Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA)

Bio

Dhow Countries Music Academy is the only music school in Zanzibar.

It preserves and promotes music heritage of Zanzibar in the dhow region, which includes countries along the shores of the Indian Ocean and the Arab Gulf such as Zanzibar, Comorros, Oman, Kuwait, Iran, U.A.E and India. Particular emphasis is being placed on teaching traditional music styles, such as taarab, kidumbak and ngoma. The DCMA is proud to be the guardians of a living cultural heritage and proud to keep the musical heritage of Zanzibar and the „dhow region”.

Dhow Countries Music Academy took its name from traditional sailing vessels, invented by Arabs, used in the Indian Ocean region. The Arabian Peninsula has a rich maritime history of trade and cultural exchange with East African coast. Dhows have been used in the region for centuries, and were key in developing trade industries as well as cultural exchanges. DCMA is a center for the teaching and performance of music traditions that travelled with the boats from Middle East to Africa.

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Waungwana Band - Amka (Wake Up)
DCMA Artists - Mgeni Asiye na Kheri
DCMA Artist - Mgeni asiye na Kheri "Unexpected Guest" (Eng. subtitle)
Tofa Boy - Mzizi (Official Video)

Music

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Ashikibaya/Taarab
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Cheo Chako/Taarab
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Kidumbaki/Kidumbak
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Langa Nahawand pt.2./Taarab
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Longa Nahawand/Taarab
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Nnazama/Taarab
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Zamani/Taarab
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Siti Bint Saad - Aashiqui
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Kijiti - Safar Group & Bi Kidude
09:52
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Ukichukua - Safar Group & Bi Kidude
05:54
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Mazoea Yana Taabu - Makame Faki
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Zabibu - Maulid Mohammed Machaprala
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Nyota - Maulid Mohammed Machaprala
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Kijiti - Bi Kidude
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Kisebusebu - Makame Faki
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Hongera - Issa Matona
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Leo Tumefurahika - Qasida Swiffatul Nabawiyyatul
04:58
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Usinikatae Ghafula - Sina Chuki Kidumbaki
16:29
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Kuku Walala - Bi Kidude's Msondo Ngoma
06:32
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Beni Medley - Beni ya Kingi
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Bwana Harusi Huyoo - Qasida Swiffatul Nabawiyyatul
04:11
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Videos

Waungwana Band - Amka (Wake Up)
DCMA Artist - Mgeni asiye na Kheri "Unexpected Guest" (Eng. subtitle)
DCMA Artists - Mgeni Asiye na Kheri
Tofa Boy - Mzizi (Official Video)
Kitorondo Band - Ahelede
Dhow Countries Music Academy - Zanzibar
DCMA: Follow the Music Campaign
Season's Greetings from DCMA Zanzibar
Change lives through Music in Zanzibar
Stone Town Rockerz - Kuna Kichua
Jifunze Qanun - somo la kwanza
Kirundo Group - Traditional drumming (Ngoma)
DCMA Taarab Trio - Ashairejea
DCMA - Mgodro
DCMA AfroJazz Group
DCMA - Mcharuko
DCMA Kidumbak Group
Zanzibar Taraab Ensemble - Dhow Countries Music Academy
Mapanya Band Live performance at Wikiendi Live
Dhow Countries Music Academy - Zanzibar
Ngoma Traditional - Tabora Dance
Afro Jazz Group
Fahari Jazz Band - Arebaba Pakistan
Dhow Countries Music Academy - Zanzibar
DCMA Events In & Out.
DCMA Events In & Out.
Practice Session - Raht Zaman
Dhow Countries Music Academy @ University of Dar es Salaam
Safar Group (Short Documentary) from DCMA
DCMA Events In & Out. (Mgodro Group @ ZIFF 2013)
Open Mic
DCMA What we Did?
Qanun Night Concert @ DCMA
Cello Lesson
Monthly Concert 30 05 2012
Night of Varieties Instruments Concert @ DCMA 2012
DCMA Taarab Group @ Lebanon Square - 20 June 2010
A Short DCMA Film
Neema Surrie @ Forodhani Garden
Swahili Vibes Sauti za Busara 2012
Ukuti Ukuti Taarab Version

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TZZanzibar, Tanzania
In operation since: 
2002

Contact

+255777416529
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