"Together everyone achieves more" - 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 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, Administration Assistant
Bachelor in Tourism Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture She has experience in working in tourism industry, worked as administrator at KLM safaris, she also has experience in organizing events, meetings and community outreach.
Frank Kaaya, Marketing Director
MBA Marketing, Mount Meru University Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Public Relations , Nairobi University
Has an experience in Tanzania tourism industry, he is also good at branding campaigns, promotion, find marketing, product development and managing the existing customer. He likes playing football, travelling, reading and dancing.
Aliko Mwakanjuki, Former Artistic and Research Director
Masters degree in Arts Management, Sibelius Academy, Finland BBA International Business, Häme University of applied science, Finland Diploma in Arts, Bagamoyo College of Arts.
He has 15 years experience in music, he has done various performances in Europe on traditional dance and Tanzania, experienced in festival organization and managing artist, worked as music teacher, dance instructor and a professional dancer for African dance in Europe. He has now moved to another position in an international organization.
Mercy Kimaro, Research Director
Mercy holds a Bachelor degree in Integrated Community Development from the Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently pursuing Masters in Project Management at Jomo Kenyatta University, Arusha Campus.
She has worked with various international organizations and has experience in conducting small-scale businesses.
Her interests include watching educational documentaries, art, museum visits and experiencing different cultures.
Catherine Letara, Research Technician
BA in Cultural Heritage, University of Dar es Salaam. Has an experience on doing research for several organization, trained in cinematography and video editing by Kilimanjaro Film Institute.
Her being a maasai will help the research side of the project when maasai women are involved. She likes community service, music and travelling.
Anastasius Liwewa, Stage Technical Consultant
Anastasius holds a Bachelor degree in Music from Tumaini University Makumira and a Diploma in Performing Arts from Bagamoyo College of Arts. He has been in the professional performing artist for many years in Tanzania and outside the country. He brings a lot of experience in designing and managing performance theatres. Apart from performing, he is also in the martial arts.
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.
Cassius Maganga, Dance Instructor
Cassius Maganga holds a Diploma in Performing Arts and Music from Bagamoyo College of Arts and a Postgraduate Degree in Music Leadership from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the United Kingdom. He has a lot of experience in leading workshops and performances both locally and internationally. He was a leader of the Amani Ensemble and was involved in directing various films, plays and animation projects.
Kelvin Praxedece, Video Editor and Sound Technician
Kelvin holds a Diploma in Film Making from Kilimanjaro Film Institute. He also attended Independent Producer course organised by Radio Netherlands Training Center (RNTC) and the Creative Entrepreneurship Course in Nairobi, Kenya. With 2 years of experience in film making. He also likes graphics design and photography.
John Jutta, IT 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.
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.