8 - 11 February 2018


2018 Line-up Announced

Flying the "Africa United" flag, this year's festival will feature 400 artists (40 groups) performing live on three stages:

Kasai Allstars (DRC)  Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)  Somi (Uganda / USA)  Saida Karoli (Tanzania)  Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania)  Ribab Fusion (Morocco)  Kidum & the Boda Boda Band (Burundi / Kenya)  Mlimani Park Orchestra (Tanzania)  Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta (Zanzibar)  Matona's Cultural Band (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Makadem (Kenya)  Diana Samkange ‘MaNgwenya’ (Zimbabwe)  Fatma Zidan (Egypt / Denmark)  Inganzo Ngari (Rwanda)  Mzungu Kichaa (Tanzania / Denmark)  Segere Original (Tanzania)  Simangavole (Reunion)  Maia & the Big Sky (Kenya)  El Dey (Algeria)  Maulidi ya Homu ya Mtendeni (Zanzibar)  Simbin Project (Senegal / Switzerland)  CAC Fusion (Tanzania)  Mbanaye (Malawi)  Ernest Ikwanga (Malawi)  Isack Abeneko (Tanzania)  Grace Matata (Tanzania)  Safi Theatre (Tanzania)  Siti & the Band (Zanzibar)  Mapanya Band (Zanzibar)  Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble (Zanzibar)    and more

The festival is 100% live, proudly showcasing quality, originality and innovation, with priority for young and emerging artists and music with cultural identity.


Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)

  • Bongo News

     Sauti za Busara announces 2019 artistes line-up

    By The East African, 3 Nov 2018

    The organisers of Sauti za Busara have announced the line-up for next year's festival scheduled for February 7-10 at its traditional venue of Stone Town in Zanzibar. The main venue for next year's extravaganza is the Old Fort. The festival will feature 44 performances by artistes from across Africa on three live stages with... read more

  • Bongo News

     Sauti za busara 2019 knocking at the doors

    By The Citizen, 19 Oct 2018

    The 2019 edition of Sauti za Busara could be some four months away but has released the festival line up which features some illustrious performers from across the African Continent ... read more

  • Bongo News

    Sauti za Busara: line-up announcement for 2019 edition

    By Music in Africa, 16 Oct 2018

    Sauti za Busara has announced the artists who will perform at the 2019 edition of the festival, to be held from 7 to 10 February in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Considered one of Africa's most-respected festivals, Sauti za Busara will feature 44 performances from artists across the African continent... read more

  • Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)

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