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ABOUT US

Dhow Countries Music Academy is the only music school in Zanzibar. We preserve and promote music heritage of Zanzibar the “dhow region” which include countries along the shores of the Indian Ocean and the Arab Gulf such as Zanzibar, Comorros, Oman, Kuwait, Iran, U.A.E and India. Particular emphasis is being placed on teaching traditional music styles, such as taarab, kidumbak and ngoma. The DCMA is proud to be the guardians of a living cultural heritage and proud to keep the musical heritage of Zanzibar and the dhow region”.

We use music as a tool for social change and youth empowerment. DCMA is active in creating job opportunities for its students. For many of them music became profession. Thanks to education they received at DCMA many now enjoy local and international music careers. DCMA organizes around 170 paid concerts yearly and cooperates with hotels and restaurants in providing music. 2/3 of the teaching staff are Academy’s graduates. DCMA students and graduates are regularly performing in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa and other continents.

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Zanzibar: Music academy to host percussion workshop

Zanzibar: Music academy to host percussion workshop

Written & published by: Lucy Ilado (Music in Africa Portal) The Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) in Zanzibar, Tanzania, has organised a workshop for drummers between 21 and 23 July. DCMA managing director Alessia Lombardo. The sessions will be...

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Donation from Embassy of the State of Palestine

Donation from Embassy of the State of Palestine

His Excellency Hazem M. Shabat, Ambassador of Palestine in Tanzania has donated new qanun, oud and ney to Dhow Countries Music Academy on 8th of July. A small hand-over ceremony took place in our concert hall in the presence of DCMA managment, staff and students....

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