Biography

About Abeneko

ABENEKO is a Tanzanian contemporary live performer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, dancer and choreographer. ABENEKO’s music is a mix of contemporary East African beats, melodies, funk and Afro-fusion, combined with traditional dance, melodies and rhythms. The music aims to promote Tanzanian traditional and contemporary music, dance and culture.

Additionally, ABENEKO’s music hopes to provide a new perspective to the youth, who are typically inspired by western culture and other music styles. They have not grown up to appreciate their own musical heritage, which is now disappearing as a result.

ABENEKO is signed under the label of Weka Music Production Management in Tanzania. 

ABENEKO released his first album known as ‘MAMA CHAMBEWA’ which was officially launched in Doa Doa, Uganda in 2015 and currently successful song and music video SALAM, KIZAU ZAU feat Khadija Kopa queen ofTaraab in Tanzania.

which has been playing on Radio and TV stations in Tanzania, in January 2018 ABENEKO have officially released his 2rd album ‘’WAKATI’’ at Goethe-Institut, Dar es salaam – Tanzania.

ABENEKO has participated in many dance and music-exchanging projects and performed with his Band of 7 members around in Tanzania at Sauti za Busara music festival-Zanzibar, Bayimba International Art festival – Uganda, Wikiendi Live – Dar es salaam, Barazani at Alliance Fracaise, Goethe-Instute, the Beat festival, Gengeni Music Concert, Chap Chap, Marahaba Swahili Music Festival, Bagamoyo at karibu music festival, Jambiani, Zanzibar, Jinja, Uganda, and etc.

International dance and music performance in countries such as South Korea, USA, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Poland, Holland, Spain, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and Mozambique.

Besides ABENEKO performing career, he is a co-founder of ASEDEVA www.asedeva.com a non profit art organization base in Tanzania, founder of Haba na Haba Dance Festival in Tanzania, as well co-hosts of Marafiki Night Live, a monthly concert series in cooperation with Weka Music Production and Management.

 

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