Festival of the Dhow Countries – Tamasha La Nchi Za Jahazi
Date: 14 –23 July 2006
The ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries, East Africa’s largest cultural event is located in Zanzibar around the magnificent, historical venues along the waterfront of Stone Town. The festival celebrates the unique cultural heritage of Africa and the Dhow countries of the Indian Ocean region and their global Diaspora.
The Festival promotes an extensive programme of Films, Music & Performing Arts, Exhibitions, and Workshops for Women, Children, Film Industry, Music Industry and Literature. The Festival also includes events in selected villages of the Zanzibar islands, Unguja and Pemba.
From the vantage point of Zanzibar, ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries provides an opportunity to offer perspectives on contemporary trends in global culture which address the defining ideas of the twenty-first century incorporated in the themes of cultural diversity, individual integrity, social justice, women, children, diaspora culture and conservation.