8 – 11 February 2018

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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

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Sauti za Busara brings people together to celebrate African music under African skies.

The 2018 edition rocked the walls of Stone Town with 46 shows on three stages: Thu 8 - Sun 11 February. 100% live!

#UnitedinMusic: 400 artists,46 shows, 3 stages: Old Fort Main Stage, Amphitheatre & Forodhani Gardens

Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)

  • Bongo News

    Sauti za Busara celebrates Africa’s DNA

    By Amanda Lichtenstein for Music in Africa, 13 February 2018

    It’s midday on the blistering streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar and five break-dancers move to the beats of South African artist Zakes Bantwini’s ‘Ghetto’, which is blaring from nearby speakers at Forodhani Park. Little do they know that Bantwini is in Stone Town as the headliner for Sauti za Busara, East Africa’s most anticipated... read more

  • Bongo News

    East Africa holds its own at Busara 2018

    By Iman Mani, Daily News 13 February 2018

    EAST Africa was well represented at the just-ended Sauti za Busara (SzB) music international festival, in Stone Town, Zanzibar... read more

  • Bongo News

    Sauti za Busara Festival Ended on Good Vibes...

    By Salome Gregory, The Citizen, 12 February 2018

    The 15th edition of the 'Sauti za Busara Festival-2018' - themed 'United in Music' - has just ended on good vibes in the Spice Islands, with Zakes Bantwini from South Africa virtually drawing the curtains on the event with his performance, the last on the agenda... read more

  • Bongo News

    Saida Karoli adhihirisha uwezo wa kulitawala Jukwaa

    By Laila Sued February 11, 2018

    Msanii mkongwe wa muziki wa asili, Saida Karoli amedhilirisha uwezo wake wa kulitawala jukwaa kwa kuimba na kucheza katika tamasha la muziki la Sauti za Busara kwa mwaka 2018... soma zaidi

  • Bongo News

    Segere Original watikisa jukwaa na Sauti za Busara

    By Laila Sued February 10, 2018

    Kikindi cha ngomza za asili ya Kizarao kutoka Tanzania, Segere Original wameweza kuamsha furaha kwa mashabiki zao kwa kutoa burudani ya muziki wa asili unaofanywa na kikundi hicho... soma zaidi

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