Hundreds of Tanzanians turned out on Tuesday (10AUG04) to mourn one of the country's favourite musicians PATRICK BALISIDYA at his funeral in Dar es Salaam.

Balisidya was a co-founder of the popular AFRO 70 band, who had a string of hits in east Africa in the 1970s.

The HARUSI hitmaker passed away recently - the cause of death has not been released.

His father MZEE YOHANA BALISIDYA laments, "He was my first born, one of the beloved sons in my family.

"I was very impressed and very pleased to hear his songs. Some of the songs are still as good as they were."

11/08/2004 09:13