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Old African Music

Bi Kidude – Alalminadura

Opening song (extract) from the documentary As Old As My Tongue

Categories
Old African Music

Taarab from Tanzania and Kenya

Taarab is a music genre popular in Tanzania and Kenya.

Here, the singer is Bi Kidude, the Zanzibari star, the Queen of Taarab.

Her exact date of birth is unknown, much of her life story is uncorroborated, giving her an almost mythical status.

In interviews, she usually answers she’s 100 years old or more… This could be true…