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Juma Tutu Factfile
Juma was born in a family of six in Majengo, Mombasa in 1979.

His father Abdallah Hatibu used to play the lead guitar with the legendary Simba wa Nyika at Saba Saba Club in Mombasa. Mother Christine Mungala used to sing in the church choir.
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Juma Tutu going big - (Unwind April 7 - April 13, 2006)
The Afro fusion musician Juma Tutu has constantly been referred to by his fans as 'The Kenyan Fela Kuti'. When he sings, Kenyans applaud - they are proud to hear a different kind of music with a mixture of everything African fused, jazzy and in...

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Saxophonist with fondness for kiswahili Jazz - (Entertainment, Saturday Standard August 9, 2008)
When he first saw the saxophone while he was a Form Two student at Tudor Secondary School, Mombasa, he fell in love with it. Although his father, not a well-known musician, was a guitar lover, this did not tickle the teenager.

For the love of the...

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Genre of silent caressing music - (Society, Sunday Standard February 26, 2006)
THERE is something intimate about listening to the ethnic flavoured melodies that blend with a jazz feel as created and played by Juma Tutu. Heavily laced with rich Kiswahili and Giriama poetry, the music transports the mind into another land...

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Saxman JumaTutu Inspires Afro Jazz
Juma Tutu grew up in a musical family. His father used to play the lead guitar with the legendary Simba wa Nyika who were the then resident band at Saba Saba Night Club in Mombasa.
At times he would accompany his father to the band sessions, and...

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