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shine africa


We make Africa shine!

Ngo·ma |

Swahili. Noun.

The art of traditional African drum and dance.

We love Africa and we have made it our goal to preserve its culture in this fast changing world. The traditional art of ngoma (African drumming & dancing in Swahili) is our expertise, and our mission is to spread this art as much as possible. And not just ngoma - our dream is to help people discover their talents and through art improve their lives. Financially, emotionally and sometimes even physically. Karibuni wote!

Shine Africa exists of a group of professional drummers and dancers from different tribes in Tanzania. All of them also come from underpriviliged backgrounds (growing up without parents, on the street, in the slums) and their mission their mission is to use their talents to help young people from similar backgrounds. At the same time they want to spread their love for traditional African culture, which is why they both perform as well as teach classes.


Community Art Center and volunteers








Shine Africa has its own Community Art Center in Gezaulole, Kigamboni. Children and adults can learn the art of ngoma here and explore their artistic talents. The center will also offer English and computer classes,  art classes, reading classes, meditation, yoga and help with homework.

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With this we hope to help kids discover their talents, increase their self-esteem and better their chances to live a good life. 

If you would like to volunteer, you are very welcome! Check the website of Givingway to know more or send us a message!, me

Amazing shows

In their shows they combine the styles of different tribes, together with traditional songs. Together that creates a show that you are not likely to forget! The shows of Shine Africa are perfect for festivals as well as private parties or corporate outings.


Learn to drum or dance!

The classes take place in in Gezaulole, Kigamboni, Dar Es Salaam and are open to everybody who would like to learn the art of African drum and/ or dance. Companies can also book their own workshop. For both companies as well as individuals our classes are also available online!

For prices and more information click here.

If you want to support our work, please check the donation button below (via Givingway)!

Check out our YouTube Channel
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