Siti & The Band

Bio

The mystic Island of Zanzibar carries influences from ancient Arab, Persian, Indian and African cultures and traditions.

Over the last few years, promising musical projects have emerged from these territories.

Siti & The Band is probably one of the most significant examples among them.

The musicians met during their diploma studies at the Dhow Countries Music Academy. As they decided to work together, they determined to set an example for the new generation of East Africans by carrying on the cultural legacy of their renowned elders (Siti Binti Saad and Bi Kidude), fusing traditional Taarab instruments – Quanun, Oud and Violin – with western contemporary music: from Jazz to Funk, Reggae and beyond.

Their lead singer - Siti Amina had to struggle hard to be able to pursue her career as female musician, which now translates into a sparkling powerful performance of womanhood, breaking rules- and ground for African women to stand up for their dreams and against injustice.

The result is a unique live experience.

Their first album (“Fusing the Roots”) was released in January 2018 and got sweeping reviews. The project has been touring extensively in East Africa with the highlight being the Fela Kuti Memorial Festival in Nigeria. ACCESS Conference 2018 in Nairobi, IOMMA 2019 in La Reunion and Visa for Music 2019 in Morocco. The band is now ready for more, eager to share their culture with the world.

Cover Photo Credits @antoine.jonquiere

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Kizimkazi Festival 2023
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Siti & The Band - Showcase Highlights 2022
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Recap: Siti & The Band - European Tour
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Siti & The Band Live @afropfingsten in Switzerland
18 September 2022
Recording session with IN A PLACE OF WAR

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Nielewe
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Longa Sharazad
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Taksim Violin
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Vidéos

Kizimkazi Festival 2023
Siti & The Band - Showcase Highlights 2022
Recap: Siti & The Band - European Tour
Siti & The Band Live @afropfingsten in Switzerland
Recording session with IN A PLACE OF WAR
18 September 2022
Siti & the Band ft. G. Nako - Uchungu Wa mwana (Studio Session)
Siti & the Band ft. G Nako - Uchungu wa Mwana (Official Music Video)
Siti & the Band ft. G. Nako - Uchungu wa Mwana (Official Lyrics Video)
Siti & The Band Live @ Zanzibar International Film Festival 2021
Siti & The Band - Subira (Official Audio with Lyrics)
Siti & The Band - Subira (Official Music Video)
Siti & The Band x Berita Fire & Gold (Official Video)
Siti & The Band live Ongala Music Festival 2020
Highlights: Marafiki Music Festival (Dar es Salaam, TZ)
Siti & The Band Live @ Visa for Music in Rabat, Morocco
Moshito Street Festival: Live with Berita Afro Soul
Studio Session with Mobi Dixon in Johannesburg
Day 6: Rehearsal Session with Berita in Jo'burg
SITI & THE BAND LIVE AT THE WAREHOUSE IN DURBAN
Siti & The Band x Shamsi Music - Mandira (Music Doku Video)
Siti & The Band - Soundcheck for Sinemazetu Awards 2019
Siti & The Band - Nielewe (Official Music)
Siti & The Band - Nielewe (Official 4K Video)

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TZZanzibar, Tanzania
Opérationnel depuis: 
2016

Contact

+255625997534
Lorenz Herrmann

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