Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Daily: Fri 9 – Sun 11 Feb 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm Venue: Monsoon Restaurant, Stone Town, Zanzibar

Language: English and Swahili
Sauti za Busara festival attracts people from all around the world; many have a professional connection with the music industry.

The Movers & Shakers programme provides a perfect time and place to hook-up, share interests, exchange ideas and build networks.

Open to local and international artists, managers, media professionals, promoters and leaders in the arts.

Admission is free but space is limited. If you wish to participate, please register before 22nd January by completing this form. To see a list of confirmed participants, click here.

  • Fri 9 Feb
    Music for change
    Panellists and moderator tbc


    Musicians have a voice, with the power to influence change. For many decades in Tanzania, if your music didn’t have a message it was unlikely to get played.

    However, almost all songs now on media rotation across East Africa stick to the same formula: boy-meets-girl, with booty-shaking, fast cars and swimming pools as prerequisite backdrops for their video clips.

    What happened? Can we and should we encourage musicians to make songs that speak to the daily struggles and realities of survival in a time of increasing inequality? Would these songs have any hope of getting airplay, locally and internationally?


    Movers and Shakers by Masoud Khamis
  • Sat 10 Feb
    Women in Music
    Panellists and moderator tbc


    An enormous gender divide exists in East Africa’s music industry. Especially in Tanzania, male domination persists with women barely visible on stage, in music production, management and promotions.

    How can this gap be bridged? How can more women be encouraged to participate and prosper in music?
    Movers & Shakers 2018 provides a space for men and women in the industry to learn and share experiences, to understand some of the challenges, to highlight successful role models and increase opportunities for women in the music industry of East Africa.

    Movers and Shakers by Rashde Fidigo
  • Sun 11 Feb
    Meet the Artists
    Panellists and moderator tbc


    An up-close and intimate opportunity to hear from, Q & A and interact with some of the most exciting local and international artists at Sauti za Busara 2018.

    Ihhashi  Elimhlophe  (South  Africa)  interview  photo  by  Link  Reuben

Movers & Shakers 2018 Registration
I would like to participate in the Movers & Shakers daily networking for professionals at Sauti za Busara 2018: