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Zuhura & Party - Singe Tema: Taarab Special

Zuhura & Party

Singe Tema: Taarab Special

Release date: September 06, 2019
Label: Buda Musique
Format: LP Album
Syle: World Music
Buda Musique is proud to present a new instalment in the Zanzibara series: a deep Taarab masterpiece from legendary singer Zuhura Swaleh, available for the first time outside Kenya since it's original release in 1982.Zuhura Swaleh & Party initially rose to fame on the Mombasa scene in the 1970s with a new fast- paced taarab style, coupled with a vocal style that drew more on traditional Swahili poetry than the then-prevalent Bollywood influence. A new sound and no-nonsense lyrics that voiced women's concerns led to performances all over Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda throughout the 70s.While playing a wedding in Nairobi in 1981 Zuhura & Party were approached by the local Polygram studio to record an LP, but the 33rpm record did not catch on - the format was not suited to the tiny portable record players in use in Kenya at the time, and the record industry as a whole collapsed in the wake of the attempted 1982 coup d'e?tat.Only a few records were pressed and have since become collectors' items. Locally the songs survived and remained popular as pirated dubs (first on cassette now on CDR).
Tracklist:
  • 1. Singetema
  • 2. Jino La Pembe
  • 3. Zizi La Huba
  • 4. Hasira Zako
  • 5. Wasafari
  • 6. Bado Yuko Hai
  • 7. Kisu
  • 8. Ya Zamani
  • 9. Chungu
  • 10. Humvui Alovikwa
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