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taarab

A musical style popular among the Swahili-speaking peoples of East Africa that emerged from a fusion of Egyptian and Indian melodies with African rhythms.
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The Swahili music genre is called taraab, which comes from the Arabic tarab, meaning musical ecstasy
The music on these records--the hula, rumba, taraab, samba, and jazz--was the sound of a decolonizing world, Denning argues, and played a role in decolonizing the ears and the (dancing) bodies of those who consumed them.
At DIFF I won't miss: "Zanzibar Music Club, because I've always been fascinated by Taraab music."
One such outstanding type of music is taraab. Although it is mainly sang by natives and near native speakers of Kiswahili language, it is marketed throughout East Africa.
Mukdoyni, "Der repertuar funem yidishn teater in rusland far dem yor taraab [1912]," in Shmuel Niger (ed.), Der pinkes: yorbukh far der geshikhte fun der yidisher literatur un shprakh, far folklor, kritik un bibliografye (Vilna, 1913), 265-72.
Taraab developed in East Africa out of the local musical styles of people living along the Swahili Coast as well as the musical styles of other people from cultures in Asia, Europe, and America, with whom the Swahili interacted.