The Taarab singer re-popularized the musical style and opened many doors for Zanzibar women in the music industry. After her death in 2013, many female Taarab singers, like Amina Omar, worried about the music's fate. Numerous cultures converging for trade influenced the sounds of Taarab.
Omar hopes classical Taarab will continue in Zanzibar; Bi Kidude performed for over 80 years and always refused to cover her face. Omar visits the neighborhood where Bi Kidude spent most of her life.
Zanzibar musicians incorporate modern twists, making the style more popular than the classical Taarab Omar performs. Omar frequently plays public events to expose more people to the music. The Dhow Countries Music Academy works to preserve traditional music.
Credits: Zanzibar Musical Legacy
For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126 (press option 3) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bi Kidude was the queen of taraab music in Zanzibar. She broke from convention by singing in public without a veil and brought traditional music to the younger generation. Her death in 2013 rocked the island of Zanzibar and left a hole in its music world.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2016
Prices include public performance rights.
Not available to Home Video and Publisher customers.
Decoding da Vinci
Language and Society
Louis Theroux: Law And Disorder In ...
Ghana Art Scene/Paul Scanlon
Coke Studio Africa, Graeme Stephens
Uganda Solar Bus/Mugo Kibati
Nigerian Infrastructure; Thierry Dé...
132 West 31st Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
P: 800.322.8755 F: 800.678.3633
Sign Up for Special Offers!
© Films Media Group. All rights reserved.