"Together everyone achieves more"  - Randall Stubbs


 randall stubbs

randall stubbs

Randall Stubbs, Programme Manager

M.M. Organ Performance and Pedagogy, M.M. Choral Conducting from Northern Illinois University, USA B.M. Music Education B.A Music Performance, Washington State University, USA.
Stubbs has been performing and producing multi-cultural events in the States for more than 15 years and in Tanzania for the past 9 years. He has an extensive background also in music and theatre stage production. He was the author of the proposal that led to this Cultural Arts Centre project at Makumira and is passionate about preserving and promoting Tanzanian culture for local and international audiences.


 glory ewald

glory ewald

Glory Ewald, Administrative Assistant

Bachelor in Tourism Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture. She has worked in the tourism industry for five years, including at KLM safaris, and Responsible Tourism Tanzania. 

 

 


 daris hale

daris hale

Daris Hale, Development Consultant

Daris has a Masters in Music, and a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Texas in Austin as well as over 20 years experience as a performing/recording artist in symphonic and chamber music traditions.  She is a founding member and the Director of Chamber Music Austin and the Wild Basin Winds chamber group.  She also works as a performer, contractor, producer in film, television, radio.   In 2010 she was a Fulbright Scholar to Tanzania where she lived and taught at Tumaini Makumira University.   Currently, she teaches at Texas State University. 


 Gabriel olodi

Gabriel olodi

Gabriel Olodi, Research Technician, Dancer

BA in music , Tumaini University Makumira Diploma in Perfoming Arts, Bagamoyo College of arts. A Maasai by tribe, has a good experienced and strong knowledge in Maasai culture. He has done various traditional performances. He has a passion for traditional music so involving in research makes him happy. Well trained on video training and documentation. He likes dancing, counseling and teaching.

 


 John Jutta

John Jutta

John Jutta, Technical Director

John holds a B.A in Music from Tumaini University Makumira. He has over 15 years experience as an IT technician and consultant job for various companies and international organizations such as the IMF, Finnish Special Education in Africa, Vision IT, and Internet Africa. He has done various performances from traditional music, choir to playing the guitar. As a part time instructor at TUMa he teaches music technology classes. He likes listening to music and playing guitar and reading.


 Emmanuel Ndale

Emmanuel Ndale

Emmanuel Ndale, Artistic Director

Emmanuel holds a diploma in arts from the Taasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni Bagamoyo (TaSUBa), a B.A. in Music from Tumaini University Makumira and a M.A. in education management from St. Augustine University. He has performed with different groups, such as the first Umoja Flying Carpet in East Africa (2013). 

 


 ABASI HAJI

ABASI HAJI

Abasi Haji Mkomwa, Dance team

Abasi began learning to dance traditional dances while in primary school, and then continued at the Parapanda Theatre Lab Trust, Baba Watoto Centre, Dogodogo Centre, and Music Mayday. He plays bass, guitar and drums, and has performed at many different festivals including DoaDoa, Bayimba and Sauti za Busara. 


 BRaYSON SILAS

BRaYSON SILAS

Brayson Silas, Dance team

Many people like to imitate Bryson's dancing style. He's developed a unique approach to dancing that quickly identifies him. He hails from Kilimanjaro where he performed with different groups before joining the project. Aside from dancing and playing drums he does acrobatics.


 fatina haruni

fatina haruni

Fatina Haruni, Dance team

Fatina's upbringing in Kilimanjaro included exposure to a lot of music and dancing. She's attended different workshops and has been performing in the area in different occassions.


 gerand mjokonde

gerand mjokonde

Gerald Mjokonde, Dance team

Gerald holds a diploma in performing arts from Bagamoyo College of Arts. Highlights of his performances career were at the Expo festival, in Yeoso (South Korea) and at the Norway in Tanzania Exchange Program (NoTa) at the University of Stavenger (Norway). 

Gerald has many different skills including dancing, drama, acrobatics, stilts, martial arts and playing flute. He also teaches zumba and body fitness. 


 jimmy wabago

jimmy wabago

Jimmy Wabago, Dance team

Originally from Tanga, Jimmy has a certificate in Music and Dance from the Taasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni Bagamoyo (TaSUBa). He has performed with many different groups such as Usinga, Imani Group Theatre, Akilimali Sanaa Group, Cheetah Group and Kaole Group. He is an expert at juggling hats, fire dance, and his Wabago solo. 


 naliene omary

naliene omary

Naliene Omary, Dance team

Naliene's hands are fast and precise when he plays percussions. The multi-instrumentalist grew up in Morogoro in an artistic family. He's performed within and outside the country. 


 oliver mrema

oliver mrema

Oliver Mrema, Dance team

Oliver grew up in Kilimanjaro region and is eagerly learning how to do traditional music from other regions of the country.


 saidi kasimu

saidi kasimu

Said Kasim, Dance team

Said Kasim has had many years of experience as a singer, group leader, and percussionist. He's always charming on stage, and connect very well with the audience. He's attended several workshops and seminars in performance arts. He's from Dar es Salaam.


 six lingwana

six lingwana

Lingwana Chande "Six", Dance team

Six started learning flute when he was 8 years old from his grandfather. Since then he has studied with different groups and performed at many festivals across the world including DoaDoa, Bayimba festival, Sauti za Busara, and the HIV Festival in Stratford, England.