Digital Drama: Teaching and Learning Art and Media in Tanzania

Tuwaenzi Wakongwe

Tuwaenzi Wakongwe! Let us Honor the Legends! A commemorative event in honor of past teachers at TaSUBa on 17 December 2010. The event was organized by Hussein Masimbi and other tutors at the college, after the passing of Master Musician and TaSUBa tutor Mzee Bazil Mbata on 13 October 2010. Artists performed for free and the ticket price was kept low so that TaSUBa and the Bagamoyo community could share the moment through the cultural ethos of pamoja (togetherness). The event was a huge success and it brought back the spirit of sanaa (art) at TaSUBa. Digital Drama investigates how TaSUBa lost sanaa in the first place, and with it the spirit of the nation.

Video 1: Drumming for the masters.

Promotional Poster on Facebook

Photo 2: Promotional Poster in Facebook


Video 2: Improvised tribute.


Photo 2: TaSUBa students performing a traditional dance in honor of past teachers.


Video 3: Dancing for the legends.


Photo 3: Audience in appreciative interaction with performers


Photo 4: Acrobatics - a gift from China during ujamaa


Photo 5: Master Musician Chacha performing solo with his litungu.


Video 4: Chacha on litungu.


Photo 6: Vitali Maembe calling his ancestors


Photo 7: CHANJO (vaccination) is on sale


Photo 8: Pamoja!


Video 5: Mwali Selina by Maembe.


Video 6: Master Musicians Matitu, Mbata, and Digalo.