«Taarab by women from Sansibar»

Klangkosmos Weltmusik – Tausi Taarab Orchestra [TZ]

  • Mon. 06.06.2022, 18:00-19:00, Schlosspark (2)

Taarab by women from Zanzibar

Tausi Taarab Orchestra from Zanzibar breaks several taboos: It is the only all-female ensemble on Zanzibar and the women not only sing, but also play all the instruments, which was an absolute impossible in Zanzibar’s Muslim-dominated culture until about ten years ago.

In addition, the ensemble presents the classical taarab style, an elite male-dominated art form originally intended to lead to a state of ecstasy, bringing about a revolution in this very traditional genre. Taarab music is a mix of styles that reflects the different cultures of Zanzibar, it combines European and African instruments such as violin, accordion and drums with the Arabic kanoun.

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This production is funded by the Kultursekretariat NRW in Gütersloh and the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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