A contemporary take on traditional Tarab music

Tarab is a popular music genre in Tanzania and some say the heart of it is found on the island of Zanzibar.

(Photo: Siti Amina, Rahma Ameir and Gore Mohammed. Photo Credit: BBC/Alan Kasujja)

Siti Amina and her cousin Rahma Ameir grew up loving the music and formed a band alongside their friend Gore Mohammed.

However, their Tarab band takes the tradition and adds a contemporary twist, which has seen them become one of the most in demand acts on the island, as Newsday’s Alan Kasujja found out when he joined them for a jam session.

Click the link to listen our interview with BBC World Service



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