Flute, Sax, Percussion, Vocals | Tanzania
Multi-instrumentalist, educator, producer, and organizer Kauzeni Lyamba is a dynamic performer with extensive experience in cross-cultural collaboration. After winning awards for percussion as a child in Tanzanian festivals, Kauzeni went on to studying at the German Global Music Academy before launching his career as a performer, educator, and cultural organizer. He has collaborates with musicians across thirteen European countries as a participant of several Ethno World programs (in Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, and Belgium), and worked for many years as a teacher, organizer, and performer of the Umoja Cultural Flying Carpets, an international cross-cultural initiative to foster peace and development, in which time he has worked with artists across east and southern Africa as well as Europe.
Among his many accolades as a performer, Kauzeni was awarded a European tour as the winner of the 2010 Music Crossroads International, has represented Tanzania on several international stages, including the world’s largest conference on water, Expo Zaragova, in Spain, and the Forde Folk Music Festival in Sweden, and performs with a variety of groups in his native Tanzania where he routinely travels across east and southern Africa.