Central Division Conference: Taifa Mziki
Date: December 29, 2013
During the 2014 Central Division Conference, ACDA will present . . .
Taifa Mziki was founded on February 20, 2010, by Collins Murambi and Sylvester Makobi, who also serves as the group’s director. The name of the group means, “music which brings people together to make one nation.” Their repertoire is mainly African pop music and folksongs arranged for male voices. The members come from different ethnic communities and use the diversity as an opportunity to learn songs from different languages. Known as one of the best all-male choral groups in Kenya, in 2011 they were invited to perform during the premier of the International Student Film Festival in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2012 they sang in the first televised choir competition in East Africa, “The Kwaya,” and thrilled fans with their wonderful and creative performances. They also perform in various corporate and state functions and concerts. Taifa Mziki members, most of which are university students, are involved in a choral music mentorship program in high schools across the country. Through this program, the group encourages young people to join or form choirs. The performances and workshops create a platform for the group to preach peace. Taifa Mziki aims to be an ambassador of African Music.
The ACDA Central Division Conference will take place February 26 through March 1, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can register NOW.