We’re back early from Arusha and the last few evenings on the St John’s university oval, there’s been some sort of rally. We think they’re just using the oval rather than it being a student thing — semester doesn’t start for another two weeks and students aren’t really back yet. […]
There are a stack of different types of music that Tanzanians sing in church. As well as pambios, more traditional denominations use the Tenzi za Rohoni, which are mainly English hymns translated into Swahili. One hymn that everyone seems to know is ‘How Great Thou Art’. Different types of music elicit […]
I commented here that I don’t think Aussie missionaries should try to make Aussies dance like Tanzanians, but there’s something appealing about the verve of African worship, isn’t there? You may well see something in the below video from our church that you want for your church.
Updated with new videos, June 2015. The pambio is a popular style of song in East Africa, and it’s the music we’ve been singing here in Dodoma. A pambio is a short chorus in call-and-response format. Sounds simple, right? But these could be the sounds of revival: deceptively simple phrases combined […]