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A magical way to immerse yourself in Swahili culture is to play one of its traditional musical instruments....

The Zanzibar-based Swahili Vibes presents their own type of Afro-fusion musical sound to the just ended Sauti za Busara International music festival in the Isles...

The beating heart of Zanzibar

Perhaps one day you will be drawn to the sweet sounds of the old taarab instruments wafting from a moored dhow in a Zanzibar harbour and want to feel more of this music yourself...

  • The DCMA is situated on the waterfront close to Malindi Port. Visitors are warmly invited to visit the school any time between 9 am - 6 pm to listen to music, enjoy the view from the balcony and meet some of the musicians. KARIBUNI SANA!!
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  • Zanzibar Events Calendar

    • Hakuna Matata Band

      Hakuna Matata Band (Music from coast regions)
      (Every Tuesday, at Kwa Raju Bar, Zanzibar ( Near Fire Station)

      Music starts @ 8:00pm till late. Entrance fee: 2000 Tshs*.
    • Princess Salme

      Princess Salme Sunset & Dinner Concert.
      (Every Tues & Friday, Mtoni Palace Ruins Maruhubi)

      Sunset @ 6:20pm & Concert @ 7:00pm. Entrance fee: $35.
    • Moh'd Othman

      Mohammed Othman & Friends (Traditional Taarab)
      (Every Monday at DCMA,Old Customs House - Ground Floor)

      Concert Start @ 8:00pm. Entrance fee: $6 / 10,000 Tshs.
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