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TDL hands Msondo Ngoma Sh58m gadgets

11th November 2012
Msondo Ngoma musician Muhidin Gurumo (left) receives a keyboard from TDL Managing Director David Mgwasa (C), brand manager Martha Bangu and National Sales Manager Joseph Chibehe at a presentation ceremony held in Dar es Salaam on Friday night.

Msondo Mgoma Music Band has received a set of music instruments worth Sh58m from the Tanzania Distilleries Limited (TDL).

The firm’d Managing Director, David Mgwasa, handed over the gadgets to the band at a presentation ceremony held at the Leaders Club in Dar es Salaam late Friday.

Mswasa said that providing musical instruments were part of the company’s sponsorship for the Ilala-based band.

“We have decided to give them these equipments as a way of giving back what we get from our business to the community in which we operate,” Mgwasa said, noting that Msondo Ngoma was one of the oldest bands in the country which need to be supported, since being formed in 1961.

On his part, Msondo Ngoma band leader Said Mabera thanked the spirits making firm, promising to take good care of the instruments.

“We thank you for supporting us. In fact, you have helped us at the right time, at a moment that we needed new music equipments. We appeal to other companies to follow your footsteps and assist the music industry. We promise to take care of these tools and we will use them accordingly,” Mabera vowed.

Msondo Ngoma is the second band to be given music instruments by the brewers.

Last year, the Konyagi brewing company handed similar equipments to Mlimani Park Orchestra “Sikinde,” the Msondo Ngoma twin formation.

The firm has been in the forefront of promoting local artistes by sponsoring their activities.

In this year’s Nyerere Day, TDL honoured Tanzania music maestro Muhidin Gurumo (70) for his life long imprint on the music industry.

Gurumo was awarded Sh1m and a clock worth Sh100, 000.

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