Jul
18
Thu
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 18 @ 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.

Jul
20
Sat
Certificate & Diploma Classes @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
21
Sun
Afro Kabisa Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 21 @ 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.

Jul
23
Tue
Jazz Night Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 23 @ 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.

Jul
24
Wed
Midundo ya Ngoma: Rythms of traditional Zanzibari ngoma @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
25
Thu
Asilia Taarab Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 25 @ 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.

Jul
26
Fri
Kiponda Street Unplugged Concert @ Kiponda Street
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kiponda Street Unplugged Concert @ Kiponda Street | Zanzibar | Tanzania

Together with Emerson on Hurumzi we started a new series of acoustic concerts: Where we invite distant groups/students from DCMA with our existing Mahonda branch.

Kiponda Street Unplugged! Every month on 4th Friday in the small ground of Kiponda street, near the Seyyida Hotel!

Jul
28
Sun
Afro Kabisa Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 28 @ 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.

Jul
30
Tue
Jazz Night Concert @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 30 @ 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.

Jul
31
Wed
Midundo ya Ngoma: Rythms of traditional Zanzibari ngoma @ Dhow Countries Music Academy
Jul 31 @ 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.