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The Zanzibara series from Buda Musique

Series producer, Werner Graebner, has devoted more than 30 years to understanding, producing, and promoting the music of East Africa and the Comoro Islands. That understanding includes a comprehensive look at the popular music of the coast through several lenses: Through music history; its structure and evolutionary change; its social, cultural, and economic contexts, and its meaning(s) and use in society.

Graebner introduces the Zanzibar series with these words:

Bilad az-Zanj ('land of the blacks') is the name Arab travelers and geographers of the 10th Century gave to the Swahili town states of the East African coast. This stretch of the coast was distinguished from the Benadir to the north and Sofala further south (i.e. from the present day southern Somali coast to northern Mazambique). Later the name Zinjibar was applied to both this coastal stretch and more specifically also to Unguja and Pemba islands. A thousand years later, after diverse colonial histories- Arab, Portuguese, English and French-Swahili culture, distinct and unique, extends over the present day states of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and the Comoros.

Zanzibara presents Swahili popular musics of the East Africa coast, from Lamu, Mombasa, Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and the Comoros: Archival recordings from the 1920-1980s, supplemented by contemporary recordings special interest.

Zanzibara Album Discography:

Catalog Number
Album
Year
Artist
Title
Song Sequence

860118

2005

Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club

Zanzibara 1

Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club 1905-2005 A hundred years of taarab in Zanzibar

01. Vingaravyo Vyote Si Dhahabu

02. Cheo Chake

03. Hofu Yake Iondoe
04. Waache Waseme
05. Zinduna
06. Mpenzi Wangu Hawezi
07. Pendo Kitu Cha Hiyari

08. Naomba Kwako Bibiye
 

 

860119
2005
Various Taarab Ensembles from Mombasa Kenya

Zanzibara 2

1965-1975 Golden years of Mombasa taarab

01. Matano Juma: Dada
02. Yasseen Mohamed: Ndege Kaa Ufikiri
03. Zuhura Swaleh: Ya Zamani
04. Ali Mkali: Masikini Macho Yangu
05. Zein l'Abdin: Musiwe na Mshangaa
06. Matano Juma: Risala
07. Maulidi Juma: Yaatika
08. Zuhura & Zein Musical Party: Mpenzi Azizi
09. Yasseen Mohamed: Nalikuwa na Mpenzi
10. Matano Juma: Mpelekee Muhibu
11. Zuhura & Zein Musical Party: Kuratu Ayini
12. Yasseen Mohamed: Ni Wewe
13. Yasseen Mohamed:Moyo Lia Lia
14. Ahmed bin Brek: Hasidi
15. Zuhura Swaleh: Nimechoka Kulima
16. Maulidi Juma: Sheria Yatukataza

860142
2007
Various Tanzanian Artists

Zanzibara 3

Ujamaa
The 1960s sound of Tanzania

01. Jamhuri Jazz Band: Shangazi Naomba Taiti Yako
02. NUTA Jazz Band: Mpenzi Nakukanya
03. NUTA Jazz Band: Maneno Niliyokwambia
04. Atomic Jazz Band: Usijipendekeze
05. Atomic Jazz Band: Asili ya Mahaba
06. Morogoro Jazz Band: Nimechoka
07. Morogoro Jazz Band: Likembe ya Moro
08. Dar es Salaam Jazz Band: Mpenzi Usemayo
09. NUTA Jazz Band: Nipeleke kwa Baba
10. NUTA Jazz Band: Dada Nihurumie
11. NUTA Jazz Band: Instrumental No. 1
12. Atomic Jazz Band: Salamu Zako Nimezipata
13. Atomic Jazz Band: Mpenzi ya Kijinga
14. Morogoro Jazz Band: Utaniangamiza
15. Morogoro Jazz Band: Livu
16. Atomic Jazz Band: Kaka Umenishinda
17. Jamhuri Jazz Band: Usiwaamini Shemeji

 
860141
2006

Bi Kidude with Various Zanzibari Artists

Zanzibara 4

The diva of Zanzibari music

01. Taarab Masters: Alaminadura (2006)
02. Taarab Masters: Beru (2006)
03. Kidumbak Kalcha: Khaif (Khaifakolil) (2001)
04. Afro-Arab Groove: Kijiti (2005)
05. Bi Kidude's Msondo: Msondo (1997)
06. Sahib el-Ary: Jua Toka (1988)
07. Sahib el-Ary: Ya Laiti (1988)
08. Zanzibar Taarab All Stars: Muhogo wa Jang'ombe (1989)
09. Zanzibar Taarab All Stars: Pakistani (1989)
10. Culture Musical Club: Suhuba ya Dai (2004)
 
860184
2009
Various Tanzanian Artists

Hot In Dar
The Sound of Tanzania 1978-1983

01. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Visa Vimenichosha (1982)
02. Dar International Orchestre: Baba Anna (1978)
03. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Kassim Amefilisika (1979)
04. Dar International Orchestre: Rufani ya Kifo (1978)
05. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Taxi Driver (1980)
06. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Talaka ya Hasir (1979)
07. Dar International Orchestre: Uzuri wa Asili (1979)
08. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Nawashukuru Wazazi Wangu (1980)
09. Vijana Jazz Band: Nilitaka Iwe Siri (1982)
10. Dar International Orchestre: Mwana Acha Ujinga (1980)
 
860219
2011
Mtendeni Maulid Ensemble

Zanzibara 6

Mtendeni Maulid Ensemble

The moon has risen -
A Sufi performance from Zanzibar

1. Dahala 1 - Mustafa / Ashiraka al-badru / Marihaba


2. Dahala 2 - Marihaba / Hua maulana / Safariye / Jalla Jalaluh / Khamsa / Man a'ala / Leo mambo


3. Dahala 3 - Marihaba / Hua maulana / Salat / Jalla
Jalaluh / Khamsa Arkan / Man a'ala / Leo Manbo


4. Dahala 4

           
860241
2013

Various Artists

(Mlimani Park Orchestra and International Orchestra Safari Sound)

Zanzibara 7

Sikinde vs Ndekule

A Battle of Bands in Dar es Salaam

1984-87

01. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Mtoto Akililia Wembe
02. International Orchestra Safari Sound: Usilipuke Kucheka
03. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Mume Wangu Jerry
04. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Sauda
05. International Orchestra Safari Sound: Chatu Mkali
06. International Orchestra Safari Sound: Homa Imenizidia
07. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Neema
08. International Orchestra Safari Sound: Majuto
09. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Chenga ya Mwili
10. International Orchestra Safari Sound: Sosy
11. Mlimani Park Orchestra: Conjesta
 
860248
2013
Rajab Suleiman & Kithara

Zanzibara 8

Chungu

1. Kombo (Bomu Ngoma)
2. Chungu
3. Kumbe Ndivyo Ulivyo
4. Salaam Aleikum
5. Ridhika
6. Hisiya za Muungwana (Kidumbaki)
7. Pokea Salaam
8. Kipenzi Changu cha Moyo
           
860279
2016
Mbaraka Mwhishehe & Orchestra Super Volcano

Zanzibara 9

Masika

A Fresh Breeze from Tanzania

1972-74

01. Masika Mtindo Mpya
02. Harusi Imevunjika
03. Unaulizwa
04. Kasema Hakutaki
05. Kifo cha Pesa
06. Posa Na. 2 (Mshenga)
07. Morogoro HQs ya Volcano
08. Tina Uliapa
09. Ugeni Taabu
10. Masikitiko Yetu
11. Afadhali Umerudi
12. Dawa ya Mapenzi
13. Masika Zole Zole



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