Music and Drumming at Cambridge University- February 2015. With hosts, Ph D Students, Milan Malinsky (Czechoslovakia) and Njoki Wamai (Kenya).
Ashura Kayupayupa, Freddy Macha, Fadhili Maghiya and Asha Yussuf at Central Hall, Westminster, London Nov 2016. Selfie
Performing Ilimba (above) and guitar (below) at “Ahsante Children” Photo Exhibition, St Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green, London, Sunday 4th October, 2015. Pic by Amy Read
Bards without Borders – Shakespeare 400 Years Anniversary, 2016
With Dr Farouk Topan, Swahili thinker and writer after “Shakespeare in Swahili” concert at Ismail Centre, London 16 September 2016. Part of 400 Years Shakespeare Celebrations. Viva Literature!!!
Media work with Frank Biz (left) of Urban Pulse Creative Media during 2012 London Nottinghill Carnival- pic by Zoronita
Recording upcoming album @Alchemea Studios, Islington, London 2013
Notting Hill Carnival, London August 2016. With Tribo Band Samba members. From Left Robin, Freddy, Meryl, Katie, Daniel, Paula and Bellein bending and diving. Fun and what else? 2 Memorable days…
Playing Berimbau with musician Kraw…at Global Fusion Music and Arts event, Greenwich, 2010. Pic by Ian McCallum
Carnival London 2016
With the late writer and musician, Gil Scott Heron, Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, 1999. Pic by A Macha.
Another Selfie.…After interviewing Tanzania’s swimming Olympic team, London August 2012. From right, coach, Sheha Mohammed, swimmers Ammaar Ghadiyali, and Magdalena Moshi
After a studio recording session with musicians, namesake Freddy (bass),the man himself, Dielson (drums and percussion ) and American keys player, Daniel, Salvador Bahia, 1994.
Selfie with legendary British Jazz guitarist Jim Mullen, after sharing stage with him as part of London Jazz Festival, Charlton House, November 2013.
Djembe, ngoma, drumming, song and poetry during African Festival, Cologne, Germany, 1986.
Lovers rock away at Kitoto gig, Royal Festival Hall, London July 2012. Pic by Khadija George.
With the late traditional master Tanzanian musician, Marimba player,singer , performer, Hukwe Zawose, who passed away in 2004. Pic by Les Rickford, Barbican Centre, 1996.
At London’s Ben TV studios to promote Kitoto Band fundraising gig at Hammersmith Town Hall Centre, November 2007. First left is singer Tina
Kenya in the Park – one day festival- West Ham Park, August 2015. Selfie
Freddy performs Papers! Papers! Papers! poem during Soul to Soul Festival, Copenhagen, Summer 1985. Pic by Jorn Stjerneklar
With first President of Tanzania, late Mwalimu Nyerere, during his visit to Brasil, June 1991. Pic by Vantoen Perreira.
Trying to match steps to the amazing footwork of Nigerian dancer Funmi Adewole at Osibisa concert, organised by Global Fusion Music and Arts, South London, 2006. Pic by Ian McCallum.
Interviewing Jamaican Rasta poet, the one and only, Mutabaruka, after his gig at Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, 1994.
Ilboru Sec School , Arusha, 1972. Young musicians. From right, late singer Mecky Kiwelu, later to become a thriving businessman, Rashid “Mado” Othman, very talented songwriter, and 17 year old Freddy with his first guitar. Pic by Emanuel Yuda.