Midundo ya Ngoma: Rythms of traditional Zanzibari ngoma

Ngoma literally translated means ‘drum’ and is a term used to encompass all local traditional forms of dancing, drumming and singing. There  are literally hundreds of different ngoma styles throughout Tanzania, variations often being so slight that untrained eyes and ears can hardly notice the difference. A number of these originate from Zanzibar and Pemba and all are spectacular to watch.

Kilundo International group is led by Zanzibar’s drumming legend – MzeeKheri,  our ngoma drums teacher. He knows the rhythms of around 25 tribes of Tanzania: the fantastic world of music for celebrations, rituals, for sadness and joy.