Zanzibar, Tanzania –
Founded in 1905, this orchestra can probably trace its roots back further than
any other orchestra in Africa. Every known musician from Zanzibar has at some
point or other performed or played with “Malindi” (as they are also
affectionately known) and recently have been enjoying a strong revival in
popularity with the local population. This is taarab in its original beauty –
delicate poetry, outstanding vocal performances, which reveal in their elaborate
ornamentation the close connection to their Arabic roots, and finely chiseled
instrumentals. Love, companionship, friendship, the enjoyment of music, the
pains of sadness, all find expression in the moving performances and the sweet
sounds of their orchestral arrangements.n celebration of the centenary of Nadi Ikhwan Safaa (Malindi Taarab) concerts
and special events are being organized as follows:
Dar es Salaam 13th May 2005, Diamond Jubilee Hall, from 9pm
Tickets 3,000/- TSh (15,000/- and 25,000/- TSh for VIP Tickets)
Centenary celebrations continue in Zanzibar 11th- 17th July 2005, featuring
concerts, exhibitions, archive film screenings, seminars and more.
Possible shows may also be organised during 2005 in Mombasa and Nairobi (Kenya).
Contact Busara Promotions firstname.lastname@example.org for latest info.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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