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Title The Swahili beat / RafIki Productions ; Pro Video Productions, Inc. ; a film by Kenny Mann
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [2008]


Description 1 online resource (1 streaming video (28 min.))
Series Ethnographic video online
Summary "The Swahili beat is an upbeat look at the remarkable history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast. Packed with the music and dance of its indigenous peoples, the film takes viewers along the coast from the fabled island of Lamu to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam, tracing the development of the Swahili culture through the intermarriage of Arab settlers, arriving from Oman in the 8th century, with local Africans. The resulting Islamic hybrid culture cemented economic and social stability. The emergence of the Swahili as prosperous merchant brokers in the Indian Ocean basin and in the growing East African slave trade made them a lucrative target for successive waves of settlers, invaders and colonizers, including the Persians, Portuguese, Arabs, Germans and British. The Swahili have withstood all these invasions and maintained their Afro-Arab Islamic culture until today. Can they survive in the face of globalization, the Internet and tourism?"--Container
Notes Print version record
Subject Swahili-speaking peoples -- Kenya -- Social conditions
Swahili-speaking peoples -- Tanzania -- Social conditions
Music and dance.
Islam and culture -- Africa, East
Islam and culture.
Music and dance.
Social conditions
Swahili-speaking peoples -- Social conditions.
Africa, East -- Social conditions
Africa, East.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
Nonfiction films.
Films ethnographiques.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Mann, Kenny
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Other Titles Subtitle on publisher's Web site: Introduction to the history of the East African coast