Siti and the Band

Bio

Coming from a cultural heritage and having mastered traditional instruments, Siti & The Band use their creativity, talent and education to fuse their roots of Taarab music with their personal influence they are exposed to on the Zanzibar island.

With unique instrumentation – including Violin, Qanun & Oud – Siti & the Band is carrying the torch of classic Zanzibari music by giving new life to these old sounds. In 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 throughout time. During the creative process, great care was being taken in order not to change or replace but merge the different cultures that are very close to their common African origin.

Music

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Exclusive Interview with KBC Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation
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Taksim Qanun
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Ashiki Baya
05:00
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Longa Hijaz Kurd
03:16
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Taksim Violin
01:35
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Longa Sharazad
02:58
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Halindwa
03:23
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Nielewe
04:29
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Ogende
03:12
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TZZanzibar, Tanzania
In operation since: 
2016

Contact

+255717702797
Razakey Tausir
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