Documentary about Tanzanianian rap wins award in New York
Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:03 AM
Female emcee Jean Grae (daughter of famous South African jazz musician Abdulla Ibrahim a.k.a. Dollar Brand) handed the award to co-producer Thomas Gesthuizen (a.k.a. Juma4) during the Awards ceremony which took place on November 7 in the Symphony Space hall in New York. At the same occasion, honors awards were given to pioneers Kurtis Blow, Queen Latifah, RZA (Wu-Tang) and Russell Simmons (Def Jam).
The ceremony was attended by many hip hop legends including Afrika Bambaata, dj Kool Herc, MC Lyte, Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers), UTFO, Dres (Black Sheep) and Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian) as well as younger artists and presenters like Jojo (KC & Jojo), Murs, Keith Murray and Tanzanian rapper Dola Soul, who also features in Hali Halisi.
Madunia received congratulations from many people at the awards including pioneering filmmaker Melvin van Peebles and the legendary female emcee Roxanne Shante.
About Hali Halisi
In June 1999, Madunia foundation filmed Hali Halisi, a 30-minute video documentary about rap in Tanzania (East Africa). Hali Halisi (a Swahili expression meaning "the real situation") portrays rap as an alternative medium in Tanzania. Rappers and experts give their views on the emerging hip hop scenes of Dar es Salaam and the island of Zanzibar, and their thoughts on the importance of rap as a medium for communication and an instrument of change. The film centers around the most popular emcees at the time, including Mr II (Sugu), Deplowmatz, Gangwe Mobb, GWM, X Plastaz and Bantu Pound.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:06 AM
Peace outta ya'll
Posted 17 November 2004 - 05:37 AM
Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:12 PM
naomba kuuliza sasa kama watu wakihitaji nakala inakuwaje na je kuna mpango wowote wa kuonyeshwa kwenye TV za bure Tanzania.
Endeleeni mchango wenu mzuri na pia tunaomba kama mnaweza kusaidia kuonyeshwa kwake Tanzania kwani hizi ndio Information za kubadilishana na wale ambao hawaelewi.
Jamani wale wadau wa Bongo Rap ...nafasi ndio kama hizi za kuelezea hadithi yetu hivyo kama mtu uko kwenye kusababisha kitu kama hicho kitoke kwenye media za kwetu basi inakuwa shwari sana....
Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:37 PM
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