Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Jah Kimbuteh with Roots & Kulture Band
Muhasisi wa mwanzo wa mziki wa hisia kali " Reggae" Afrika ya Mashariki
Unapouzungumzia mziki wa Reggae au mziki wa hisia kali nchini Tanzania na Afrika Mashariki
jina la Jah Kimbuteh atuwezi kulikwepa, mwanamziki huyu mtanzania na bendi yake "Roots and
Kulture band,aliyoianzisha mwaka 1985.
Jah Kimbuteh ni mwanamziki wa mwanzo wa afrika mashariki kuanza kupiga mtindo wa Reggae
na kufanikiwa kupata umaarufu ndani na nje ya Tanzania,pamoja na kufanya maonyesho ya ndani ya
nchini Tanzania, Jah Kimbuteh na bendi yake "Roots and Kulture" walifanikiwa kufanya ziara za
kimziki katika nchi sita zilizokuwa mstari wa mbele katika ukumbozi wa Afrika,pia kufanikiwa
kufanya maonyesho katika nchi za ulaya kama vile Norway na Austria.
Mara nyingi mziki wake umekua ukiimbwa kwa lugha ya kiswahili na kingereza ,na ujumbe uliopo katika
nyimbo zake kwa miaka ya 1980s alikuwa anaimiza sana ukumbozi wa nchi za kusini mwa Afrika.
baada ya ukombozi huo Jah Kimbuteh aliendelea kutumia mziki wa Reggae na kuimba katika maswala ya
nayo husu jamii.
Jah Kimbuteh CD zake za mwisho ni "True Democrasy" na "I am The Lion" baada ya hapo amekuwa kimya
kwa mapumziko ya mda mfupi..lakini washabiki wake wamekua wakijiuliza lini? mwanamziki huyu muhasisi
Reggae wa Afrika Mashariki atapanda tena jukwaani na kuliendeleza libeneke..la Reggae?
swali hili atalijibu Jah Kimbuteh mwenyewe ambaye bado tegemeo kwa washabiki
labda tutafutieni 00255(0)752240938 au 0752240930
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ndugu Watanzania na ndugu mlio karibu na Watanzania,
Mimi ninaitwa Dr Mariam Abu, mkazi wa Yonkers, NY. Kwa Tanzania mimi ni mkazi wa Mwananyamala, Dar-Es-Salaam na mwenyeji wa Tabora.
Napenda kuwakumbusha na kuwahamasisha Watanzania wote muishio New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania na Connecticut kuhudhuria mkutano wa jumuia yetu mpya ya Watanzania, the New York Tanzanian Community (NYTC), utakaofanyisha Jumamosi Aprili 30, 2011 kuanzia saa nane mchana, nyumbani kwa balozi wa Tanzania kwenye Umoja wa Mataifa.
Anwani ni 30 Overhill Rd, Mount Vernon, NY 10552.
Kama wengi wenu mjuavyo, kutakuwa na mkutano mkubwa wa kuchagua viongozi watakaotuwakilisha katika kufanikisha majukumu ya jumuia.
Kwa wale ambao hawajafika kwenye website, tafadhali nenda www.nytanzaniancommunity.org ili uweze kusoma na kuelewa nia, madhumuni na majukumu ya hii jumuia. Kwa kifupi tu, jumuia hii imeanzishwa na Watanzania na kusajiliwa rasmi Aprili, 2011. Nia kubwa ya jumuia hii ni kuwajumuisha, kuwaunganisha na kuwaendeleza Watanzania katika nyanja mbali mbali za maisha. Kumbuka, kulingana na katiba ilivyo sasa hivi, hutoruhusiwa kupiga kura, kama haujawa mwanachama wa jumuia. Tafadhali njoo na mchango wako wa uanachama wa dola 50 kwa miezi sita au dola 100 kwa mwaka mmoja. Hii ni jumuia isiyojali rangi, kabila, dini, jinsia au jina lako la mwisho. Hatutojali kama unatokea Dar-es-salaam, Nzega, Rufiji, Masasi, Kahama, Kibosho, Kibondo, Bukoba, Mafinga, Ifakara, Pangani, Pemba, or you completely don’t know where these places are - for one reason or another.
Nikiwa kama mmoja wa watanzania tuliopitishwa kugombea nafasi ya uraisi wa Jumuia, na mwanamke pekee kwa hivi sasa, napenda kuwaomba mfike katika siku na muda uliopangwa ili tuweze kuchagua viongozi watakaotuwakilisha. Finally, I think it will be quite rude if I end this message without asking for your votes :)
See you all on Saturday!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Ngoma Africa Band wich has been named The Golden Voice of East Africa is a fast-growing band with a huge fans base worldwide.Its's the first African band to use is music as cross culture bridge from Tanzania in East Africa to the World.
Possible to listen at www.reverbnation.com/ngomaafricaband or www.myspace.com/thengomaafrica
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I would like to inform you that there will be a meeting to elect leaders of the New York Tanzanian Community on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. This meeting will be held at the residence of the Tanzanian Ambassador to the UN at 2:00pm at the following address: 30 Overhill Road, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. You are highly encouraged to attend this very important meeting to exercise your democratic right to elect your leaders.
Also, I would like to remind you that you are encouraged to apply for the Executive Committee's positions before the deadline for submitting applications which is set for April 21st, 2011. The application can be done on-line at the organization's website www.nytanzaniancommunity.org. This website has all the information you need to know about our organization including the articles of incorporation.
Please, do not forget to fill in the membership form, which can also be done on-line or by printing the form from the website and mailing it to the address shown on the form. The $50 membership fee (for 6 months) or $100 (per year) is required in order to become a member and to be eligible to vote. Again, please visit the website for more details.
It is high time that we have a strong organization for the Tanzanians living in the New York Metro area (NY, CT and NJ) and your active participation in this process is vitally important.
Member of the Incorporating Committee
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Mr. Elias Mhegere
There are warning signs that Tanzania, a country that has been a cradle of peace, will succumb into civil strife if immediate measures are not taken. The fear is, the ruling (CCM) is losing its power grip, and it is not prepared to pave way for the opposition parties, particularly the Chama cha Maendeleo na Demokrasia (CHADEMA) which storm a strong threat to it’s (the CCM) existence during the last year’s General Elections whose results particularly the presidential votes are still doubted by many in some circles.
No wonder that the call for a new constitution has met with strong resistance from the incumbent Governemnt which prefers for the review of the much disputed existing constitution.
And this is confirmed by the commotions that went on Thursday this week in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma when the Tanzanian Government choose to table a Bill which is substandard in preparing the process for collecting views and eventually enacting a new constitution.
On Saturday last week there was a constitutional debate at the Nkrumah Hall of the University of Dar es Salaam, a second in series and which attracted good attendance but ended in emotional conclusions as the Bill to be tabled in Dodoma.
But the tumultuous debate indicated that things will never be the same if the strong wave for a new constitution in Tanzania will be swayed in a wrong direction that do not concur with the people’s wishes.
Commenting on Wednesday this week, on the motives that could have led to the Bill that is so much disputed, Prof Abdallah Saffari a Dar es Salaam based distinguished lawyer said that the hidden motive could be a delaying tactic so that come the 2015 General Election, the electoral commission and other institutions that are very important for the survival of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) will still be in place.
On his side the executive director of the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), Francis Kiwanga said what happened is just an indication that the incumbent president Jakaya Kikwete is surrounded by bad advisors.
He reminds that the call for new constitution is there for so many years, but the Government came up with proposals for amending the existing constitution. “I can not understand why some selfish people are attempting to hijack the move for the new constitution, this is quite inacceptable,” said Kiwanga.
This view was shared by a prominent political scientist and lecturer at the St Augustine of Tanzania (SAUT), Prof Mwesigwa Baregu who said that there is a deliberate attempt by the Tanzanian Government to delay the process in order for the CCM to make good preparation well ahead of the forthcoming General Election in 2010.
Another academic who commented on the matter was Dr Ng’wanza Kamata a political scientist lecturer from the University of Dar es Salaam, who identified three things; first it is the fact that there is lack of a political and legal will to enact a new constitution.
He also sees that the existing Government has been threatened by a wave of political events which indicates that with a new constitution in place it would have been easy for the opposition parties to replace the CCM from the power hegemony.
And thirdly he says that even the reviewed or even a new constitution to be enacted in such a style will not demand the aspirations of the majority Tanzanians. ”There is a need to start with a good process in order to expect a good constitution.
But while the debate for new constitution continues to take a new course, journalists have been challenged to take an active part to educate and inform the people of Tanzania on the need for a friendly, new constitution.
The chairman of the Mwalimu Nyerere Professorial Chair Prof. Issa Shivji said this week that the ongoing debate on the road to a new constitution should be well covered by Tanzania’s media in known languages of Kiswahili and English, with rightful and educative news and editorial.
He said Tanzania needs a new, people oriented and friendly constitution that would push the country’s development process forward with more and wider democratic rights of the citizens.
On the other hand, a special training for journalists covering constitutional news will be organized through various media stakeholders so as to equip the reporters and editors with best knowledge on reporting the concepts and elements to be included in the new constitution, with critical points as well.
The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) professors and lecturers will be among the trainers to conduct such trainings.
Prof. Shivji said the current constitution in place had attracted a number of criticisms from various groups because of loopholes and anarchies emerging from its contents.
But adding fuel to the fire is the statement from the Civil Society Organizations which had prepared inputs on the draft Constitutional Review Bill 2011 that were presented at the April 7 Public Hearing in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma. In a nutshell, the general comments that were presented were as follows;
They questioned the use of English language in the proposed bill which denied the majority a chance for full participation.
The bill could have been written in Kiswahili which is understood by all Tanzanians. More than 80 percent can neither speak nor read English. As such, it was difficult for them to understand the legal technicalities used in the Constitutional Review Act.
Also they argued that there is a problem in identifying the Constitution-making Organs. The proposed bill did not provide for the participation of all constitution-making organs.
The proposed Constitutional organs under the interpretation section clearly stipulate that “Constitutional Organs” means, for the purpose of this Act, the President, the Constituent Assembly or the National Assembly. This means that there are only two organs namely the President and either the Constituent Assembly or National Assembly.
They instead proposed that four organs be the Constitutional Organs for the purpose of making the constitution namely; the Commission, the Constitutional Assembly, the National Convention, and the National Assembly and finally a Referendum. These organs should be clearly defined and their roles be provided in the Act.
The CSOs criticized the current Bill in that the President is given enormous powers. For instance he has powers to appoint the Commission, issue Terms of Reference, appoint secretary, receiving the report and analysis, to constitute the Constituent Assembly without regard to the present Parliament and the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, 1977 to mention but a few.
Moreover they identified contradicting sections in the Bill. For instance, name of the Bill Constitutional Review Act, 2011 which does not reflect the idea of forming a New Constitution but rather implies amending the existing Constitution.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Renewable energy options: Tanzania's power crisis
The worst power crisis in Tanzania's history continues to adversely impact our economic productivity, personal comfort and public safety. During this time many suppliers are proposing solutions that are expensive and not always well understood by potential customers. Clearly, it is time for us to take an intelligent approach to personal and business power-supply options.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders forged agreement late Friday night on a deal to cut about $38 billion in federal spending and avert the first closure in 15 years.
Obama hailed the deal, a bit more than an hour before a midnight deadline, as "the biggest annual spending cut in history," and House Speaker John Boehner said that over the next decade it would cut government spending by $500 billion.
"This is historic, what we've done," said the third man in the talks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
They announced the agreement less than an hour before government funding was due to run out. The shutdown would have closed national parks, tax-season help lines and other popular services, though the military would have stayed on duty and other essential efforts such as air traffic control would have continued in effect.
On side issues — "riders," the negotiators called them — the Democrats and the White House rebuffed numerous Republican attempts to curtail the reach of the Environmental Protection Agency and sidetracked their demand to deny federal funds to Planned Parenthood.
Anti-abortion lawmakers did succeed in winning a provision to ban the use of federal or local government funds to pay for abortions in the District of Columbia.
Racing to beat the deadline, lawmakers worked to pass an interim measure to prevent a shutdown, however brief, and keep the federal machinery running for the next several days.
The Senate acted within minutes, and House members were called into session to follow suit as midnight neared.
The deal came together after six grueling weeks and an outbreak of budget brinksmanship over the past few days as the two sides sought to squeeze every drop of advantage in private talks.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Fenway Sports Marketing (FSM), sister company to baseball's venerable Boston Red Sox, said Wednesday it had signed James to a long-term deal to handle his marketing.
As part of the bargain, James has obtained a small piece of storied English Premiership club Liverpool, FSM president Sam Kennedy said.
"Liverpool is one of the most important clubs in all of sports and I am excited to be affiliated with this incredible organization," James said.
FSM is owned by Fenway Sports Group, which is also the parent company of the Red Sox and Liverpool FC and a co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing.
"Eighteen championships," James said of Liverpool's success. "I see myself trying to do the same things they have."
The Wall Street Journal reported that James's minority stake in Liverpool marks the first time a professional athlete at the top of his game has taken an ownership interest in a team of such global reach.
"We believe this will be a powerful collaboration," said Tom Werner, an FSM co-owner with John Henry. "There are very few athletes who can match his global reach, appeal and iconic status.
"We're very excited that LeBron will be part of the Liverpool FC family. LeBron and Liverpool each has a powerful presence internationally, with particular strength in Asia.
"But we feel the business opportunities for both working and being identified together in emerging international markets will result in unforeseen opportunities that neither would have been able to realize alone."
The deal comes as part of a partnership between FSM and "King" James's own sports-marketing firm, LRMR Branding and Marketing. FSM will handle global marketing for James.
"What FSM does for Roush Fenway, Liverpool and the Red Sox, we will now do for LeBron James," Kennedy said. "We will aggressively pursue business opportunities for him."
James, the two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, joined the Miami Heat this season and together with All-Star teammates Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade has the club a title contender for the upcoming NBA playoffs.
"These guys, like me, have a passion for sports," James said. "You can see the drive and commitment they have for their teams. For me, this is about being in business with an organization that loves sports as much as I do."
Kennedy said FSM is not looking to get into representing individuals, but the chance to build a brand with an athlete of James' caliber was too good to miss.
"We are fortunate to have blue-chip brands like the Red Sox, Liverpool and Roush Fenway," Kennedy said. "This represents the next step in our evolution, to represent one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet."
Fenway Sports Group, founded as New England Sports Ventures, completed their takeover of Liverpool in October, to the bitter disappointment of former co-owner Tom Hicks, who believed he could sell the club for more despite it's load of debt.
"LeBron shares our love of all sports and we are very excited to make him part of the Liverpool family," said Ian Ayre, managing director of Liverpool FC. "We look forward to working with LeBron, LRMR and FSM, and exploring the business opportunities this new relationship could bring forth."
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Connecticut's Kemba Walker holds the championship trophy after his team won the men's NCAA Final Four.
The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut's amazing run was the final buzzer.
On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was, winning the national championship Monday night with an old-fashioned, grinding 53-41 beatdown of the Bulldogs.
Walker finished with 16 points for the Huskies (32-9), who won their 11th straight game since closing the regular season with a 9-9 Big East record that foreshadowed none of this.
They closed it out with a defensive showing for the ages, holding Butler to a 12-for-64 shooting. That's 18.8 percent, the worst ever in a title game.
It was one of the ugliest games anyone can remember on the sport's biggest stage. But definitely the kind of game a veteran coach like Jim Calhoun could love.