Tanzania intensifies research for music identity

THE National Rhythm Making committee will hold a joint meeting with various arts stakeholders aiming at gathering their opinions on how they will create one beat that will identify the national music rhythm to be used by the country’s artists as beat identity.

This was revealed by the Committee Chairman who is also the National Arts Council Executive Secretary Kedmon Mapana during a meeting with Media practitioners in Dar es Salaam on Monday.

The committee has 13 members who were appointed by the Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports Mohamed Mchengerwa recently and asked them to find the best rhythm for Tanzanian music.

The Executive Secretary noted that after collecting samples of rhythm and beats from different tribes; there is whereby they will take views from the stakeholders towards getting the best of them that will be used to identify the country’s beat.

Mapana also encouraged the art and music stakeholders to show up and express their opinions so that they can create the best music rhythm or beat that will be played all over the world and be used by artists as a symbol of nationalism.

“We have gathered opinions from the Southern Zone, Zanzibar, Central Zone, the Coastal zone as we hope to go in the Northern Zone and the Lake zone and we have started recording different beats from the gathered opinions.

Now we want to listen to what our stakeholders  say with the goal to have at least two or three beats that will be used as the national beat,” he added

He insisted that after releasing the common l rhythm, producers, Djs will insist on using that rhythm when preparing songs for artists.

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