Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club / Zanzibara 1
Album: Zanzibara 1   Collection:World
Artist:Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club   Added:Jan 2007
Label:Buda Musique  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-02-18 Pull Date: 2007-04-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 22 Mar 18 Mar 11 Feb 25
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 12, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Zinduna (Amber)
4. Mar 08, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
2. Apr 20, 2007: Around the World: No Cover, No Minimum.
Vingaravyo Vyote Si Dhahabu (All That Glitters Is Not Gold)
5. Feb 23, 2007: Radio Experiment #7
All That Glitters Is Not Gold
3. Mar 13, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Love Is A Matter Of Choice
6. Feb 21, 2007: Plastic Fantastic Lover
All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-02-15
This orchestra celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005, here the music focuses on the tarab: swirling orchestral music with an Arabic sound (and a bit of India thrown in). Fiddles, perc, strings, flutes, and vocals, both male & female, solo and chorus.

*1. Midtempo w/male vox, chorus & cool strings. A good sample.
2. Slowish, romantic w/fem vox. At 6:30 get midtempo.
3. Midtempo, smooth male vox. Cool instrumental bits at 4:30..
4. Elegant, lyrical orchestration, warbling male vox. Mid/downtempo.
*5. Sweet, relaxed instrumental; almost an Arabic café sound.
6. Sweeping orchestration, male vox/chorus. Midtempo, lush.
*7. A relaxed love song that sounds vaguely ike an Arabic cha cha.
8. Rich, relaxed love song w/male vox. Slows down a bit later.

Track Listing
1. Vingaravyo Vyote Si Dhahabu (All That Glitters Is Not Gold)   5. Zinduna (Amber)
2. Cheo Chako (Your Position In My Life)   6. Mpenzi Wangu Hawezi (My Beloved Is Sick)
3. Hofu Yako Iondoe (Don't Worry)   7. Pendo Kitu Cha Hiyari (Love Is A Matter Of Choice)
4. Waache Waseme (Let Them Talk)   8. Naomba Kwako Bibiye (I Beg You My Lady)