Bi Kidude —
Zanzibar ... CD Retro Afric (UK), 1990s. New Copy ...
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A stunning collection of work from Zanzibar's greatest modern female singer! Bi Kidude is one of Zanzibar's most accomplished and experienced vocalists and this excellent collection presents her in several different contexts, all recorded in the 90s. She sings traditional taraab music – a gorgeous style indigenous to the region and heavy on Arabic-sounding strings and gently percolating percussion – with Twinkling Stars, unyago drumming characterized by propulsive percussion and passionate call-and-response vocals, and more modern "dansi" pop songs recorded with Tanzania's great Shikamoo Jazz. There's really nothing else out there quite like music of Zanzibar and this CD provides an excellent introduction to its riches. Tracks include "Machozi Ya Huba", "Muhogo Wa Jang'ombe", "Arebaba Pakistan", "Beru", and "Kijiti". CD