Swahili Ally

Swahili Ally is a talented Tanzanian singer and songwriter whose talent first appeared in primary school. He was born in 1989 in Tanga region where he attended his primary at Kigandini primary school and started his music career.

Ally comes from a musical family that is to say; his grandfather was a musician and he personally taught him music. After his grandfather passing away, his grandmother took on the responsibility of advising him on music – related issues.  He hails from the ethnic group in Tanga known as Wadigo and sings in the Digo language mixed with Swahili. The vibrant performance which fuses Tanzanian traditional music with a unique contemporary edge, delivers a memorable performance and powerful message to audience.

In 2005 he came on to the music scene and in 2009 his name started becoming known in the music industry. In 2010, he joined Lumumba Theatre Group, participated in several workshops including Music Crossroads, Umoja cultural flying carpet in Mozambique and Sauti Academy in Nairobi, Kenya.

He has performed at a number of the bigger festivals in East Africa where he got an opportunity to perform with several musicians from South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Norway, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

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