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Music of Tanzania

The most internationally famous form of music from Zanzibar (one half of Tanzania with Tanganyika) is taarab[?], which was invented by the Kiswahili Muslim minority. Taarab is played by a string using Egyptian, Indian, salsa and soukous[?].

Other forms of music include ngoma[?] and muziki wa dansi[?]. Tanzanian hip hop music is also popular, especially rappers like Dola Soul[?] and Mr. II[?].

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