The Dhow Countries Music Academy Zanzibar (DCMA) is a non - governmental, not-for-educational and cultural organisation registered in March 2001.
DCMA opened Zanzibar's first music school in September 2002 providing music lessons as well as instruments at minimal cost to anyone interested in studying music related to their culutural background or acquiring mastery of an instrument. Special emphasis has been placed on teaching traditional music instruments and styles such as
Taarab, Beni and Kidumbak. The overall aim of DCMA is to preserve and promote the musical heritage of Zanzibar and Dhow region.
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