TGIF! Classic African tunes – East African edition

Following the editions from the Southern, Central and Western regions of the continent, here are some songs from my home territory, East Africa. Thanks again for all the recommendations from Facebook fans and tweeps.

Mama, this is dedicated to you!


 

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Interregional Festival (IRF) 2010, July 16-17, TZ

IRF

This year's Interregional Festival takes place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:

16-17 July @ TaSUBa in Bagamoyo
18 July @ Makumbusho Cultural Center in Dar es Salaam (the "chill-out concert")

With something for everyone, the festival will feature artists from Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as special guests from around the world.

It's all about youth empowerment as all performers are under 25. Drawing crowds in the six figures, this festival is "most renowned for its celebration of African heritage, whether pop or rock, jazz or reggae, all artists showcased at the festival pulsate a spirit and feel that is undoubtedly African."

Check out the festival blog for more info. And if you're in TZ, I'd love to see your pictures and to hear how it goes!