“It Ends When I Get There”, Tanzania

It Ends When I Get There is the title of the book which inaugurates the Swanu Books publishing project. It is a testimonial compilation of 20 years of the musical experiences of ethnomusicologist Polo Vallejo in Nzali, an enclave located in the heart of Tanzania where the Wagogo live. A collection of field logbook entries in symbiosis with the black & white photos of Carmen Ballve; images in situ which reflect the daily life and the aesthetic dimension of the Gogo universe

t Ends When I Get There received the National Award for Best Book published in 2016-Art Section, Ministry of Culture, Spain


Music: Makumbi song, rite of passage, Wagogo, Tanzania
© Recording: Polo Vallejo
© Photos: Carmen Ballvé