Rooted in a mystic Island in the Indian Ocean, carrying influences from ancient Arab, Turkish, Indian and African musical traditions whilst fusing them with contemporary music from Jazz to Funk to Reggae and beyond, Siti & The Band are the rising stars from the East African region presenting a virtuous live show sparked with empowering messages.
Inspired by Siti Binti Saad, the Mother of Taarab and known as the first female musician from Zanzibar releasing and touring worldwide, Siti & The Band are keeping her cultural heritage alive: they are stating an example for the new generation of East Africans of whom many are denying their roots – and therefore a crucial element building identity and uniqueness whilst finding their musical voices.
Source: https://afropop.org As we’ve mentioned previously, the 2022 edition of Africa Festival held in Wurzburg, Germany, from May 26 to 29, heralded the theme: “Strong Women in Africa Music.” And without a doubt, Zanzabarian Siti Amina Omar Juma stands fiercely amongst them.
Siti and the Band is a group with growing success in Zanzibar and the rest of the world. They are known for their commitment to taarab music, which means “joy through music,” as singer Siti Amina explains: “Taarab music is
Kijiweni Productions and Big World Cinema are set to release their teaser before its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year. On September 12th 2021, Vuta N’Kuvute (Tug of War) directed by Amil Shivji will have
“Uchungu wa Mwana” originally written by Siti Binti Saad in the early 20th Century, beautifully transcends the reality through ancient Taarab music and the power of the spoken word. Welcomed with a warm Oud solo by lead singer Siti Amina,
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