Tandaa Traditional Group

Genre : Band
Principal country concerned : Column : Music

This exciting experimental collaboration, only recently established in 2011, is one of its kind, lead by talented Zanzibari musician and composer Juma Begu. The tandaa is a traditional flute, similar to the zumari. It is typically played alongside ngoma drums in the island's umundidance, used to purge evil spirits.

As a specialist player and maker of the tandaa, Juma Begu has been invited to perform extensively with the island's favourite groups around the region and in Spain, France, Sweden and Holland. Encouraged by the international reception of the unique and mesmerising tandaa, he decided to form his own group with five other talented musicians – at least three of whom play thetandaa.


Description from Sauti za Busara: http://www.busaramusic.org



  • 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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