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June 2011

In this edition :
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>>> Kiswahili hapa
>>> English here

Final Call for Artists Sauti za Busara 2012

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Call for Artists

Wito kwa wasanii

Appel d’Artistes

Final Call for Artists

Calling all African musicians from anywhere in the world. The selection committee meets during August to program the line up for Sauti za Busara 2012. For consideration, with your application we need one or two recent recordings (CD or DVD), photos and other information. Apply online anytime before 31 July 2011



Call for African Music Films

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Call for African music films

Wito kwa filamu za muziki

Appel aux films

Call for African Music Films

We are looking for music films; Entertaining feature length or shorts from the African Continent and diaspora. These can be music clips and videos, recorded concerts, documentaries or experimental films. Apply online anytime before 30 September 2011.



Call for Donors and Sponsors

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Call for donors and sponsors

The festival would not be possible without the vision and support of donors and sponsors. We need your help to continue showcasing African music under African skies.

Donors - Sauti za Busara fulfils many criteria for development funding - in peace building, poverty alleviation, strengthening civil society, creating employment, skills-sharing and capacity-building, promoting cultural diversity, freedom of expression and gender balance.

email for full proposal and budget.

Sponsors - The festival provides unprecedented marketing opportunities for commercial sponsors. For only USD $6000 in cash or “in kind” support, you can be a festival logo sponsor

for more information, or CLICK HERE to get involved.

2011 Best of the Best

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2011 Best of the Best

These are some of our favourite Sauti za Busara 2011 moments




Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal / Sweden)

Kwani Experience (South Africa)

Sukiafrica blackroots Orchestre Poly Rythmo

Sukiafrica Sukiyaki Allstars (Pan Africa) by Eirik Folkedal

Black Roots (Zanzibar) by David Murphy, playing Indian Ocean Music Fiesta, Reunion 9 June,

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou (Benin) by Eirik Folkedal



For more pictures and our official video highlights visit


Thanks to Supporters

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Festival organisers are pleased to acknowledge the faith, vision and generous support of donors and sponsors, without whom Sauti za Busara would not be possible. We've received a few promises and need many more. So far, Sauti za Busara 2012 is powered by:

Main Sponsors

Norwegian Embassy
hivos from the american people ACP Music Festivals network

Media Sponsors


CLICK HERE to get involved.


Contact Us

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Busara Promotions
PO Box 3635
Stone Town
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Find us on the airport road, opposite Golf Club

Tel: +255 24 223 2423
or +255 773 822 294

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