#CreatePreneurAfrica – Brazzaville’s Stani Goma on flight 1067 to AFRICA!

Producer and presenter STANI GOMA gets on board Flight 1067 to Africa, (a radio show featuring news and music from Africa) and takes all tuned in to PBS-FM each Sunday afternoon on a soul journey, exploring the heart throbbing sounds of the rich and diverse motherland,the continent of Africa.

He was born in Congo, and grew up in a world of African rhythm, Brazzaville, across the Kinshasa river, the dance music capital!
The multilingual Stani speaks,French, English, Chinese (mandarin), English, and off course, music fluently and welcomes all enquiries at any time!

Arriving in Australia in 1990,  the knowledgeable and experienced radio presenter,  with an instilled passion for the rhythm of Africa, shared his vision on various community radio pathways.

He has had countless interviews with Africa greats including High Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal and  Papa Wemba and was the MC for a Miriam Makeba concert in 2006 held at the Sidney Myer.

The founding director of  Melbourne African Traditional Ensemble-(MATE).  His other activities include education, research, and  clinical pharmacy as well.

Meet CreatepreneurAfrica STANI GOMA – representing soul sounds from Africa, the motherland

 

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/flight1067

 

 

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

As a Radio presenter, I’m deeply passionate about promoting the music of Africa.

How did you find your passion and how old were you?

I have always loved music. I grew up at a time when radio was the main way we received information and connected with the world. So, I was very captivated by the magic of airwaves from a very young age.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

I like the fact that I get to meet and converse with a lot of great artists including some of my heroes.

What drove you to make money from your passion?

It’s not about money at all. I have nothing against money, but my radio work is very much a labour of love.

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

I honestly can’t remember the first time that I got paid but money has never been the motivation.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

A strong belief that we must own and tell our own story because if we don’t, others will and it’s not that same. For example, if we don’t like the way Africa is portrayed in Western media, we need to be out there telling our own story even if we must do it without getting paid.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

I love music and enjoy presenting it. I also see it a mission and responsibility to learn and communicate our own story.

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

Thank you for making me try even harder.

What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?

I don’t believe in giving “advice” particularly when it’s unsolicited. I tend to prefer an exchange of ideas. We can all learn from one another.

Learn Kiswahili #THELANGUAGEREVOLUTION… at your doorstep with Joseph Sarimbo…! Lesson One

 

We begin the Learn Kiswahili journey as a standard course, this includes exchanging the appropriate greetings and talking about daily activities and progress to an intermediate level with exercises and practical application.

 

LESSON ONE :   MAAMKIZI/ GREETINGS

 

Welcome, take this journey with me as we delve into the new KISWAHILI millenium .....#THE LANGUAGEREVOLUTION.....COMING SOON! 

We begin with Greetings
No Kiswahili speaker will participate in any conversation without greetings......Lets Get Started 

#CreatePreneurAfrica from the foothills of Kilimanjaro- Joseph Adelard Sarimbo

In Kiswahili we have two types of Greetings:

1: General Greetings.
2: Specific Greetings.

1: GENERAL GREETINGS

This is types of greetings which you can use at any time of the day, be it  morning, afternoon, evening or night.

a)  Scene One : Let’s launch into greetings between two people ( Joni and Maria), that meet each other

Joni:      Habari za leo?                                How are you today?

An alternative is Habari Gani?               How are things?

Maria:   Nzuri sana , hujambo?             Very Good , how are  you?
Joni:      Sijambo  , Asante                           I am fine, thanks

Maria : Haya, Kwa heri                                 Ok, Goodbye

Joni : Asante, Kwa heri                                    Thanks , Goodbye!

Vocabulary

Habari                               news
- zuri                               good
Hujambo                             How are you?
Sijambo                             I am fine
Asante                             Thank you
Jambo                              Matter /problem

Scene Two : Baraka meets Maria

Baraka:  Habari gani ndugu?                          How are you friend.
Maria:     Nzuri, hujambo?                          Am good, how are you?
Baraka:    Sijambo                                             I am fine

Vocabulary:

Ndugu :   relative, friend, comrade

 

More Greetings………….

Habari za saa hizi?            How are  you this time?

Nzuri , hujambo?                Good , how are you?
Sijambo                                  I  am fine.

Salama?                               Are you fine?

Salama                                  Fine

Mzima?                                Mzima

U hali gani?                         How are you? Whats your condition

Umelalaje?                           How have you slept

Umeamkaje?                         How did you wake up?

Mzima /Salama/Safi

 

Youth Greetings

Mambo vipi?                            How are you?
Poa                                             cool/ fine

Greetings from young to elders

This greeting is used from young person to adult as respect.

Shikamoo                   I respect you
Marahaba                   I accept your respect.

You can mention the title of a person.  For example, Shikamoo mama, Shikamoo baba, Shikamoo kaka etc

Part One of Greeting! Taking it step by step..Part Two of Kiswahili greetingS

SPECIFIC GREETINGS

This is types of Greetings which are used at a specific time. Example: Asubuhi, Mchana, Jioni or Usiku

Morning Greetings - 
Joni: Habari za asubuhi?               How are you this morning?
Maria: Nzuri, hujambo?              Am good , how are you?
Joni: sijambo sana         Am very fine.
Asubuhi -               Morning
Afternoon greetings:

Joni: Habari za mchana?                    How are  you this afternoon? 
    Maria: Nzuri sana. Hujambo?            I am very fine. How are  you?
Joni: Sijambo dada            Am fine sister.
Evening Greetings
Maria: habari za jioni?                   How are  you this evening? 
Joni: nzuri dada, hujambo?              Am fine sister, hows you?
Maria: Sijambo kabisa             I am absolutely fine
                            Night Greetings

Maria:Habari za usiku ndugu?    How are you this night friend? 
Joni: nzuri, hujambo?           Am good , How are you?
Maria : sijambo rafiki          I am good friend.
Vocabulary

Jioni :  Evening
Usiku:   Night
Rafiki : Friend

 

Other Greetings
Umeshindaje?                How are you conquer your day

Salama                                        Well/good

Uko poa?                          Are you fine?
Nipo poa                                                  I am fine

 

KUJITAMBULISHA/ SELF INTRODUCTION



Before we go to self introduction lets see personal pronouns in Swahili:
we have six personal pronouns in Swahili.


MIMI I, ME
WEWE YOU
YEYE HE/SHE
SISI WE/US
NINYI YOU (Plr)
WAO THEY/THEM
                             Subject prefix
MIMI NI
WEWE U
YEYE A
SISI TU
NINYI M(U)
WAO WA
Amani:  Jina langu ni Amani                My name is Amani.
Na wewe je?                                And what about you?
Joseph: Jina langu ni Joseph               My name is Joseph.
Amani: Umetoka nchi gani?                  Which country are you from?
Joseph:   Nimetoka marekani                I am from USA.
Amani: Nimefurahi kukutana na wewe         I am happy to meet you.
Joseph: asante ndugu                       Thank you friend
Vocabulary:

Jina       Name
-angu        my
Kutoka       To come out of
Nchi         Country
Gani?        What kind/ which
Kufurahi     to glad / to be happy
Kukutana     to meet
Kuitwa      to be called
Nani          who
-ako          your

 

Joseph:  Naitwa Joseph           I am called Joseph.
Wewe waitwa nani?                Who are you called? (Whats your name?)


Amani: Naitwa Amani             I am called Amani.
Joseph: Umetoka nchi gani?      Which country are you from? 


Amani: Nimetoka Uingereza        I am from England.
Na wewe je?                      What about you?
Joseph:Nimetoka Tanzania         I  am from Tanzania.

 
Jina lako nani?           Whats your name?
Jina langu ni Amani       My name is Amani.
Na wewe je?              What about you?
Jina langu ni Joseph     My name is Joseph

Join Us as we continue to continue in #THELANGUAGE REVOLUTION

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Mount Meru: Tanzania cultural tour expeditions- exploring Tengeru

 

Nearby picturesque Mount Meru slopes, the second highest peak in Tanzania, lies Tengeru, 13km from Arusha on the path to Moshi.

It is simply the best base to explore cultural attractions that make up the rich heritage of the Meru tribe in Tanzania.

There are farms, banana fields and traditional homesteads on the mountain. This village near Arusha is distinct in character.

The venture is set forth exploring old coffee farms with local production of the world’s popular beverage with and then canoe into a  volcanic lake at Mount Meru foothills, home to the best birdwatching and fishing sites.

Ready to give back to communities around Kilimanjaro? Volunteer programs are on offer at all local schools in the surrounds of Mount Kilimanjaro, venture out and discover development and upliftment projects in the Tengeru Community.

Tengeru Activities

Coffee Tour

One of the major highlights in Tengeru is enjoying special home-brewed coffee with the locals.

The coffee plantations in Tengeru journey leads curiosity ventures into local homes and lessons to prepare coffee. The tour offers specially harvested coffee from the Meru community on volcanic Mout Meru foothills.

Lake Duluti Safari Tours

A close view of vegetation in Tengeru with an abundance of fauna and flora at the lakeside. Learn about mystical Meru legends and mysteries linked to Lake Duluti. Get a front seat view of birds, monkeys, reptiles, many other animals, and plants.

This tour will give you an up-close view of Tengeru’s vegetation and you will able to admire the abundant lakeside fauna and flora. You can learn about the Meru legends linked to the lake and its mysteries while getting a front-row viewing of the monkeys, birds, reptiles and many other animals whilst learning about our plant life. A magical destination of authentic traditional roots.

Tengeru Market Tour

The colorful community market, interact live and eat amongst the locals. The busiest market days are Wednesdays and Saturday

Conservation programs in Tengeru

Environment programs in a land rich with vegetation. A source of survival. The main issue is deforestation threatening ecology and the community. Participate in environmental programmes and enjoy a luscious waterfalls tour relaxing in nature marvels

Forest Tours at Mount Meru

The second highest mountain in Tanzania m Mount Meru boasts beautiful forests. Unwind and enjoy magnificence. It is a great destination for preparing for Mount Kilimanjaro expeditions

Walk through the forests of Tanzania’s second-highest mountain.

"Mringaringa" Tour

A traditional gathering place, “Mringaringa”. Listen to the wisdom of thrilling Meru culture and traditional dancing. This venue is also used for settling disputes in the community with presiding Meru elders.

Local Food Preparation and Traditional Dances

Soul soothing music and food celebrations with traditional dancing guarantee a worthwhile experience.

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Let us talk about the trees: Only in Tanzania

We have initiated the 'Only in Tanzania' series, an endless series. We described a few endemic mammal species from a list of many others and birds and bees get a mention too.
Now let's talk about the trees....

Trees of Tanzania

A safari in Tanzania is more than the amazing wildlife and animal sightings.

Tanzania has over one hundred different species of trees.

The most common trees encountered on a Safari trip are from the classic Acacia family of trees.

The Whistling Thorn

Wait a bit Acacia

Umbrella Tree

The Yellow Fever tree

Sausage Tree

Kigelia Africana
Kigelia -The Sausage Tree

The Serengeti houses these characteristically long trees with fruits that drop down and seeds are released. The 5kg  fruit may easily crush one, so better not to camp under as elephants come over for fruit supply as well! A local belief is that the fruit wards of whirlwinds if hung in huts.

Baobab Trees

Adansonia Digitata

The majestic baobab measures  40 feet wide and 60 feet long.The giant trees have a lifespan of a thousand years. Then new seeds sprouts for a brand new  thousand year lifestyle the stirring landscape.

The umbrella tree, the African bush symbol  is always photographed as a typical tree  African bush tree,  Ask any African bush enthusiasts about African bush trees they will most definitely mention the umbrella tree  envisioning a lone tree in a huge sunset.

Strangle Fig

Genus Ficus

In the initial stages of growth it is like a little vine-like plant climbing nearby large trees, then it thickens producing aerial roots and strangles the host tree, The bottom half of strange figs are twisted where it was initially attached to the host tree. The upper part is smooth. It is commonly found along Serengeti rivers

In the South of Lolliondo, we have a massive fig tree  “Tree Where Man was Born”. Ngorongoro, near Endulin we have the “Ancestor Tree” significant for the regional Maasai population.

Ngorongoro, near Endulen we have the “Ancestor Tree” significant for the regional Maasai population.

 

WILD DATE PALM

(Phoenix reclinata)
Phoenix Reclinata

These palms have leaves with unbranched parallel veins. Relatives of lilies, grasses orchids, and bananas. The most common palm trees are the native palm that occurs along swamps and rivers. The edible fruits are not tasty at all but the sugary sap is used for making palm wine. The palm tree shades have fragrance and a perfect for resting under.

CANDELABRA EUPHORBIA

 (Euphorbia candelabrum) 

 

These trees are common in the north and west parts of Serengeti. When they break, quite easily..they are filled with a toxic white latex

A single drop can burn skin. The tree was planted as cattle fencing to steer away predators who would keep away from the dense poisonous stems,

 

Bakchandi

COMMIPHORA AFRICANA

The Commiphora can be distinguished  Acacia tree species by the bluish yellow peeling papery bark.

The trees occur all over the Serengeti dominant of the eastern side, The roots, barks, and berries are used as local medicine for stomach and liver problems, colic in children and rashes. There are several Commiphora species in Serengeti

There are many medical uses like typhid fever treatments, it serves as stomach probelm remedy as well. The powdered bark mixed ina porridge cures malaria .The medica use of the resin is used for the sealing and disinfecting of wounds. Applied as a plaster ,it is used for spasms. Burnt resin is used as insecticide as well.
Uses of the wood, are soft but termite resistant. They are used for the contruction of houses ,beehives, tool handles and musical instruments as well.

The leaves, fruit, and roots are edible. Edible oil is extracted and incense is made from bark and dried sap.

 

The Yellow Fever Tree

Vachellia xanthophloea
Yellow Fever

The yellow fever tree is common in Lake Manyara . Early settlers knew malaria was common near areas where there was standing water but they blamed the Yellow Arcacia instead of the mosquitos, And that is how the name Yellow fever tree came about.

WHISTLING THORN

(Acacia drepanolobium) (Ant-galled Acacia)
whistling thorn tree

The hollow spheres ate the thorn base is filled with ants that bite. The ideal home for ants food supplies come from the special flowers called floral nectaries. There is an abundance of these trees in saturated soils

 

BALANITES (Desert Date)

Balanites EgyptianDesert Date
Balanites

The Balanites tree is commonly confused with Acacia trees. They can be identified by green thorns. A nut like a date that the tree produces is tasty both raw or roasted.

TOOTHBRUSH TREE

Salvadora persica
Toothbrush tree

The toothbrush tree is a low bush tree with long and arching shoots. These shoots when green is cut by locals for using as toothbrushes. They chew until it resembles commercial toothbrush, and then brush teeth spitting out wood fragments. Their smiles show a job well done.

 

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