Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is an elusive city, and never so much as when you are a foreigner. It is not a capital city but it feels like one. It is not a tourist centre but its modern hotels host many visitors, always on their way to somewhere else. It is part bustling port, part white-sand beaches. It is an old...

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Choices exhibition in Dar es Salaam

8-20 March. Exhibition to mark International Women's Day. A group show for eight artists to mark international women's day. The artists are Safina Kimbokota, Viviane Coupleux, Doreen Mandawa, Aless...
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Time2Dance festival in Dar es Salaam

Bugobogobo duet. 5 Nov. “Where is home and what do I consider home?” is the question tackled by dancers André Jolles from Germany and Robert Ngoroma from Tanzania. They dance a narrative duet telli...
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Vita Malulu shows new work in Dar Es Salaam

13-23 Oct. The title of this exhibition is Wakati wa Kura na Kuliwa. The Vote and the Handout. Eight paintings and an installation by Tanzanian artist, Vita Malulu, examine the promises and politi...
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Paul Ndunguru exhibition in Dar es Salaam

6-30 Oct. In this exhibition Paul Ndunguru – painter, illustrator and sculptor – raises questions about the right to information and social justice through selected symbols. Ndunguru is the founde...
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Nicholas Calvin, Aurelie Lierman, Anoek De Smet

Context, gravity and expressions Nicholas Clavin, photographer, and Aurelie Lierman, radio producer and vocal artist, explore contemporary Tanzania in photographs and video recordings in this exhib...
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Conference on origins of early hominins in East Africa

3-6 Aug. The East African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology (EAAPP) is holding its fifth biannual conference this week to review recent international research into the origins of ea...
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Ethnomusic symposium Dar es Salaam

The subject of this year's edition of the annual symposium is Music in Africa Today, Uses and Practices. The symposium, which is organised by the fine and performing arts department of the Universi...
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Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

This important film festival (ZIFF) returns to Zanzibar this year with the theme Waves and Visions of Hope. There are 80 films from 41 countries showing at four locations around Stone Town as well...
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Chap Chap Illustration

An exhibition and public workshop on Discovering the Potential of Illustration. The workshop will be held by French illustrator Stephanie Ledoux and the German-Ecuadorian artist Omar Jaramillo....
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Kwadwo Ani exhibition in Dar

Ghanaian artist Kwadwo Ani exhibits his paintings under the heading Hardship and Hope. In this series Ani, one of Ghana's top contemporary artists, depicts scenes from daily life in urban neighbour...
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Annual Dar Goat Races

The 15th annual Dar es Salaam goat races will raise funds for small local charities throughout the country. As well as the races there are refreshments, raffles and entertainment for children, with...
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Tanzanian film awards

The first Tanzanian film awards (TAFA) will be announced on 23 May. There are 24 nominations for Tanzanian films and there will be 12 prizes. Judges are from the East African Film Network. The idea...
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Salum Kambi

A colourful new series of oils and acrylics, mainly of women. Salum Kambi is a self-taught Tanzanian artist who has exhibited in several European countries, including Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Neth...
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Dar One World One Smile Festival

Four evenings of French, Slavic, German and Spanish classical music. On 4 March the French evening at the Serena Hotel has a programme of music by Debussy, Faure, Poulenc, Franck and Ravel; the Sla...
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Sauti Za Busara festival

The 12th edition of the Zanzibar music festival, which takes place in Stone Town, showcases the best of African music live and is considered one of the top African music festivals. This year 37 gro...
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Zanzibar. A Tale beyond Fiction

This photographic exhibition by French photographer Ania Gruca tracks life on the multi-cultural Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. Gruca, who lives in New York, has been travelling to the island regula...
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Tigo Music launches in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania is launching its Tigo Music platform at an all-day concert in Dar es Salaam featuring 18 local and international artists. Tigo Music is a new pre-paid bundle (available to customers f...
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Swahili Fashion festival

This annual fashion event is one of the most important in east Africa. As well as promoting local brands, it also supports design opportunities and education for young people in the region. This...
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European film festival in Dar es Salaam

18 films will be screened at this year's European film festival. They include works from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzer...
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Tupo and the Magician

Five of a series of eight prints by Nadir Tharani on the need for magic to change the world today, not the “juju kind” as he says, but a superhuman effort in which we are all “magici...

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