The undisputed Kings of East African Music – The Longombas, will kick off the African Vuta Pumz 2006 USA Tour from October to December 2006. The Longombas have won Numerous awards that include Best East African Group at the Kora All African Music Awards 2005, Best Group-Kenya, Best Boomba Group, Best Song(Vuta Pumz) & Social Responsibility Award at the Kisima Music Awards 2006 just to mention a few.
The African Vuta Pumz 2006 USA Tour is more than just a performance tour but has something more to it. It turns out that the Longombas in partnership with True Blaq Entertainment Group & Zawadi Foundation will be touring the USA and acting as secret Santa's by collecting gifts and donations for unfortunate kids back in Africa.
The tour will be a stepping stone that helps raise awareness about how children back in Africa who until now, have only wished to have their own toys. Through the gifts donated we will work toward putting the biggest smiles possible in as many children's faces as we can by collecting new unwrapped gifts from the African community here in the USA and donating the gifts to children back in Africa starting with Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania, in time for Christmas. The Longombas tour, which kicks off in Massachusetts on October 27th 2006, will be documented in a documentary called, "Gifts bring smiles to Unfortunate Kids in Africa" which will air in most TV stations across the world in 2007.
The tour lasts over twelve weeks in the following states amongst others:- In Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and culminates at the end of December with two shows in California. The African Vuta Pumz 2006 USA Tour marks the first time a top East African Group has undertaken such a wide reaching USA tour and a first also for an East African Group to be accorded the merit of an International Group by the USA Musician Union through the P-1 Non-Immigrant Visa that top artist like Jay Z & Sean Paul have being accorded before.
Longombas fans will be treated to some of the Groups smashing hits from there latest album – "Chukua" that include “Usinihande, Piga Makofi, Vuta Pumz, Dondosa, Shikamore to mention a few. CLICKVOIR SITE
For more details log on to www.trueblaq.com, www.kenyanvibe.com and www.studio-d-entertainment.com For more information about the tour, to book dates in your city and information about Zawadi Foundation please call: - Dickson N Thirima Tel: 818-458-5171 Fax: 818-237-5874 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL : www.trueblaq.com Tentative Tour Dates – Coming to a city near you
LOCATION DATE Worcester, Massachusetts October 27th2006 Boston, Massachusetts October 28th 2006 New York, New York, November 1st 2006 Delaware/West Chester, Pennsylvania November 3rd 2006 New Jersey, New Jersey November 4th 2006 Washington DC, Washington DC November 10th 2006 Baltimore, Maryland/Washington DC November 11th 2006 Detroit, Michigan November 17th 2006 Columbus, Ohio November 18th 2006 Birmingham , Alabama November 23rd 2006 Miami/Orlando, Florida November 24th 2006 Atlanta, Georgia November 25th 2006 Houston, Texas December 1st 2006 Dallas, Texas December 2nd 2006 St Louis, Missouri December 8th 2006 Chicago, Illinois December 9th 2006 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 15th 2006 Kansas City, Kansas December 16th 2006 Denver, Colorado December 22nd 2006 Minneapolis, Minnesota December 23rd 2006 December 24th 2006 Seattle, Washington December 29th 2006 San Francisco, California December 30th 2006 Los Angeles, California December 31st 2006