Maulidi Musical Party

Maulidi Musical Party
with Zuhura Swaleh

Jinola Pembe

Kenya


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Maulid Musical Party from Mombasa in Kenya.

The musical style is Tarab which originated on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania and spread to the coastal regions of the two countries (the Swahili Coast). Tarab mixes Arabic instruments with Swahili singing, a blend that arose from trade between Africa and Arabia.

Like many Tarab groups the membership is flexible. The vocalist is Zuhura Swaleh.


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