Meet Musician Kamanda Ras Makunja leader of Ngoma Africa band based in Germany

Based in Germany, Ebrahim Makunja also  commonly known as Kamanda Ras Makunja (FFU),aka Field-Mashall of FFU, a.k.a King of Anunnaki Aliens, former  Dar City  Rude boy Born in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.  Son of Moza Hassan, his father Jumanne Saleh Makunja was government  servant.

Ras Makunja  is a brilliant Entertainer, Vocalist, Songwriter, Percussionist, Dancer and Social commentator. In 1993 he found the most famous  “Ngoma Africa Band” aka FFU, based in Germany.

Ras Makunja did a lot of East African music. He is successful in combining and mixing traditional  Music from Tanzania with modern music in which he found a version that turns his audience crazy.

Nationally and internationally, he became a guru in his career.

He started his music career in the early ages while attending school and at a theatre groups while in Dar-es-salaam.

In 1975 he was selected to join TANU YOUTH LEAGUE  Dancing and Theater  at Kinondoni (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania). There, he  met Michael Pangalala the leader and guitarist of the TONIC’s  BAND. Pangalala coached him and predicted  that Ras Makunja will one  day become a star.

It wasn’t  easy  for Ras Makunja to go forward with music because of school. His parents wanted him to finish school first. It was a tough challenge but, it did not stop him pursuing his dream career in music.

In 1980s,  he joined Butiama Jazz Band which was based in Dar es Salaam, owned by  Mr. Mustapha Mkwega. He then met and worked with Jah Kimbute Mleteni at  Roots & Culture Band, at  same  time he did his own  research by travelling to various places in Tanzania and abroad, researching traditional music.

Kamanda Ras Makunja, is known to be tough, rules the stage, very diplomatic, sometimes militant musician, full of self confidence. He likes to share platform with band members and fans, always ready to face international challenges.

Kamanda Ras Makunja (FFU): Leader of most famous Ngoma Africa Band, Son of Africa and “Brother of everyone.”

Ngoma Africa band have official website at www.ngoma-africa.com or http://www.ngoma-africa.com others  links at http://www.reverbnation.com/ngomaafricaband also at
http://www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/mama-kimwaga-sugar-mum/id947329929 and
http://www.play.spotify.com/album/4kG86JgvuyWQtgCPCPmCkY

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