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August 13   -   ArtsJournal: music

The Tanzania Albanism Collective Say Music Has Saved Their Lives

The group toured Britain after experiencing a songwriting workshop and immediately recording an album. "The album swings wildly – from moments of beauty to blasts of anger, from big group numbers with people grabbing whatever is to hand for percussion (one features a rainwater barrel being hit by a sledgehammer) to dance songs where someone has clearly found the keyboard’s demo button and simply sung over the top. There is often a stark contrast between the song titles – Stop the Murders, Stigma Everywhere – and the fun of the music."

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