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222 - ZANZIBAR, A WOMEN'S ORCHESTRA

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The island of Zanzibar, a dream destination in the Indian Ocean, is home to a blend of various ethnic groups, religions and cultures. 

The African-Arab-Indian mix has produced a type of music – Taarab, a blend of European and African instruments, such as the violin, the accordion and the Arab qanun. But only a few years ago, the culture of Zanzibar, which has been shaped by Islam, forbade women to play an instrument in public. Mariam Hamdani, the island’s first woman journalist, wanted to change things. Eight years ago, she created the Tausi Women’s Taarab Orchestra, an orchestra made up exclusively of women.

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2016
Language(s) : German, English, Spanish, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.