7 – 10 February 2019

#SzB2019 Festival Line-up

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

Sauti za Busara 2019

Sauti za Busara brings people together to celebrate African music under African skies. Organisers are now super busy preparing the 16th edition of Sauti za Busara which will take place in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 7th 10th February 2019. Features include:

  • 3 Live Stages: 400+ musicians, 44 shows over 4 days and nights
  • Carnival Parade: Zanzibar Town and outlying districts also buzzing!
  • Swahili Encounters: Local and visiting musicians exchange and collaborate
  • Movers & Shakers: Networking for music industry professionals
  • Busara Xtra: Fringe events, as organised by the local community

The full line up of artists and events will be announced in October.


Tickets & Passes

Festival Tickets & Passes are now available online. Early-Bird Supersaver rates apply until 31 October only, subject to availability. 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.

Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)


  • 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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