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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. Honourable Mahmoud Thabit Kombo, Minister of Information and Tourism and DCMA Board of Trustees Member has also attended ceremony.

Dontation of the instruments is the first step in re-establishing connections betweem Dhow Countries Music Academy and Palestine. DCMA used to have strong links with Palestinian musicians (i.e. Ibrahim Khatib, Bilal Irshed, Charlie Rishmawi, Habib Shadeh Hanna, Ibrahim Atari, Ibrahim Nahem and others) and music institutions like Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.