Nothing about Tabora Jazz anywhere on the internets … absolutely nothing. We do know that they performed Rosa that I originally thought was done by Western Jazz thanks to memwana but that is about it. I have one of their albums and it is very very good.
As an aside, if you have a moment, pop over to YouTube at this link and see Shiko Mawatu doing a quick rendition of Rosa
Here is Bilenge Musica off their album from the start of the millenium Rumba is rumba with the title track for the album.
Orchestra Super Mazembe
I have posted tracks from Kaivaska by Orchestra Super Mazembe before, here is one more.
Kilwa Jazz Band
From the album Tunazikumbuka, here is Kilwa Jazz Band. If you want to learn a little more about the band which was started in 1958 and went on to become a national treasure of Tanzania, you can start here
I have found another link with the story of Muhidini Gurumo who is a Tanzanian music legend who played with Kilwa Jazz among many other groups that he helped build from the group up that you can find at this link.
Today’s track of the week has had a long long history for me. The track Fire from Aswad was on the very first CD that I ever bought. For a ton of money I might add: I think this particular CD cost me almost $25. In fact, this track WAS the reason that I bought the CD. That particular CD, Distant Thunder would definitely still be on my Desert Island disks list if I had one along with maybe 5 Wanyika albums and some deep house.
But I digress from the task at hand …
Aswad are still around and I still do not regret spending the money.