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Sauti za Busara 2013 dates
Sauti za Busara 2013 Call for Artists
Festival 2012 in pictures and video
Call for Donors & Sponsors
Contact us

Sauti za Busara 2013 dates


14 - 17 February 2013. These are the official dates for Sauti za Busara 2013.

The Old Fort in Stone Town, Zanzibar will once again host the Sauti za Busara music festival.  The next edition which is the 10th will once again bring you the best African music from the continent and beyond. Some of the highlights for this edition of the festival include Best of the Best - highlights and audience favourites from past years of past festivals as well as up and coming musicians.

Make your plans now, and make sure you are in Zanzibar for international-class performances from some of the best artists in East Africa and beyond.  We welcome you to the spice island for the best African music under African skies.

For more details and updates please visit us on our website

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Thandiswa(South Africa)

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Lumumba Theatre Group (Tanzania)

Imena (Rwanda)

Samba Mapangala and Bi Kidude


Sauti za Busara 2013 Call for Artists


Calling all African musicians from anywhere in the world.  Applications are now open to apply for the chance to perform at the 10th edition of Sauti za Busara.

Note we receive hundreds of applications every year. All artists have to complete online application and send recordings to reach our office before 31 July 2012. The festival selection committee meets in August and all applicants are notified of outcomes by email during September.


Festival 2012 in pictures and video


Check out video and photos highlights of Sauti za Busara 2012, to see why this is East Africa’s No. 1 music festival.

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Nneka (Nigeria) audience pic

Night time audience

Day time audience


Call to donors & sponsors


Daily tickets for the festival cost less than US$2 for Tanzanian citizens. To help keep it this way we rely on support from donors and sponsors.

We have ingenious ways your organisation can be seen as part of the Festival's success. If you are interested in sponsoring the festival, please email or




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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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