Siti of Unguja

£21.99
On The Corner
OTCRLP5
Format: 
LP

Where to start - Guardian World album of the month? Stellar reviews across Mojo, The Wire and 6 Music? Probably best with the music itself.
 
‘Siti of Unguja’ tells the story of pioneering women and the ‘golden voice’ of Siti Muharam. Transformative, atmospheric, brimming with romance, passion and protest, this innovative music brings back the percussive Kidumbak style of music that originated on the streets of Zanzibar, and by stripping back the typically dense string section of taarab, creates a space for Muharam’s beguiling voice.

Released by the pioneering ‘On the Corner’ label and two years in the making, the LP marks a unique collaboration between the London based label and the immersive musical traditions of East Africa.

Tracklisting: 
Mashozi Ya Huba
Sikitiko
Pakistan
Nyuki
Kijiti
Alaminadura