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…
A large loud club for dancing or just hanging out and playing pool. Entrance is Tsh7000 on Friday and Saturday; women get in free on other days while men pay Tsh3000.
A classier version of Masai Camp, but far from tame.
Similar scene to Luxe, but in the city centre.
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.
Ngoma (drumming and dancing) performances from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, plus occasional special afternoon programs highlighting the dances of individual tribes.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings from 7pm to 10pm there are traditional ngoma (dance and drumming) performances at the Old Fort.
Traditional and modern dancing, acrobatics and more on most Saturdays from 5.30pm; call first to confirm.