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From Takht to Taarab

Popular Music Performance in Zanzibar

From Takht to Taarab( )
Author: Topp Fargion, Janet
Series title:SOAS Musicology Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4724-2252-1
Publication Date:Feb 2014
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing Company
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $109.95
Book Description:

The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. In this study Janet Topp Fargion traces the development of the genre in Zanzibar, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Of special interest is the role of women - as audiences and primary consumers. The book weaves together the historical, social, economic, religious and political dynamics involved in the development of the...
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Book Details
Pages:250
Detailed Subjects: Music / Ethnic
Music / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.126 x 6.084 Inches



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