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Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic Of The Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania. The United Nations estimated Tanzania's 2016 population at 55.57 million. The population is composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The sovereign state of Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic and since 1996 its official capital city has been Dodoma where the president's office, the National Assembly, and some government ministries are located. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre.

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Sounds - 29th Sep 1973

Peel with his wife Sheila visited both Kenya and Tanzania for two weeks during September 1973. In Sounds, published on 29th September 1973, Peel wrote about his visit to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on a safari trip:

"At Lake Manyara we parked beneath a lioness slumbering on a tree branch and in Ngorongoro Crater we followed a perspiring lion as he dragged the best part of a deceased wildebeest for half a mile across the grass. But found us dull."
Peel often played music from Tanzania, especially from the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, where in the late 80's and early 90's, he played tracks from artists of that region.


(Tracks played by Peel from various artist (v/a) compilations featuring music from Tanzania. Please add more information if known.)

(LP - The Tanzania Sound) Original Music

(CD - Taarab 3: The Music Of Zanzibar) Globe Style

(CD - Tanzania Dance Bands Vol. 2) Monsun

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