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Final Call for Artists: Sauti za Busara 2013
Friends of Busara Thank You Party
Call for Donors & Festival Sponsors
Job Vacancies with Busara
CD Release: Bongo Hotheads
Zanzibar Festivals Calendar
Contact Us
 

Final Call for Artists: Sauti za Busara 2013

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Sauti za Busara is East Africa’s No. 1 music festival. The 10th edition is happening inside the Old Fort in Zanzibar Stone Town during 14 – 17 February 2013.

Celebrating Africa’s musical treasures, the festival showcases many of the Continent’s finest; all performing 100% live, from Friday through Sunday, 5pm ‘til 1am. More treats include African music films, the local food and crafts market, skills-building workshops, networking meetings for professionals, and of course Busara Xtra, with more music and cultural events all around Zanzibar Town as organized by the local community.

African musicians from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply for opportunities to showcase on the main stage at Sauti za Busara, by completing the online application and sending recordings to reach our office before 31 July. The festival selection takes place in August and all applicants are notified during September.

Sauti za Busara 2013 postcard

Sauti za Busara 2013 postcard

 

Friends of Busara Thank You Party

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To thank friends of busara and supporters of the 2012 festival, we are hosting a Garden Party at the Busara office on Friday 22nd June. Including the first public screening of film documentary “More Than a Festival”; of course as always the event will also feature awesome music, warm vibes and great company.

By invitation only! Email busara@busara.or.tz in case you need to be invited.

Nighttime Audience (photo: Robin Batista)

Nighttime Audience (photo: Robin Batista)

 

Call for Donors & Festival Sponsors

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Busara on stage (photo: Stephanie-Tinga-Baron-Wilson)

Busara on stage (photo: Stephanie-Tinga-Baron-Wilson)

Daily tickets for the festival cost less than US$2 for Tanzanian citizens. To help keep the event accessible for the local population we rely on support from donors and sponsors.

The festival acknowledges all donors and main sponsors with logos on festival homepage (last January alone www.busaramusic.org generated 3.4 million hits); also in newsletter updates (reaching 57,000 subscribers worldwide) and festival programmes, venue banners, stage announcements, in press releases and more…

If you may be interested to partner with the festival, email marketing@busara.or.tz for more information.

 

Job Vacancies with Busara

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Managing Director (MD), Busara Promotions

Full time, two-year contract, starting 6 August 2012. Open to all nationalities (with minimum 3 years experience in NGO/arts senior management)

To be responsible for administrative and financial operations of the NGO

Send your CV and motivation letter to director@busara.or.tz before 30 June 2012

For more information click here

Technical Manager, Busara Promotions

Full time, six-month contract, starting 1 October 2012. Open to all nationalities (with minimum 5 years relevant experience)

To be responsible for providing technical support for Sauti za Busara Festival and other projects

Send your CV and motivation letter to director@busara.or.tz before 31 July 2012

For more information click here

Press Coordinator, Busara Promotions

Full time, six-month contract, starting 1 October 2012. Open to Tanzanian citizens and East African residents

Send your CV and motivation letter to busara@busara.or.tz before 31 July 2012

For more information click here

 
Lighting work (photo: Masoud Khamis)

Lighting work (photo: Masoud Khamis)

Backstage soundbooth (photo: Masoud Khamis)

Backstage soundbooth (photo: Masoud Khamis)

Busara Promotions is committed to diversity and gender equality and employing local people wherever possible. Please note only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

 

CD Release: Bongo Hotheads

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Jagwa Music Bongo Hotheads CD cover

Jagwa Music Bongo Hotheads CD cover

From Mwananyamala, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), here's Jagwa Music: playing intricate grooves at breakneck speed on traditional & makeshift percussion, a keyboard player going wild on a battered vintage Casio, and three relentless front persons: two breathtaking, spectacular dancers & a charismatic lead vocalist/MC, belting out songs about survival in the urban maze, unfaithful lovers & voodoo.  Catch a glimpse of their unstoppable energy here

Jagwa Music are not only immensely popular in the poor suburbs of Dar: their electrifying appearances at European festivals such as Roskilde have created a sensation. Available on disc for the first time internationally, "Bongo Hotheads" presents the richness of their rhythm based wildness. Buy this incredible recording now at Crammed Discs!

"A spirited, exuberant debut like nothing you’re likely to have heard before" (The Arts Desk)

 

Zanzibar Festivals Calendar

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Hey, our festival is not the only one in town. Also coming soon to Zanzibar:

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15th ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries:
7 - 15 July, 2012

East Africa’s major film and arts festival, showcasing a broad spectrum of African & international creativity on the theme When Global Images Meet in Zanzibar. Read more

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2nd Jahazi Literary and Jazz Festival:
31 Aug – 2 Sept, 2012

A scintillating weekend of open-air jazz concerts, storytelling, poetry readings, music and literary workshops, VIP dinners and... read more

Daytime Audience (photo: Pernille Barendtsen)

Daytime Audience (photo: Pernille Barendtsen)

See calendar for more East African arts events

See calendar for other recommended African music festivals

 

Contact Us

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www.busaramusic.org

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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Visit our facebook page and tell us who you would like to see on the Busara stage in 2013.
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