21 August, 2007

Saida Karoli

SAIDA KAROLI was born on the 4th of April 1976 in the Northern part of Tanzania within a small region called Bukoba. As a singer, composer, dancer and drummer, and within a short period of time, Saida has become a much sought after female artist all over East and Central Africa.
She has staged live shows in almost all parts of Tanzania, and has been on ~everal successful tours in Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Kenya and Zanzibar. Her artistic musical talent, which is filled with tradition, has captivated the diverse cultural audiences and her mellow singing voice continues to earn her a place the hearts of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
As a child, Saida lived in the small village of Rwongwe in Bukoba. Her culture did not permit girls to sing or play drums but her mother, who was also a musical figure in the village, encouraged her and taught her the essentials of music. Due to lack of support from her drunken father, Saida only managed to attend school up to grade 5. At the age of 20, following the death of her mother and continued criticisms from the people around her, Saida still continued doing what she knows to do best - make music. Her humility, patience and good sense of humour make her a great and vibrant personality.
Saida remained in obscurity, up until FM Productions Ltd crossed paths with her in Bukoba, during a search for talented Tanzanians that could be promoted. After only three weeks of recording in FM STUDIOS, the young village girl that nobody knew, suddenly exploded into the music industry with the launching of her debut album on the 2nd of September 2001.
All in Tanzania felt the wave and Saida become a pioneer in traditional music being the first to achieve such success in Tanzania. In the same manner, she shined during her tours in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. .In all countries where she has set her feet, she has been perceived as the queen of traditional music. Read on..........cdbaby

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