SITI & THE BAND

Taarab & African Fusion from Zanzibar

Style

Contemporary African Music (influenced by traditional Taarab)

 

Origin

Zanzibar, Tanzania

 

Booking Territory

Europe


Female Empowerment from the East African region

Rooted in a mystic Island in the Indian Ocean, carrying influences from ancient Arab, Turkish, Indian and African musical traditions whilst fusing them with contemporary music from Jazz to Funk to Reggae and beyond, Siti & The Band are the rising stars from the East African region presenting a virtuous live show sparked with empowering messages.

 

Inspired by Siti Binti Saad, the Mother of Taarab and known as the first female musician from Zanzibar releasing and touring worldwide, Siti & The Band are keeping her cultural heritage alive: they are stating an example for the new generation of East Africans of whom many are denying their roots - and therefore a crucial element building identity and uniqueness whilst finding their musical voices.

 

Their first album “Fusing the Roots” is recorded evidence of the timelessness of Zanzibar’s traditional and contemporary music. The empowering lyrics give a strong feminist statement towards the self-determination of African women. The unique musical compositions have beautifully entangled contemporary rhythms with traditional Taarab. Combined with the empowering message the album translates Zanzibar’s cultural heritage into modern day society.

 

Highlights

News

  • Upcoming Showcase bei IOMMA (Reunion Island) 2019
  • First Europe Tour in 2020





Line Up

Siti Amina - Lead Vocals, Oud

Rahma - Violin

Gora Gora - Qanun

Sam - Bass

Razakey - Keyboards, Percussion

James - Drum

Territory: Europe

 

Hometown:  Stone Town, Zanzibar (Tanzania)

 

Travelparty: 7



Touring

2019

TBA



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