We would like to thank all the persons who helped us during the recordings, in particular the performers who participated in the video: (Taarab performances) Bi Kidude, the udi player Said Nassor, and the Kikundi cha Taifa cha Taarab (Taarab's National Group); (Ngoma performances) Bi Kidude (Fatuma Binti Baraka), the group Kikundi cha Sanaa cha Taifa cha Ngoma na Maigizo, the students of Mkunazini School and Haile Selassié School, Zanzibar Town.


The following individuals have contributed to the present volume of Verba Africana Digital Materials:

Daniela Merolla
Flavia Aiello
Irene Brunotti
Rob Goedemans
Graphics and code
Mark Dingemanse
(See also the technical notes.)

Verba Africana

This production is part of the project African Languages and Oral Literatures: DVD Documentation and Digital Materials.

Daniela Merolla
Technical support
INALCO, Paris and Leiden University (NL)
Participating organizations
Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa and ELNWS FB Internationalisation, Leiden University (NL)
Department of Studies and Researches on Africa and Arab Countries, IUO University of Naples (Italy)

The production of Verba Africana was made possible through financial support of the Department of Internationalization, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University.