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  • Siti Muharam

    Almost a century ago, Zanzibari singer Siti Binti Saad reimagined what had been formal court music into a private form of improvisation, laced with a spirit of inclusivity that combined Arabic and Swahili lyrics. In doing so, she paved the way for other female taarab singers, including Bi Kidude. In turn, read more
  • Taarab - Kidumbak Group

    Launched at Zanzibar’s Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) in 2014 and comprising of DCMA teachers and students, the Taarab - Kidumbak Group was formed to participate in a competition to tour in America. Since then, they participated in three highly acclaimed tours in the summer of 2015. The first at read more
  • Tarabband

    Nadin was born 1980 and raised in Baghdad, Iraq and Cairo, Egypt into an artistic family. She studied the classical western Violin in Iraq but had to escape the war in Iraq year 2003 after surviving Gulf war 1 and 2. As a refugee in Sweden she wanted to make read more
  • Tausi Women's Taarab

    Tausi Women’s Taarab presents a revolution in a very traditional genre: Zanzibar’s first all-female taarab orchestra where all the instruments are played by women and accompanied by women singers. The Tausi Taarab orchestra was formed in 2009 and presents music in the tradition of classical taarab style. Dating back to the read more
  • Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble

    The Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble captures the great energy of western Indian Ocean cultural expression and has a program of great variety, easily appreciated by any audience interested in hearing instrumental and vocal colours, tonalities and techniques of the fusion of Arab and African music.   The high quality of the performers read more
  • Zein L’Abdin Trio

    Born on the island of Lamu, Kenya, the young Zein was surrounded by music as his father played host to the Arab traders. He started to play the oud in the 60s in Mombasa, and subsequently became akin to a musical father for the Kenyan taarab scene, with all the read more