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Relive the days of ‘A Thousand and One Nights’ through Zanzibar Taarab Music

In Taarab on July 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

As a cosmopolitan society, almost every aspect of Zanzibari life is a product of blend of cultures and the Zanzibari music could not escape from this unique aspect of life in this Indian Ocean archipelago. This is what Taarab is. Originally imported from Egypt, it went on to add Indian and African flavour and the result is a sweet music that may take one to relive the old days of A Thousand and One Nights.

Being one of the great fans of Taarab music, I couldn”t resist inviting you to listen to one of the songs performed by the legendary Bi Kidude binti Baraka.