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... Read more
Scenes from the life of a Tanzanian musician
11 February, 2012
Leo Mkanyia, a Tanzanian musician with an open face, quick smile, and deep laugh, walks the narrow alleyways of Stone Town, Zanzibar looking for a quiet place... Read more
A note to our international backers
Your rewards are on their way! We had a delay with shipping these rewards internationally because of the additional customs paperwork that has to be filled out. Don't worry, you'll... Read more
Interview with Vijana FM and Mobile Money Contributions
Today Rebecca’s interview with Vijana FM went live on their website. Vijana FM is a web-based platform meant to encourage dialogue, debate, and education among the youth of East Africa. Their moto... Read more
What if you hadn't heard the music you love most in decades?
Yesterday a video of an old man in a nursing home began to go viral on YouTube and I thought it was worth sharing with you. Through your support of our... Read more
You're Invited! Athens "Radio Tanzania" Kickstarter Celebration (+ Reward Pickup)!
On February 4, 2012, "Radio Tanzania: Reviving the Forgotten Archives" was successfully funded on Kickstarter.com, thanks to more than 200 wonderful supporters.
I was in Tanzania working on the project when... Read more
Radio Tanzania t-shirts and mixtapes and videos, oh my!
Hello, brave followers!
We know you are all eagerly awaiting your rewards. Thank you for your patience.
I remember the first time I flew over the deep indigo water of... Read more
A Visit to the Archives
February 6, 2012
We never quite know what the reception will be like when we get to the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation. Sometimes, the man at the gate looks at me... Read more
John Kitime Weighs In
Hi everyone! Less than 20 hours left in our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you so much for helping us to reach $15,000! How much farther can we get in the last... Read more
From the beginning to the end... of our Kickstarter campaign! It's been almost sixty days and we're almost there! We didn't make it to $20,000 as I'd hoped, but we... Read more
Hello from Nils, our researcher extraordinaire!
My name is Nils. I am a student of African Studies based in Leiden, The Netherlands, currently carrying out fieldwork for my Master Thesis on the wonderful Muziki wa... Read more
Every Bit Counts -- Keep Sharing!
Thanks so much for your continued support! Almost 200 Backers AND we've just passed $14,000 -- that's incredible! We have only 3 days left before the campaign ends.... Read more
Where does the money go?
So we’re nearing the end of our campaign, but starting up on all of the work that needs to be done. I thought I’d give you guys a run down... Read more
Our Kickstarter Experience
A couple of weeks ago a journalist contacted me with a few questions about our take on Kickstarter. I was happy to answer her questions, and in the process had... Read more
A Special Message from Benson
With just four days left in our Kickstarter campaign, I'm sharing a special message from Benson Rukantabula where he performs an original song and makes a plea for... Read more
Pictures from the Inside!
Hi everyone! We hope you're having a great weekend. I started off my weekend right by catching the Kalunde Band at Triniti in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam. I met... Read more
One evening in the Fall of 2010, my mom and I were up late changing the bandages that covered the wounds on my leg that were refusing to heal after... Read more
Do you know where the real music is?
Jambo, rafiki (hello, friends)!
We have just nine days left in our Kickstarter pitch! In the homestretch, I've challenged myself to write a brief update each day to help push... Read more
Zilipendwa: The Ones That Were Loved
I hope you’ve enjoyed our past few updates introducing you to the Radio Tanzania team. I feel so lucky to not only be working with Tyler, Nina, Benson,... Read more
Get to know Erasmus Rukantabula
Hi, I’m Erasmus. I'm a Radio Tanzania Project advisor and technical support guru.
Along with my brother Benson, I’m working on all technical aspects regarding the digitization process and currently... Read more
Introducing Benson Rukantabula
Hello, I'm Benson. In this outstanding project I offer technical support. My job is to study and understand the existing technology and equipment that Radio Tanzania currently has and how it all... Read more
Meet, Nina Carter, Radio Tanzania's Social Media Guru
Hi, I'm Nina, the face behind all things social media at Radio Tanzania. If you're not keeping up with me yet, check us out on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news. Along with... Read more
Getting to Know Our Team: Tyler Webb
I’m Tyler. Radio Tanzania’s business guy. Things most people find insanely boring (spreadsheets, marketing, copyright law), I passionately devour in a quest to become an all-knowledgable business guru. Currently, I’m... Read more
Radio Tanzania in the News!
We've been getting some great press on blogs, magazines, and newspapers! Check them out below!
Know of any other press we've missed? Are you a... Read more
Arrival in Dar es Salaam
Because of a mistake with my booking, I arrived in Tanzania a day later than I’d planned. After a cross-Atlantic flight to Frankfurt and a brief layover in Addis Ababba,... Read more
The Big Update: Free Music, Big News, and All Thanks to You!
It’s been far too long since our last update, so we’ve got a big one for you!
We’re SO close to reaching $5000! Thank you for of all of your... Read more
Merry Christmas from Radio Tanzania!
We hope you have all had a wonderful holiday. Now that Christmas is past, you can look forward to much more frequent updates from us! We have so much exciting... Read more
Happy Tanzanian Independence Day!
Hi everyone! Today is the 50th Anniversary of Tanzanian Independence, so I decided to take a minute to say thanks to all of our backers so far for caring about... Read more