8 – 11 February 2018

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Sauti za Busara brings people together to celebrate African music under African skies.
The 2018 edition will rock the walls of Stone Town with 46 shows on three stages: Thu 8 - Sun 11 February. 100% live!

SzB2018 Festival Line-up announced !

Kasai Allstars (DRC)Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)Alsarah & the Nubatones (Sudan / USA)Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania)Ribab Fusion (Morocco)Kidum & the Boda Boda Band (Burundi / Kenya)Mlimani Park Orchestra (Tanzania)Afrikan Boy (Nigeria / UK)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)Jally Kebba Susso (Gambia)Maia & the Big Sky (Kenya)Kiltir (Reunion)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

#UnitedinMusic: 400 artists,46 shows, three stages: Old Fort & Forodhani Gardens
Carnival Parade: All welcome to join the festival kick off: Kisonge, Michenzani
Movers & Shakers: Networking for local and visiting music industry professionals
Swahili Encounters: Local and visiting musicians meet, exchange and collaborate
After-Party: Festival vibes continue with African DJs at a fabulous beach location, tbc
Busara Xtra:  Festival Fringe activities: across the island

#SzB2018 Artists Playlist (YouTube)

Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)

  • The Citizen

    Busara still struggling despite potential

    by Paul Owere, The Citizen, 10 Nov 2018

    Sauti za Busara is one of the greatest festivals that has graced the African continent since the turn of the millennium as it celebrates Africa’s diverse cultures. Even with this great pedigree the festival continues to … read more

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    Busara Promotions seals contract with Norway

    The Guardian, 3 Nov 2017

    NORWAY has signed a new agreement with Busara Promotions in Zanzibar in which the country will grant 1,000,000 Norwegian Kroner (approx. 128,200 USD) to the organisation. The agreement was signed by Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, Hanne-Marie Kaarstad and the Busara Promotions Director … read more

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    Sauti za Busara gets a boost, thanks to Norwegian Embassy

    by BongoNews, 2 Nov 2017

    Norway provides a shining example to the world by contributing to long-term development and a more equitable planet. As part of its mission in Tanzania, the Norwegian Embassy has provided core funding for Busara Promotions since 2009, enabling strategic planning, strengthening administration and financial procedures and … read more

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    Sauti za Busara releases official 2018 line-up

    by Ano Shumba, Music in Africa, 27 Oct 2017

    Organisers of Sauti za Busara have revealed the line-up of artists billed to perform at next year’s festival… read more

     

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    Call for applications: Sauti za Busara festival

    by Music in Africa, 31 March 2017

    Live music performers interested in participating in the 15th Sauti za Busara edition in Stone Town, Zanzibar, can now send in their applications. The festival, one of East Africa’s biggest, will take place between 8 and 11 February 2018 and the call for applications is open until 31 July 2017 ... read more

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Sauti za Busara kwenye CNN

Matamasha 7 ya Afrika unayohitaji kuyaona

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Sauti za Busara on BBC

'one of Africa's best and most respected music events' (BBC)

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Matamasha 11 yakufanyika Afrika

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Magazini ya Songlines

Matamasha 25 bora ya kimataifa - 2015

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Mtandao wa Afro Tourism

Matamasha 8 bora Afrika

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MAIN DONOR, BUSARA PROMOTIONS

  • Norwegian Embassy

MAIN FESTIVAL DONORS & SPONSORS

  • NEmb Switzerland
  • africalia

SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

HOTEL PARTNERS

  • www.emerson-zanzibar.com
  • Ikala Zanzibar Stone Town Lodge

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