Ujamaa Hip Hop Darasa: hip hop class in Tanzania

The Ujamaa Hip Hop Darasa project aims to ‘revitalize’ talents among marginalized youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Some of the participants survive by cleaning car windows in Ubungo, Dar es Salaam, and they had little means to take their musical talent to another level until they joined the hip hop class, where they get taught other relevant subjects besides musical skills, including English.

ujamaa-lgoThe first official single ‘Ujamaa’ just came out with a video, however the project has been running since 2010. Also see the video below, a Fidstyle Friday special from July 2012 about the hip hop class, and read this article (in Swahili) at TZhiphop:

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