Category Archives: Music

Zanzibar, Tanzania: My Best Tips For Stone Town & Elsewhere on the Island

Planning a trip to Zanzibar soon? Looking for ideas about what to do while you are there? Then, you are in luck. Today, I’d like to share some of the things I’ve most enjoyed doing in Zanzibar over the past 10 years. That’s how long it’s been since my first trip to Zanzibar taken shortly after I first moved to Tanzania. These tips cover both the historic part of Zanzibar, Stone Town, as well as other areas of the island. This is not an exhaustive list. Rather, these are simply some pointers shared with love from me to you. I hope you find them … Continue reading

33 Sunset, Food, Books & Other Pictures from Around East Africa (…and Botswana)

It’s been a fun past three months for me on Instagram. In case you don’t follow me there, today I’d like to share some highlights from my Instagram gallery from that period. In this post, you’ll see 33 of my most liked Instagram pictures and videos from the last three months. They include sunset pictures, pictures of delicious and interesting food, as well as pictures of some great books I’ve read recently. I hope you enjoy them. With no further ado, here they are. READ ALSO: 19 Sky, Water, & Sunset Photos and More Taken in Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Elsewhere. 33. … Continue reading

Coller la petite paroles

Est-ce que vous avez déjà entendu la chanson phare « Coller la petite » du chanteur camerounais Franko ? Est-ce que vous chercher les paroles de « Coller la petite » et voulez en savoir plus sur ce qu’il dit dans cette chanson? Par exemple, que veut signifier «sanga la petite » ? Si oui, ne vous inquiétez pas, vous êtes bel et bien arrivés. Dans ce billet vous trouverez non seulement les paroles de la chanson mais aussi une traduction des expressions qui ne sont pas en français. Avant tout ça, je vous propose de regarder le clip vidéo. Les paroles de … Continue reading

Yemi Alade – ‘Na Gode’ (Swahili Version)

It’s a new day in Africa, and I love it! What makes me say that? I say that because we now have the likes of award-winning Nigerian recording artist Yemi Alade remaking her songs in Swahili for African fans on the other side of the continent (she specifically mentions Kenya). Why does that matter? It matters to me because finally, I am seeing the fruit of much-spoken-about Pan-African ideals not only in the usual rhetoric of our political leaders (sorry I don’t have much faith in that) but also in the everyday lives of regular Africans and in pop culture, which usually reflects the zeitgeist of the times. … Continue reading

Coller La Petite Lyrics

With now over 46 million views on YouTube, Franko and his Coller La Petite have taken the world by storm! What?! You haven’t heard Coller La Petite yet? Then please take a moment to watch the music video before going on to read the rest of this post. Then, you’ll find the song‘s lyrics as well as their translation in English after the video. READ ALSO: What’s Everyone Buying? Tea Masala, Kitchen Appliances & Personal Care Products I first heard of Coller La Petite in a Whatsapp message from a childhood friend. I checked it out, and it’s been a love story ever … Continue reading

Sauti Za Busara Festival

Every February, Zanzibar hosts Sauti za Busara, nicknamed the “The Friendliest Festival on Planet Earth”. I can understand how Sauti za Busara earned that name. Hanging out in Stone Town, Zanzibar on any random day would make you feel loose and irie, ready to open up to strangers, so how much more so then when the island’s everyday activities come to a grinding halt to host the biggest music festival in East Africa, featuring not only Swahili music but also music from the rest of Africa and beyond? I lived in Dar es Salaam for five years before I attended my … Continue reading

Classical Music Concert in Dar es Salaam

Have you heard what TRACE called the African Hit of the Year at the end of last year? If not, check out: Coller La Petite Lyrics, Meaning of ‘Sanga La Petite’ & More for the song’s video, lyrics, and English translation. Enjoy! Avez-vous déjà entendu le tube camerounais nommé la chanson Africaine de l’année par TRACE? Vous pouvez trouver le clip vidéo et les paroles ici: Franko: Coller la petite – parole – Coller la petite – paroles – Coller la petite & traduction de « sanga la petite » et autres. Photo Credits: