on the agenda. Today, music in Tanzania is host to a vibrant, wide-ranging music scene. Tanzanian musicians express themselves with a wide range of genres from traditional music and dance of ethnic groups, to newer genres like Bongo Flava, hip hop, and reggaeton. And this blending of old and new is not only in music but in dance as well.

In this cultural conversation, FLTA Clement Kigelulye will share this cultural phenomenon that helps the 120 tribes of Tanzania share not just language, but a new and developing musical culture as well.

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