The Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) is a non-profit, cultural and educational organization established in March 2001.
DCMA opened a music school in Stone Town, Zanzibar in 2002 providing music lessons as well as instruments at minimal cost to anyone interested in studying music or acquiring mastery of an instrument.
Particular emphasis is placed on teaching traditional Zanzibar music styles, such as Taarab, Beni and Kidumbak, with most of our teachers coming from Zanzibar.
Occasional master classes and workshops and seminars with guest teachers from abroad give the musicians the opportunity to further their professional excellence.
The school consists of 6 major components: - Music Lessons (e.g. Violin, Oud, Qanun, Cello, Guitar, etc). Student Scholarship program (sponsoring talented individuals including opportunities to win instruments through competition).
Music Library (providing all necessary instruments for use in the Academy as