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Swahili Month Playlist

Adam Johns

Join us at Morley and start learning Swahili, a language spoken by over 100 million people in East Africa!

 

 

This playlist traces the history of Swahili music, from Arabic-inspired Taarab, Congolese influenced Muziki wa Dansi (dance music), Tanzanian pop known as ‘Bongo Flava’ and finally the unmistakable sound of electronic Singeli.

 

You can learn more about the history of Swahili music in this online Penny Lecture.

 

And you can sign up for the Swahili beginner’s course here.

 

Tracklist:

 

Bi Kidude – Kijiti
Mlimani Park Orchestra – Taxi Driver
Vijana Jazz Band – Magdalena
Marlaw – Bembeleza
Lady Jaydee – Siku Hazigandi
X Plastaz – Msimu kwa Msimu
Professor Jay – Nikusaidiaje
Diamond Platnumz – Tetema
Sauti Sol – Sura Yako
Jagwa Music – Mpango Mzima
Dogo Mjanja – Tatizo Pesa