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Zanzibar's Female Orchestra

53 min
Available: 26/10/2017 to 22/11/2017
The African-Arab-Indian mixing on the island of Zanzibar has resulted in the taarab music genre. Just a few years ago, Zanzibar forbade women to publicly play an instrument under the influence of Islamic teachings. Mariam Hamdani, the first woman journalist of the island, created an orchestra composed solely of women eight years ago.

Programme information

Director :

Lutz Gregor

Country :

Germany

Year :

2015