"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.

 

 


frank kaaya

frank kaaya

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

Aliko mwakanjuki

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

MERCY KIMARO

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

catherine letara

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

Anastasius liwewa

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

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.

 



Cassius maganga

Cassius maganga

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

Kelvin Praxedece

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

John Jutta

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

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. 




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.


AYUBU SHEMNDOLWA

AYUBU SHEMNDOLWA

Ayubu Shemndolwa, Dance team

Now pursuing a Bachelor in Music degree at Tumaini University Makumira, Ayubu is a composer, guitarist and percussionist. He's very much interested in all kinds of music particularly African, Latin, Jazz and Classical music. Ayubu is originally from Tanga.


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.


epsilon shila

epsilon shila

Epsilon Shila, Dance team

A singer and dancer, Epsilon holds a Bachelor degree in Music from Tumaini Makumira University. He has been influenced by African, American Gospel, R and B, Jazz and European Classical styles of music when he was growing up in Morogoro.


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.


hadija mwetta

hadija mwetta

Hadija Mwetta, Dance team

A prolific dancer and performer, Hadija has many years experience in traditional and contemporary African dancing and music making. She has many years of experience in film acting, modeling and commercial advertising. She has also been teaching dance, drama, acrobatics and African singing to students of all ages, gender and nationalities. She holds A Diploma in Peforming Arts from Bagamoyo College of Arts and has been strongly influenced by African music and coastal music from her mother town. Hadija is studying in the Bachelor of Music program at Tumaini University Makumira. Since finishing her college studies, she is now pursuing other opportunities in other parts of the country.


heri nyangasa

heri nyangasa

Heri Nyangasa, Dance team

Heri's performance and dancing skills are quite developed. He's originally from Tanga but has been studying at Bagamoyo College of Arts. He's now a Bachelor Degree in Music student at Tumaini University Makumira. He has since finished his college studies and moved to another city to pursue other career opportunities.


Hussein masimbi

Hussein masimbi

Hussein Masimbi, Dance team

Hussein's work spans several years in Bagamoyo College of Arts where he did his studies and remained as member of teaching staff. He's been involved in several projects and has performed both in Tanzania and outside the country. An accomplished percussionist, he brings a lot of influence from both the Western and coastal regions of Tanzania. He's currently studying at the Tumaini University Makumira Music Degree program. He has since moved to another city where he is moving on with his career.


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.


juliana isawafo

juliana isawafo

Juliana Isawafo, Dance team

Juliana grew up in the Arusha region and is eager to learn new things everyday. She's has attended several workshops in music and performances.

Special note: We are sorry to be the bearers of sad news: but Juliana passed away in November 2016. Thank you for your understanding.


MWASITI HUSSEIN

MWASITI HUSSEIN

Mwasiti Hussein, Dance team

Mwasiti brings a lot of experience in performing in events such as Sauti za Busara, Sullivan Summit and Bagamoyo Festival. She plays marimba and is a good dancer. She grew up in Dar es Salaam.


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.


sara masaka

sara masaka

Sara Masaka, Dance team

A native of Dodoma, Sara knows her traditions very well. However, she's learned a lot of other musical traditions too. She dances, sings and plays percussions.


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.