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Dhow Countries Music Academy

Mizingani Road, Opp. Mizingani Seafront Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania
| +255 777 416 529
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Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 4pm

Dhow Countries Music Academy, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Enroll in an afternoon class at the Dhow Countries Music Academy and learn how to play taarab music—a blend of Swahili poetry and Egyptian, Indian, Indonesian, and Western sounds. The instruments played include the violin, cello, oud, qanun (similar to the zither), ney flute, and tabla drums. Or simply watch professional musicians perform.

This appeared in the May/June 2011 issue.