Ongala Music Festival

Ongala Music Festival

 +255 744 953 138 / +255 683 774 147  


Ongala Music Festival is a unique three-day live music event taking place on Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th August, 2018; in Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam, celebrating the music, life and legacy of Remmy Ongala (1947-2010).

Featured is an exciting line up of the best Tanzanian live music performances and also features regional and International acts. There will be numerous attractions for all the three-days including beach sports, artisan market, food market and other activities.

The line up so far consists of Remmy Ongala Tribute Band; made up of the remaining surviving members with Remmy’s youngest son on vocals, who will play a collection of Ongala’s greatest hits. Invited musicians consist of a diverse array of talent with names like King Kiki, Sikiinde, Msafiri Zawose, Swahili Ally, Wahapahapa, Siti & The Band, Ze Spirits Band, Ashimba, Hokororo, Wamwiduka and many more.


The Ongala Music Festival is intended to become a beacon of Tanzanian culture and artistry, not only in East Africa, but worldwide. The festival which is organized under the Ongala foundation aims at promoting and furthering the vision of Dr Remmy.


The festival is a collective effort and collaboration of Ongala Foundation and its affiliated partners, Malaika Beach Club and Afriroots Adventures.


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Ongala Festival

 +255 744 953 138 / +255 683 774 147

  23-25 August 2018

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