Busara Promotions is registered as an NGO in Zanzibar since 2003. Sauti za Busara, our flagship event, takes place every year in Stone Town during February.
Sauti za Busara is more than ‘just’ a music festival: it contributes to the growth and professionalization of the creative sector in the region; provides learning, exchange and employment opportunities, and promotes Zanzibar globally as a leading destination for cultural tourism.
Whilst continuing to maintain and build on the reputation of Sauti za Busara festival in Zanzibar, significant areas we also aim to develop further over the next five years include:
Expanding our calendar of events to increase visibility and accessibility for local music and culture
Increasing outreach activity to actively discover and nurture new talents, and help them to reach new markets
Creating and curating content, to further promote African music on internet and other media
Professionalizing the regional music industry through increased opportunities for training and capacity building
Strengthening partnerships with organisations in East Africa and the Global North and South; to share information, join forces and further develop capacities through skills exchange
Diversifying revenue streams that promote sustainability in the fulfilment of our mission