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How would you feel if you discovered historic collections 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 is raising awareness and support for the preservation, digitization, and restoration of priceless audio collections and endangered cultural heritage in Tanzania. The largest and most comprehensive of these archives is the library of Radio Tanzania Dar-es-Salaam, which contains priceless Tanzanian music on about 20,000 aging reel-to-reel tapes.
Scroll through the following booklet to learn more and then watch the video below.
A short video introducing the project: