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New Santuri Release | Embaire Umeme EP

Santuri’s Embaire Umeme E.P by Mugwisa International Xylophone Group We’re excited to announce the release of new Santuri material on the wonderful On The Corner Records from London. It features recordings made in Uganda at DoaDoa festival in 2015 by Santuri and Sam Jones of Soundthread. The recordings were of[…]

Santuri Meets The Nile Project

This weekend Santuri will join forces with the awesome Nile Project to collaborate at The Gathering – The Nile Project’s meeting of musical minds in Aswan, Egypt. The Nile Project brings together 15 musicians from around the Nile basin, to work together creating and performing new music that shares in[…]

Santuri – Arusha Takeover at Afadhali Night and S.U.A

      As Santuri continues to foster collaboration with different Artists – (musicians/DJs/Producers), Organizations/Companies and music enthusiasts around the East African region and beyond with the most recent project in Tanzania being the successful Frente-Cumbiero with Mario Galeano from Colombia; this time around, we shall be taking over Arusha[…]

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[…]

Santuri Sounds: The Mixtape Challenge

Once a month  Santuri will support a mix from the immediate network of Santuri artists, and in exceptional cases, from further afield. If you would like to be considered for the monthly mixtape, these are the criteria you should bear in mind: 1. You don’t need to be a DJ to enter. It[…]