Carnival Parade


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  • Festival Parade on route by Rashde Fidigo
  • Festival Parade on route by Ibra Muddy

Carnival Parade
Thu 8 Feb, 3:00pm

2:50pm Festival Roadshow arrives at Kisonge, Michenzani
3:00pm Safi Theatre performance
3:25pm Haba na Haba Dance Mob
4:20pm Carnival Parade departs Kisonge
5:00pm Parade arrives at Forodhani Gardens

The starting point and first shows of Sauti za Busara 2018 are at Kisonge Tower, near Michenzani Roundabout (approx 2km from the Old Fort).
As a special treat, we kick off this year’s festival with Safi Theatre, a spectacular group of drummers and acrobats, followed by our first ever Flash Mob, led by the legendary Haba na Haba contemporary dance troupe from Dar es Salaam.

The Parade will set off shortly afterwards, at 4:20pm. This is the one day of the year when even the Zanzibar police are smiling! Local participants include beni brass bands, ngoma drummers, capoeira, mdundiko and kilua dancers, acrobats, stilt-walkers, mwanandege ‘umbrella women’, Maasai and Reki warriors: people of all ages and a dizzying kaleidoscope of colours.

Everyone is welcome to join, as we stop the traffic and rock the streets to arrive in Forodhani Gardens, where a free stage will host performances from 5:15pm.
Join in, have fun, wear your smiles and make some noise!

  • Festival Parade on route at Sauti za Busara 2017 by Robin Batista
  • Festival Parade arrives by Ishu (Ismail Ali Abeid)