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The Festival is here!
Tickets and passes
Visitors Info
Carnival Street parade
Invitation to Festival Opening
Busara Xtra
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Movers & Shakers
Festival After Party - Kendwa Rocks!
Real time updates
Press Accreditation
Thank you to our sponsors
Contact

The Festival is here!

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All is set for the 9th edition of Sauti za Busara music festival celebrating African music 9th – 12th February at Zanzibar’s Old Fort. More than 300 artists (31 groups) will perform on the festival main stage. Check out the festival timetable or download a Festival Programme (pdf 20MB) here!

 

Tickets and passes

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Tickets are selling fast! The Old Fort has a limited capacity. For peace of mind and to guarantee access to all events we recommend booking your All Festival Pass online (available only until 31st January). With each All Festival Pass or VIP Pass you will receive a complimentary souvenir programme.

Safely book tickets here:ZANZIBAR-ISLANDS.COM

 

Visitors Info

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The weather forecast for Zanzibar from 8 – 12 February is hot, hot, hot!.It’s time to get ready for your trip. See our Visitor Info page for information to make your planning easier, find tips for local accommodation bookings, tours and discounts.
Songlines Festival Tours (Europe) or Zanzibar Festival Tours (North America) can also assist with international travel to the festival.
For Zanzibar hotel bookings and enquiries we recommend Tabasam Tours

 

 
 

Carnival Street parade

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Zanzibar’s biggest ever CARNIVAL STREET PARADE kicks off 4pm Thurs Feb 9 at Kisonge, near Michenzani Roundabout. All roads lead to Ngome Kongwe, The Old Fort in Stone Town! Dress crazy, wear a mask, a wig, face paints, stilts or feathers. Or join the reki guys with spears and cover yourself head to toe in black engine oil! Whatever you do, don’t miss the CARNIVAL STREET PARADE! .street parade

 

Invitation to Festival Opening

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As a thank you to all our loyal newsletter subscribers, we invite you to the Opening Night’s celebrations for FREE!
Simply click here to print your complimentary invitation letter.

 

Busara Xtra

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It’s not just the festival putting on a show. Fringe cultural events and activities are happening all over the island. On Wednesday 8th, Stone Town venues open their doors, hosting a variety of shows including Nadi Ikhwan Safaa (aka Malindi Taarab), Maulidi ya Homu ya Mtendeni, Black Roots, Culture Musical Club and more in the Busara Xtra fringe programme.

Black Roots   Maulidi ya homu ya mtendeni
 

Movers & Shakers

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Every afternoon of the festival, we host the Movers & Shakers Networking Forum: a warm semi-informal networking space for industry professionals to discuss, exchange and share ideas on the creative industries in East Africa and beyond. Sessions are free and open to invited local and visiting musicians, managers, venues, promoters, festival organisers, journalists and related professionals. This year we focus on success stories in building sustainability for the arts and new initiatives.
If you are a professional and wish to participate, contact busara@busara.or.tz
For more info see Movers & Shakers

 

Festival After Party - Kendwa Rocks!

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Join the festival artists and crew at one of our most stunning beach locations, on the north coast of Zanzibar. Kendwa Rocks on 14th February Valentine’s Day from 4pm til 4am for the Festival Finale Party.

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Real time updates

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During the festival, Team Busara will be bringing you news daily, with photos, videoclips, news and interviews. To keep in the loop, follow the festival on twitter@sautizabusara and Like us on facebook.
For online buddies the top tweep sharing news of the festival using #sautizabusara on twitter AND the most creative and busiest facebook friend promoting Sauti za Busara – with likes, shares and tags - will win special busara goody bags, to be announced at the festival. 

 

Press Accreditation

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We invite applications from local and international press wishing to cover the festival.  Check out press accreditation on our website and apply online before 30th January 2012.

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Thank you to our sponsors

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Festival organisers are pleased to acknowledge the faith, vision and support of donors and sponsors, without whom East Africa’s number one music event would not be possible.

Sauti za Busara 2012 is powered by:

Principal Donors
Norwegian Embassy

Main Donors
hivos   GoeTheInstitut Roskilde festival

Sponsors
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African Leisure Centre memories of Zanzibar zanzibar grand palace hotel
Maru maru Fly540  

Donors
GoTheInstitut logo   from the american people   French Embasy Tz
Media Partners
fROOTS   Times Radio FM

Thanks to:
SMOLE II, Zanlink, Azam Marine, Embassy of France, ZanAir, Multi-Color Printers, Ultimate Security,  Tabasam Tours, Emerson Spice, Monsoon Restaurant, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, Mercury's, Archipelago Restaurant, Stone Town Café, www.zanzibar.net


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Contact

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www.busaramusic.org

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Busara Promotions
PO Box 3635
Stone Town
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Find us on the airport road, opposite Golf Club

busara@busara.or.tz

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

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