Performance: Siti Muharam - Live at Le Guess Who? 2021

Performance: Siti Muharam - Live at Le Guess Who? 2021

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On Zanzibar singer Siti Muharam’s shoulders rests the legacy of her great-grandmother, taarab music legend Binti Saad. Saad is credited as a true trailblazer, being the first woman in East Africa to record her music in an album ever. In 2020’s ‘Siti of Unguja’ (which garnered her a prestigious Songlines Awards for African Artist of the Year), her great-granddaughter showcases her will to keep her pioneering spirit alive, by mixing traditional sensibilities with more heady, contemporary influences. This performance at Le Guess Who? 2021 marked her European live premiere. 

Photography by Melanie Marsman

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