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)

  • independent

    Sauti za Busara 2018, The Sounds of Wisdom Uniting Africa

    by Independent Nigeria

    There were over 25 concerts in Lagos alone last December and if you attended more than one of them, you will notice the similarities from one show to the other. They have become monotonous, with the same kind of music, most times same musicians, same dancers, all executing same routines ... read more

  • The Citizen

    A season of reckoning at Sauti za Busara 2018

    by The Citizen, 19 January 2018

    The Sauti za Busara festival is about three weeks away and already there is plenty of action at both the headquarters and at the Old Fort. Having suffered a setback in 2016 when the festival took a hiatus due to funding issues, they now look set to produce a world class show that suits the pedigree of ... read more

  • The Citizen

    Sauti za Busara – a festival of opportunities

    by BongoNews, January 17, 2018

    Zanzibar. Every year in February thousands of music fans from across the globe converge at Stone Town’s Old Fort to experience a unique taste of African music as hosted by Sauti za Busara. Here paths intertwine, business deals are struck, collaborations are sealed and careers are taken to greater heights, as talents are spotted ... read more

  • 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

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