Mara traditional music groups to compete in Tulia Festival

09Sep 2019
Sabato Kasika
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Mara traditional music groups to compete in Tulia Festival

MARA traditional music groups Ngoma Liranda and Egumba are set to feature in competitions which will take place in Mbeya and Dar es Salaam later this year.

Fedison Masawa, an assistant to Musoma Rural Constituency Member of Parliament, Sospeter Muhongo, pointed out Egumba from Butiama, will participate in an international event in Dar es Salaam from September 26 to September 28.

He disclosed the Ngoma Liranda artistes emerged as winners of a competition targeting to celebrate the Nane Nane Day, which took place in Mara recently.

Muhongo organized the competition.

"Muhongo has volunteered to transport the groups to Dar es Salaam and Mbeya to feature in the events,” he noted.

He pointed out Muhongo’s office had coordinated the Nane Nane Day competition and the official for that matter, felt obliged to put his weight behind the groups.

He noted the ‘Tulia Traditional Dances Festival’ has been slated for September 21 to September 29 in Tukuyu District, with Ngoma Liranda being one of the groups lined up for the festival.

"This is an opportunity for our constituency and Butiama District to showcase our culture. We wish them all the best and we appeal to them to represent us well,” he noted.

He noted the groups landed the opportunity to take part in the competitions in an effort to learn from fellow traditional music groups and gain experience.

“Our groups will learn from fellow groups from other areas, it will be an opportunity for groups to learn from each other,” he added.