Vital sounds from East Africa: Tanzanian Muziki wa dansi (Dance band music), Congolese inspired Rumba and hypnotic Taarab music - Swahili popular music of the East African coast, from Lamu, Mombasa, Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the Comoros from the 60s to the present day.
Double gatefold vinyl limited to 500 copies, including interview with compiler Werner Graebner and archival photos and scans
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Taking in Tanzanian Muziki wa dansi (Dance band music), Congolese inspired Rumba and the hypnotic sounds of Islamic Taarab music, Zanzibara presents Swahili popular music of the East African coast, from Lamu, Mombasa, Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the Comoros.
The compilation covers archival recordings from the 1960s-1980s - originally pressed in tiny quantities – and contemporary Taarab recordings never before released on vinyl.
released March 9, 2018
Compiled by German ethnomusicologist Werner Graebner, producer of the Zanzibara series on Buda Musique.
The copyright in thes sound recording is owned by the respective artists & Bands and is under exlusive license to : Jahazi Media / Buda Musique/ Ouch Records
supported by 21 fans who also own “Zanzibara / Volume Nº1”
Why do you love this album? Well, it is the quality of ALL the Analog Africa releases , the astonishing presentation- artwork, AWESOME booklets, the mastering, the music first of all and the feeling you connect with it and the artists involved. Due to not earning enough I changed from vinyl to CDs, but I am glad for the high quality downloads of the vinyl only releases that you are able to burn to disc. Together with a chosen few others AA is a greater than great label. Period. Markus Bader