"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 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, 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.

 

 


Mercy Kimaro, Research Director

MERCY KIMARO

MERCY KIMARO

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.

 


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.



ABASI HAJI

ABASI HAJI

Abasi Haji, Dance team

Abasi plays bass, percussions, guitar and other traditional instruments. He has many years experience performing in different places within and outside the country. He has attended several workshops in music and general performance skills. He was born and raised in Dar es Salaam.


BRYSON SILAS

BRYSON SILAS

Bryson 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.


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 can do many things. Dancing and playing flute are some of his favourite activities. He grew up in Morogoro and holds a Diploma from Bagamoyo College of Arts.


jimmy wabago

jimmy wabago

Jimmy Wabago, Dance team

Originally from Dodoma, central Tanzania, Jimmy has a lot of experience doing traditional dances since childhood. He learned from artists in traditional, Hip Hop and Bongo flava styles. He's performed in different venue and festivals such as in Kenya and Bagamoyo.


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

Six Lingwana, Dance team

Six can be commonly seen playing percussions or the traditional bamboo flute from Morogoro, where he grew up. He's performed in venues in Europe as well as in neighbouring countries. He's also been involved in teaching children.