Taarab music is a fusion of Swahili tunes sung in rhythmic poem spiced with Arabic or at times Indian melodies. It is a popular music genre at the coastal areas of Tanzania and Kenya. But wherever the Swahili speaking people travelled, Taraabu culture moved with them. No wonder it has also penetrated to as far as Uganda. Since 1985, Blue Stars Modern Taarab have taken the lead in presenting Taarab in Uganda, performing at weddings and social gatherings (like religious celebrations). The group will now bring their Swahili tunes to the Bayimba International Festival.