Lucy Duran presents the first of two programmes from Zanzibar, the Tanzanian group of islands off the East coast of Africa. She gets to know the Swahili Arab-influenced musical style Taarab, and visits Ikwan Safaa, Africa’s oldest music club who this year celebrate their centenary.
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Sailing to Tanzania.
Lucy Duran introduces the Zanzibar programme sailing to Tanzania.
Lucy meets Werner Graebner.
Lucy interviews Werner Graebner, an expert on Taraab music living in Zanzibar.
The oldest Taraab orchestra.
We hear Zanzibar’s oldest Taraab orchestra Ikhwan Safaa, which celebrates its centenary.
A wedding song.
We hear a wedding song of the orchestra Ikhwan Safaa in an eclectic and hybrid style.
A chat with Werner Graebner.
A stroll in Zanzibar Town with Werner Graebner who tells about the revolution.
Mohammed Salum Mohammed.
Lucy meets Mohammed Salum Mohammed of the Kilimani Muslim School Qasida choir.
A Swahili wedding.
Lucy visits a spices plantation and attends a Swahili wedding.
Lucy speaks to one of the Kidumbak musicians about the Kidumbak music.
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