9 - 12 February 2017

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  • 3 Alikiba (Tanzania) at Sauti za Busara 2015
    (photo: Peter Bennett
  • 5 Mim Suleiman (Zanzibar / UK) at Sauti za Busara 2015
    (photo: Peter Bennett)
  • 5 Songs for peace awards winners
    (photo: Masoud Khamis)
  • 5 Songs for peace winners
    (photo: Masoud Khamis)
  • 5 Thais Diara (Senegal) at Sauti za Busara 2015
    (photo: Peter Bennett)
  • 5 Sarabi (Kenya) at Sauti za Busara 2015
    (photo: Peter Bennett)
  • 5 Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana / USA) at Sauti za Busara 2015
    (photo: Peter Bennett)

BUSARA NEEDS YOUR SPONSORSHIP

We now urgently seek partnerships with the public and private sectors, to build a secure and sustainable future for the festival. Generous marketing packages are available for all partners and sponsors.

For sponsor packs or more information, email journey@busara.or.tz

The 14th edition is scheduled for 9th – 12th February 2017. Over four days, the festival will include:

  • Live Stages: Exciting and dynamic shows with 400 artists (40 groups) on stage: ‘Full Mzuka’, 100% live!
  • Carnival Parade & Roadshow: Zanzibar Town and outlying districts also buzz with excitement!
  • Movers & Shakers: Local and visiting industry professionals meet, network and exchange
  • Swahili Encounters: Local and visiting artists exchange and create artistic collaborations
  • Busara Xtra: Fringe events across the island, as organised by local communities
     ...read more

Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)

  • UK-born Sauti za Busara director prefers African music and books

    by Bamuturaki Musinguzi, The East African, 14 May 2016
    Yusuf Mahmoud was born and grew up in UK, where in the 1980s until the early 1990s he directed world music festivals, concerts and seminars, to raise awareness and promote a positive image of and solidarity with the global South. He moved to Zanzibar in 1998. In 2003, he set up Busara Promotions, a non-governmental organisation working in East Africa to... read more

  • Sauti za Busara: East Africa’s Premier Music Festival Returns in 2017

    An interview with festival director Yusuf Mahmoud, by africaspeaks4africa.org, 11 May 2016
    East Africa’s most celebrated festival, Sauti za Busara—an annual multi-day music and arts event held in the Swahili coastal trading town of East Africa’s Stone Town—was forced to cancel its 2016 edition. But the festival is back in its annual tradition guaranteeing a sonically diverse line-up and a festival ambitiously bigger in scale and scope... read more

  • Wito kwa Wasanii kushiriki tamasha la Sauti za Busara 2017

    By Tanzania Today, 20 April 2016
    Sauti za Busara ni tamasha lifanywalo kila mwaka mwezi wa Febrauri Zanzibar, huonesha muziki wa Afrika yote na kwengineko. Tamasha hilo limo kwenye mtandao wa CNN ilitoa orodha ya matasha 7 ya Afrika ambayo yanamvuto wa kipekee kuyaona... read more

  • Call for artists: Sauti za Busara 2017

    By Music In Africa, 12 April 2016
    One of the biggest music festivals on the continent, Sauti za Busara is set to resume at the Old Fort in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 9 to 12 February 2017. The organisers are calling on interested artists to apply to perform. The 2017 edition comes after the organisers were forced to cancel the 2016 edition of the festival due to... read more

  • Of culture, donors and the collapse of Zanzibar’s top music festival

    By Matthew Mcnamara Morin, March 2, 2016
    Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara (a Swahili term meaning “sounds of wisdom”) is an annual festival with a mellifluous difference. It is one of Africa’s largest and most popular music festivals, yet it is unabashedly noncommercial.... read more

  • What was the impact for Zanzibar with no Sauti za Busara 2016?

    Produced by : Abdallah Pandu, Star TV, February 22, 2016 .
    This documentary features festival organisers, government and business leaders and other stakeholders discussing the importance of Sauti za Busara and its contributions for economic growth and social development in Zanzibar, Tanzania and beyond (20:36 mins).

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