Richie Lumambo is a singer and songwriter from Tanzania, his music is inspired by the many different tribes throughout Tanzania and by Western soul grooves. He describes his music as Afro Traditional Soul with a message of strength and hope. He studied classical guitar at the Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) in Zanzibar for three years where he and fellow students formed The Mapanya band based in Dar Es Salaam. Currently, Richie is busy performing with his own band in Dar Es Salaam including regular gigs at The Slow Leopard and The Goethe-Institut and a recent performance at the Bagamoyo Arts Festival 2019.