Msafiri Zawose Tanzania
Msafiri grew up playing traditional percussion and marimba in his father’s group Chibite.
The son of the late Hukwe Zawose – a legendary figure in traditional East African music and a WOMAD favourite since the festival’s early years – Msafiri grew up playing traditional percussion and marimba in his father’s group Chibite.
Since Hukwe’s death in 2003, he’s kept the flame alive with his contemporary take on the traditional music of Tanzania’s Wagogo people, characterised by its multi-octave singing and accompanied by home-made metallic thumb-pianos known in Swahili as ilimba.
He often tours with other members of the Zawose family, dressed strikingly in costumes made from goatskins and porcupine quills, with ostrich feathered headdresses.https://www.msafirizawose.com