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Zoo Stage

The workshop will portray different aspects of the Swahili Taarab music of the Zanzibar Islands. Rajab Suleiman will give a short introduction to the music, and present his instrument - the qanun, a 78-string zither. In the second half of the workshop, the whole band will elaborate on Zanzibari ngoma (rhythms and dances) that form the basis of the band’s songs and practise forms of interaction with the workshop audience, such as the accompanying clapping patterns and dance moves.