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6th EDITION!

3rd – 6th May, 2017 Uganda Museum Kampala Uganda

Dbass Ganun (TZ)

  • Wednesday May 4th
  • National Theatre
  • 9 pm

Mbwana mtulia also know as Dbass Ganun is a talented Tanzanian Basslist and Qanun(Ganun)player whose talent first appeared in primary school. He was born in 1988 in Dar-es-salaam where by he got his music carrier. He comes from a musical family, his father was a musician and is the one who taught him music, after his father passed away his mother took responsibility of advising him on music-related issues.

He come from the popular tribe in Rufiji know as Ndengeleko, and playing different style the vibrant performing art of Tanzania traditional music with its unique contemporary edge delivers a memorable performance and powerful message to audiences to every time they appear.

In 2000 he joined in Dira Arts group and 2005 he joined in Mwela band in 2006 his name started being well-known in the music industry.

2008 he joined with Dhow Countries Music Academy(DCMA) and participated in several workshops as music crossroad in ZAMBIA and ZIMBABWE, Umoja cultural flying carpet in ETHIOPIA and AFRICAN TOUR and Swahili Vibes band in Zanzibar.

He also performed in different festivals such SAUTI ZA BUSARA music festival and ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Ziff) ect.

Where he got an opportunity to perform with several musicians from SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA, KENYA, NORWAY,ZIMBABWE,ZAMBIA, ETHIOPIA and more. Also praying with Maher sisocko and sousou sisocko and Sadio sisocko from SENEGAL/GAMBIA.

He was recorded with different great artists and famous in bongo flavour music in Tanzania like DIAMOND PLATNUMZ and ALLY KIBA and Q CHIEF and more

Dbass Ganun

Photography by Gilbert Frank Daniels

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