Shikamoo Jazz is an Orchestra made up of eleven Veterans of the musical scene in Tanzania at end of the Second World War, during the colonial period, until the period of independence and of the government of Julius Nyerere.
With this collection from Tanzanian band Shikamoo Jazz, RetroAfric breaks new ground by commissioning fresh recordings of classic Tanzanian songs from the 1960s and 1970s.
Shikamoo Jazz, personnel
Iddi Nhende manager/vocals/percussion, Salum Zahoro Guitars, vocals, John Simon Vocals/percussion, Juma Mrisho Vocals, Athumani Manicho Drums, Kassim Mponda Guitars, Ali Adinani Guitars, Mohammed Tungwa Bass and guitars, Madar Msellem Trumpet, Bakari Majengo Sax/conga, Ally Rashid Sax/conga
During 1994-95 Shikamoo consolidated their reputation beyond Dar with regular tours around the country: performing at the first Zanzibar Arts and Music Festival; taking up lengthy residencies at the Luna Hotel in Morogoro and entertaini
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