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.
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.
Emmanuel holds a M.A. in education management from St. Augustine University, a B.A. in Music from Tumaini University Makumira, and a diploma in arts from the Taasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni Bagamoyo (TaSUBa). He has performed with different groups, such as the first Umoja Flying Carpet in East Africa (2013). As well as his work at the CAC he is a lecturer in the music department at Tumaini University Makumira.
Olodi has a Bachelor in Music Education from Tumaini University, Makumira, a diploma in performing arts from TaSUBa, and a certificate in primary teaching from Patandi Teachers College, Arusha. He also has a certificate in video editing and photography from the Kilimanjaro Film Institute (KFI), which he uses as part of the research team at the CAC. He specializes in Maasai traditional songs.
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.
Many people like to imitate Brayson'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.
Elkana taught himself about music and to play guitar, as well as learning in church. He was later taught guitar by Gibson Bukuru. He plays lead guitar in the CAC fusion band, and his highlight has been performing at Sauti za Busara 2017 and 2018. He has also performed at Twenzetu kwa Yesu at the Jamhuri Stadium, Arusha and the Extravaganza Festival, National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.
Fatina began at the Kilimanjaro Wizard Group. She has acted with the Chinganga Arts Group. She studied at the Komboa Association Centre. She sings lead and backing vocals for the CAC fusion. The highlight of her career has been performing at DoaDoa performing arts fest.
Gerald holds a diploma in performing arts from Bagamoyo College of Arts. Highlights of his performance 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.
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.
Joanitha learned to dance and drum from the music department at Tumaini University. She currently teaches the students at Uraki Secondary School in the CAC outreach program. She also studied violin from 2007-2017 with Carol Stubbs and occasionally performs with the CAC fusion band.
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.
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Marijani began by studying dancing, drumming and acting in the Cultural Revolution Group in Leganga, Usa River. He also studied African dance at the United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC). As well as dancing, he has acted in films, and does stand up comedy.
Naliene began studying music at home with his father, then joined a number of groups in Dar es Salaam including Mrisho Mpoto. He can play many different Tanzanian instruments including the marimba, for which he plays the lead at CAC. His performing highlights were with the Kilimanjaro Music Tour in Dar es Salaam, and Sauti za Busara.
Oliver began studying arts and music at the Komboa Association Centre in Moshi, then the Kilimanjaro Talent Group where she developed her skills in acting and dancing. The highlight of her time with CAC was performing at Sauti za Busara. She is currently learning to play drum kit.
Rehema began dancing while studying at Uraki secondary school where she achieved a certificate in music. Before joining CAC she performed with the Makumira University Music Department. As well as dancing she teaches music theory at Uraki Secondary. Her highlight with CAC has been performing at Sauti za Busara in 2017 and 2018.
Robert began playing drums in different places including the Nyerere Cultural Center, Dar es Salaam, and at TASUBA, Simba Theatre. The highlights of his career so far were playing at Jamafest, Kenya, and at the Arusha festival. He is an expert at making African drums, for example djembe, mlungula and mtoji.
Before joining the CAC, Saidi performed with many groups including the Komboa Theatre, the Simba Theatre, Nyumba ya Sanaa, Dar es Salaam and Africulture, Arusha. The highlight of this was performing at the Uzalendo festival in Dar es Salaam. He plays drum kit, sings lead and backing vocals in CAC fusion and performs hiphop.
Saidi began playing music with the Nizam Cultural Group, then joined the Oya Theatre. He participated and won the International Music Competition, Music Crossroads, in Dar es Salaam in 2003. As part of their winning tour they visited nine countries, including Germany, Croatia and Italy and was awarded the best artist by the Minister for Information, Culture and Sports. He has also performed with the Mjomba band with Mrisho Mpoto, most recently in 2018. He is the teacher of the CAC group for traditional music, and plays different instruments including drums and marimba, and makes drums.