30/09/2008

Zanzibara, Vol. 1 - 1905-2005: Ikhwani Safaa Music Club (2006)

«After the Ethiopiques series (follow the link for Volume 14), Buda musique launch a new collection dedicated to the Swahili popular music, especially the Taarab, played for more than an hundred years on the eastern coast of Africa. This new collection, A hundred years of Taarab in Zanzibar presents popular Swahili music from the eastern coast of Africa – Lamu, Mombasa, Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the Comoros – with archive recordings from the 1920s-1980s supplemented by contemporary recordings of special interest. Zanzibara Vol. 1 pays a tribute to Ikhwani Safaa, Zanzibar’s (and probably Africa’s) oldest music club, celebrating its centenary in 2005.» (Calabash Music)

Also dig Zanzibara, Vol. 2. – 1965-1975: L’âge d’or du taarab de Mombasa / Golden Years of Mombasa taarab (2006)

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7 comments:

Radu said...

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fritz the cat said...

nice and mellow. thanks

chris said...

Many thanks for this ......

Anonymous said...

Geniale! Siamo stati li quest'estate! Appena posso ti faccio vedere le foto...

Asante sana mzungu,
N.

Anonymous said...

I needed to add that I was moved by such evocative mix of flavours of Arab, Persian, Hindi and Swahili spices that emanate from this timeless music!

Good job Radu,
N.

bombshelter slim said...

fabulous! fabulous!

Anonymous said...

BIG BIG thanks