Remi & The Cocodo Band
multi-instrumentalist (guitar percussions and marimba).
I was born in Tanzania, I began my music career in 2004 and founded and registered the Cocodo African Music Band under Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA) in 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
// Singer, Songwriter.
I'm French, Passionate by music since I am a child. Since 2016, I work on different music project with Remi & the Cocodo Band like the SAFARI album.
// Vocalist & Percussions.
I studied music in 2006-2007 at Tanzania House of Talent (THT). In 2009 after THT we started the band with Cocodo African music. In 2014-20015 i studied at the school MUSIC MAY DAY IN Dar es Salaam
Remi and the Cocodo Band plays an exhilarating blend of Afro beat fusion-laced with jazz and Tanzanian rhythms in the traditional Gonga style. The Cocodo live performances have been described as pulsating and euphoric.
In May 2019, the band has celebrated its 10 years anniversary. Currently, the band is composed with one drum, one bass guitar, 2 guitars (one acoustic, one electric), one marimba, traditional percussions, one accordion and vocals.
Music with a message
The band plays music with messages that resonate with the everyday lives of their fans; they sing about giving back to the society, creating awareness on various issues that affect Tanzanian communities. They also sing about their beautiful motherland and the joy of growing up in Africa, keeping it real with their Swahili lyrics.
Cocodo Band has managed to perform in all regions across Tanzania and East Africa, entertaining music lovers on big stages during major concerts and festivals:
- ONGALA MUSIC Festival (Bagamoyo, 2019)
- DOADOA Festival, (Uganda, 2017)
- SAUTI ZA BUSARA Festival (Zanzibar, 2015 & 2017)
- Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) (Zanzibar, 2012, 2014 & 2016)
- KARIBU MUSIC Festival (Tanzania, 2014 & 2015)
Recently, we share one stage on Clouds TV with the legendary artist Koffie Olomide from Democratic Republic of Congo. Additionally, the band hosted a music project with the Tanzania House of Talents (THT) from 2012 to 2014 and also worked with international organizations like World Health Organization (WHO), the Norwegian Church Aid, Foundation for Civil Society (FCS), CEFA and UN Agencies in Tanzania.
Cocodo Band has managed to release songs like Masawe 2013, AgweMwana which was nominated at Tanzanian Kili Music Award 2013, Mambo 2013, Shomari 2013, Mdundiko 2015, Imbange 2015. So far, they have released two albums namely MASAWE (2015) and SAFARI (2017) featuring Aurelie from France. They are actually recording the next album.
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