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  • Siti & the Band

    Country  Zanzibar
    Genres taarab kidumbak roots pop fusion
    Website sitiandtheband.com
    Facebook /sitiandtheband
    FestivalSauti za Busara 2018, 2020, 2022
    RecordingsFusing the Roots, 2018
    On stage Feb 2022

     Sat 12,  11:50pm Old Fort Main Stage

    Siti & the Band ft. G Nako - Uchungu wa Mwana (Official Music Video)

    Siti & the Band
    Siti & the Band

    Siti & The Band are musical change makers. They blend traditional sounds of Zanzibar taarab music with contemporary rhythms including jazz, funk and reggae and personal influences from their daily lives.

    Amina Omar, aka Siti Amina and her band were greatly inspired by Siti bint Saad and Bi Kidude, the mothers of Zanzibar taarab. In keeping their cultural heritage alive, the band are role models for a new generation of East Africans, celebrating their roots, valuing uniqueness and building identity, whilst finding their own musical voices. More importantly, the group fights for the right of fellow female artists to express themselves and speak out on issues of concern, such as domestic violence.

    Siti & The Band’s first album 'Fusing the Roots' illustrates the timelessness of Zanzibar's traditional and contemporary music. The empowering lyrics provide a strong statement for the self-determination of African women. The unique musical compositions beautifully entangle traditional and contemporary arrangements. Combined with empowering messages, the album translates Zanzibar's cultural heritage for modern day society.