13 - 16 Feb 2014 Stone Town, Zanzibar


Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga (Kenya / DRC)  Jupiter & Okwess International (DRC)  Ebo Taylor (Ghana / Germany)  Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate (USA / Guinea)  Waldemar Bastos (Angola / Portugal)  Sona Jobarteh (Gambia / UK)  The Nile Project (Nile Basin)  Noumoucounda Cissoko (Senegal)  Wunmi (Nigeria / UK / USA)  Dizu Plaatjies & The Ibuyambo Ensemble (South Africa)  Addis Acoustic Project ft Melaku Belay (Ethiopia)  OY (Ghana / Switzerland)  Tausi Women's Taarab (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Seven Survivor (Tanzania)  Street Rat and Body Mind & Soul (Malawi)  Tarabband (Egypt / Sweden / Iraq)  Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar / Tanzania)  Baladna Taarab (Zanzibar)  Swahili Encounters (Zanzibar / Various)  Majestad Negra (Puerto Rico)  HAJAmadagascar and The Groovy People (Madagascar / France / Austria)  Jhikoman (Tanzania)  Hoko Roro (Tanzania)  Ashimba (Tanzania)  Segere Original (Tanzania)  Tritonik (Mauritius)  Kara Sylla Ka (Senegal / Switzerland)  Joel Sebunjo (Uganda)  Abantu Mandingo (Tanzania)  Moyize (Rwanda)  Ricky na Marafiki (Kenya)  Kazimoto (Tanzania / Germany)  Pungwa (Zanzibar)  and more


Jamani! We sign off on another amazing year of Sauti za Busara and say farewell to the 11th edition. This year, we were blessed by the rains and still presented all 32 acts from vibrant musicians from all over the world.

We want to give a big thank you to all our artists, crew, donors, sponsors, board members, supporters, and fans of this festival. We couldn't have done it without you and look forward to seeing you next year.

African Music Films


African Music Films: documentaries, music clips, videos and live concert footage.


Seminars and Training Workshops


Seminars and Training Workshops
Building skills for artists, managers, music journalists, filmmakers, sound and lighting technicians from the East Africa region.

Movers & Shakers


Movers & Shakers: Daily networking forum for local and visiting arts professionals.


Festival marketplace


Festival marketplace: food and drinks, festival merchandise, cd’s, and jewellery and handicrafts from local vendors.

Busara Xtra


Busara Xtra: Around the festival, the island is buzzing with a range of fringe events: traditional ngoma drum and dance, fashion shows, dhow races, open-mic sessions, after-parties and performances of Zanzibar’s oldest Taarab orchestras are all arranged by the local community.




Watch our photo galleries from past years to get a sense of what makes Sauti za Busara great.

Busara newsletter

Santuri Safari Movers and Shakers African Music Films Songlines Festival Archive

Donors and Sponsors 2014

Norwegian Embassy   Hivos
Goethe Institut   Embassy of US   MARIE STOPES   SDC   Ultimate Security   Memories of Zanzibar
Zanzibar Unique   Zanlink   Embassy of France   Emerson Spice   Azam Marine   Germany Embassy
        Dr Mehta Hospital            
Media Partners
    RFI     Pride FM