ZANZIBAR, 13 musicians
Spices of Zanzibar

“.. Founded back in 1958 the band is the island’s most popular taarab orchestra today. This meeting of Arabia, Asia and Africa documents the vibrant sprectrum of a continent whose music still remains largely untapped in the west. It is this rich cultural diversity that lends the unique and enthralling music of the taarab orchestras its fascination. A first-class armchair musical journey to Zanzibar. String-section arabesques salted with a more earthy, african directness, and everyone’s up on the floor”... Today Culture Musical Club is not only the largest, but also one of the most prolific and successful orchestras of Zanzibar as they present taarab music, Swahili style at its best.

Culture Musical Club