Art Promoters Foundation


APF was founded in 2006 by Msafiri Zawose as a way to continue traditional music in the Bagamoyo community. APF offers a number of programs and lessons and provides a unique opportunity to learn Gogo music and culture. The Zawose family still lives a traditional family life in Bagamoyo, speaking their native Gogo language, and making the traditional music instruments and costumes that make the music and culture so unique. APF also offers educational classes and workshops in traditional wood carving, tinga tinga painting, and other forms of Tanzanian art.

APF strives to offer free workshops and lessons to children in the Bagamoyo community to instill a respect and admiration for traditional culture. All funds raised to support the foundation are used to sponsor music lessons, instrument making materials, and transportation to participate in educational music workshops, as well as dance/music festivals in Tanzania. Currently, APF operates APF Studios to provide quality recordings to artists in the community at an affordable price to help them promote their own music. Additionally, APF Promotions organizes events, concerts, workshops, and festivals in an effort to encourage community participation in the traditional arts. APF Studios square

Everyone is invited to take part! If you are interested in private/groups lessons or to schedule a performance, please contact Msafiri directly at +255 784 829218 or via email at

The Foundation

Art Promoters Foundation has dedicated its efforts towards community outreach among youth in Bagamoyo, Tanzania to reinforce the importance of preserving traditional culture. Tanzania has a rich diversity of tribes, languages, cultures, and musical styles. These are being forgotten in the younger generations as pop music and Western styles are dominating the media. It would truly be a shame to see Tanzanian music and culture lost. APF aims to preserve this culture by reaching out to the community to offer music, dance, singing, and art lessons, as well as instrument and traditional costume making.

APF organizes short workshops to showcase the work of the foundation, such as art exhibitions and student performances. Aside from these short term goals and projects, APF has a long term vision of creating a local school for the promotion of Tanzanian art, music, and culture. We thank you for your support of Tanzanian music! If you have any additional questions about the foundation, please contact Hannah Nelson at or send an email to

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1 Comment

  1. It real i never participated this Arts event but i hope on January i shall come with my group, but could we apply the invitation so that we can be able being among with other artists those are going to join and show our arts.

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