Siti Muharam - Songlines Music Awards 2021 Nominee | Songlines

Africa & Middle East

Siti Muharam
Siti of Unguja: Romance Revolution on Zanzibar (On the Corner Records)

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Siti Muharam – Siti Of Unhuja Cover

Muharam’s great-grandmother, Siti Binti Saad, was the first East African singer to be recorded more than 90 years ago and is credited with taking taarab music out of the sultan’s palace and turning it into the popular sound of Zanzibar. Muharam wears the legacy with pride on her intoxicating debut, adding a noir-jazz slinkiness to the style.

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