12 - 15 Feb 2015 Stone Town Zanzibar

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  • 3 Night audiences at Sauti za Busara 2013
    (photo: Peter Stanley
  • 4 Swahili Encounter Group (Various) at Sauti za Busara 2014
    (photo: Peter Bennett)
  • 5 Night audiences at Sauti za Busara 2011
    (photo: Peter Bennett)
  • 5 Busara people on stage at festival 2013
    (photo: Birgit Quade)
  • 5 Festival audiences at Sauti za Busara 2007
    (photo: Issa Michuzi)
  • 5 DCMA Young Stars (Zanzibar) performs at Sauti za Busara 2013
    (photo: Peter Bennett)
  • 5 Festival audiences at Sauti za Busara 2010
    (photo: Robin Batista)
  • 5 N'Faly Kouyate (Geinea) at Sauti za Busara 2013
    (photo: Peter Bennett)
  • 5 Safi Theatre Group (Tanzania) at Sauti za Busara 2013
    (photo: Peter Stanley)
  • 5 100% live music at Sauti za Busara festivals

Sauti za Busara 2015: The Line Up


Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana / USA),   Alikiba (Tanzania),   Octopizzo and band (Kenya),   Ihhashi Elimhlophe (South Africa),   Tcheka (Cape Verde),   Sarabi (Kenya),   The Brother Moves On (South Africa),   Culture Musical Club (Zanzibar),   Ahamada Smis ‘Origines’ Trio (Comoros / France / Zanzibar),   Mim Suleiman (Zanzibar / UK),   Isabel Novella (Mozambique),   Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania),   Aline Frazão (Angola),   Tsiliva (Madagascar),   Leo Mkanyia and the Swahili Blues Band (Tanzania),   Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta (Zanzibar),   Thaïs Diarra (Senegal / Mali / Switzerland),   Liza Kamikazi and band (Rwanda),   Erik Aliana (Cameroon),   Bonaya Doti (Kenya),   Mpamanga (Madagascar),   Mgodro Group (Zanzibar),   Djmawi Africa (Algeria),   Rico Single & Swahili Vibes (Zanzibar),   Zee Town Sojaz (Zanzibar),   Ifa Band (Tanzania),   Mwahiyerani (Tanzania),   Loryzine (Réunion / France),   Tunaweza Band (Tanzania),   Mabantu Africa (Tanzania),   Cocodo African Music (Tanzania),   Kiki Kidumbaki (Zanzibar),   DCMA Young Stars (Zanzibar),   Capoeira Brazil Zanzibar (Zanzibar),   Shirikisho Sanaa Group (Zanzibar),   Babawatoto Centre (Tanzania),   and more.

Sauti za Busara brings people together in celebration of African music. The 12th edition takes place in Stone Town, Zanzibar during 12-15 February 2015, featuring more of the best African music under African skies.
We look forwards to seeing you at the friendliest festival on the planet! Stay connected via facebook, twitter, our newsletter and website.

  • Live Music

    African Films

    19 music groups will represent Tanzania, with 18 groups from other African countries. All performing 100% live!

  • African Music Films

    African Films

    African Music Films:  documentaries, music clips, videos and live concert footage.

  • Movers & Shakers

    Movers and shakers

    Movers & Shakers: Daily networking forum for local and visiting arts professionals.

  • Busara Xtra

    Busara Xtra

    Busara Xtra:  Around the festival, the island is buzzing with a range of fringe events: traditional music, fashion shows, open-mic sessions, after-parties and performances of Zanzibar’s oldest Taarab orchestras.

  • Songs for Peace Competition


    Song for Peace

    Songs for Peace competition 9,000,000/- TSh prize awards for this year’s three most creative Tanzanian songs for peace .. read more

  • Seminars and Training Workshops

    Seminar and Training workshop

    Building skills for artists, managers, technicians, filmmakers and journalists from the East Africa region.

  • Festival marketplace

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    Festival marketplace: food and drinks, CDs, merchandise, and local handicrafts.


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