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Santuri on Santuri

The first fruits of the Santuri recording sessions held in Kenya last year have been released on vinyl in the UK and Europe via Highlife Recordings / Huntleys and Palmers. The digital release is coming soon, but meanwhile, the 12inch, released as a part of the Highlife World Series, is[…]

Frente Cumbiero in Tanzania – video!

Santuri East Africa was lucky enough to host Mario Galeano Toro – A.k.a Frente Cumbiero – to Tanzania in May. The week long project encompassed film screenings, workshops, recording sessions, performances and research into East African music culture. The video diary below gives a flavor of the project,  which was[…]

The Santuri Society Sessions

Often, artists are quietly trying out new ideas, experiments and divergent directions in their studios and bedrooms. Budding producers, musicians and DJs are often reluctant to share their new material, citing the fact that ‘it’s not finished’ as a reason not to share with a perceived world of critical peers[…]

Mim Suleiman And Santuri Tanzania – video

[vimeo id=”123373135″ align=”center” mode=”normal” maxwidth=”700″] In February 2015, Mim Suleiman returned to her native Tanzania to play at Sauti za Busara – one of the regions most prestigious festivals. Mim, who has released two albums of “Tanzanian dub disco’ with underground legend Maurice Fulton, has been an inspiration to the[…]

East Africa Rising

Santuri Safari: East Africa Rising An article written for Ableton and appearing on their website Oct 6th 2014 A distinct musical identity is something that most musicians aspire to at some point in their growth. Usually this happens on an individual level, but occasionally this drive operates collectively – helping[…]