Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sauti za Busara 2016 is Cancelled

Sauti za Busara 2016 is Cancelled
 
Due to shortage of funds, Busara Promotions reluctantly announces Sauti za Busara 2016 is cancelled.
Yusuf Mahmoud, CEO of Busara Promotions, said today “This decision was not taken lightly. We set ourselves the target to raise US$200,000 before July, when we hoped to announce dates for Sauti za Busara 2016. After meetings with various stakeholders, we extended the fundraising deadline to Aug 20. The amount of support we were finally able to raise was well short, so we were unable to continue preparations. The pressure was on further, as we were receiving enquiries from all over the world from people needing to know the dates, to make arrangements for their own flights and hotel bookings. Selling tickets for Sauti za Busara was never a problem, but these only cover 30% of festival costs”.
Yusuf continued, “Since 2004, we had no financial support from the government in Zanzibar, the United Republic of Tanzania or the East African Community. Despite tireless efforts, support from donors, embassies and commercial sponsors has reached an all-time low. Busara Promotions is an NGO; the festival is non-profit. Friends of Busara suggested we try crowd-funding. However, to be more sustainable, before the 2017 edition our priority is to develop long-term partnerships with donors and sponsors who share our vision. If anyone reading this is interested to help keep Sauti za Busara alive, generating employment locally, whilst shining the spotlight on our rich musical traditions and promoting cultural tourism for Zanzibar and Tanzania, please contact Busara Promotions.”
Annually in February over the past twelve years, Busara attracted thousands of visitors from all corners of the world to Zanzibar, at a time which used to be low season. Even conservative estimates suggest since 2004 Sauti za Busara generated USD 70 million in revenues for the island. Meanwhile, BBC World Service hailed Sauti za Busara as one of “Africa's best and most respected music events”. It is also included in CNN's “7 African music festivals you really have to see” and tops Afro-Tourism's list of “Best Music Festivals”.

Yusuf Mahmoud said finally “Sometimes it’s necessary to take one step back, before continuing to move forwards. Busara Board and management shall be working hard over the coming months, to ensure the festival resumes stronger than ever from 2017. Possibly this will mean moving location, or making it a biennial event. Certainly our priorities will be to keep the event accessible for the local population, whilst seeking to build longer-term partnerships, with the public and private sectors”.
Whilst the festival takes a break, Busara Promotions continues with its regular activities to promote African music, strengthen local know-how and build livelihood in the regional music sector. Throughout the year, Busara ensures East African artists are invited to other international events and facilitates skills-building for local artists and festival crews, through exchanges and training in arts management, marketing, media and technical skills. This work, as generously supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam, is unaffected by the decision to cancel Sauti za Busara 2016.

With thanks to Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Prof. Henry Kadete Thirty Year Wedding Anniversary!




It was 30 years ago tomorrow 8/24/85, that I said "I Do" to Prof. Henry Kadete, (pronounced KAH-DEH-TEH) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at St. Alban's Anglican Church. It was the wedding of the year in Dar. Both my grandfathers were in attendance (my grandmothers had both passed). My grandpa flew from USA to attend and always talked about it until his death. Sadly Prof. Kadete, was taken from us ten years later in 1995 leaving me with two beautiful children. May he continue to rest in eternal peace. Amen. Tanzania and the African continent lost a genius of Electrical Engineering. For those who don't know, Prof. Kadete did the groundwork for bringing LUKU (prepaid) Electricity to Tanzania. At the time of his death, he was the Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Dar es Salaam. Only God, knows why some die so young. Prof. Kadete may be gone, but he is not forgotten.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Star wa Bongoland 'Mukama Morandi' Afunga Pingu za Maisha!

Stelingi (Star) wa sinema Bongoland, Mukama 'Jimmy' Morandi, amefunga ndoa mjini Minneapolis, Minnesota, jana na mpenzi wake Priscilla.  Mukama ni mcheza sinema na mwanamuziki pia.

Tunawatakia maisha mema ya ndoa!

Director wa sinema Bongoland, Bongolan II na Tusamehe, Josiah Kibira, (katikati) na Mukama na Priscilla.

Mukama na mke wake nje ya Kanisa, Minneapolis
 


Mnaweza kupata habari za Kibira Films kwa kuBOFYA HAPA:

Mnaweza kuona kanda ya Mukama, You Tube

TURN BACK TIME


Facebook Giving out Cashouts - Utapeli

 Wadau, hao matapeli hawachoki!  Facebook hawatoi hela! Msikubali kutapeliwa!

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Once again: CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Regards,
Facebook Management.
Promo Coordinator.
Lam Thanh Tu

Tuombe Wenye Ugonjwa wa Saratani Wapone!


Wadau, tuombe wenye ugonjwa wa saratani wapone.  Baba yangu mzazi, Dr. Aleck Che-Mponda alifariki mwezi Machi kwa ugonjwa wa Prostate Cancer (saratani).  Mfanyakazi mwenzangu hapa USA alikufa kwa kansa ya tumbo, mwingine kwa kansa ya mapafu mwaka huu.  

Tuombe haya makampuni ya madawa yanayotumia hela KUZUIA utafiti ya tiba ya saratani wabadilishe mioyo yao. Wamezidi uchu ya ya pesa! Waende Motoni wote!  Tiba ingeshapatikana lakini wanazuia kwa vile wanaogopa watashindwa kuuzwa madawa yao!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Shopping while black? Ubaguzi Boston

Shopping while black?     Jamani, hata wasomi weusi wanaonewa Boston!

Dr. Ben Carson Mgombea Rais Upande wa Republican ni Mnafiki


Wadau, Dr. Ben Carson ni mweusi pekee mgombea urais wa Marekani upande wa Republican safari hii.  Ni daktari wa Ubongo (Neurosurgeon),  Kazi yake kuponda weusi, huko akisahau kuwa yeye ni mweusi, mwam ayake alimlea bila baba na alikuwa kwa foods stamp na kutibiwa na serikali bure kwenye Medicaid! hebu aache Unafiki! Kazi kulamba mikundu ya wazungu!

Mkutano Bandia - Msikubali Kutapeliwa!

Wadau, watu wengi wamepokea huo mwaliko bandia!  Msikubali kutapeliwa.  Uataambiwa utume hela ya hoteli halafu utaridushiwa.  Ni mbinu ya hao matapeli wa Nigeria. Futeni hizo email, mtalizwa.

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For registration information you are to contact the conference Registrar: {hrha registrar@ gmail.com}.

Dear Colleagues,

  I am pleased to invite you to participate on the forth - coming World Conference on Human Rights and HIV/AIDS treatment (HRHA) against Women, Youth & Children.

The International Human Rights and HIV/AIDS treatment (HRHA) against Women, Youth & Children, is scheduled to take place from October 19th – 23th 2015, New York, United States and from October 26th - 30th 2015 in Dakar-Senegal, and other benevolent donors worldwide.

The sponsors of the event will cover the cost of your round-trip air tickets on a direct flight at the most economical fare and we shall provide assistance for your visa arrangement, and your ground transportation from the airport to the conference venue. Hotel accommodation booking costs will be your own responsibility in Dakar Senegal. Please contact the conference secretariat office for more information and registration for participation :{ hrha registrar@ gmail.com}.

Please share the information with your colleagues.

Sincerely

Mrs. Violet Williams,
M.D Human Rights and HIV/AIDS.
Activities Coordinator.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Ujue Ukubwa wa Shaq!

Shaq O'Neill  na Kelly Ripa
Wadau, mcheza Basketball (mpira wa kikapu) Shaq O'Neal kweli ni jitu!  Ana urfeu wa futi 7. Duh, hapa pichani amesimama  na Kelly Ripa ambaye ni mtangazaji maarufu hapa Marekani.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mtoto wa Whitney Houston Afariiki Dunia! Alikuwa na mialka 22 tu!

 Wadau, kuna habari ya kusiktisha leo.  Bobbi Kristina Brown (22) amefariki dunia leo.  Alikuwa mahututi tangu mwezi wa kwanza (Januari) alipokutwa amezama kwenye maji bafuni kwake.  Ajabu Bobbi Kristina ndiye aligundua maiti ya mama yake ikiwa imezama kwenye maji bafuni miaka mitanao iliyopita.  Kuna wanaodai mpenzi wake, Nick Gordon, kafanya njama amwue ili apate pesa zake.  Polisi bado wanafanyafanya uchunguzi.  

Mwenyezi mungu ailaze roho ya Bobbi Kristina ahala pema mbinguni. Amen. Pole sana Bobby Brown.

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The Late Bobbi Kristina Brown (1993-2015)

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Kutoka: ET Online


Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late music legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on July 26, surrounded by her family, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She was 22.
"She is finally at peace in the arms of God," the Houston family said in statement to ET. "We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."
On Jan. 31, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub and was then taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, where she was put on a ventilator to assist her breathing. She was later placed in a medically induced coma at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.

VIDEO: Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina Brown: A Circle of Tragedy
Nearly two months later. she was moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until June 24, when she was moved to the hospice center.

Kwa habari kamili BOFYA HAPA:

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sherehe za Arobaini ya marehemu Baba Yangu Dr. Aleck Che-Mponda Yafanyika Dar Leo!

Wadau, leo sherehe za Arobaini ya marehemu baba yangu mzazi, Dr. Aleck. H. Che-Mponda, zilifanyika mjini Dar es Salaam, pale nyumbani Tenki Bovu, Mbezi Beach Juu. Nafurahi mwanangu, Camara aliweza kuhdhuria pamoja na mdogo wangu Jessica.

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE DR. ALECK H. CHE-MPONDA (1935-2015)

Mapadre wa Anglikana waliosimamia Misa
Wapwa wa Marehemu
Father Haule wa Kanisa Anglikana Kawe akiongea

Ndugu wa Marehemu



Ndugu wa Marehemi


Nabii Fidel Castro

Wadau, Kumbe Rais Fidel Castro wa Cuba ni Nabii. Mwaka 1973 alitabiri kuwa Marekani itazungumza na serikali ya  komunisti Cuba wakipata Rais mweusi na Papa anatoka nchi za Marekani ya kusini. Ona Raisi wa Marekani ni mweusi, Papa anatoka Argentina!  Sasa kuna Ubalozi wa Cuba Washington D.C. na US wanatuma Balozi Cuba! Duh! Vita Baridi imekweisha sasa.