Dar es Salaam. One week after popular show Tigo Fiesta was launched organisers have named the date and venue of the inauguration of the Tumekusoma edition of the extravaganza.
Despite Arusha having had a dark past as far as the festival is concerned organisers have picked the tourist town as the place for the first show of the 16th edition. The festival kicks off on September 9.
Already several big names have been signed for the annual event that is set to take almost two months with the climax set for November in Dar es Salaam.
Apart from the two cities other regional towns that are set to get the feel of the song and dance festival are Sumbawanga, Mwanza, Kahama, Dodoma, Iringa, Mtwara and others.
This year the festival will involve other key features such as the Super Nyota talents search, Fursa and Tamadunika a traditional dance show.
In a celebration of local talent the festival will feature 100 per cent local artistes as opposed to the norm of featuring international artistes especially at the final gig.