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  • Taarab Music in Zanzibar in the Twentieth Century

    A Story of ‘Old is Gold’ and Flying Spirits

    By Janet Topp Fargion

    The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. Taarab contains all the features of a typical 'Indian Ocean' music, combining influences from Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, India and the West with local…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    SOAS Musicology Series

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