5. Mtoto Akililia Wembe Mlimani Park Orchestra "Sikinde" (Africassette Records, 1994) - Gorgeous 1990s guitar pop from Tanzania, with sleek, sensual vocals and funky rhythms that seem to stretch back to the James Brown idolization of the late '60s Afropop scene, but with a softer modern edge. You'll be happy you did. A very gentle, alluring album. DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To World Music).
Mlimani Park Orchestra. Tufurahi Na Sikinde (CD, Comp). Mlimani Park Orchestra. Download Mlimani Park Orchestra - Sikinde Tanzania Dance Bands Vol. 1.
This is a great compilation of '80s recordings. A big group and, thanks to the flexibility of cassette (Tanzania has no record industry), it lays out at length in fine style.
DDC Mlimani Park Orchestra has been one of the most popular Tanzanian muziki wa dansi bands. When Tanzania Transport & Taxi Services went bankrupt around 1982, the bar and management of the band were taken over by the Dar es Salaam Development Corporation, part of the city council, and the band became DDC Mlimani Park Orchestra. lt;/p
Sikinde, for example, is associated with Mlimani Park, and is derived from the ngoma (musical events held by the Zaramo). Some bands maintain the same mtindo throughout their career, while others change along with personnel or popular preference. Main article: Taarab. The first popular music craze in Tanzania was in the early 1930s, when Cuban Rumba was widespread. Young Tanzanians organized themselves into dance clubs like the Dar es Salaam Jazz Band, which was founded in 1932. Local bands at the time used brass and percussion instruments, later adding strings. The most recent permutation of Tanzanian dance music is mchiriku. Bands like Gari Kubwa, Tokyo Ngma and Atomic Advantage are among the pioneers of this style, which uses four drums and a keyboard for a sparse sound.
DDC Mlimani Park Orchestra (Mlimani Park for short) has been one of the most popular Tanzanian muziki wa dansi bands. Mlimani Park Orchestra was founded in 1978 by former Juwata Jazz Band members Muhiddin Maalim, Abdallah Gama,Cosmas Chidumule,Joseph Mulenga Michael Enoch and Abel Balthazar; they were later joined by Hassan Bitchuka and Suleiman Mwanyiro from Juwata Jazz Band. They started as the resident band of the Tanzania Transport & Taxi Services owned Mlimani Park Bar in Dar es Salaam, the organization that also managed the band.
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- Barcode: 4039290090268
- Label Code: 7461
|A38||Mlimani Park Orchestra||Tufurahi Na Sikinde (CD, Comp)||GMC Wasanii||A38||Tanzania||Unknown|
|AC 9402||Mlimani Park Orchestra||Sikinde (CD, Comp)||Africassette Music||AC 9402||US||1994|