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Swahili Coast Issue 84

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 84 Welcome to last edition of Swahili Coast for the year 2107, things are heating up – both the temperature and the pace of life as the island braces another December high season. Tanzania is definitely the place to be for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018.

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Swahili Coast Issue 83

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 83 Welcome to the August/September edition of Swahili Coast, in this edition we have a very special tribute to Nicola Colangelo after his sad demise in Fiumaretta, Italy, on the 24th July 2017 at the age of 73. He has set milestones in many sectors of Tanzanian economic activity, amongst which construction, transport and the tourism industry. For everyone that had known him or worked with him, he has inspired each and every one of us in a special way. Read more about Nicola’s extraordinary journey on page 16 and 17.

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Swahili Coast Issue 82

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 82 Here in Zanzibar, under the growing storm clouds across the Spice Island we find ourselves in the rainy season. Umbrellas are on display and island life is slowing in the rain as the month long observance of Ramadan is upon us once again. In accordance with the Islam lunar calendar, Ramadan commemorates the revelation of the holy Quran to the Prophet Mohammed. With majority of Zanzibar fasting from sunrise to sunset, things around Stone Town are definitely quieter than normal.

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Swahili Coast Issue 81

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 81 Welcome to the March/April edition of Swahili Coast, in this edition Award Winner Fashion Stylist Irfan Rizwanali brought back Ray C, a long lost Tanzanian singer back into the industry with the most talked about fashion shoot with AZH Photography. Read more about this exclusive fashion shoot, which was a fusion of Indian accessories with African clothes from page 16 to 19.

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Swahili Coast Issue 80

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 80 Welcome to Swahili Coast first edition for 2017. Christmas has passed and it’s getting hotter and hotter. In Zanzibar, that means its time for the Sauti Za Busara music festival. Now in its 12th edition, Busara is the highlight in the African music calendar, showcasing the best of talent in the African World. Read more about this year’s highlights from page 16.

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Swahili Coast Issue 79

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 79 Welcome to last edition of Swahili Coast for the year 2106, things are heating up – both the temperature and the pace of life as the island braces another December high season. Tanzania is definitely the place to be for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017.

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Swahili Coast Issue 78

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 78 Welcome to September/October edition of Swahili Coast Magazine. We always keep you updated with the best and most exciting events happening on the island each edition and this second last edition of this year is no different. September Jazz under the stars in Stone Town, yes the Jahazi Festival is back with a vibrant line up of Poetry, Jazz and Funk. Featuring various performances at Livingstone’s and Old Fort. Read more from page 16 to 19.

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Swahili Coast Issue 77

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 77 The months of July and August are bursting at the seams with culture, festivals, music, films, literature, art, peace and genuine joyfulness. After a whole month of fasting the holy month of Ramadan has just come to an end; this is the time of the year the whole of Zanzibar gets together to celebrate all its culture heritage and richness. Stone town encapsulates tourists and local people with celebrations and enthusiasm for the history of Zanzibar, which has beautifully embroidered the Zanzibar we have today.

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Swahili Coast Issue 76

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 76 Welcome to the May/June edition of Swahili Coast. As we prepare ourselves for the slow season as some of us like to call it, under the growing storm clouds across the Spice islands we find ourselves in the rainy season. Umbrellas are on display in markets everywhere and island life is slowing in the rain. It seems we are all looking forward to a cool change!

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Swahili Coast Issue 75

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 75 At Swahili Coast, we bring you the things that make our region the most beautiful and one of the most enigmatic destinations in the world. The Pemba Flying Fox is a critically endangered species of bat endemic to Pemba island and found no where else in the world. On page 14, Eleanor Carter tells us about a community run eco- tourism project working to save these creatures.

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Swahili Coast Issue 74

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 74 Welcome to the January/Febuary edition of Swahili Coast, with this New Year we bring to you a new look for Swahili Coast. Here at the Swahili Coast as this time of the year is time for the biggest music festival; Sadly Sauti Za Busara is not going to be taking place this year. This will be the first time in thirteen years Zanzibar does not enjoy an international music festival in February. We hope that it will come back bigger and better next year.

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Swahili Coast Issue 73

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 73 Here in Zanzibar, things are heating up – both the temperature and the pace of life as the island braces another December high season. As Zanzibar had its general elections at end of last month, the people of Zanzibar and residents have high hopes with the newly elected government. Tanzania is the place to be for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016.

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Swahili Coast Issue 72

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 72 The months of July and August are bursting at the seams with culture, festivals, music, films, literature, Holy Month of Islam, peace and genuine joyfulness. These are the months of the year Zanzibar gets together to celebrate all its cultural heritage and richness.

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Swahili Coast Issue 71

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 71 The months of July and August are bursting at the seams with culture, festivals, music, films, literature, Holy Month of Islam, peace and genuine joyfulness. These are the months of the year Zanzibar gets together to celebrate all its cultural heritage and richness.

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Swahili Coast Issue 70

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 70 Welcome to the May/June edition of Swahili Coast. As we prepare ourselves for the slow season as some of us like to call it, under the growing storm clouds of Zanzibar and across the Spice Island we find ourselves in the rainy season. Umbrellas are on display in markets everywhere and island life is slowing in the heat. It seems we are all looking forward to a cool change!

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Swahili Coast Issue 69

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 69 Welcome to the March/April edition of Swahili Coast. Zanzibar is now dusting off its shoes after the spectacular Sauti Za Busara music festival in February. The festival opened with a bang and featured the greatest voices of East African and international artists. In this issue of Swahili Coast we offer some sounds of wisdom that pulsed through Stone Town.

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Swahili Coast Issue 68

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 68 Here in Stone Town, we have been hit by the festival fever. The 12th edition takes place in Stone Town, Zanzibar during 12-15 February 2015, featuring more of the best African music under African skies. Sauti za Busara brings people together in celebration of African music. If you are in Zanzibar around this time this is something you do not want to miss.

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Swahili Coast Issue 67

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 67 Here in Zanzibar, things are heating up - both PO Box 3181 the temperature and the pace of life. Ramadan Zanzibar, Tanzania and Eid have passed the island is preparing for Tel: 024 2232244 another December high season. Tanzania is the info@printpluszanzibar.com place to be for a Merry Christmas and a Happy www.printpluszanzibar.com New year.
As Fashion Week Zanzibar gets underway at the PUBLISHER Zanzibar Beach Resort this November, unveiling Javed Jafferji the newest window into African fashion, we gallery@swahilicoast.com present to a stunning spread of photographs from last year's show and other photo shoots.

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Swahili Coast Issue 66

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 65 Welcome to the September/October edition of Swahili Coast. We always endeavor to keep you updated to the best and most exciting events happening each month. Back in February, we brought to you an inside on Busara, before keeping you informed and in-the- know about the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) in June and Jahazi Jazz and Literature festival in August. And this, our second last edition for is no different.

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Swahili Coast Issue 65

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 65 The months of July and August are bursting at the seams with culture, festivals, music, films, literature, art work, holy month of Islam, peace and genuine joyfulness. These are the months of the year Zanzibar get together to celebrate all its cultural heritage and richness. In accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan commemorates the revelation of the holy Qur'an to the prophet Mohammad. With the majority of Zanzibar fasting from sunrise to sunset, things around Stone Town are definitely quieter than normal. It seems we are all looking forward to the cool change!

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Swahili Coast Issue 63

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 64 As we at Swahili Coast prepare ourselves for the heavy rains due this time of the year, we've found ourselves between the parties and festivals that punctuate the Zanzibar calendar. And because we don't have our gondolas with us to navigate Stone Town, we've decided to highlight some political and historical stories of Zanzibar that are less well known than perhaps they could be.

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Swahili Coast Issue 63

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 63 Welcome to Swahili coast first edition of 2014. Christmas has passed and it's getting hotter and hotter here. This time of the year is all about the biggest music festival in East Africa. Sauti Za Busara, Tourist and Zanzibaris Alike flock to the Old Fort at Forodhani Gardens fort on highlight in the African music calendar, showcasing the best of talent in the Swahili speaking world. Stone Town takes on a party feel with four nights of non-stop live music, the festival also features many other fun and exciting activities. See page 28-32

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Swahili Coast Issue 62

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 62 Welcome to the December - January issue of Swahili coast. Set off the coast of East Africa, in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the style of Zanzibar has many influences. Swahili Coast every issue has three original, commissioned feature-length articles by terrific writers accompanied by great photos and illustrations on a variety of subjects of interest to curious people with a Zanzibar bent.

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Swahili Coast Issue 61

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 61 The months of September and October bursting at the steams with Fashion Week Zanzibar. As we say Goodbye to the month of Ramadhan and Finishing up the season with Jahazi festival. In the month of October the island of Zanzibar will be in the midsts of that crazy time of year that thrills those of us who love fashion...fashion week! Zanzibar will be dressed with glamour and excitement with the arrival of one of the most anticipated event of the year, Zanzibar Fashion Week 2013.

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Swahili Coast Issue 60

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 60 The months of July and August are bursting at the seams with culture, festivals, music, films, literature, art work, holy month of Islam, peace and genuine joyfulness. These are the months of the year Zanzibar get together to celebrate all its cultural heritage and richness. Stone Town encapsulates tourists and local people with celebrations and enthusiasm for the history of Zanzibar which has beautifully embroided the Zanzibar we have today.

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Swahili Coast Issue 59

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 59 On March 20, 2013, Zanzibar lost a legend. John Baptist da Silva, aged 76, was a gentleman and a true advocate for all communities of Zanzibar.

Here at the Swahili Coast, our issues often take focus on a particular theme or area of interest. It has always gone without saying that if anything has to do with history, architecture, or culture, it would probably have at least one reference to John da Silva.

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Swahili Coast Issue 58

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 58 At Swahili Coast, we bring you the things that make our region the most beautiful and enigmatic destination in the world. This issue, we focus on the musical, artistic and architectural culture that makes Zanzibar and the Swahili coast utterly unique.

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Swahili Coast Issue 57

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 57 At Swahili Coast we always endeavor to keep you updated the best and most exciting events happening each month, and 2012 has been jam packed with world-class events. Back in February, we bought you the inside guide to Sauti za Busara, before keeping you informed and in-the-know about the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) in June and Jahazi Jazz and Literature festival in September. And this, our last edition for 2012 is no different.

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Swahili Coast Issue 56

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 56 Just when you thought we’d stopped talking about boats, we have yet another maritime edition. I guess this is understandable... it is an island, and, considering planes are a relatively new invention, you’re pretty much destined to ride over the sea when you make use of the islands history and identity (for whatever purpose). From the Festival of the Dhow Countries to the Jahazi Literary and Jazz Festival: Everyone working with what Zanzibar already has must somehow include a boat of some kind.

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Swahili Coast Issue 55

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 55 It’s hard to disregard the maritime world in Zanzibar. It is a tropical island after all, and the former centre of trade for the entire Indian Ocean. But at this time of the year it’s impossible to get the people of the sea off your mind. The reason is Tamasha la Nchi za Jahazi – The Festival of the Dhow Countries – which forces us to take a deeper look at the maritime cultures and traditions which entered the crucible to forge Swahili. As a result, this edition is a “heady brew” (as Elspeth Huxley puts it) of the Swahili Coast. We’ve begun by reprinting a part of Huxley’s writing from 1978 which lays the foundation for Zanzibar’s theme of these two months, ZIFF. This we’ve followed up with an explanation of the festival – tamasha, in Swahili – by Dr Martin Mhando, who goes into the details of this ritual we call ZIFF.

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Swahili Coast Issue 54

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 54 As we at Swahili Coast prepare ourselves for the heavy rains due this time of the year, we’ve found ourselves between the parties and festivals that punctuate the Zanzibar calendar. And because we don’t have our gondolas with us to navigate Stone Town, we’ve decided to take the time to dig out stories of Zanzibar that are less well known than perhaps they could be.

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Swahili Coast Issue 53

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 53 Welcome to the February/March edition of Swahili Coast. This time of the year is all about the biggest music festival in East Africa, Sauti za Busara. Tourists and Zanzibaris alike flock to the Old Fort at Forodhani for a party unlike anything I’ve encountered anywhere in the world. You can find out more about it inside, but don’t forget all the fringe activities of the festival, such as those at Mtoni Palace which is a spectacular venue and well worth a visit.

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Swahili Coast Issue 41

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 41 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Here in Zanzibar, things are heating up – both the temperature and the pace of life. Ramadhan and Eid have passed, and the island is preparing for another December high season. Tanzania is the place to be for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Swahili Coast Issue 40

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 40 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Here in Zanzibar, the rush of the high season has passed, and the month long observance of Ramadan is upon us once again. In accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan commemorates the revelation of the holy Qur’an to the prophet Mohammad. With the majority of Zanzibar fasting from sunrise to sunset, things around Stone Town are definitely quieter than normal.

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Swahili Coast Issue 38

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 38 Welcome to Swahili Coast

It is as humid as ever under the growing storm clouds of Zanzibar and across the Spice Islands people are preparing for the rainy season. Umbrellas are on display in markets everywhere and island life is slowing in the heat. It seems we are all looking forward to a cool change!

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Swahili Coast Issue 37

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 37 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Zanzibar is now dusting off its shoes after a spectacular Sauti za Busara festival in February. The gala opened with a bang and featured the greatest voices of Eastern Africa, including a moving performance from Zanzibar’s own queen of taarab, Bi Kidude.

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Swahili Coast Issue 36

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 36 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Zanzibar has begun its countdown to the annual Sauti za Busara music festival in February! Sunday the 12th marks the opening gala for East Africa’s most vibrant festival, which this year hosts a line up as never before. For those who want a taste of the spectacle to come, we have a pictorial guide to the featured artists of 2009 and a profile of Busara’s headline acts.

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Swahili Coast Issue 35

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 35 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Here in Zanzibar, things are heating up – both the temperature and the pace of life as the island braces for another December high season.

In this issue, for some literary relief from the heat, we invite you to plunge into Zanzibar’s turquoise waters, as we journey through the coral reefs off the shores of the archipelago.

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Swahili Coast Issue 34

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 34 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Here in Zanzibar, the August high season is behind us, and the pace of life has gradually settled down as the month-long observance of Ramadan approaches. Beginning this year on the first of September, in accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan commemorates the revelation of the holy Qur’an to the prophet Muhammad. With the majority of Zanzibar fasting from sunrise to sunset, things around Stone Town are sure to be a bit quieter than normal.

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Swahili Coast Issue 33

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 33 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Like many of you, I’m a new arrival to Zanzibar, still learning to navigate the labyrinth of Stone Town while looking ahead to an action-packed July and August on the island. From 11th to 20th of July, Stone Town welcomes the 11th annual Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), themed cultural crossroads, and complete with concerts, galas, workshops, discussion panels, and the screening of 50 films comprising the best in local and international cinema.

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Swahili Coast Issue 32

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 32 Welcome to Swahili Coast

Ten years ago in 1998, publisher Javed Jafferji decided to produce a magazine to promote tourism in Tanzania and showcase his work as a photographer. In 2008, the magazine looks a little different but it’s still going strong, with six issues a year featuring informative articles, great photography and everything you need to know for your stay in Tanzania.

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Swahili Coast Issue 31

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 31 After a year and a half of living in Stone Town, it’s sometimes easy to forget about one of the things that makes Tanzania a special place to visit. The people. My day trip to Jambiani to interview Juma Lukondya for On the Road to Success reminded of the warmth and kindness of Tanzania people. Juma sat patiently through my questions for four hours about his cycling and life with a smile on his face. Waiting for the dalla dalla back to town, the teacher at the local madrasa started chatting to me, delighted to have someone to practise his English on.

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Swahili Coast Issue 30

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 30 Welcome to the 30th edition of Swahili Coast

Here in Stone Town, we've been hit with festival fever. Between the 7 - 10th February, it's the five Sauti za Busara music festival, with an incredible line up gracing the stage in the Old Fort. Check out pages 18 for more information.

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Swahili Coast Issue 29

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 29 Welcome to the november/december edition of Swahili Coast

Life is winding down in Zanzibar, Ramadhan and Eid have passed and the rains are set to come in November. But the sun will shine again in December and Tanzania's the place to be for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Swahili Coast Issue 28

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 28 Welcome to the September/October edition of Swahili Coast

Here at ZG Design, we're happy to welcome some new faces to the Swahili Coast team. Michela di Stefano has taken over the design of Swahili Coast and Nina Springle has come on board as a features writer. Turn to page 32 to check out Nina's guide to Ramadhan, with some crucial dos and don't for visitors during this time.

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Swahili Coast Issue 26

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 26 WELCOME TO THE May/June edition of Swahili Coast. The end of June sees the start of ZIFF, the Zanzibar International Film Festival and Zanzibar gearing up for high season again. Look out for a feature article on ZIFF in the next Swahili Coast, showing the best the festival has to offer.

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Swahili Coast Issue 24

Swahili Coast Magazine Issue 24 Christmas has passed and it's getting hotter and hotter here. In Zanzibar, that means it's time for the Sauti za Busara music festival. Now in its fourth year, Busara is a highlight in the African music calendar, showcasing the best of talent in the Swahili speaking world. Stone Town takes on a party feel with live performances, a dhow race and a carnival, with a party on the beach going on till sunrise at the end of the festival. For more information, see pages 18 - 21.

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