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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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Awesome hidden gem, great live music

This place offers live music on Thursday night. It was an awesome experience. It's always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yuchun C
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San Francisco, California
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Wow the tarraab and reggae

So we visited this while the was a live concert taarab the culture songs where so nice it took time... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Arat I
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Awesome hidden gem, great live music ”
16 Oct 2017
“Wow the tarraab and reggae”
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 1 week ago via mobile

This place offers live music on Thursday night. It was an awesome experience. It's always challenging to find traditional live music in local places. We were blown away how good it was. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Yuchun C
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

So we visited this while the was a live concert taarab the culture songs where so nice it took time to get the language so the reggae songs where perfectly sang woow it's quite an old building but they say old is gold so we...More

Thank Arat I
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I stumbled on the Dhow Music Academy in time for a thursday night concert . Tickets were 10,000TS and it was a wonderful experience. The concert was about 70 minutes long a perfect amount of time in my opinion. We were treated to original instrumental...More

Thank Penny A
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello Penny, Thank you for your review. Karibu tena DCMA (Welcome to DCMA)

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent Cost is 5 dollar. Well worth it The concert is an hour In duration There are instrumental parts as well Worth the trip

Thank Ahmad G
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello Ahmad, We really appreciate your review. Karibu tena (Welcome again)

Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stumbled upon this coming from the ferry in Zanzibar, a huge blackboard outside the academy advertised taraab music that evening so we went along and for a few dollars you get an hour and a half of traditional Tanzanian music played by the students...More

3  Thank BangkokBunny
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello BangkokBunny, We really appreciate your review. Karibu tena (Welcome again) Thank you

Reviewed 14 April 2015

We were really impressed by the concert we went to and enjoyed every minute - great music, great group; had us enthralled.

Thank marpandc
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello Marpandc, We really appreciate your review. Karibu tena (Welcome again) Thank you

Reviewed 13 January 2015

very special building insite with a art exhibit. Amazing local music with an wonderful performance. Enjoy.

Thank Beate S
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello Beate, We really appreciate your review. Karibu tena (Welcome again) Thank you

Reviewed 15 October 2014

We happened on the Music Academy as we were walking around, but it turned out to be one of those life nice surprises kind of thing. Everyone put on great performance, on a beautiful and relaxing evening. Food was simple, but it was still a...More

3  Thank liltanpian
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello liltanpian, We really appreciate your review. Karibu tena (Welcome again) Thank you

Reviewed 22 September 2014

The building is very beautifull. Insite you have access to very impressive art. Beautiful paintings and amazing live local music concerts!! Totally recomend it.

3  Thank nanimarina
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello, We really appreciate your review. Karibu tena (Welcome again) Thank you

Reviewed 1 September 2014

After walking through the narrow streets of stone town under the hot sun for two hours or more looking for a major attraction which at least 167 people had directed us to we came across a fellow 'Muzungo' (European) who had the air of an...More

3  Thank Silan1980
dcmazanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Dhow Countries Music Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello, We really appreciate your review. Karibu tena (Welcome again) Thank you

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