Swifatui Abraar Group was formed in 2007. The group was started by three young men, Hassan Kumbi, Hassan Ahmada and Mashaka Kumbi, and more recently has expanded to seven artists. Their main aims are to educate and entertain Muslims and non-Muslims alike by using qasida to promote positive images of Islam and a tolerant and peaceful way of life.
Swifatui Abraar has been successful in reaching the youth of Dar es Salaam, where they are based in the Temeke district. They have released one album locally, Siku ya Kufa (Dying Day) recorded by Poteza Records.
Siku ya Kufa (Poteza Records, 2009)
Author: Angel Romero
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