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Posts Tagged ‘Zanzibar’

Diving in and around Zanzibar

The Zanzibar archipelago comes to us from a history of powerful trading links with Arabia and Persia. Zanzibar Island provided the gateway between East Africa and its north-eastern neighbours for traders in slaves, gold, ivory, wood, spices, glass, and textiles. Early in the 16th century the Portuguese arrived, at which time the clove plantations were […]

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The Music of Tanzania

The music of Tanzania, especially along the coast and on the spice islands, has been influenced from within the African continent and also from the ancient Eastern trade routes. The Arabic and Indonesian cultures have had strong influences on the Zanzibar islands as well as the Swahili coast line of Tanzania. The Arabic influence is […]

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