Movers & Shakers

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  • Movers & Shakers at Monsoon SzB2018 photo Peter Bennett

  • Movers and Shakers by Rashde Fidigo

Movers & Shakers
Venue: Monsoon Restaurant (2 minutes' walk from Old Fort or Forodhani Gardens)

Sauti za Busara festival attracts people from all around the world; many have a professional connection with the music industry. Movers & Shakers is our daily forum for professionals, providing a friendly and informal space to meet, network and exchange ideas.

Open to local and international artists, managers, promoters, media professionals, and leaders in the arts. Admission is free, but space is limited.

Fri 14 Feb, 2:00pm
EAC Music Export workshop (for East African artists and managers)
Led by Jess White (Akum Agency) & Journey Ramadhan (Busara Promotions)
English & Swahili; by invitation only

Sat 15 Feb, 2:00pm
Women in Music: Paza Sauti! Kataa Unyanyasaji.
On stage and behind the scenes; challenges and threats; opportunities and success stories
English & Swahili

Sun 16 Feb, 2:00pm
Meet the Artists: close up and intimate
[with Q & A]
English & Swahili

Moderator and panelists

14th Feb  East African ‘music export’ workshop
1 Jess White, Akum Agency
2 Journey Ramadhan, Festival Manager


15th Feb Women in Music: challenges and threats; opportunities and success stories.
1 Carine Tredgold (Zimbabwe),
2 Aziza Ongala (Tanzania)
3 Thaïs Diarra (Switzerland)
4 Ruckhusana Mhagama (Tanzania)


16th Feb Meet the Artists: close up and intimate [with Q & A]
1 Mehdi Qamoum (Morocco)
2 KOG (Ghana)
3 Sibusiso 'Mash' Mashiloane (South Africa)
4 Siti Amina (Zanzibar)


See who is coming

Registration is now closed.