Lyricist Lounge in Tanzania

This Saturday (25 of March) is the 3rd anniversary of Lyricist Lounge in Dar es Salaam. Lyricist Lounge celebrates 3 years of spoken word, poetry, and lyricism by bringing to the stage a lineup of international MCs, poets, and DJs. 

This year features some of the finest poets & MCs in TZ, including MCs like Mukimala from Wanaitwa Uhuru and Wakazi. 

This year there will also be a set by DJ Kaka Kahlil, by way of California & Puerto Rico. LL will also feature legendary NYC graffiti artist Kool Koor. You can see more of Koor’s work at

Lyricist Lounge TZ

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 7 DJ Texas, DJ Kahlil, & DJ PQ

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 7 –DJ Texas, DJ Kaka Kahlil (Puerto Rico), and DJ PQ at a special hip hop DJ showcase at the New Msasani Club.

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It’s not just the emcees! The hip hop DJs in TZ can spread powerful messages just with the music they choose to spin. Kahlil and Texas reach into the (digital) crates and really hit us with history, and take us on a journey through hip hop’s voice in the US, Tanzania, and other places. I have so much respect for the cats when they get behind the turntables!

*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.