'Njoo!' (come!) says the driver's assistant on the Saratogo bus departing Mwanga in Kigoma towards the 1200+ km drive to Dar es Salaam. From one end of the country to the other.
Peace is possible (maybe)
'Peace if is possible. Truth it all coast'. Translating proverbs from Swahili into English sometimes takes long detours. Living on a coast, though, where political disagreement are rife, this carries layers of meaning. From Hurumzi in Stone Town in Zanzibar.
Walk on the wild side in Unguja
Performer during the parade openening the Sauti za Busara, the music festival in Unguja in Zanzibar in Tanzania.
Today. In Tanzanian news I comment on Diamond and playback performance. I try to be diplomatic - I do like how Diamond tries out new ways, but playback stage shows really are less exciting than real live music. I may be generalising on behalf of Europeans when I conclude we aren't all into playback - of course, some are.
Do get a copy of The Citizen to read Sauti za Busara's director Yusuf explain why LIVE music is so much better than play-back. Or read the article here.
Mind you, Tanzania has a wild tradition for live music and dance - just listen to this.
Thanks to Paul Owere for picking up and writing about playback. Thanks to Catherinerose Barretto for buying The Citizen and sending photos. No playback here