Shirikisho Sanaa Group

Genre : Band
Principal country concerned : Column : Music

During 2005 two young and talented Tanzanian artists Mussa Ramadhan and Juma Ally came up with the idea of forming a traditional dance group as a means of creating self employment. They brought together a group of five men and three women. Playing a variety of ngoma styles mostly from around Zanzibar and southern regions of Tanzania, Shirikisho Sanaa matured fast.

The energy, creativity and variety of their performances have been the reasons for regular invitations to participate at festivals and other events around the island. The group now consists of fifteen artists, six of whom are women. Their performances include dancing on stilts, wearingMakonde masks, fire dancing as well as female and male initiation ceremony dances from the various tribes of southern Tanzania.

Instruments used in their performances include a variety of ngoma drums, a locally made hi-hat, shakers, zumari(traditional horn played by circular breathing), bells and whistles.

Description from Sauti za Busara:



  • 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

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