Welcome to the Cultural Arts Centre Project at Makumira

Traditional music and dance preservation and promotion in Northern Tanzania is a project of Tumaini University Makumira funded by European Union (EU), initiated by the Department of Music. It is a project that focuses on establishing activities and facilities for archives, performances, training, and other programmes related to traditional music and dance. Our partners are Kilimanjaro Film Institute (TZ) and Alliance Franco-Tanzanienne of Arusha (TZ). The project will focus on Arusha and Kilimanjaro Regions.

The overall objective is to stimulate economic, social, and human development in Tanzania through culture.

The specific objective is to preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage of music and dance in Northern Tanzania.

The Expected Results of the project are:

  • A permanent center for research, documentation, preservation, and promotion of music and dance culture is established
  • Documentation through local field research is produced, organized, archived, and available for research and preservation following international standard
  • The professional and entrepreneurial capacity and skills of selected musician/ dancers is enhanced to facilitate employment and income earning
  • Regular paid live performances of traditional music/dance by skilled, trained performers are organized and promoted
  • Opportunities are created for the communities and school age children to experience and learn about traditional music, dance, and instruments
  • Income generating activities related to traditional music/ dance / instruments for local and international audiences are developed, tested, and implemented in a sustainable way.

Cultural Arts Centre Staff

Randall Stubbs, Programme Manager

 

Gloria Ewald, Administrative Assistant

 

Aliko Mwakanjuki, Research Director

 

Catherine Loth, Research Assistant

 

Gabriel Olodi, Research Assistant

 

John Jutta, (IT)

For more information please contact:
Randall Stubbs, Project Manager
Tumaini University Makumira
P.O. Box 55
Usa River, Tanzania
cac@makumira.ac.tz
+255 786 300 213

 

 


                          


 

 

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