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Art In Tanzania

Music & Dance

Art in Tanzania is developing young African musicians and dancers. We focus on traditional African music with hectic drum rhythms and dancing.

Art in Tanzania is developing young musicians and dancers in Tanzania. We focus on traditional African music with hectic drum rhythms and dancing.  We are looking for western artists to join the program for cultural exchange. We are also developing school music teaching.

The work picture includes working in our Mzuka Records music program, to join band rehearsals, to develop the shows, and to teach music.
At the moment, Tanzanian schools have no music instruction due to lack of resources and funding.  Art in Tanzania trains the artists to be music teachers and introduces music teaching as extra curriculum in schools.

Our New evolving program is Music Therapy as part of Art Therapy approach.
Interns are working in a team of international and Tanzanian multi professional intern teams. We encourage innovation in the program approach.

The working hours are 6-8 hours per day from Monday to Friday. This is ongoing program and we can adjust the starting dates.
Interns work in teams of international students and volunteer professionals. Please contact us for information on customized and personalized programming. Arts in Tanzania's internships, facilities and operations are also accessible for those with disabilities.

This programs helps the Tanzanian government to include some art and music teaching to the school curriculums as it is more or less completely lacking due to the lack of capacities. It also give work for the Tanzanian artist.

Suitable for


Typical day

Music and dance programs includes various activities and your day is a commonly mix of the tasks as below.

Rehearsals. Art in Tanzania is working with top Tanzanian Dance and Music artists. You participate the weekly rehearsals taking place commonly the days when there are no shows booked. So the program is not fixed. Rehearsals take place in various locations depending where the shows will take place and commonly the instruments stored that time. When it is rehearsal work it takes all day as they happen in city area.
Music production is also activity that can happen whensoever there is work even night time. That is the typical life or music artist in Tanzania.

School and other music teaching happens in school hours sometimes after as well if it is an extra curriculum activity So you need to be flexible here as well.

Music as part of Art Therapy takes place commonly at the compound you are living and it is late afternoon program.

Music & Dance On the road Shows Zanzibar nights Green vervet Ruaha Shows Masai Art Safari break Safari break Shows Collecting old songs Rain Forest Treks Eco compound Dar es Salaam Studio work Music and Film Zebras N'gorongoro Dancers

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Arts and Music at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Covering Letter and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Being talented in music and dance helps. Our Tanzanian artists the volunteers work with are highly professional and used to assist volunteers. However if one selects art teaching one needs to be about teaching methodology. Here our team will also help.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 - 18:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Art In Tanzania are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Free time you can enjoy low cost safaris to Serengeti, N'gorongoro Cater and other National parks. You can join our groups climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and move on to relax at Zanzibar beaches. We have also variety of one day programs for short breaks as diving and snookering at the reefs, swimming with dolphins, rainforest trekking at Kilimanjaro, live African music, variety of sport programs, craft making as batik making courses and so on. You will enjoy your stay in Tanzania.

Water Sports

Included Services

What's included?
The fee includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner in Dar es Salaam and bed and breakfast in Moshi and Zanzibar, program guidance with orientation and 24 hours staff presence.

The actual program is free of cost. You may have local small transfer costs.

For disabled participants we can offer 24h assistance by USD 30 per week add on cost.

Cost does not include international flights, local transfers, tourist VISA and personal purchases.
Airport Pickup

Airport transfer is usd 60 one-way by car at mainland and in Zanzibar usd 20 per car. One car takes commonly 4 people

In Dar es Salaam in Madale village we have eco compound with dorms, single double and family rooms. It is eco-compound and we use our own design composting dry toilets, we collect shower water and urine and use it as "grey water" for our large garden irrigation. Construction materials include bamboo, recycled bottles and similar. This compound is located in Madale village so it is as a countryside place but only short distance from the city as well.

In Zanzibar we run small hostel in historical Stone town so you have easy walking access to all famous places around. 

In Moshi we keep private house or hostel stay depending how many visitors we have around. Moshi stay is also bed and breakfast

We charge accommodation with breakfast and dinner at mainland and with breakfast in Zanzibar. Program itself is free.
Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
At mainland Tanzania in Dar es Salaam we serve breakfast and dinner as accommodation inclusive. Lunches are available at nominal cost but you need to book one every morning as many people are not at the compound we cook and charge only those who are present and wish to have a lunch.

At Zanzibar and Moshi the stay is bed and breakfast.

All drinks are personal cost. Drinking water is available everywhere at low cost. At Dar es Salaam we also run a compound bar so you have easy access for drinks and snacks.

Local bars and food places are everywhere and they are low cost to eat. Also better restaurants are many and cost is affordable.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
8 weeks
16 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Dar es Salaam/Tanzania between 1 week and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Art In Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Tanzania. Please check the visa regulations for Tanzania.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Tanzania and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Tanzania.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Tanzania.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Dar Es Salam International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.
What can you do in leisure-time in Tanzania while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Umoja Road, Madale village, Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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