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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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Help us keep Zanzibar’s only music academy open!

Help us keep Zanzibar’s only music academy open!

The Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA), Zanzibar’s one and only music school, has launched a major crowdfunding campaign on September 19, 2019, to keep its doors open and the music flowing in its historic hallways of the Old Customs House in Zanzibar. The academy has...

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TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence for DCMA

TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence for DCMA

We are proud to announce that Dhow Countries Music Academy has been awarded TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered...

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