CAC Fusion is based at the Cultural Arts Centre, a thriving hub for music and dance in the Arusha area, affliated with Tumaini University Makumira.
CAC Fusion is made up of 16 dancer/musicians who have given over 400 performances with . They have performed at public and private functions, and at local, national and international levels. They draw on their various ethnic backgrounds, training, and experiences to create high-energy performances that feature many different types of music and dance from Tanzania, including traditional dances, newly created dances, and music pieces that fuse traditional and modern ideas. Highlights have included representing Tanzania at Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar in 2017 and 2018, DOADOA East African Performers Market in Kampala in 2016, JAMAFEST Celebrating East African Culture in Nairobi in 2015, and 4 Corners Cultural Programme (4CCP) in Haydom in 2016 and 2017.
They have also performed at various tourism events, including KiliFair in Moshi, Karibu Tourism Tanzania in Arusha, and S!TE (Swahili International Tourism Exhibition) in Dar es Salaam, plus other events for Tanzania Tourist Board and the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, including performing regularly for East African presidents. In 2018 they had the opportunity to showcase their whole range of talents including hiphop and beatbox, teaching workshops, traditional dance, fusion music and international covers, by providing the majority of the entertainment on the main stage at Karibu KiliFair 2018. They will again be featured in this capacity in 2019. In Arusha they perform regularly at the Alliance Français Arusha, and in their brand new facilities in Tumaini University, Makumira, most recently they performed at Lake Natron 100 and KAN Festivals in Tanzania.
As well as performing fusion, they are all experienced professionals in traditional Tanzanian music and dance, with many of the individuals bringing music from their different ethnic groups, or their experience studying around the country, including at TaSUBa. As a group they have now performed together for 5 years and their repertoire continues to grow both in traditional Tanzanian music, and the contemporary ‘fusion’ songs that always get the audience up to dance! Their incredible energy comes from having both instrumentalists and dancers on stage, mixing steps from traditional Tanzanian ngoma with the best of what contemporary Tanzanian music has to offer.
CAC is licensed through BASATA (National Arts Council of Tanzania). For more information please visit www.cac.ac.tz or contact us directly.