On Zanzibar singer Siti Muharam’s shoulders rests the legacy of her great-grandmother, taarab music legend Binti Saad. Saad is credited as a true trailblazer, being the first woman in East Africa to record her music in an album ever. In 2020’s ‘Siti of Unguja’ (which garnered her a prestigious Songlines Awards for African Artist of the Year), her great-granddaughter showcases her will to keep her pioneering spirit alive, by mixing traditional sensibilities with more heady, contemporary influences.
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Tuesday Jun 21st 2022
Watch: Zanzibar singer Siti Muharam's European live debut at LGW21, premiered by Songlines
Monday Nov 1st 2021