Kustendorf Film and Music Festival

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Country and Region SerbiaCentral Serbia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Mokra Gora, Central Serbia, Serbia
Festival Contact Information

Rasta Internacional
Kustendorf Film and Music Festival
Milorada Mitrovića 15
11 000 Beograd
Phone/fax: +381 11 24 31 505
Email: office@kustendorf-filmfestival.org

Festival Description

The international music and film festival also includes competitions, workshops, and exhibitions. The rich and diverse cultural festival features notable, inspirational, and forward thinking artists for professionals and the general public alike to enjoy. The performances and presentations bring the small village of Mokra Gora to life by drawing countless festival-goers to the region.

Festival Dates January 5 - 11, 2011
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Festival Events:

Artist feature 2011:
  • Ngoma Africa Band (Tanzania/Germany)
    Performance — January 7, 2011
    • The Ngoma Africa Band is a Tanzanian band based in Germany. The band is the first African band play in the Republic of Serbia and Baltic countries. The Ngoma Africa band leader Ebrahim Makunja aka Ras Makunja leads his band and thrills fans and the audiences with their “Extraordinary rhythm” with the Bongo Dance that originated in Tanzania making all fans happy and crazy on dance floor. Founded in 1993 by Tanzanian musician Ebrahim Makunja aka Ras Makunja the band includes a number of talented musicians including Soloist Christian Bakotessa aka Chris-B. The group tours with seven musician including dancers. Ngoma Africa Band has released the Album “Mama Kimwaga” that mean Sugar Momma in Kiswahili language (spoken in Tanzania and east African countries). The band also has a number of Hit Single CDs — “Jakaya Kikwete 2010”, Rushwa ni adui wa haki” (ant-corruption squards), Apache wacha Pombe etc. All CDs dominate international air waves but it is also posible to listen at http://www.reverbnation.com/ngomaafricaband or http://www.myspace.com/thengomaafrica. Ngoma Africa Band has been named as The Golden Voice of East Africa is one of the fastest growing bands worldwide. Its the first african band to use music as cross culture bridge from Tanzania East Africa to the World
Music lineup 2011:
  • Beogradski Sindkat (Serbia)
  • Ngoma Africa Band (Tanzania)
  • Manouchka Orkestar (France)
  • Andre Williams (USA)
  • Farmers Market (Norway)


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