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Afrikwetu Band

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF | AFM

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Folk Folk


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Afrikwetu band, former Afrikali Band was
formed since 2003 and reformed in 2010 bands members all come from different parts of
Tanzania and were initially in different bands and decided to establish a new
band to join forces to experience and expand their skills. In their songs they
use different languages from various Tanzanian tribes such as Makonde,
Nyakyusa, Nyasa, Nyamwezi and Swahili.



AFRIKWETU is composed by
the words ‘AFRI’ and ‘KWETU’, Swahili slang meaning Africa is our
home. The choice of this name shows how proud we are with our African roots and
the positive development of our music. Afrikali wishes to show young people in
Africa and abroad that music has the power to make their voices be heard.



AFRIKWETU STYLE is how we describe our performances, combining traditional dance
choreography with traditional instruments such as drums (ngoma) mixed with
other modern instruments like guitars, bass and 5pcs drums set makes their
music very danceable. Since winning the MCSA Festival that sees the best
young bands battle it out for the top honors held 2005 in Blantyre, Malawi
Afrikali has been doing an intense research on Tanzanian traditional
instruments and music to and will incorporate this tunes and instruments in their
European tour.

Our songs are about love, unity, poverty and
fight against HIV/AIDS, our local communities, all in all about everyday life
in Africa.




1st Prize in the Music
Crossroads Southern Africa 5th Interregional Festival 2005 in Blantyre, Malawi

• Afrikali has participated in
several cultural events like the Busara festival (Sounds of wisdom) as well as
the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF).

In autumn 2005 they had
several concerts and workshops during the “Music World Forum on Musicin Los Angeles, California. In this
occasion they also performed in the West Angeles Church as a support act of
Miriam Makeba

They performed at the Ankara
Festival in Turkey in April 2006

Performed at the Festival
Mundial in the Tilburg, Netherlands

Toured, held workshops and
performed at several concerts in Europe in the Month of June: Belgium,
Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain and Austria.

• Several of these
performances in Europe can be seen on



July  Ethno Denmark

Folk International Camp- Denmark

August Ethno Flanders
– Music Workshop and performing at
Dranouter festival one of the biggest festival in Belgium

– 5th May 2012
- Bayimba Regional Festival in Jinja, Uganda