Origin: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Genre: World Music, Bongo fusion / Afro fusion and Tanzania traditional
Label: Weka music records,
Official website: www.abeneko.com
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.