Tuesday, December 10

"AANAYA" Dar's First Bollywood Dance Musical to grace House of Culture Stage

Another way to start off your Holiday Celebrations is to attend this great fundraiser organised by Human Welfare Trust.

HWT proudly presents "AANAYA" Dar's First Bollywood Dance Musical

Date: Friday 13th Dec 2013
Venue: National Museum House of Culture
Time: 8:00 p.m.  - followed by Indian Buffet Dinner and a Fun After-Party.

Tickets are  TShs. 100,000/- each (including Extensive Indian Buffet Dinner and afterparty).

The Proceeds will go towards Building a Children's Playground at Muhimbili National Hospital and Construction of rooms at an Orphanage in Chanika. 

RCOB collects items to help kids enjoy this holiday season

During the festive season, there are always very many ways you find yourself enjoying the season itself, the spirit, and between the family and the get togethers, the time off!

This year, when you find yourself at Shrijee's Supermarets around Dar es Salaam, Karambezi Cafe at Sea Cliff Hotel, or Havana Cafe at the Sea Cliff Residence, drop a few non-perishable groceries, books, kids clothes or toys into the bins for kids around Tanzania.  Please see the posters for more details on these heartfelt campaigns organsised by The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay in partnership with the dropoff points, and Join Hands Tanzania.

Saturday, September 21


Hi everyone!
We at Trinity are always excited to announce our favourite weekend activities... now, the trick this weekend, and the good thing, really, is that they both are happening on the same day!

Saturday the 28th of September, 2013, We're booking you!  It's a date, in fact, it's two dates!

First of all is the Farmer's Market at Oyster Bay Shopping Centre, from 10am to 4pm, and then end your day at the glorious Chap Chap Decorate event at Nafasi Artspace, 4:30 pm to 10pm or so.

See the post in the Sweet Rebel Home Bakes website!

Monday, September 16

"Paradise Stop" a Film featuring at Nafasi Artspace - Tuesday 17 Sept, 2013 from 18:30!

As always, we're excited that Nafasi Artspace together with Get Real Training are screening another amazing film.  This time, "Paradise Stop", a Jann Turner Film. 

Come early for a drink and to nibble on some sambusa, mishikaki and of course Sweet Rebel Home Bakes will be onsite with their home baked wares, both sweet and savour. 

Saturday, September 7

Enika and Dunga performing at Peroni Jazz Sunday VII at Velisa's Jamaican Restaurant

You know how scarcity creates demand? This is some exciting news, right here..  A couple weeks ago, the spirit took Enika and Ambrose Dunga by the shoulders and said, get up onto that stage! and did they ever.

So, here comes the demand part. They've been asked to join the line up again.  They'll do some old, some new, some jamming and some (r &) blues..  *smile.. I'll wait for the SOUL to pop through..

Hope you can find some time to chill with us at this event at Velisa's, put on biweekly by Peroni.

Friday, August 30

Njoo uonyeshe kipaji chako cha Sauti!

Trinity Promotions inatafuta SAUTI MBALI MBALI ambazo zitaweza kutumiwa kwenye matangazo ya redio, video nk.

Kama unafikiri sauti yako inafaa na inaweza kukuletea kipato, njoo Mikocheni, Sept 1, 2013,  kati ya saa nne asubuhi na saa saba mchana. Tuma barua pepe HAPA.

Kwa waliokuwa tayari tu –

Tuma kwenye barua pepe yafuatayo:
  1.  Majina yako yote
  2.  Jinsia
  3.  Umri wako (kama upo chini ya miaka 18 utahitajika kuwa na idhini ya mzazi au mlezi)
  4. Taja uzoefu wako au kama ndio kwanza unajaribu
  5. Kama unaweza kufanya kazi za Kiswahil na Kiingereza
  6. Anuani yako ya barua pepe
  7. Simu yako

Urgent Call for Voice Over Talent!

Trinity Promotions will be conducting voice over auditions for VOICE OVER TALENT for various audio and video products, ranging from radio adverts to jingles, documentaries to prompts.  

If you want to test yourself and start to make money as a Voice Over artist, make some time to come do an audition in Mikocheni on Sunday September 1st 2013 between 10am and 1pm. If you are in interested please email me HERE.
Serious Inquiries only -  in your email, please list:
  1. your first and last names 
  2. Male or Female 
  3. if you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s (or specify age) (anyone below the age of 18 must have proof of parental/guardian consent)
  4. list any previous experience or n/a if you are a beginner
  5. if you are able to work in Kiswahili and in English
  6. email address
  7. phone number

Thursday, August 29

Friday night - Brazil. Music. DJ. Lounge. Black Tomato. Smile.

It's the weekend!! well, almost.. and Mandugu Digital and crew are gearing up to kick back at the Brazilian Flavor night at none other than Black Tomato, Oyster Bay Shopping Centre Friday night from 7ish.  These nights are always a great way to chill out in a relaxing lounge atmosphere, indulge in their great menu and enjoy the feature drinks...

Monday, August 26

President Kikwete speaks up for better nutrition at the TICAD GAIN side event in Tokyo, Japan

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete, member of Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group
Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan speaking at GAIN's side event at TICAD. Click on image for video highlights.

Together with the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), GAIN organized a side event at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama on 2 June, on the theme of “Agricultural Transformation for Growth and Better Health” (video).
President Kikwete of Tanzania delivered an engaging keynote address, calling for decisive action on nutrition that ranges from education to ensuring that agricultural investment platforms such as SAGCOT deliver not just higher productivity but also bring more nutritious foods to local people. GAIN’s Chair Jay Naidoo reminded the audience, over 140 people from business, government and civil society from across Africa, Japan and beyond, that better nutrition can only be achieved sustainably if farmers and consumers, and particularly women, are in the driver’s seat.
Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, confirmed Japan’s continuing commitment to nutrition that includes an emphasis on nutrition in maternal and child health development programmes as well as support for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement. During a lively panel discussion, representatives from Africa and Japan of the agribusiness and food industries as well as public policy spheres stressed the central role of cross-sectoral partnerships in making the integration of nutrition into agricultural development a reality.
The meeting concluded with a call on actors in Africa and Japan across government, business and civil society to build on their existing relationship of trust to significantly increase their collaboration for bringing better food to the people of Africa.

GAIN's Chair Jay Naidoo with President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Ruth Oniang'o, Board Chair, Sasakaw Africa Association and SAFE.

African leaders and their global partners in government and business have taken decisive steps toward realizing sustained and inclusive agricultural growth to lift African populations out of poverty. Global platforms, including the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, Grow Africa, the New Vision for Agriculture, and SAGCOT, that unite public and private actors are now translating political commitments into investments on the ground. However, only well-nourished populations are healthy, resilient and productive and able to contribute to sustained economic growth and stability. Thus, it is important that these platforms drive impact towards improving not only the quantity, but also the quality of the food that is available in Africa. What successful examples exist that integrate food security and nutrition at scale? What can African governments, their development partners in Japan and elsewhere, and the private sector, do to speed up improved food security and nutrition?
Keynote address
H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania and member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group
Introduction: Beyond sectors - Linking agricultural transformation and better health through improved nutrition
Jay Naidoo, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Partnership Council of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Welcome remarks
H.E. Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Leveraging private investment and global platforms for food security and nutrition: What can the private sector do, how can governments support?
Kohei Sakata, Operating Officer, Head of Marketing Division, Bayer Crop Science K.K.
Ruth Oniang’o, Board Chair, Sasakawa Africa Association and SAFE; Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Yasuhiko Toride, Director of Nutrition Improvement Projects, Associate General Manager R&D Planning Department, Ajinomoto Co.
Geoffrey Kirenga, CEO, SAGCOT Centre
Summary and closing
Jay Naidoo, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Partnership Council of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

*this was reported on the Gain website and we're happy to blog it here!  Great effort!
"TICAD GAIN side event - Japan, 2 June 2013 
Date: 5 June 2013" 

Sunday, August 18

Goodbye Bafana showing at Nafasi Artspace this Tuesday, 20 Aug

Excitement is mounting for us this week since we're preparing a great menu for you for the Filamu Lounge night at Nafasi Artspace on Tuesday, 20th August. It's coordinated by Get Real Training and Nafasi. 
GOODBYE BAFANA- A memoir of Nelson Mandela's prison guard, James Gregory, a Caucasian Afrikaner who came of age on a farm in the Trenskei and initially views all blacks as subhuman. As the friendship between Gregory and Mandela grows and matures, it symbolises Africa's transition from the oppressiveness of apartheid to the freedom of multiracial democracy.Don't forget, Nafasi Art Space has a cash bar and delicious sweet and savoury snacks from Sweet Rebel Home Bakes who will be at Nafasi and selling from 6pm, so you can chill with a good quiche, sandwich or muffin before the movie, starts at 7:30pm!  

Farmers Market coming up at Oyster Bay Shopping Centre on 24th Aug

We're always excited when the forces that be organise a Farmers Market.

It'll be on Saturday the 24th of August, fom 10am - 4pm.  There should be more than 20 vendors, everything from Farm Fresh Vegetables, Chocolate, Honey, Wine and one very close to our hearts, Sweet Rebel Home Bakes.

CEFA are organising this great event, powered by WFP, at Oyster Bay Shopping Centre.

Friday, August 2

GAIN this week launches the "Marketplace for Nutritious Foods" in Tanzania

Bonnie McClafferty, Director. Agriculture and Nutrition, GAIN. 
 The Global Alliance for improved nutrition (GAIN) has recently launched the Marketplace for nutritious foods program inTanzania.The program provides a platform and an environment where entrepreneurs can start producing nutritious foods for communities.
The Marketplace is a community of businesses;small, medium and large scale that includes government, academia and investors, that want to bring nutritious foods to market.
GAIN has Marketplaces through out the world and brings a wealth of experience on new agricultural technologies,exchanges,networking,training opportunities and dialogue across the sectors.
The Marketplace has very specific indicators to ensure that more entrepreneurs are actually producing nutritious foods.It also has a granting mechanism whereby concepts will be reviewed by a Tanzanian technical committee.Successful submissions will be issued grants to test these inventions in order to ensure that are viable, affordable and making a real contribution to nutrition and are meeting the needs of the country. 
GAIN will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to have a bankable business plan with help from business planning experts,hence ensuring sustainability.
USAID has been at the forefront of financing the program as part of its larger “Feed the future program”.
Tanzania provides a multi donor platform with more and more bilateral donors, government and investors  seeing this as an opportunity to get more ideas into the Marketplace for nutritious foods.
Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr. Charles Pallangyo speaking at the Launch. 

Dr. CJ Jones making introductory remarks. 

Greg Garrett of GAIN, elaborating on nutrition. 

Sharon C, Mission Director, USAID, giving a vote of thanks, at the launch. 

Jennifer Baarns of SAGCOT asking a question. 

Obey Assery, Director,  PM's office making a point. 

Monday, July 8

Star Times taking TV mobile in TZ

Mohammed Ally, Star Times Rep showing visitors to their Saba Saba stall their new products - mobile TVs and phones with the capacity to air TV channels!

Star Times Customers getting more information from Star Times representative, Mohammed Ally

  Taking us forward, Thanks Star Times!  

Friday, June 14

LIKE STARS ON EARTH to show at Filamu Lounge (Nafasi Artspace) 18 June 6pm.

As always, Filamu Lounge is taking centre stage and showing the incredible film "Like Stars on Earth" at Nafasi Artspace.  Learn more about it at the Filamu Club FB Page  and don't forget to visit the Nafasi Artspace FB Page  to learn more about other events taking place there soon.

Don't forget either, that you can get some Sweet Rebel Home Bakes, some mini quiches both veg and non veg, shortbread cookies and their fantastic Mango Cinnamon Crunch Muffins.

Thursday, May 16

Dear music lovers,

Our friends at The Dar Choral Society will perform their next concert on Sunday, May 26th 7:00 pm at the Serena Hotel.

Tickets are 30,000 Tsh and available from Epidor, the Little Theatre, A Novel Idea and the Serena Hotel.

Hope to see you out and about supporting these dedicated musical souls!

Monday, May 6

Dar Choral Society concert @ Serena Hotel 26h May, tix 30,000

Music Lovers!

The Dar Choral Society will perform its next concert on Sunday, May 26th 7:00 pm at the Serena Hotel.

Tickets are 30,000 Tsh and will be available from next week at the Little Theatre, 
A Novel Idea and the Serena Hotel.
Please find attached the poster of the event.

Hope to see you there,

The Dar Choral Society

Sunday, May 5

Haba na Haba Dance Performance @ National Museum (Posta, DSM) coming up May 18th

We have the pleasure to welcome you all to this FANTASTIC DANCE PERFORMANCE with amazing Tanzanian youth!

This year we will be showing several pieces made by national and international choreographers!

HABA NA HABA DANCE is a non-profit project aiming to build a platform for young dancers in Tanzania, to offer valuable education in dance and to strengthen the power of dance as an art form in the society.

Come and support our project and enjoy an evening of fantastic dance and incredibly talented dancers!

Where: NATIONAL MUSEUM (Posta Area, near IFM)
When: SATURDAY MAY 18th, 6.00 pm
FREE ENTRANCE – Donations will be appreciated

We will also do outdoor performances out in public places every day from May 13th‐16th!
For more info email: HabanaHabaDance@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 23

Kids Rock 2013 hits The Little Theatre in Dar es Salaam - Opening show this Friday 26 April, 2013

A fantastic music production opens this Friday at The Little Theatre in Dar es Salaam.  The youthful cast of 120 kids from across the city have been undertaking an intense rehearsal schedule to prepare for the series of shows.

We, as supporters of all things creative and cultural, (and, ahem, as parents!) encourage you to come out in support of youth musical theatre.

The shows to be showcased are The Little Mermaid, which resonates for anyone born in the 80s, not to mention their parents, The Jungle Book, which hit homes on cassettes (even 8-tracks!) in the early 70s (not to date anyone... :| ) and Tween Mixer, which to be sure, hits a huge home run for almost everyone globally under eighteen.

All directors, parents and other supporters of this production, including main sponsor, Spur, encourage all in Dar to pick up their tickets which are:

Members: 22,000/-
Non-Members: 25,000/-
Kids:  20,000/-

Show dates and times are on the poster above..

Welcome all!

Tuesday, April 2

Haba na Haba Contemporary Dance Workshop - application deadline this week!

Watch this video promoting Haba na Haba 2013.... application forms due this week, auditions this Saturday April 6th! We're looking for 25 dancers this year.. 

Visit www.asedeva.com to fill in the online application form, and if you need more info please call 0715 530 037.

Habari yako! Siku nane zimesalia kufikia kikomo cha kuchukua fomu na kujisajili kushiriki Haba na Haba Contemporary Dance Training workshop usipoteze fursa hii ya kukutana na wachezaji na walimu wazoefu kutoka mataifa mbalimbali, wahi sasa kuhakikisha humo. Kwa maelezo zaidi piga 0715530037.

Friday, March 22

Trinity Promotions supports Nipe Fagio -- Let's clean up our neighbourhoods!

Sauda's recently recorded a really amazing and fun song with Banana Zorro @ Mandugu Digital Studios.. Check out the link for more pictures, but here's the song, "Nipe Fagio!"

Check out our partner's blog for his experience:
Mandugu Digital: Mandugu Digital supports Nipe Fagio -- Cleanin up ...: Something we like to do at Mandugu Digital is give back to our communities, and help young people empower themselves through creative idea...

Monday, March 18

Digital Opportunities Trust - harnessing the power of youth.

Digital Opportunities Trust Tanzania - Deadline 20 March! 

I came across this organisation today, and am verily impressed.. We at Trinity Promotions heartily support organisations for and non profit that give young people opportunities to professionalise in creative fields, digital included. 

In their words: 

"OUR Mission

To create global networks of talented, energetic young leaders who make a real change by educating local communities to apply technology effectively to real life.


To eradicate poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality by giving all people the skills and knowledge to use technology to achieve educational, social and economic opportunities."

DOT is a leading international social enterprise headquartered in Canada with local operations in 14 countries around the globe, including Tanzania.

Harnessing the power of youth, DOT transforms young people (DOT Interns) into leaders of change as they facilitate technology, business, and entrepreneurial learning experiences to people in their own communities.

Young people, from 18 to 29 yo, follow the link below for a great paid opportunity to gain experience.

Dot Trust Tanzania has an Intern position open now!

Tuesday, February 26

Rotary Clubs contribute USD 80,000 to 9 Dar es Salaam schools

Msasani Primary School is among nine schools in Dar es Salaam that will benefit from a water and sanitation project valued at USD 80,000.

The money was jointly raised by six Dar es Salaam Rotary clubs during the ‘2010 Rotary Dar Marathon’ and by Rotary Clubs in Vancouver and matched by the Rotary Foundation.

Installations include renovation of existing toilets, water storage facilities, water filtering facilities to reach drinking quality, various water points and faucets, hand washing facilities, piping, valves among other facilities.
President of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay Raju Sheth opens the taps and drinking water flows freely for the students and staff, providing clean drinking water for good health
President of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay Raju Sheth addresses those in attendance at the handover of Maji kwa Maisha at Shule Msingi Msasani.
More than 2,000 students, staff, Rotarians and dignitaries were in attendance for the handover of Maji Kwa Maisha at Shule Msingi Msasani.

“I’m very proud of the collective efforts that have resulted in the transformation for the better of so many student’s lives,” said Raju Sheth, President, Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay.

“It’s a great feeling, not only for Rotary Clubs and Rotarians, but the pupils and families of the pupils.  Projects that lead to activities like these are a living example of our motto, ‘Service above Self’. We feel honoured and humbled to be a part of this, and to help make it possible,” he added.

The project is organised by a partnership of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay, other Dar es Salaam Rotary Clubs and Rotary Clubs in Vancouver, Canada and The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay, took responsibility for the renovations and installations at Msasani Primary School.

The official handover ceremony took place today, on 26 February, 2013 at Msasani Primary School .

About Rotary International
Rotary is the world's premiere service organisation. Its motto is 'Service above Self'. Water & Sanitation is one of the six areas of focus. Other areas of focus are peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.
For more information about Rotary International visit www.rotary.org, and for Rotary Club Oyster Bay www.rotarydar.com