Swahili Ally


Swahili Ally aka Digo is an extremely talented singer and kora player from Tanga, Tanzania. He came on to the music scene in 2005. In 2010, he joined Lumumba Theatre Group, participated in several workshops including Music Crossroads, Umoja cultural flying carpet in Mozambique and Sauti Academy in Nairobi, Kenya.

His performances are electrifying and rarely disappoint. He has collaborated with other musicians from across the East Africa region on several music projects. He has performed at a number of the bigger festivals in East Africa where he got an opportunity to perform with several musicians from South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Norway, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. He collaborated with Kenyan musician Fadhilee Itulya on his 'Khadjeze' E.P.

Today, Swahili Ally fuses his vibrant performance of digo music with the dazzling sound of the kora. He uses the West African instrument to pronounce his digo heritage in a unique style. His powerful message, delivered though his strong and enchanting voice, delivers a memorable and exiting performance. Having toured East Africa extensively, Ally hyped up big stages like Sauti za Busara and Jazz Festival in Tanzania, Doa Doa Festival in Uganda, Umoja African Festival in Mozambique and Utamu Festival in Kenya. DIGO performed alongside international musicians including artists from Mali, Gambia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda,Mozambique, Norway and the USA. He is set to to embark on a tour of Kenya and Tanzania to promote his new album MwanaMuranda


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Swahili Ally:DIGO
Mwanamuranda A(Accoustic Version)


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Profile added by Stanley Gazemba on 20 Jan 2015
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