9 - 12 February 2017

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2017 Line-up Announced!

Flying the "Africa United" flag, the next edition during  9 - 12 February 2017 will feature 400 artists (40 groups) performing live on three stages:

Rocky Dawuni (Ghana)  Yamoto Band (Tanzania)  Sarabi (Kenya)  Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (Ghana / Germany)  Simba & Milton Gulli (Mozambique)  Jagwa Music (Tanzania)  Bob Maghrib (Morocco)  Karyna Gomes (Guinea Bissau)  Sami Dan & Zewd Band (Ethiopia)  Chibite Zawose Family (Tanzania)  Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Wahapahapa Band (Tanzania)  Buganda Music Ensemble (Uganda)  Batimbo Percussion Magique (Burundi)  Kyekyeku (Ghana)  H_art the Band (Kenya)  Grace Barbe (Seychelles)  Roland Tchakounté (Cameroon / France)  Imena Cultural Troupe (Rwanda)  Isau Meneses (Mozambique)  Sahra Halgan Trio (Somaliland)  Tausi Women's Taarab (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  CAC Fusion (Tanzania)  Ze Spirits Band (Tanzania)  Loryzine (Reunion)  Madalitso Band (Malawi)  Mswanu Gogo Vibes (Tanzania)  Matona's G Clef Band (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Afrijam Band (Tanzania)  Cocodo African Music Band (Tanzania)  Kiumbizi (Pemba / Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Rico & the Band (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Usambara Sanaa Group (Tanzania)  Mcharuko Band (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Taarab - Kidumbak Group (Zanzibar / Tanzania)    and more

The festival is 100% live, proudly showcasing quality, originality and innovation, with priority for young and emerging artists and music with cultural identity.


Directed by Merete Stubhaug
Festival Events

Sauti za Busara brings together people from around the world to celebrate African music under African skies.

February

Time

Events

Tue 7

10:00

Tickets - On the Door
A limited number of festival passes and day tickets go on sale at Old Fort Reception. Better if you can to buy your tickets in ADVANCE See details

daily

14:00

Movers & Shakers for invited musicians and arts professionals. Programme includes: Digital Opportunities Workshop for East African artists to increase their online visibility and Censorship vs. Freedom of Expression Seminar. See details

Thu 9

15:00

Batimbo Percussion Magique (Burundi) free performance at Mnarani Michenzani

Thu 9

16:15

Carnival Parade: All are welcome to join the festival kick off from Mnarani Michenzani to Forodhani.

daily

16:00

Forodhani stage - free shows daily in the gardens

daily

19:00

Main venue performances inside the Old Fort

daily

 

Busara Xtra: Festival Fringe events happening across the island. See noticeboards, programmes, website & social media for latest updates

Tue 14

20:00

After-Party: Festival vibes continue at Jambiani on Zanzibar's East Coast for Valentines Night at Coco Blue

Listen to Sauti za Busara 2017 festival artists here


Latest Media Coverage (see more media coverage here)

  • Sauti za Busara announces 2017 artist line-up

    by Music In Africa, 26 Oct 2016

    East Africa's leading music festival Sauti za Busara has announced the line-up for the 2017 edition, which will be held between 9 and 12 February in Zanzibar. The line-up presents a diverse selection from around the continent and the diaspora and includes 25 acts from within East Africa. For many of the artists, this will be their debut performance at the festival and in East Africa … read more

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