Monthly Archives: June 2010

Dancing and Singing on Two Continents

Ever heard of an “ilimba,”ng’oma or a “filimbi ya mwanzi?” They’re two three traditional Tanzanian musical instruments of the Wagogo people of Dodoma, central Tanzania, and Kedmon Mapana can play both three of them. Mapana is at Seattle Pacific University … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Tanzania in Its Music: From Ngoma to Bongo flava

In pre-colonial Tanzania, there was only one musical form, which was found among Tanzanian communities, namely ngoma (traditional dances). Every ethnic group in Tanzania had its own ngoma. The performance of ngoma differed from one ethnic group to another. The … Continue reading

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Kedmon’s Bio

Kedmon Mapana is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Department of Fine and Performing Arts. He earned a Music Education Certificate from Butimba Teachers College, a BA in Music and a Master of Arts in … Continue reading

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