I am just taking this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all those involved in the project to digitize radio Tanzania music archives. This is a great opportunity for all Tanzanians living or studying in the Diasporas and those back home to show support to this project by donating money so that the project will get the funding it needs to go into the next stage. Because of Kickstarter guidelines, if the organizers don’t raise the full $13,000 in the next TWENTY days, they don’t get a dime (about $7188 has been raised up to this moment; therefore only $7812 is needed for the project to be fully funded).
To pledge your support/donation go here.
I am afraid that, the next stage will not be reached if $13,000 isn’t going to be raised in the next 20 days. That’s the reason I ask each and every-one of you to show a hand of support for the project. Wouldn’t it be nice to just go to a website and download those old school Tanzania songs into our I-pads, IPods and computers? Just think about that. That possibility is within reach with your support for this project.
I don’t know about you? I have fond memories of radio Tanzania Dar Es Salaam growing up. I remember those old days when I was in primary school, secondary school and even college. I could remember hearing those old songs blasted on the “277 or mkulima radios” as I left school for lunch breaks-Mchana Mwema. I could hear songs like “Ni Kinda langu ni Lenye Rangi ya Chungwa”, Kifo, Unapenda Dezo Dezo and Asha by Tabora Jazz and many beautiful songs from various Tanzanian bands. I even remember programs like MaMa na Mwana, Club Raha Leo Show, and many more.
We can’t let all that good music and programs disappear.
You can visit the organizers website here, their Facebook page here and Twitter page here. The organizers depend on people to spread the word and share this project with their networks! Even if you can’t donate now, telling a few friends would really help this cause and/or project.
Let’s join hands to preserve and protect our history together.