We place emphasis on teaching traditional Zanzibar music styles, such as taarab, kidumbak or ngoma. and more global genres of music, but also contemporary styles like afro-fusion or jazz are being thaught. In addition special workshops, seminars, concerts, exchange visits and networking activities take place throughout the year. We see music as a catalyst for development. The mission of DCMA is strengthening the music industry of Zanzibar by researching, preserving, promoting the musical heritage of the island. Our students become well educated musicians, both practically and theoretically. We also serve as a sustainable training center that train, and market professionals in Africa.