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Thousands of hours of Afro-jazz and dance music on damaged reel-to-reels are in danger of being lost forever. Help us digitize them.
Thousands of hours of Afro-jazz and dance music on damaged reel-to-reels are in danger of being lost forever. Help us digitize them.
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2 Weeks on the Ground: Team Member Tyler Webb

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been over two weeks since I’ve arrived in Tanzania. Starting with a great welcome at the airport by Benson and Rebecca of course! [See photo #1]

A typical day has been a meeting with either the TBC or one of our partners and consultants in the area, followed by working at one of the local co-working hubs, and then catching a show (and getting some footage for all of you!).


(Some Traditional Dancers & Musicians) at the French Alliance. [See photo #2]

We’ve been able to talk with many of the musicians in the archives. Their continued passion for spreading the music and performing definitely rubs off on you!

Rebecca with King KiKi! A great Congolese Musician who’s been based in Dar for 25+ years. We’ll have some great footage of him up soon. [See photo #3]

Over the next couple of weeks I hope to get up a lot of new content for all of our Radio Tanzania fans. Once I find a fast Internet connection we’ll have some great content like:

1: Local live shows from DAR [Dar Es Salaam]
2: Radio Tanzania’s Presentation at the Ethnomusicology Symposium
3: A history of the archives through photos.

I hope you’re looking forward to it!

Tyler

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