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  • hip-deep December 12, 2014

    East African Taarab

    The “taarab” music of East Africa’s Swahili coast offers an amazing history lesson. Bantu and coastal Africans, Arabs, Portuguese, Germans, Brits, and Indians all figure in. With guest, anthropologist and author, Kelly Askew, this Hip Deep program explores the taarab … Read more »

  • blog August 12, 2005

    Discography: East African Taarab

    Some of the recordings in this program come from Kelly Askew’s private recording. Her book, “Performing the Nation” comes with an excellent CD full of rare recordings. Two of the pieces in this show were recorded by Afropop Worldwide in … Read more »

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