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Wahenga (The Ancestors) Tanzanian Music Documentary Film

Wahenga (The Ancestors) is a documentary film released in July 2018, which follows John Kitime, an energetic musician in his 60s, who puts together a band to revive the dying sound of Tanzanian Zilipendwa, music from the early independence era. Weaving memories of the past and dreams for the future, John and his bandmates revisit the era of gleaming horns and packed dance halls as they struggle to keep the music alive in a passionate argument for “the ones that were loved".

The album of original music from the film is available for download here: https://wahenga.bandcamp.com/releases

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