Danes hand Arts College music gear worth 100m/

THE Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Culture, Sports and Arts, Nuru Millano, tries to play a guitar while the Danish Ambassador to Tanzania Einar Hebogard Jensen sings at Bagamoyo Arts College after the envoy handed over music instruments worth 100m/- to the institute. Others are the institute’s Executive Director Herbert Makoye (right) and the head of music section, Rhoda Mitanda. (Photo by Staff Photographer)


IN a bid to support Arts and Culture in Tanzania, Danish ambassador to Tanzania Einar Hebogard Jensen handed over music instruments worth 100m/- to the Institute for Arts and Culture Bagamoyo, TaSUBa yesterday.

Receiving the music equipment on behalf of the Institute and the government, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Culture, Sports and Arts, Ms Nuru Millano applauded Danish support.

“On behalf of the government of Tanzania, I would like to express our sincerely gratitude to number of supports the Danish government has contributed especially in developing Arts and Culture in the country,” she applauded.

The Deputy Permanent Secretary was optimistic that the support will help the institute in achieving its vision to become a dynamic arts and culture training centre of excellence in Africa.

TaSUBa Executive Director, Herbert Makoye said the support came at right time as the institute is looking forward to expand services they offer and increase admission number of students.

“As we are looking forward to carry out major transformation changes in the institute, availability of teaching equipment and instruments are very important,” he noted.

TaSUBa top boss, however, urged other stakeholders, culture and art-lovers to support the institute with number of equipment and instruments as they still have the shortage.

Dr Makoye said the support will also help to shape well Tanzanian musicians to have the ability to play music instruments, saying there are number of claims pointed to local musicians that they cannot use music instruments.

Danish ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Jensen said music and art in general are essential in preserving cultures and norms of a certain society. “Music is the way we can express our feelings and preserve our cultures, but you cannot do it without instruments, thus is why we were pushed to support TaSUBa.

You will have an opportunity to teach the young generation,” said the Ambassador.

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