Live Recording in Dhow Music Academy, Stone Town, Zanzibar

In Tanzania I travelled to Stone Town, Zanzibar where I was lucky enough to meet some incredible musicians from the Dhow Countries Music Academy. A decadent building overlooking the port and cultural space for local musicians to work together and develop their music.

There on the top floor overlooking the port I recorded my new song ‘Can’t Resist’ with amazing multi-instrumentalist Tofa Boy on Flute and Drummer for the Siti & The Band James Clemence on percussion. You can listen to the song here:

The musicians showed me all their favourite local spots through the beautiful streets of Stone Town. The Dhow Countries Music Academy is an amazing project and essential for the young people and musicians of Zanzibar. You can find out more about their project here:

Artwork by Katy Hooper in Jambiani, Zanzibar where the women collect seaweed at low tide.