8 – 11 February 2018

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Kasai Allstars (DRC)Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)Somi (Uganda / USA)Saida Karoli (Tanzania)Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania)Ribab Fusion (Morocco)Kidum & the Boda Boda Band (Burundi / Kenya)Mlimani Park Orchestra (Tanzania)Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta (Zanzibar)Matona's Cultural Band (Zanzibar / Tanzania)Makadem (Kenya)Diana Samkange ‘MaNgwenya’ (Zimbabwe)Fatma Zidan (Egypt / Denmark)Inganzo Ngari (Rwanda)Mzungu Kichaa (Tanzania / Denmark)Segere Original (Tanzania)Simangavole (Reunion)Maia & the Big Sky (Kenya)Kiltir (Reunion)El Dey (Algeria)Maulidi ya Homu ya Mtendeni (Zanzibar)Simbin Project (Senegal / Switzerland)CAC Fusion (Tanzania)Mbanaye (Malawi)Ernest Ikwanga (Malawi)Isack Abeneko (Tanzania)Grace Matata (Tanzania)Safi Theatre (Tanzania)Siti & the Band (Zanzibar)Mapanya Band (Zanzibar)Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble (Zanzibar)...and more

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Sauti za Busara brings people together to celebrate African music under African skies.

The 2018 edition will rock the walls of Stone Town with 46 shows on three stages: Thu 8 - Sun 11 February. 100% live!

#UnitedinMusic: 400 artists,46 shows, 3 stages: Old Fort Main Stage, Amphitheatre & Forodhani Gardens

Carnival Parade: All welcome to join the festival kick off: Kisonge, Michenzani

Movers & Shakers: Networking for local and visiting music industry professionals

Busara Xtra:  Festival Fringe activities across the island

#SzB2018 Artists Playlist (YouTube)

Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)

  • The Citizen

    Saida Karoli kuwasha moto Sauti za Busara

    by Mwananchi, January 11, 2018

    Mwanamuzi wa nyimbi za asili, Saida Karoli atakuwa miongoni mwa wanamuziki zaidi ya 400 watakaotumbuiza kwenye Tamasha la Muziki la Afrika Mashariki, Sauti za Busara katika maadhimisho yake ya miaka 15 katika Mji wa Stone Town, Zanzibar kuanzia Februari 8 hadi 11, 2018 … soma zaidi

  • The Citizen

    Tuunganishwe na Muziki katika Tamasha la Sauti za Busara 2018

    by BongoNews, January 10, 2018

    Tamasha pendwa la Muziki la Afrika Mashariki, Sauti za Busara linatazamia kuweka historia ya maadhimisho yake ya miaka 15 katika Mji wa Stone Town, Zanzibar kuanzia Februari, 8 hadi 11, 2018. Likiwa na wigo mpana wa wasanii na vikundi mbalimbali vya muziki vinavyotambulisha tamaduni tofauti tofauti za Kiafrika, tamasha hili ... soma zaidi

  • The Citizen

    What you can expect at Sauti za Busara 2018

    by Music in Africa, 11 Jan 2018

    Sauti za Busara (SzB) is arguably one of the best music festivals on the African continent. That the festival is listed as one of the BBC's '7 African music festivals you really have to see' is a testament to its longstanding success. Much of the festival’s accomplishment as a must-see cultural gathering is … read more

  • The Citizen

    Busara still struggling despite potential

    by Paul Owere, The Citizen, 10 Nov 2018

    Sauti za Busara is one of the greatest festivals that has graced the African continent since the turn of the millennium as it celebrates Africa’s diverse cultures. Even with this great pedigree the festival continues to … read more

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    Busara Promotions seals contract with Norway

    The Guardian, 3 Nov 2017

    NORWAY has signed a new agreement with Busara Promotions in Zanzibar in which the country will grant 1,000,000 Norwegian Kroner (approx. 128,200 USD) to the organisation. The agreement was signed by Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, Hanne-Marie Kaarstad and the Busara Promotions Director … read more

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