Siti & The Band is a Zanzibar-based sextet formed in 2016 by cousins Siti Amina Omar and Rahma Ameir, and Gora Mohammed. The ensemble’s mission is to bring forward the local taarab and kidumbaki traditions blending them with jazz influences from all over Africa.
‘Subira’ is the first single extracted from their brand-new album.
“The message calls for our patience – in relationships, personal life, or, as depicted in the video – towards the successful African female fighting for support from her husband […] The visuals for the classy piece depict exactly that – a strong women in colourful dresses and beautiful locations while her husband is being put in the secondary role – struggling to understand and acknowledge the efforts and success in her career.
You can listen to and purchase the track here: https://sitiandtheband.bandcamp.com/track/subira