Comoros

Comorian music is a combination of influences from East Africa, Malagasy, Yemeni, and Iranian traditions. The two main genres of Comorian music are twarab and Comorian traditional music.

Twarab is similar to East African Taarab but with more Westernized instrumentation. The oldest traditional genres are performed during ceremonies that mark different stages of development, and some are reserved for men or women.

Comorian songs and dances are accompanied by local ngoma drums, and traditional Comorian music uses instruments such as the oud, the violin, and the msondo.

Comoros Songs

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