TAARAB / KIDUMBAKI ENSEMBLE
The Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble captures the great energy of western Indian Ocean cultural expression and has a program of great variety, easily appreciated by any audience interested in hearing instrumental and vocal colors, tonalities and techniques of the fusion of Arab and African musics. The high quality of the performers of the Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble makes this ensemble distinctive in projecting an excellence of Arab/African musical fusion.
The Ensemble has toured extensively in Tanzania. Many of the group members have performed in many countries in Europe, Asia and other countries of Africa.
The members of the Ensemble are youthful yet they demonstrate great musical maturity. The virtuosity of each of the performers will certainly keep the visual and audible attention of the audience members.
2004: Various concert in Germany, Denmark, Sweden & Netherland
2004 – 2018: Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Zanzibar
2004 -2018: Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), Zanzibar
2005: Mela Festival, Malawi
2006: Mura Mura Festival, Japan
2006: Ibsen Festival, Norway
2008: Sibiu Festival, Romania
2009: Riddu Riddu Festival, Norway
2010, 2012, 2015: Brave Festival, Poland
2013 : Foyer de Mascarene Festival, Mayotte & Comorros
2014: Sacred Music Festival, Turkey
2015: Africa Festival, Wurzburg – Germany
2016: Orient Festival, Latvia
2016: Abu Dhabi Festival, United Arabs Emirates
2017: HIFA Festival, Zimbabwe
2018: Manifold Festival, Uganda
2019: New York University, Abu Dhabi