Africavision, Vol. 2: 50 Years of African Cinema
Mombasa Wedding Special
Rough Guide to the Music of North Africa
Something Is Wrong: Vintage Recordings from East Africa

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Taarab is the music of Zanzibar's Kishwahili-speaking Muslim people, a form of string band music that combines Egyptian and Indian melodies and African percussion with the salsa accents that have crept in from the soukous of Zaire. The large string sections (sometimes ten or 15 violins, violas, and bass fiddles) give the music a pleasing, almost classical (in both the Indian and Western sense) sound.

Taarab Album Highlights

Africavision, Vol. 2: 50 Years of African Cinema
Various Artists
Africavision, Vol. 2: 50 ...
Mombasa Wedding Special
Maulidi & Musical Party
Mombasa Wedding Special
Rough Guide to the Music of North Africa
Various Artists
Rough Guide to the Music ...
Something Is Wrong: Vintage Recordings from East Africa
Various Artists
Something Is Wrong: ...
Zanzibara, Vol. 2: Golden Years Of Mombara Taarab
Various Artists
Zanzibara, Vol. 2: Golden ...
Music of Zanzibar: Taarab 2
Ikhwani Safaa Music Club
Music of Zanzibar: Taarab 2

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Taarab Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Wireless
Ssekinomu
Nalia Najito
Zuhura Swaleh

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