Radio Tanzania

Genre : Radio
Status : Non-governmental organisation
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, History/society, Heritage
Tel. : +255(0)68 214 3200(
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How would you feel if you discovered an historic collection of African music, forgotten by the world for decades? And what would you do if you learned that it was in danger of being lost forever? 

The music in the archives is an extensive mix of Afro-jazz and rhumba, dance music, Arabic "taarab" (sung Swahili poetry), and much more. This music reflects the spirit of a nation determined to promote peace, pride, and national unity after many years of colonial oppression.

Reviving Radio Tanzania, an initiative of the Tanzania Heritage Project, archives, digitizes, and celebrates the music and culture of Tanzania.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of