7 – 10 February 2019

#SzB2019 Festival Line-up

BCUC (South Africa) Afrigo Band (Uganda) Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) Fid Q (Tanzania) Mkubwa na Wanawe Crew (Tanzania) Hoba Hoba Spirit (Morocco) Ifrikya Spirit (Algeria) Ithrene (Algeria) Faith Mussa (Malawi) Fadhilee Itulya (Kenya) Tausi Women's Taarab (Zanzibar / Tanzania) Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar / Tanzania) Swahili Encounters (Zanzibar / Various) M'Toro Chamou (Mayotte / Reunion) Sofaz (Reunion) Tune Recreation Committee (South Africa) Jackie Akello (Uganda) Asia Madani (Sudan / Egypt) Wamwiduka Band (Tanzania) Shamsi Music (Kenya) Dago Roots (Reunion) Trio Kazanchis +2 (Ethiopia / Switzerland) Lydol (Cameroon) Damian Soul (Tanzania) S Kide & Wakupeti Band (Tanzania) Stone Town Rockerz (Zanzibar / Tanzania) Man Sulei Tara Jazz (Zanzibar / Tanzania) Eli Maliki (Uganda) ...and more

Sauti za Busara 2019

Sauti za Busara brings people together to celebrate African music under African skies. The 16th edition will take place in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 7th 10th February 2019. Highlights include:


Tickets & Passes

Festival Tickets & Passes are now available online. Special discounts are offered for Tanzanian citizens and African passport holders.

Even if you love dancing down the front, please consider buying yourself a VIP Pass and enjoy the best of both worlds. Your support will help to keep Sauti za Busara alive.

SzB 2019 Artists Playlist

Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)


  • 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

  • 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

See you at Sauti za Busara 2019

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