Leo Mkanyia

Bio

Leo Mkanyia is a Swahili Blues singer and multi-instrumentalist from Tanzania. His songs tell stories of history, culture, politics, migration, inequality and love.

Mkanyia and his band have graced regional and international stages such as the London African Music Festival at the prestigious Southbank in 2011, Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara in 2012 and 2015, Uganda’s Bayimba International Art Festival in 2013 and DoaDoa Festival in 2015.

He has since 1999 shared the stage with prominent African musicians such as Ethio-Jazz maestro, Mulatu Astatke from Ethiopia.

Music

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Mimi Na Wewe
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Afrika
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Videos

Jasho Langu Music Video
Leo Mkanyia "Wazazi Wangu"
Leo Mkanyia 'Jasho Langu'
Leo Mkanyia 'Siya'
Leo Mkanyia "Mwanangu"

Photos

TZDar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1999

Contact

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