Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Early days..hapo mwanzo

In the early seventies a group of young boys got together in Tanga a town in the north eastern side of Tanzania and formed a band calling themselves the Love Bugs. This group began performing mostly cover songs. The Band later changed its name to The Revolutions and then moved to Dar Es Salaam the business capital of Tanzania where there was stiff competition with older established bands. The Band began to perform in top hotels and tourist centers in the two main cities of Tanzania, Arusha and Dar es Salaam.

The Revolutions

In 1989 the Band landed in London, and there also changed its name to the present name The Kilimanjaro Band. During that stay in London the Band released its first album ‘Kata kata”. A song from this album ‘Njenje’ has since earned the Band the nickname ‘Wananjenje’. In London The Band performed on the same bill with great African artists like Baaba Maal and Sam Mangwana.

The Band was invited to perform in venues like the Hackney Empire, Hammersmith La Palais, and Africa Centre

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