Bi Kidude has stirred up the world of taarab
like nobody else. The 'LittleGranny' from Zanzibar has been singing
since the 1920s but her current style shows the modern face of this
elegant, formal music which will captivate anyone with an ear for
'Zanzibar' is Bi Kidude's debut solo album.
Her deep, bluesy voice, sometimes mournful and sometimes celebratory,complements
the delicate tones of taarab instrumentation and the big band sound
of a 'danzi' band. Her 'Unyago' drumming is a dramatic revelation.