So what's a typical day like for a record producer in Zanzibar? Like many Zanzibari men, I often prefer to eat breakfast out at local food vendors. Islamic practice teaches that fate is doled out between 7 and 10:30 a.m., so it pays not to skip breakfast! On days that I'm working, artists show up at the studio after breakfast, and we work on what needs to be done. Sometimes we work right through, but usually we break for lunch. It's the biggest meal of the day -- often some kind of fish, which we can pick up at the market or from vendors who go door to door by bicycle. In the evenings, we usually have a simple dinner of spiced chai, similar to what you find in India, and sweets. We entertain ourselves at home or go visit friends and family in town. We tend to read a lot and listen to the BBC foreign service. Sometimes if I'm feeling decadent, we eat dinner in Zanzibar Town at the night market -- which is mainly for outside travelers.