Feb
14
Thu
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Like much of the islands culture, the music of Zanzibar is mosaic of different influences and style, borrowed from all over the Indian Ocean and beyond. The best example for this creative blending of traditions is Taarab music, the national sound of the Islands. Taarab music has flourished since the first decades of the 20th century, becoming the region’s first mass mediated music. Drawing in influences from the Arab world, India, Indonesia and the West, Taarab blended these with the classical traditions of Swahili poetry, local rythms and melody.

You can hear all of these every Thursday at DCMA.

Feb
15
Fri
DCMA Taarab Group meets Wonju Maeji Nongak @ Forodhani Garden
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DCMA Taarab Group meets Wonju Maeji Nongak @ Forodhani Garden | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) and Wonju Maeji Nongak (Korea Agricultural music) team A-ul are performing together This Friday February 15, 8pm at Forodhani Park. 

Maeji Nongak (Korea agricultural music) is listed as an intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. 

Wonju Media center has suggested music exchange between DCMA and Maeji Nongak so that they have experienced both music; Tarab from Zanzibar and Traditional Nongak from Korea. 

The final destination of this project will be showing this upcoming stage! The stage would be 3 sessions. 

The first session is performed by Maeji Nongak Team; the second session is performed by DCMA’s teachers and students. 

The final stage is collaboration between two groups that will play Alamina Dura, Ashairejea from Tarab and Arirang from Korea. 

Taking this opportunity, we look forward to introducing Korea’s traditional music to Zanzibar and also expecting continuous cultural exchange each other. 

Feb
17
Sun
Afro Kabisa Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Afro Kabisa Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Every Sunday at 8 pm DCMA hosts Afro Kabisa concerts, presenting live Afro-Fusion music by our students and teachers. Jazz, funk, afrobeat, bongo-flava… Each time a different group takes over the stage and invites our audience to musical afro-journey.

Afro Kabisa is a great music inspired by the best traditions of African popular music. It is also a space where often unexpected guests join the emerging musicians, where new ideas, collaborations and music are born.

Feb
19
Tue
Jazz Night Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Night Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

TaraJazz is a music band rooted in Stone Town Zanzibar, aiming to produce, explore, respond and to share new sounds and forms which defines music of Taarab and Jazz outlining cultural agreements in sounds. This fusion was formed from all sorts of places, people and experiences but, Suleiman Makame aka Man Sulei, the Director of the group, is the one behind the TaraJazz idea.

Feb
20
Wed
Midundo ya Ngoma: Rythms of traditional Zanzibari ngoma @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Midundo ya Ngoma: Rythms of traditional Zanzibari ngoma @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Ngoma literally translated means ‘drum’ and is a term used to encompass all local traditional forms of dancing, drumming and singing. There  are literally hundreds of different ngoma styles throughout Tanzania, variations often being so slight that untrained eyes and ears can hardly notice the difference. A number of these originate from Zanzibar and Pemba and all are spectacular to watch.

Kilundo International group is led by Zanzibar’s drumming legend – MzeeKheri,  our ngoma drums teacher. He knows the rhythms of around 25 tribes of Tanzania: the fantastic world of music for celebrations, rituals, for sadness and joy.

Feb
21
Thu
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Like much of the islands culture, the music of Zanzibar is mosaic of different influences and style, borrowed from all over the Indian Ocean and beyond. The best example for this creative blending of traditions is Taarab music, the national sound of the Islands. Taarab music has flourished since the first decades of the 20th century, becoming the region’s first mass mediated music. Drawing in influences from the Arab world, India, Indonesia and the West, Taarab blended these with the classical traditions of Swahili poetry, local rythms and melody.

You can hear all of these every Thursday at DCMA.

Feb
24
Sun
Afro Kabisa Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Afro Kabisa Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Every Sunday at 8 pm DCMA hosts Afro Kabisa concerts, presenting live Afro-Fusion music by our students and teachers. Jazz, funk, afrobeat, bongo-flava… Each time a different group takes over the stage and invites our audience to musical afro-journey.

Afro Kabisa is a great music inspired by the best traditions of African popular music. It is also a space where often unexpected guests join the emerging musicians, where new ideas, collaborations and music are born.

Feb
26
Tue
Jazz Night Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Night Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

TaraJazz is a music band rooted in Stone Town Zanzibar, aiming to produce, explore, respond and to share new sounds and forms which defines music of Taarab and Jazz outlining cultural agreements in sounds. This fusion was formed from all sorts of places, people and experiences but, Suleiman Makame aka Man Sulei, the Director of the group, is the one behind the TaraJazz idea.

Feb
27
Wed
Midundo ya Ngoma: Rythms of traditional Zanzibari ngoma @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Midundo ya Ngoma: Rythms of traditional Zanzibari ngoma @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Ngoma literally translated means ‘drum’ and is a term used to encompass all local traditional forms of dancing, drumming and singing. There  are literally hundreds of different ngoma styles throughout Tanzania, variations often being so slight that untrained eyes and ears can hardly notice the difference. A number of these originate from Zanzibar and Pemba and all are spectacular to watch.

Kilundo International group is led by Zanzibar’s drumming legend – MzeeKheri,  our ngoma drums teacher. He knows the rhythms of around 25 tribes of Tanzania: the fantastic world of music for celebrations, rituals, for sadness and joy.

Feb
28
Thu
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy | Zanzibar | Zanzibar Urban/West Region | Tanzania

Like much of the islands culture, the music of Zanzibar is mosaic of different influences and style, borrowed from all over the Indian Ocean and beyond. The best example for this creative blending of traditions is Taarab music, the national sound of the Islands. Taarab music has flourished since the first decades of the 20th century, becoming the region’s first mass mediated music. Drawing in influences from the Arab world, India, Indonesia and the West, Taarab blended these with the classical traditions of Swahili poetry, local rythms and melody.

You can hear all of these every Thursday at DCMA.