Is reggae music on its deathbed in TZ?

It is Saturday evening at the Sweet Easy Restaurant in Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam, as advertised, reggae artiste Jhikoman is on stage performing.He is backed by his band Afrikabisa; it is one of those rare live performances in town which is opposed to the famous playback that most artistes use at concerts.

His ecstatic audience was made up of mainly tourists who just couldn’t have enough of his soothing songs which have become very popular in the Scandinavian countries.Though Jhikoman goes through his set unperturbed, what hits me odd is that among the audience Tanzanians are only a handful.

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