SITI MUHARAM - Siti Of Unguja - LP - Clear Vinyl

Label: On The Corner SKU: 16903 Catalogue ID: OTCRLP5C Format: Vinyl
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SITI MUHARAM - Siti Of Unguja - LP - Clear Vinyl

SITI MUHARAM - Siti Of Unguja - LP - Clear Vinyl



LABEL: On The Corner


BARCODE: 4062548028263



A1. Mashozi Ya Huba
A2. Sikitiko
A3. Pakistan

B1. Nyuki
B2. Kijiti
B3. Alaminadura

SITI MUHARAM – Siti Of Unguja

LP – Limited Edition Clear Vinyl
(*Only 500 copies pressed in this edition.)

Siti Of Unguja tells the story of pioneering women, of the “golden voice” of Siti Muharam, heiress to the singular legacy of her great grandmother, the mother of taarab, Siti Binti Saad. Siti Of Unguja has a transformative atmosphere, brimming with romance, passion and protest. Zanzibar is an island archipelago that lies six degrees south of the equator and 30 miles off the East African coast out in the Indian Ocean. It is known for its spices, traditional Dhow sailing boats, and being a mercantile trading capital of Swahili culture. The modern history of Zanzibar can be animated through the life and legacy of one artist, Siti Binti Saad.

Born in 1890 in the small fishing village of Fumba, on Unguja (Zanzibar’s largest island), she became the first Zanzibari recording artist and her recordings sold in tens of thousands across the Swahili world. The tracks recorded for Siti Of Unguja demonstrate Siti Binti Saad’s eclectic influence on Zanzibari taarab and her great granddaughter, Siti Muharam imbues the compositions with feeling. Siti Muharam’s golden voice carries the poetry and invents a timeless passion. It is Muharam’s deep humility and love that brings the spirit of these two women together

See below for tracklisting…