The Tanzania brandfire musician ,bandleader and founder of most famous “Ngoma Africa band,
Base in Germany, Ebrahim Makunja also commonly known as Kamanda Ras Makunja (FFU),aka Field-Mashall of FFUformer Dar City Rudeboy Born in Dar-es-salaam,Tanzania.His father was government servent known as Jumanne Saleh Makunja and mother Moza Hassan.
Ras Makunja is brilliant entertainer vocalist,Songwriter,Percussionist,dancer and social commentator . On the year 1993 he found the most famous “Ngoma Africa Band” aka FFU base in Germany.
Ras Makunja did a lot of East African music and he is successful by combining and mixing traditional Music of Tanzania with modern music.
He found a version wich runs the audience crazy.Nationally and Internationally he became Guru in his career.He started his music career in the early age in Dar-es-salaam,When he was in school theatre group.
In the year 1975 he was choosen to join TANU YOUTH LEAGUE Dancing and theater at Kinondoni,
Dar-es-salaam,Tanzania,there meet Michael Pangalala the leader and guitarist of the TONIC's BAND in Dar-es-salaam.He tought him and predect that Ras Makunja will one day be a star.
It wasn't easy for Ras Makunja to go forward with music because of school life. His parents wanted him to finish school and hence be intellectual. It was tough challenge but no way the could stop him to do music.
In 1980 he joined Butiama jazz band base in Dar, owned by Mr. Mustapha Mkwega,then worked with band Roots & Culture, he worked with one Jah Kimbute Mleteni, at same time he did his own research by travelling to many Tanzanians regions and districts ,Searching for traditional music as well as outside Tanzania.
Kamanda Ras Makunja very known as tough and rude on the stage,but very diplomatic sometime miltant musician,with self confidence and international reputation who like to share platform and ready to face international challenge.
He is known Kamanda Ras Makunja (FFU),leader of most famous Ngoma Africa Band and son of Africa as well as “Brother of everyone”
Ngoma Africa band have official website at http://www.ngoma-africa.com
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