Taarab in Zanzibar Town

Dhow Countries Music Academy

Zanzibar's celebrated music genre, called taarab, is a form of mellifluously sung poetry. The tradition is kept alive by this dynamic academy, which trains next-generation masters and hosts weekly taarab concerts as…
Dance in Dar es Salaam

Village Museum

Ngoma (drumming and dancing) performances from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, plus occasional special afternoon programs highlighting the dances of individual tribes.
Dance in Dar es Salaam

Kigamboni Community Centre

Traditional and modern dancing, acrobatics and more on most Saturdays from 5.30pm; call first to confirm.
Dance in Dar es Salaam

Alliance Française

Traditional and modern dance, live music and more at the monthly Barazani multicultural nights. It’s held on the second or third Wednesday of the month; the schedule is on its website.
Dance in Zanzibar Town

Old Fort

On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings from 7pm to 10pm there are traditional ngoma (dance and drumming) performances at the Old Fort.