The 1964 revolution was seen as the overthrow of Arab dominance by an exploited African majority. But the tragedy that unfolded failed to heal the deep divisions that lingered in post-revolution Zanzibar.
Tanzania and Zanzibar – an Indian Ocean archipelago and a semi-autonomous state of the East African country – are due to elect their presidents and lawmakers in Wednesday's election.
Taarab is the traditional music of Zanzibar but it almost disappeared. Iolo ap Dafydd reports on how the island's only music academy is trying to preserve its unique sound, and how technology seems to be hitting the right note.
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