Zanzibara, Vol. 4: Diva of Zanzibari Music

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
She's the grand old lady of Zanzibar music, but still possessing a remarkably flexible voice. One of the leading singers of taarab, the Arab music influenced style that's important in the country, you can hear North Africa not only in her voice, but also in the music that frames it -- they way the violins soar, for instance. It's impossible not to think of divas like Um Kalthum when you listen to Bi Kidude, the way she can ululate and emote with just the slightest inflections. Yet that's not the sum of its parts; there are also strong touches of east Africa, which is inevitable. Considering this is all relatively recent material, recorded in the last decade, she's still ...
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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
She's the grand old lady of Zanzibar music, but still possessing a remarkably flexible voice. One of the leading singers of taarab, the Arab music influenced style that's important in the country, you can hear North Africa not only in her voice, but also in the music that frames it -- they way the violins soar, for instance. It's impossible not to think of divas like Um Kalthum when you listen to Bi Kidude, the way she can ululate and emote with just the slightest inflections. Yet that's not the sum of its parts; there are also strong touches of east Africa, which is inevitable. Considering this is all relatively recent material, recorded in the last decade, she's still got the power.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Buda Musique
  • EAN: 3341348601410
  • Catalog Number: 860141

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alaminadura (5:03)
  2. 2 Beru (7:35)
  3. 3 Khaifu (Khaifakolil) (7:20)
  4. 4 Kijiti (9:50)
  5. 5 Msondo (14:13)
  6. 6 Jua Toka (4:35)
  7. 7 Ya Laiti (6:33)
  8. 8 Muhugo Wa Jang'ombe (4:44)
  9. 9 Pakistani (6:03)
  10. 10 Suhuba Ya Dai (6:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bi Kidude Primary Artist, Vocals
Ali Hassan Choir, Chorus, Ud
Seif Salim Saleh Choir, Chorus, Ud
Nihifadhi Abdallah Choir, Chorus
Khamis Shehe Violin
Fatma Juma Choir, Chorus
Mgeni Khamis Choir, Chorus
Juma Machano Bongos, Rika
Maulidi Mohamed Dumbek, Choir, Chorus
Saada Mohamed Choir, Chorus, Rika
Said Mwinyi Accordion
Said Nassor Violin, Ud
Taimur Rukun Accordion
Mohamed Ilyas Keyboards, Choir, Chorus
Abdulaziz Yusuf Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Rajab Suleiman Choir, Chorus, Qanoun
Moza Sleyam Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Juma Said Bass, Bass Guitar
Mohamed Othman Violin, Choir, Chorus
Asha Mwalim Choir, Chorus
Mohamed Issa Matona Cello, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Nai
Machano Matano Bongos, Rika
Rashid Makame Violin
Ibrahim Khatib Ud
Ramadhan Khamis Violin
Sadiq Juma Accordion, Choir, Chorus
Kesi Juma Violin
Saada Himid Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Bi Nasra Mohamed Hillal Leader
Fatma Hamadi Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Saada Hamad Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Maulidi Haj Accordion, Keyboards
Foum Faki Bongos
Adel Dabo Bass Guitar
Muhsin Aliy Dumbek, Choir, Chorus
Mwanakhamis Mussa Rehema Ali Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Ramadhan Khamis Violin
Mahmoud Juma Bass Guitar
Maulidi Mohamed Dumbek
Salama Mohamed Vocals
Taimur Rukun Accordion
Mushin Aliy Dumbek
Said Mwinyi Accordion
Khamis Shehe Violin
Juma Machano Bongos
Kesi Juma Violin
Rahsid Makame Violin
Abdulaziz Yusuf Guitar
Asha Mwalim Vocals
Technical Credits
Ali Hassan Arranger
Adam Skeaping Engineer
Henri Lecomte translation
Michael Kurzawa Engineer
Alfons Steffens Engineer
Werner Graebner Engineer
Makame Faki Arranger, Contributor
Said Nassor Arranger
Mohamed Ilyas Arranger
Rajab Suleiman Arranger
Ibrahim Khatib Arranger
Mohamed Issa Haj Arranger
Adel Dabo Arranger
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