Media Coverage

The missed opportunities in music festivals 

the citizen by The Citizen, 11 Sept 2022 

Festivals have over the years acted as a tool of social cohesion as they offer platform for cultural exchange that would otherwise be very difficult as both social and economic angles come into play. And as some commentators have put it before, festivals offer the opportunity for society to focus and celebrate the positive side of life, even for a few days … read more 

The business of festivals’ not music to the ears of organisers

By The East African, 5 May 2022

When Busara Promotions, the organisers of the Sauti za Busara International Music Festival, Zanzibar’s premier music festival, announced on March 23 that this year’s edition of the annual extravaganza was to be the last for a lack of funding, it was proof of the financial burden of organising music and other festivals in the region, where long-term local financing is hard to come by across all sectors … read more

Blue Amber Zanzibar and Sauti za Busara sign sponsorship deal

By The Citizen, 29 March 2022

Pennyroyal Limited, the developers of Blue Amber Zanzibar and Busara Promotions on Tuesday, March 29 signed a three-year sponsorship deal that will see the festival’s continuity and sustainability. The sponsorship which is set to take care of the festival’s operational cost is worth some $120,000 annually and will be issued on a quarterly basis. And with the assurance of core funding, the festival has announced the dates for the 2023 festival which is set to take place from February 9 to 12 … read more

VIDEO: Zanzibar hosts 19th edition of Busara Festival

by CGTN Africa, 23 Feb 2022 

The 19th edition of Sauti za Busara has been held in Zanzibar with a specific focus on fostering women in music.

Message of hope as 2022 Sauti za Busara festival lights up Zanzibar

by The East African, 15 Feb 2022 

The 19th edition of Sauti za Busara, one of Africa’s finest music festivals reached its peak at the weekend with a taste of Singeli – Tanzania’s music melody – and a message of hope from the government for the continuity of the extravaganza …read more

Zanzibar: Despite uncertainties, Sauti za Busara pulls off another successful fest 

by Music in Africa, 14 Feb 2022 

This year’s Sauti za Busara festival was held under the theme, Paza Sauti: Amplifying Women’s Voices. In his opening remarks, festival director Yusuf Mahmoud noted that in the hands of the right people, microphones are “our weapon to fight injustice, to build peace and unity across borders.”…read more

Tamasha la 19 la Sauti za Busara lamalizika kwa mafaniko mjini

by DW Kiswahili, 14 Feb 2022 

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Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara Festival 2022 set to begin 

by The EastAfrican, 4 Feb 2022 

From February 11 through February 13 all roads will lead to the Zanzibar archipelago, hosts of Sauti za Busara, an African music festival that will offer an exciting line-up of talented artists from east and southern Africa, with a special priority on women artists from Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Congo-Brazzaville … read more

Top musicians perform in Zanzibar 

by Business Daily Africa, 4 Feb 2022 

Even as many music festivals were cancelled in the last two years, amid health and safety restrictions, travel complications, and scarcity of funds for the arts, one event defied the odds and continued with live physical performances in 2020 and 2021. Organisers of Sauti za Busara, one of the region’s most popular music festivals are confident that the resilience of staging events in the last two years of the pandemic will stand them in good stead as they prepare to welcome performers and visitors to Zanzibar next weekend for three days of live music by some of Africa’s biggest music stars… Read more

Sauti za Busara calls on businesses to leverage on its brand 

By The Citizen, 1st Feb 2022 

Sauti za Busara chairman Simai Mohamed Said has called on businesses on the Isles and Tanzania in general to leverage on its brand given the festivals growing allure over the 19 years. He was speaking at a news conference held in Stone Town Zanzibar where the festival is expected to take place from February 11 to 13. … read more 

Hawa sio wa kuwakosa katika Tamasha la Sauti za Busara 2022

By Paul Owere, 28 January 2022

Tamasha la Sauti za Busara kwa miongo miwili iliyopita limekuwa na rekodi ya kuvutia ya kuonyesha vipaji vya baadhi ya wanamuziki wa Afrika katika tamasha hilo la kila mwaka ambalo limekuwa likifanyika tangu mwaka 2004.

Tamasha la mwaka huu linalokwenda na kauli mbiu isemayo “Paza Sauti: Uwezeshaji wa Sauti za Wanawake kusikika,” litafanyika Ngome Kongwe, Zanzibar kuanzia Februari 11 hadi 13read more

Rais Mwinyi atoa neno kuelekea Sauti za Busara 2022 

By Dacota de Lavida, Mamaland, Clouds TV, 27 Jan 2022

Sauti za Busara 2022 to amplify women’s voices 

Thecitizen LogoBy The Citizen, 14 January 2022

The 19th edition of Sauti za Busara festival is only five weeks away as fans across the world look forward to converge at a unique setting as African music rocks the walls of Stone Town from Friday, February 11 to February 13. As always, the festival shines a spotlight on live music from across Africa, including young and upcoming talents laying  a special emphasis on female performers from Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Congo and Zambia … read more 

Sauti za Busara announces line-up for 2022 edition

By Music in Africa, 15 Oct 2021

Sauti za Busara, one of the biggest and most diverse live music festivals in Africa, returns to Stone Town, Zanzibar, in February 2022 to celebrate 19 years of entertaining and inspiring diverse audiences, and facilitating collaboration and exchange between local and international musicians. From 11 to 13 February, SzB will feature a diverse line-up of musicians and a carefully curated programme that will celebrates the more experimental side of live music. The upcoming edition will run under the theme, Paza Sauti: Amplifying Women’s Voices, aimed at promoting gender equality on festival line-ups and in the entire creative sector … read more

Picking the brains of 5 African festival directors

MiA logoBy Music in Africa, 12 July 2021

With the continent in various stages of COVID-19 lockdown, we took the opportunity to speak to the directors of five of Africa’s biggest music festivals ­– Afrochella (Ghana), Cape Town International Jazz Festival (South Africa), Festival Timitar (Morocco), MTN Bushfire Festival (eSwatini) and Sauti za Busara (Tanzania) ­– about their mission and aims when starting out, the importance of partnerships, building a festival brand, and how they have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic … read more

Final Call for Artists: Sauti za Busara 2022

By World Music Central, 7 July 2021

Pan-African music festival Sauti za Busara has announced that the deadline to receive completed artists’ applications is July 31, 2021 (midnight EAT). Sauti za Busara is a pan-African music festival centred in Stone Town, Zanzibar each year during February, attracting thousands of local and international music lovers. Organizers are preparing the 19th edition, to take place during February 11 – 13, 2022. Read more

MusicInAfrica LogoCall for applications: Sauti za Busara 2022

By Music in Africa, 23 April 2021

Applications are now open for the 2022 edition of Sauti za Busara festival in Zanzibar, Tanzania, to be held from 11 to 13 February. The annual festival increases the visibility and accessibility of the live African music sector, develops skills and opportunities for music professionals and strengthens regional and international networking for artists. read more

TheaertsdeskSauti za Busara Festival 2021, Zanzibar review – 2500 gather to celebrate music unlocked

By The Arts Desk, 19 Feb 2021

“Zanzibar, are you ready?” yells the singer from the stage.There’s a huge cheer. It seems the crowd – and it is a crowd – is certainly ready. In shades, a flat cap and dreadlocks down his back, singer Barnaba Classic is on stage at Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara festival. Over from Dar es Salaam, Barnaba is a big star in Tanzania and is headlining the festival’s first night after seven hours of music. … read more

Sauti za Busara 2021: Organisers pull off successful fest amid challenging times

By Music in Africa, 17 Feb 2021

East Africa’s favourite festival Sauti za Busara was held at the historic Old Fort in Stonetown, Zanzibar, on 12 and 13 February. It brought together artists from South Africa, Algeria, Uganda and Tanzania for a weekend of eclectic performances under the theme, Alive & Kickinread more

 Sauti za Busara to broadcast live across Africa

The Citizen, 3 Feb 2021

Having thrilled audiences with live performances under the skies of Stone Town, Zanzibar since its inception in 2004, this year’s festival is set for the first time to broadcast live across African countries on Plus TV via DStv … read more

thecitizen logoMessages of hope as Sauti za Busara reaches climax

The Citizen, 15 February 2021

Zanzibar. The 18th edition of the Sauti za Busara came to hilarious climax on Saturday night after two days of performances that brought life to the Old Fort and Stone Town. Featuring an array of artistes who were performing for the first time on the iconic stage, the festival brought back distant memories of pre-pandemic years when the setting was a melting point of African culture. Singeli artist Dullah Makabila was a special attraction as he got the audience dancing to the final climax … read more

 Sauti za Busara to broadcast live across Africa

The Citizen, 3 Feb 2021

Having thrilled audiences with live performances under the skies of Stone Town, Zanzibar since its inception in 2004, this year’s festival is set for the first time to broadcast live across African countries on Plus TV via DStv … read more

Sauti za Busara kutangazwa mubashara Afrika

Mwananchi, 3 Feb 2021

Baada ya kutumbuiza mubashara na kuleta shamrashamra katika viunga vya Mji Mkongwe, Zanzibar tangu ilipoanzishwa 2004, mwaka huu tamasha litaoineshwa mubashara barani Afrika kupitia Plus TV kwenye kisimbuzi cha DStv’s Channeli 294. … soma Zaidi

mwanaspoti logoDulla Makabila kuwasha moto tamasha la Sauti za Busara

by Mwanaspoti, 20 Jan 2021

Wasanii Dulla Makabila na Barnaba Classic wanatarajiwa kuwa moja ya wasanii watakaowasha moto katika tamasha la Sauti za Busara litakalofanyika visiwani Zanzibar mwezi Februari.

Hayo yamebainika leo Jumatano Januari 20, 2021 katika mkutano wa waandishi wa habari na waratibu wa tamasha hilo, uliofanyika jijini Dar es Salaam. …read more

Zanzibar: Sauti za Busara activates environmental drive

By Music in Africa, 20 Jan 2021

Sauti za Busara festival organisers have officially launched the Mazingira Yetu, Maisha Yetu (Our Environment, Our Life) campaign. Festival founder Yusuf Mahmoud, who was recently named the new chairperson of the @Music In Africa Foundation, said the campaign would increase awareness through dialogue and educational drives on the dangers of ocean pollution, single-use plastic, deforestation, overfishing and other regional concerns. … read more

Music In Africa Foundation elects new board and chairperson

by Music in Africa, 11 Dec 2020

The Music In Africa Foundation elected a new board at its recently held eighth Annual General Meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cancelation of the ACCES music conference, where the AGM is traditionally held, the meeting took place virtually, with members of the Foundation casting their votes to elect a new board. The members on the board, representing the music scenes from different regions, are new chairperson Yusuf Mahmoud (Tanzania/Zanzibar), deputy chairperson Maimouna Dembélé (Senegal) … read more

Sauti za Busara announces 2021 line‑up

By Music in Africa, 8 Oct 2020

Sauti za Busara has unveiled the line-up of artists who will perform at its festival in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 12 and 13 February 2021. The musicians were selected from more than 400 submissions from across the continent, Indian Ocean islands and the African diaspora. Selected artists include … read more

Top African Music Festivals Still Alive & Kickin’

by VOA, 2 Oct 2020

Heather Maxwell of VOA’s Music Time in Africa shares her tips on two unmissable African music festivals upcoming in Canada and Tanzania, and explains why. see video

ElespectadorSauti za Busara: musical bridge between Africa and Colombia

By El Espectador, 24 Sept 2020

Interview with director of the pan-African music festival Sauti za Busara (Sounds of wisdom), which is celebrated in Zanzibar, Tanzania, since 2003. Connecting with Pacific Music Festival Petronio Álvarez and other African music festivals across UK and Brazil, with thanks to the British Council Colombia. (English y espanol) … read more

The Citizen

Sauti za Busara festival set to downsize in 2021

by The Citizen, 18 Sept 2020

With new leadership in Zanzibar after October’s elections, Sauti za Busara intends to lobby government authorities to support arts and culture. Festival director Yusuf Mahmoud says for this to happen “we need to prove with unquestionable data the many ways that music and the arts contribute to society.

For example, festivals in Zanzibar market the destination globally, attract visitors in large numbers, keep our heritage alive, create jobs, build skills, reduce poverty and build respect for cultural diversity. Music is a universal language that communicates heart-to-heart and recognises no borders.” … read more

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Tanzania: Sauti za Busara fest downscaling in 2021

By Music in Africa, 28 Aug 2020

Sauti za Busara (SzB) is one of the few African music festivals that held an in-person event in 2020. This was just before COVID-19 restrictions on international travel and public gatherings were introduced around the world in March and April. The organisers have now announced that the 2021 edition will go ahead but with a modified programme, new dates and a reduced number of … read more

Top 10: Sauti za Busara founder Yusuf Mahmoud

by Music in Africa, 24 July 2020

As part of Music In Africa’s Top Ten series, we invited Sauti za Busara founder Yusuf Mahmoud to curate a playlist of his 10 favourite African songs. His playlist features musicians from Mali, Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Zanzibar, DRC and Senegal… read more

  • Ziada Travels

    Ziada Travels – Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar

    By Ziada Travels, 3 April 2020

    TSauti za Busara gives you an experience of a lifetime. If you’ve never been to Zanzibar during Sauti za Busara festivities, this is definitely one of the best bucket list ideas!… watch video

  • The East African

    Sauti za Busara: Authentically East African!

    by The East African, 7 March 2020

    The annual Sauti za Busara festival is known for its presentation of off the track musicians and this year they did not disappoint. The theme for this year’s festival was “Love live music’’ and it was more of a political statement to the music industry in the region, and in Tanzania in particular, where mainstream radio and TV hardly features the music of musicians featured in this festival … read more

  • Vibe Tribe Africa

    Sauti za Busara 2020: Discover the unique sound of Africa

    by Joy Ruguru, Vibe Tribe Africa, 3 March 2020

    What do you do when Sauti za Busara calls your name? Yup, you answer. Especially if it’s the second time in a row. You drop everything you’re doing and make your way to Zanzibar as soon as possible. After all, this is the biggest music festival in East Africa … read more


    Sounds of Wisdom

    by Journeys by Design, 2 March 2020

    In the shade of the Forodhani Gardens, the powerful voice of Senegal’s Mamy Kanouté – accompanied by the kora – pulls in a growing crowd. The Kaskazi wind stirs from the north, easing the thick coastal air and hastening the dhows into harbour. It is the second day of Sauti za Busara, a four-day music festival held in mid-February in Stone Town on Unguja… read more

  • CRDB Bank

    Shangwe la Tamasha Sauti za Busara 2020

    VIDEO: CRDB Bank plc, 26 Feb 2020

    Ni siku 4 kwenye shoo 44 ndani ya stage 3 mubashara na muziki🎵 wa kiafrika ndani ya Ngome Kongwe, Zanzibar! Tulidhamini tamasha hili kupitia kampeni yetu ya Chanja Lipa Sepa, unafanya malipo kwa Tembocard VISA bila makato… watch video


    10 years of Norwegian support to the Sauti za Busara festival and promotion of women in music

    by, 24 Feb 2020

    Four energetic evenings of live music performances on three stages in the historical Ngome Kongwe (Old Fort) in Zanzibar, have been completed. Featuring a wide selection of performances by artists from different parts of the African continent, the 17th edition of the Sauti za Busara festival has yet again showed the world how musical expressions can unite people. 2020 also marks 10 years of Norwegian support to the organization behind the festival … read more

  • Music in Africa

    Sauti za Busara marks huge success with 2020 festival

    by Music in Africa, 21 Feb 2020

    The 2020 edition of Sauti za Busara festival, which took place in Stone Town, Zanzibar, between 11 and 14 February, provided music enthusiasts with a memorable experience of outstanding artists from a diverse range of genres. Drawing more than 27 000 fans from near and afar, SzB 2020 demonstrated just how high it has raised the bar in terms of festival curation on the continent… read more

  • The Citizen

    Sauti za Busara 2020 closes with a bang

    The Citizen Reporter, 19 Feb 2020

    Zanzibar. After four consecutive nights of energetic live performances at the iconic Ngome Kongwe, curtains have rolled down on the 17th edition of … read more

  • mwanaspoti

    Sauti za Busara kumenoga, wasanii kila kona

    By Rhobi Chacha, 14 Feb 2020

    Tamasha la 17 la Sauti za Busara limezinduliwa rasmi leo Februari 13 visiwani Zanzibar huku wakiwaenzi wa moja wa waasisi wa tamasha hilo ambao ni … read more

  • Mwananchi

    Homa ya tamasha la Sauti za Busara yazidi kupanda Zanzibar

    By Mwananchi, 31 Januari 2020

    Zikiwa zimebakia siku chache, tamasha la Sauti za Busara 2020 kuanza, kwa mara nyingine tena limeandaliwa kwa ajili ya kutoa ladha ya muziki wa Kiafrika … read more

  • The Citizen

    Excitement reaching fever pitch in Zanzibar ahead of Sauti za Busara 2020

    By Citizen, 31 January 2020

    The 2020 edition of the Sauti za Busara is only days away and once again set to deliver African rhythms under African skies with … read more

  • Mwananchi

    Sauti za Busara na kampeni kupinga Unyanyasaji wa Kijinsia

    By Mwananchi, 24 January 2020

    Wakati wasanii wa Afrika wakitarajiwa kutoa burudani kwenye tamasha la Sauti za Busara 2020 kaulimbiu ya mwaka huu kwenye tamasha hilo ni ‘Pandisha Sauti Yako, Sema Hapana kwa Unyanyasaji wa Kijinsia’… read more

  • The Citizen

    Sauti za Busara weighing in on sexual harassment in music industry

    By The Citizen Daily, 24 January 2020

    Many female artistes in Africa and beyond struggle under the weight of sexual harassment in an industry that remains predominantly male dominated. The survivors of … read more

  • The Citizen

    Sauti za Busara 2020 set to celebrate live music in style

    By The Citizen Daily, 17 Jan 2020

    Sauti za Busara, one of Africa’s leading festivals has confirmed the dates for next year’s edition at the Ngome Kongwe and excitement is building … read more

  • The Citizen

    Stage beckons for next Sauti za Busara festival

    By The Citizen, 8 Nov 2019

    Sauti za Busara, one of Africa’s leading festivals has confirmed the dates for next year’s edition at the Ngome Kongwe and excitement is building … read more

  • Vibe Tribe Africa

    Stellar line-up confirmed for Sauti za Busara 2020

    By Music in Africa, 25 Oct 2019

    As excitement builds up ahead of East Africa’s biggest music festival, Sauti za Busara, the organisers have announced the artists who will perform at the Old Fort in Stone Town, Zanzibar, between 13 and 16 February 2020read more

  • Vibe Tribe Africa

    Why Sauti za Busara music festival was worth attending

    By Vibe Tribe Africa, 19 July 2019

    Travelling to another country is tough. Especially when you’re the one organizing all the travel arrangements. You have to adapt to a new language, new currency, find cheap motels in the area and stand being stared at by the locals like a foreigner. Even if you’re still in the same East African region. You spend so much money, energy and hours on the road (and the Indian Ocean) for just one reason. That is, to watch a Kenyan artist perform live at Sauti za Busara 2019 Festivalread more

  • Music In Africa

    Zanzibar fest gets Norwegian funding

    By Lucy Ilado, Music in Africa, 23 May 2019

    Sauti za Busara (SzB) festival manager Journey Ramadhani has urged the Tanzanian government to support cultural events. Ramadhani was speaking to Music In Africa after the Norwegian embassy in Tanzania announced that it would support the 2020 of edition of the festival to the tune of … read more

  • The Citizen

    Spotlight on women as Sauti za Busara calls for entry

    Paul Owere, The Citizen, 17 May 2019

    H.E. Elisabeth Jacobsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania says the Embassy is proud to continue its support for Busara Promotions. “For the past decade, Busara has connected local artists and music sector professionals with the international music community. Norway attaches great importance to human rights, cultural cooperation and freedom of artistic expression. We believe that by supporting Busara and their tremendous efforts, we contribute to a stronger and more vibrant cultural heritage for Tanzania” … read more

  • The Citizen

    Sauti za Busara and Norwegian Embassy sign new sponsorship deal

    By The Citizen, 14 May 2019

    After 10 years of successful cooperation with Busara Promotions, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam has confirmed a new three-year partnership valued at $342,000 … read more

  • The Citizen

    Norway yatoa milioni 820/- kuwezesha Sauti za Busara

    By Daily News Digital, 14 May 2019

    Ubalozi wa Norway nchini Tanzania umetoa shilingi milioni 820, kwa shirika la Busara Promotions ili kuwezesha shughuli mbalimbali za shirika hilo ikiwa ni pamoja na maandalizi ya tamasha la kimataifa la Sauti za Busara… angalia video

  • The Citizen

    Swahili Encounters speaking the universal language of music

    By The Citizen, 5 April 2019

    The Swahili Encounters forum, aiming to break music barriers, is proof of how musicians from different backgrounds can interact and learn from each other, whilst forging new directions in artistic collaboration … read more

  • the Arts Desk

    theartsdesk in Zanzibar: behind the veil
    Searching for the real island at this year’s Sauti za Busara festival of African Music.

    By Andy Morgan, the Arts Desk, 9 March 2019

    Damn exotica. It has a habit of marshalling your gaze away from shabby Soviet-style apartment blocks and training it on white-washed palaces with ornate doors and latticed balconies, away from traffic jams of fume-spouting 4 x 4s … read more

  • TV-E Tanzania

    Documentary: Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar 2019 (Swahili)

    Festival 2019 Highlights by TV-E Tanzania

  • Music in Africa

    Asia Madani: Leaving Sudan was the best thing for my career

    By Music in Africa, 4 March 2019

    Asia Madani has been singing since she was nine. Eighteen years ago, she got her lucky break when she left Sudan for Egypt’s capital Cairo, a leading cultural hub for Arab-speaking musicians. Madani attributes her success to Egypt’s thriving music scene, which exposed her to a wealth of musical styles. This also led her to fusing different Arabic musical cultures with Sudanese folk. Fast forward to 2019 and … read more

  • Zanzibar

    Busara, wasanii Zanzibar wamlilia Ruge

    By Zanzibar Leo, 28 Feb 2019

    Taasisi ya Busara Promotions yenye maskani yake visiwani Zanzibar na wasanii mbalimbali, wamesema kifo cha marehemu Ruge Mutahaba kimewapokonya alama muhimu katika tasnia ya muziki nchini… read more

  • Music in Africa

    Sauti za Busara wins hearts with diverse line-up

    By Music in Africa, 14 Feb 2019

    Zanzibar is sweltering hot but that doesn’t deter the locals and the tourists from gathering in Stone Town to experience the wonder that is Sauti za Busara festival. As you arrive in the ancient city, overjoyed faces greet you and you’re immediately sucked into the ecstatic atmosphere … read more

  • DW Kiswahili

     Sauti za Busara, burudisho la kukata na shoka lahitimishwa Zanzibar

    By DW.kiswahili, 11 Feb 2019

    Siku nne za uhondo wa Tamasha la Sauti za Busara zilimalizika Jumapili visiwani Zanzibar. Wadau wamesema tamasha la mwaka huu lilikuwa la kipekee kwa mahudhurio na utumbuizaji. Pata mengi katika… vidio hii

  • The Guardian

     Sauti za Busara, the festival promoting African music in all its diversity

    By Africalia, 5 Feb 2019

    Sauti za Busara is one of the best festivals to discover new sounds and unique artists from the continent. Starting in a couple of days, from February 7th till 10th 2019, it makes a good reason to get to know the values of this festival better…read more

  • The Guardian

     Tanzanians urged to fully exploit Sauti za Busara festival

    By The Guardian, 31 Jan 2019

    With a few days left prior to the opening day of the Sauti za Busara festival, the festival board chairman Simai Mohammed Said has called upon the local population to take up opportunities that the festival provides, from the business deals to new interactions…read more

  • Bongo News

    Sauti za Busara 2019: 5 questions for Fadhilee Itulya

    By Music in Africa, 30 Jan 2019

    After failing to make the Sauti za Busara line-up on four separate occasions, Kenya’s Fadhilee Itulya will finally get a chance to bring the acclaimed omutibo genre to Stone Town, Zanzibar, on 8 February … read more

  • Mtanzania Digital

     Hizi ndizo faida za tamasha la Sauti za Busara kwa taifa, wasanii

    By Mtanzania Digital, 24 Jan 2019

    Mkurugenzi wa Sauti za Busara, maarufu DJ Yusuf ameweka wazi faida zinazopatikana kupitia tamasha letu pia balozi wa Norway naye ameweka wazi sababu zinzaofanya tamasha hilo lidhaminiwe…watch video

  • Mtanzania Digital

     Faida za tamasha la muziki la Sauti za Busara nchini zawekwa wazi

    By Mtanzania Digital, 22 Jan 2019

    Uongozi wa tamasha la 16 la Kimataifa la Muziki la Sauti za Busara linalotarajiwa kufanyika Februari 7 hadi 10 katika Ukumbi wa Ngome Kongwe, visiwani Zanzibar, umeweka wazi idadi ya wasanii watakaoshiriki kwenye tamasha hilo na faida inazopatikana kwa nchi na wasanii kwa ujumla …read more

  • Music in Africa

     Why you can’t miss Sauti za Busara 2019

    By Music in Africa, 22 Jan 2019

    Zanzibar is a melting pot of culture and history. It plays host to tourists, seafarers and traders from all corners of the globe. Next month should be no different when the Sauti za Busara festival kicks off at Stone Town’s Old Fort from 7 to 10 February …read more

  • Tamasha la Sauti za Busara kurudi kwa kishindo Zanzibar

    By Simulizi na Sauti, 22 Jan 2019

    Meneja wa Tamasha la Sauti za Busara Journey Ramadhan akizungumza na wanahabari leo jijini Dar es Salaam

  • Edgar

     Why Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara music festival should be on your to-do list

    By Edgar’s South Africa, 17 Jan 2019

    The Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar is at its most magical in February, when it puts on one of the best music festivals in Africa. This is Sauti za Busara, a spellbinding, booty-shaking and feet-stomping party unlike any other in Zanzibar – or Africa, for that matter…read more

  • The Guardian

      ‘Celebrating Africa’s diversity as we fight corruption’

    By The Guardian, 16 Jan 2019

    According to festival director Yusuf Mahmoud the theme for this year’s edition targets to fight corruption because they believe artists can use their voices to fight this vice as they celebrate the wealth and diversity of African music. “In support of artists who use music to advocate for peace, unity, human rights and freedom of expression, a strong message visible at this year’s festival is ‘Say No to Corruption’ (Potezea Rushwa, Sio Dili!) …read more

  • Bongo Fleva, Singeli kunogesha Tamasha la Sauti za Busara 2019

    By Mtanzania Digital, 14 Jan 2019

    Wasanii wa Bongo Fleva, Fid Q, Damian Soul na wengine wengi pamoja na wasanii wa nyimbo mbalimbali akiwemo wa Singeli watanogesha Tamasha la Sauti za Busara linalotarajiwa kuanza February 7 hadi 10 huko visiwani Zanzibar … watch video.

  • Bongo News

     Sauti za Busara Festival – Come Alive with Sounds of Wisdom

    By The Inspired Africa, 12 Jan 2019

    One must-go-to festival, coming up very soon, is the Sauti za Busara music festival. From 7 to 10 February 2019, it takes place in the historically magnificent World Heritage Site city of Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar. There, you will get the best of live music, culture and most importantly ‘location, location, location’…read more

  • Bongo News

     Singeli kung’aa kwenye tamasha la Sauti za Busara kwa mara ya kwanza

    By Rhobi Chacha, Mwananchi, 9 Jan 2019

    Tamasha la Sauti za Busara kuanza kutimua vumbi Februari 7 hadi 10, 2019 na miongoni mwa wasanii watakaowasha moto wa burudani ni pamoja na wa miondoko ya singeli kutoka kundi la S Kide …read more

  • Bongo News

     The 10 Best African Music Festivals

    By okayafrica, 19 Nov 2018

    African music, in all its genres and forms, has one of the largest congregations in the world, with millions of people both on the continent and in the diaspora celebrating their love and connection to their culture through sound. Despite the rapid digitization of our music consumption through the internet and streaming services, nothing will ever beat the experience of live music …read more

  • Youtube Playlist: SzB2019 festival line-up

    Published on 9 Nov 2018

    Each year during February, audiences from across the world converge in Stone Town, Zanzibar to celebrate African music under African skies. Hosted by the NGO Busara Promotions, Sauti za Busara festival is ‘one of Africa’s best and most respected music events’ (BBC).

  • Bongo News

     Sauti za Busara announces 2019 artistes line-up

    By The East African, 3 Nov 2018

    The organisers of Sauti za Busara have announced the line-up for next year’s festival scheduled for February 7-10 at its traditional venue of Stone Town in Zanzibar. The main venue for next year’s extravaganza is the Old Fort. The festival will feature 44 performances by artistes from across Africa on three live stages with… read more

  • Bongo News

     Sauti za busara 2019 knocking at the doors

    By The Citizen, 19 Oct 2018

    The 2019 edition of Sauti za Busara could be some four months away but has released the festival line up which features some illustrious performers from across the African Continent … read more

  • Bongo News

    Sauti za Busara: line-up announcement for 2019 edition

    By Music in Africa, 16 Oct 2018

    Sauti za Busara has announced the artists who will perform at the 2019 edition of the festival, to be held from 7 to 10 February in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Considered one of Africa’s most-respected festivals, Sauti za Busara will feature 44 performances from artists across the African continent… read more

  • Sauti za Busara 2019 festival promo(1 min)

    Published on 4 Oct 2018

    ZANZIBAR, 7 – 10 FEB 2019: Karibuni nyote: music lovers of the world are welcome at @Sauti za Busara. (60 sec) © Busara Promotions, 2018 Music: Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) – “Muzwile”

  • Bongo News

    Early call from Sauti za Busara

    By Paul Owere , 27 April 2018

    The 2019 edition of the Sauti za Busara is some 10 months away and organisers have already announced the call for artistes for the prestigious annual festival. Billed as the best East African festival, the extravaganza this year attracted over 10,000 revellers from across the world making the month of February a high tourist season on the Spice Isles…. read more

  • Bongo News

    Call for applications: Sauti za Busara 2019

    by Music in Africa, 11 April 2018

    The organisers of Sauti za Busara festival are calling on performing artists whose music is connected to Africa to apply for the event scheduled to take place in Stone Town, Zanzibar, from 7 to 10 February 2019 … read more