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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...

DCMA Taarab Group meets Wonju Maeji Nongak

DCMA Taarab Group meets Wonju Maeji Nongak

Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) and Wonju Maeji Nongak (Korea Agricultural music) team A-ul are performing together on Friday February 15, 8pm at Forodhani Park.  Maeji Nongak (Korea agricultural music) is listed as an intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. ...

DCMA started The Creative Entrepreneur Programme for its students

DCMA started The Creative Entrepreneur Programme for its students

Thanks to the support of Polish Aid. The Creative Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) is a University of Manchester certificated course. The CEP has been specifically designed for people who are not normally able to access formal education, or who have had limited...

Change lives in Zanzibar through music

Change lives in Zanzibar through music

Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) is launching a one month crowd funding campaign that aims to allow 30 young people with musical talent to continue their education at the Academy, and give them an opportunity not only to develop their talents, but also to change...

DCMA is looking for a Managing Director

DCMA is looking for a Managing Director

  Post: Managing Director Start of employment: January 2019 Place of work: Dhow Countries Music Academy, Zanzibar Type of employment: full-time Responsible to: Board of Trustees Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) is the only music school in Zanzibar....

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....

DCMA launches online music courses

DCMA launches online music courses

We are proud to present the first video lessons in Swahili for beginners who wants to learn how to play traditional instruments. Project is a response to lack of online music tutorials in Swahili.The first online lesson on qanun was led by DCMA teacher Samir Ally, a...

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...