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THE BEAT FESTIVAL




FRIDAY
29.07.11 - 21.00
Venue: Triniti - Msasani rd. 26, Oysterbay DSM

FID Q - Swahili Hip-Hop
Fid Q (Conscious Rap) is the most featured and most respected rapper in Tanzania. With countless awards and prolific appearances on the live scene Fid Q is without a doubt the king of Tanzanian hip-hop. His flow and ability to relate to his audiences everywhere in the world has dubbed him the swagger don - the father of swagger. His sound is creative, both lyrically and musically, fusing sounds from jazz, taarab and neo soul.

MZUNGU KICHAA - Reggae/World
Mzungu Kichaa took East Africa by storm with his first music video Jitolee. After releasing his debut album in 2009 he won an African Achievement Award at a prestigious award ceremony organised by the African Diaspora in Scandinavia. Through his influence on the Tanzanian music scene Mzungu Kichaa was selected as a judge for the last edition of the televised talent show Bongo Star Search.

RAGE - English/Swahili Hip-Hop
Born and raised in North London, Rage came to Tanzania in 2003. Rage embodies a true Hip-Hop ideology and is respected for his ability to write strong reflective poetry. His Tanzanian roots and his experience growing up in London has given him a unique position on the Tanzanian Hip-Hop scene.

YVONNE MWALE - Soul/Reggae
Back after popular demand. Yvonne did a blinding performance at the last Beat Festival. Tonight will be your last chance to catch her before she returns to Zambia. In 2009 Yvonne won Best Female Upcoming artist at the Zambian Ngoma awards. She has performed for a number of years with the group Nyali Band.

RAS MIZIZI - Reggae
Famed for his song "kitu cha arusha", Mizizi is renowned for getting the crowd fired up. Whether you know the songs or not you will quickly find yourself singing along.

BONGO BEAT - Festival backing band

The Beat is a monthly festival (usually on the last Friday of the month) showcasing the best live music from Tanzania and abroad. The festival is hosted by Mzungu Kichaa and features some of the best local and international talent passing through Tanzania.

Triniti (www.triniti.co.tz) provides a relaxed ambience to enjoy good music taking you far away from the cities hustle and bustle, and yet it is still very central. Entrance is only 10k at the door.

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