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Ikwani Safaa Musical Club Volume 01

Zanzibara

A hundred years of taarab in Zanzibar This new collection 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. Vol 1 pays a tribute to Ikhwani Safaa, Zanzibar’s (and probably Africa’s) oldest music club, celebrating its centenary in 2005.