APUS x BRITE BHM: Zanzibar Taarab Online Concert

In celebration of Black History Month this year, the Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS) and Black Researcher’s Initiative to Empower (B.R.I.T.E) invite you to join us for a Taarab Online Concert. The online concert will be held in Zanzibar and will feature Cholo Ganun and his group, Rahat Zamaan Taarab Orchestra.

Zanzibari Taarab is a genre of sung Swahili poetry that dates to the 1880s. It is influenced by the musical traditions of the Bantu Great Lakes region, North Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.

We will begin with a brief introduction, followed by an hour-long performance, and end with a Q&A session with Cholo Ganun.

Please see below for event specific information: 

Date: Tuesday February 23, 2021
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM EST
Registration: https://forms.gle/1V3cTHsQ7uk5WcRq7
Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/51nTYnKwm

Access Notes:
– The introduction and Q&A session will include closed captioning.
– There will not be closed captioning for the performance itself, however written translations of the songs will be emailed to registrants in advance.