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Song no. 3 (Bi Mtumwa Nov 2017).wav (8.07 MB)

Dandaro Collection – "Song No. 3"

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posted on 2021-05-03, 13:39 authored by Bronwen ClachertyBronwen Clacherty, Sylvia Bruinders, Sumangala Damodaran
This audio clip was recorded by Bronwen Clacherty in November 2017, in Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is an example of a dandaro song performed by Bibi Mtumwa and her singing group. This audio sample accompanies Bronwen Clacherty’s (2021) PhD dissertation entitled “Understanding the History of Women's Lives in Zanzibar Through Song and Story: A Gendered Perspective.”


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