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“A country which lacks its own culture is no more than a collection of people
without the spirit which makes them a nation.”
- Julius K. Nyerere, Baba wa Taifa

How would you feel if you discovered historic sources of African music, forgotten by the world for decades? And what would you do if you learned they were in danger of being lost forever?

The Tanzania Heritage Project raises awareness and support for the preservation, digitization, and restoration of priceless audio collections and endangered cultural heritage in Tanzania. We want to revive the audio-musical history of East Africa by providing a platform to amplify the sounds of the past and the voices of artists, communities, and cultures who want to keep their heritage alive.

Our mission is to save endangered music and share it with listeners around the world. We hope you’ll join us!

Recent Project Updates:

A short video introducing the project: