These are three songs in Swahili from Tanzania. They all sound like traditional songs. This one by Hukwe Zawose & the Master Musicians of Tanzania is called "Tanzania Yetu," and I specifically remember hearing the bit from 2:32 to 2:56 on Encarta 1996:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78lEKixRQIs
This is another song from the same group that sounds nice.
I just found it (through the previous video
)! It's called "Sisi Vijana" (which perhaps is an appropriate title for a song on a forum of mostly pretty young people anyway!):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyQl1cs0jIk
See also here for more information on Hukwe Zawose
Finally, this is the Zanzibari song (the first 38 seconds are also featured in Encarta '96, and that's where I first heard it!) that introduced me to taarab
. It's by the Culture Musical Club and is called "Kupendana Kwetu Sisi":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN66_KW_mW4
ETA almost complete lyrics here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 9162490592