16 of December 2016 was the premiere screening of the documentary Safari ya HipHop, Afro French Connection as well as the release of the album release of the album Safari ya HipHop of the Tanzanian crew Watengwa.
The documentary Safari ya HipHop, Afro French Connection is showing the program Safari ya HipHop, de Marseille à Arusha. In this program, a HipHop delegation representing different elements of HipHop (DJ, MC, Beatbox, Dance and Beat-making) came in Arusha, Tanzania, and shared with a group of 40 tanzanian artists and came up with a final show.
Safari ya HipHop album is the journey of JCB, Yuzzo and Dwee from Watengwa back to France. Along the way they met and featured other artists such as Tina Mweni and Robah Wenyeji from Kenya, Frost from Tanzania, as well as Boss One, K-Méléon and Les Crevards from Marseille, France.
Here is the Teaser of the event:
The Mymetist from Marseille (France) feat Tanzanian singer Wise Man & Mc Sight Mo from Arusha
It was recorded and shot during the program Safari ya HipHop, from Marseille to Arusha. It is the first track released from the album Safari ya HipHop vol.2 album who was recorded during the trip and which will be released in 2017.
Safari ya HipHop, from East Africa to France
The unique journey of Tanzanian, Kenyan, Ugandan and Rwandan artists in a musical safari across France!
Kamaa (X-Plastaz) from Tanzania // Bana Mutibwa (Luga Flow Army) from Uganda // Rawbarz Wenyeji (Ukooflani Mau Mau) from Kenya // Daz Naledge from Tanzania // Tina Mweni from Kenya&Denmark // Lion Eyes from Rwanda // G.Rongi from (Ukooflani Mau Mau) from Kenya
The French HipHop team from Marseille is back from the two weeks workshops program (DJing, Beatboxing, MCing, Dancing and Producing).
The overall project is a success thanks to our local partners Okoa Mtaa Foudation and Alliance Française Arusha. The program took place as planned and the inter-exchange has been a unique experience for both tanzanians and french artists.
The program ended with the great event Afro French Connection, Safari ya HipHop at Alliance Française Arusha.
Before travelling to Tanzania, the french HipHop team from Marseille collected music equipment for the partners of the Safari ya HipHop, Afro French Connection project: Okoa Mtaa Foundation and UAACC.
Thank you / Merci to everyone who contributed to this charity.
JCB and Dwee from the tanzanian crew Watengwa are preparing a new EP, named Turu Juu Ya Ngeu, with 7 tracks all recorded in France.
Sikia (which means “listen”) is the first track from the upcoming EP.
The video was shot in Marseile, France and the track has been produced by the frenchh producer Orkim.
Tanzania meets Kenya in Marseille, France, for this unique hot collab!!
1st track from the coming album “Safari ya HipHop”. Tanzanian MCs Frost and Dwee are featuring with the Kenyan Femcee Tina Mweni during their tour in France.
The 2015 program went very good, this year East African artists participating were: Dwee & JCB (Tanzania) from Watengwa, Tina Mweni (Kenya/Denmark) and Frost & DJ AZ (Tanzania) from TGP.
Thank you to every one who participated!
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Here is what has been achieve during this program:
- 3 shows: Festiv’al Arrach in Cergy, Dar Lamifa in Marseille and Espace Julien in Marseille.
- 3 radio interviews: Radio Grenouille (Flavor of the month, DJ PH), Radio Galère (Sam & Sam), Radio Cave Carli (Julien Valnet & Edouard Hartigan).
- 3 albums recorded:
– Album Safari ya Hiphop: Watengwa ft Tina Mweni, Frost TGP, Rawbarz Wenyeji, Boss One and more.
– EP Watengwa (JCB & Dwee) – Turu Juu Ya Ngeu.
– Album of Dwee (Watengwa) – Umoja Kidunia.
- Shooting of 6 video clips.
Check out the videos of the program (live shows, radios, rehearsals) on this playlist:
Short documentary by Zack Jama (Canada) featuring members of East Africa Rise Up Project from Arusha, Tanzania.
If I Could Rap, poetry by Mama C (Charlotte O’Neil, former Black Panther from the Kansas city Chapter)