Kitoto Ngoma dancing to welcome President Jakaya Kikwete to London to meet with Tanzanians living in the United kingdom
In pre-colonial Tanzania, there was only one musical form, which was found among Tanzanian communities, namely ngoma (traditional dances). Every ethnic group in Tanzania had its own ngoma. The performance of ngoma differed from one ethnic group to another. The word ngoma also has different meanings among Tanzanian communities. It can mean singing, dancing, and playing a musical instrument. Ngoma, by itself, is a musical instrument and ngoma can be used to indicate a social function or an event like an initiation ceremony.