The Beat

Steven Kitumbo

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Introducing a captivating and unique piece of art that is sure to capture your attention! This stunning painting is an abstract representation of some of the most iconic music instruments found in Africa - the record players, piano keys, drums and shoes. The amalgamation of these instruments has resulted in a stunning, abstract image that is sure to become the centerpiece of any room.

What makes this painting even more special is the fact that it has been created with a special focus on the rich musical culture of Tanzania, which is renowned for producing some of the most talented musicians in the world. The painting captures the essence of the vibrant African music scene, with its rhythmic beats and soulful melodies that are capable of moving the heart and soul of anyone who hears them.

The painting is an ode to the rich cultural heritage of Tanzania, where music is not just an art form, but a way of life. It celebrates the spirit of Africa, with its vibrant colors and bold patterns that are reminiscent of the beautiful landscapes that can be found in this part of the world.

The artist has used a unique blend of colors and textures to create this masterpiece, with each stroke of the brush adding depth and dimension to the painting. The use of contrasting colors, such as black and white, has been done to perfection, resulting in a painting that is both striking and beautiful.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this painting is the fact that it is abstract, which means that it can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Depending on your personal interpretation, you can see the record players, piano keys, drums and shoes coming together to create a single harmonious image, or you can focus on the individual elements that make up the painting.

The piano is not native to Africa, but it has become a popular instrument in many African countries, particularly in South Africa, where it has been incorporated into various traditional and contemporary musical styles. African musicians have adapted the piano to their own musical traditions, incorporating it into genres such as jazz, gospel, and Afrobeat.

In South Africa, the piano has played a significant role in the development of the township music scene. Township music emerged during the apartheid era as a form of resistance and a way for black South Africans to express themselves through music. The piano became an integral part of this movement, with musicians such as Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand) using the instrument to create a unique blend of African rhythms, jazz, and blues.

Drums, on the other hand, have a long and rich history in Africa, dating back thousands of years. Drums were traditionally used for communication, as well as for religious and cultural ceremonies. The sound of the drum was believed to be a way to communicate with ancestors and gods, and many African cultures still use drums in religious and spiritual contexts.

Today, drums continue to play an important role in African music, with a wide variety of drumming styles and techniques found across the continent. West African drumming, for example, is characterized by complex rhythms and intricate patterns, often played on a set of three drums called the djembe, dunun, and sangban.

In East Africa, the drums are often used to accompany traditional dance performances. The rhythms of the drums are intricately woven with the movements of the dancers, creating a dynamic and engaging performance that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Regardless of how you choose to interpret it, one thing is for certain - this painting is a true work of art that deserves to be appreciated by all. It is a testament to the power of music, and the important role that it plays in the lives of people around the world.

If you are looking for a unique and captivating piece of art that celebrates the rich musical heritage of Africa, then this painting is the perfect choice for you. It is sure to become a cherished addition to your home or office, and a constant reminder of the beauty and diversity of our world. So why wait? Order your painting today and experience the magic of African music in your own home!


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in