A Visit to Mombasa, Kenya and Zanzibar
The southeast coast of the African continent offers a rich and varied musical experience, showing its influences from regions near and far.
We start in the Indian Ocean port town of Mombasa to hear the one-of-a-kind taarab music of the Swahili people that combines African, Arab and Indian influences. Featured are top stars such as Maulidi Juma and Musical Party. We also drop in on one of the raucous women-only wedding parties. Then it's south to Tanga, on the Tanzanian coast, to hear Golden Star and Zahira Swale. And we wind up on the famed island of Zanzibar to enjoy Culture Musical Club and the irreplaceable 90-something Bi Kidude.
A one-hour weekly showcase of music and information from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, "Afropop Worldwide" blends a rich array of global music with lively interviews and insightful stories on world-class talents and the music they create. Hosted by Georges Collinet.