Zanzibar Music

September 10, 2022
Culture, Travel

Taarab the prevalent indigenous music in Zanzibar is TAARAB

The primary influences are certainly Oman and Persian

The word Taarab itself is from the Arabic meaning joy pleasure and entertainment brought about by an Artistic combination of Lyrics. poems and music

Taarab is a unique mixture of music styles and is played with an incredible array of instruments from the ancient Udd, qanun, and violins

Accordions and organs to modern electric guitars and drum kits


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