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Dhow Countries Music Academy

Old Costume House | P.O.Box 4055, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Stone Town, Mizingani Road, Tanzania
+255 777 416 529
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A perfect place to spend an evening

The Sunday evening concert was a wonderful evening of music by students who clearly love to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Brillant concerts with summer breeze

If you are in Zanzibar, you MUST go to the concerts here. Fantastic performances by the music... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tu B
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The DCMA is proud to be the guardians of a living cultural heritage and proud to preserve and promote the musical heritage of Zanzibar and the Dhow Countries. In training the students it ensures the continuation, knowledge, and legacy of a unique musical cultural heritage.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Old Costume House | P.O.Box 4055, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Stone Town, Mizingani Road, Tanzania
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+255 777 416 529
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Sunday evening concert was a wonderful evening of music by students who clearly love to perform! Great music, great atmosphere, great dancing - highly recommended!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in Zanzibar, you MUST go to the concerts here. Fantastic performances by the music school students, pick up a few CDs on the way, enjoy the beautiful setting on the roof with a fresh evening breeze in a cosy atmosphere. Don't miss...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the refrain from one of the songs we heard at a Taarab concert at the DCMA, and later heard on a playlist in a taxi. And according to the music teacher who informed the audience, love is at the heart of Taarab. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly recommend visiting the academy and attending their concerts. I am a musician and when I came around one afternoon I was immediately greeted and showed around. I ended up staying there for a few hours playing with the students and teaching a bit....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit to learn and try playing various music instruments and vessels, learn the history of original swahili musics and mostly the Taarab. There are information on the last floor about Bi Kidude, Sittu and other legends.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

I strongly recommend a visit to the DCMA, zanzibar's premiere learning institution for musical studies. This academy has brought out incredible musicians and offers both short and diploma course to youth from and beyond the island. The taarab ensemble, siti & the band, mapanya band...More

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dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

We really appreciate and thank you very much for your review.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We chanced upon this building while walking around town and saw a sandwich board with information on the concert. The group performs every Monday, Thursday and Sunday at 8pm and we got tickets at the door at 10,000shillings per pax. We caught the Taraab music...More

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dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Karibu tena DCMA (Welcome again to DCMA)

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I am following the work of the Dhow Countries Music Academy for more than a decade and had the honour to even work there from 2007 to 2010.The Music Academy is a magic place where you can experience that traditional wsahili culture is alive and...More

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dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Karibu tena DCMA (Welcome again to DCMA)

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Dhow Countries Music Academy is one of Zanzibar's secret treasures. Each time I have visited the islands i make sure I got to at least one of their 3 weekly concerts and I have never been disappointed. Traditional Taarab, Kidumbak, fusion and jazz are all...More

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dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Karibu tena DCMA (Welcome again to DCMA)

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The Dhow Music Academy of Zanzibar is truly an amazing, unique experience! A must-see for any visitor to the island. I'm impressed with the way they keep the legacy of the beautiful traditional music alive with local Taarab, Kidumbak & other styles which reflect the...More

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dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Karibu tena DCMA (Welcome again to DCMA)

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