Tinga Tinga is the largest artistic movement in Africa which was started by a single man - Edward Saidi Tingatinga in 1968. However its roots could be found in local tradition of decorating hut walls in eastern Africa. Therefore it could be also labeled as "Aboriginal Art of Africa".
When Edward Saidi Tingatinga died more than 40 years ago, he left behind two children. His son Daudi passed away on 12 May 2015. His daughter Martina is still living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Today, she teams up with Daniel Augusta of TANART to introduce the art to international audience.
Tinga Tinga - Art of Presidential Quality
The Vice President of Tanzania, Dr. Mohammed Gharib Bilal presents to Martina Tingatinga the Lifetime Achievement Award given to her late father, Edward Saidi Tingatinga. Source: Daily News
Capricia Marshal, the Chief of Protocol of United States receives a Tinga Tinga painting aimed for U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The painting was present from the Tanzanian Ambassador in USA, Mwanadai Maajar and painted by Mbwana Sudi. Source: Tanzania Embassy in USA
German President Joachim Gauck receives Tinga Tinga painting from Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete during his Tanzania visit in 2015.The painting was painted by Steven Lewis. Source: Luke Music Factory Blogspot
The second son of the Japanese Emperor Akihito, the Prince Akishino visited the Tinga Tinga Group at Oysterbay in May 2014. Source: Daniel Augusta