Siti and the Band

Bio

Siti and the Band is a music band from Tanzania.

The band is known for mastering traditional instruments and use of its creativity, talent and education to fuse Taarab music together with their personal influences.

With unique instrumentation – including Violin, Qanun & Oud – Siti and the Band is carrying the torch of classic Zanzibari music by giving new life to these old sounds. In their first album they fuse their roots with African, Western and Indian Oceans influences, as well as performing traditional folk songs from East Africa with a touch of traditional Taarab.

Taarab, originally brought to Zanzibar 200 years ago by migrants and traders who sailed the ocean with wooden Dhow sailing boats, became a unique touch to Zanzibar through the African rhythms and tonalities it has been exposed to. During the creative process, great care was being taken in order to avoid changing or replacing but rather merge the different cultures that are very close to their common African origin.

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Exclusive Interview with KBC Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation
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Ogende
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Nielewe
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Halindwa
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Longa Sharazad
02:58
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Taksim Violin
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Longa Hijaz Kurd
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Ashiki Baya
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Taksim Qanun
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TZZanzibar, Tanzania
In operation since: 
2016

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Lorenz Herrmann

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