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Sauti za Busara festival: one month to go!

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Sauti za Busara, aka the friendliest festival on the planet, will share messages for peace and unity during its 12th edition in Zanzibar during February 12 – 15. As always, the festival builds appreciation for the wealth and diversity of music from East Africa and beyond.

The final line-up of confirmed artists includes  Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana / USA),   Alikiba (Tanzania),   Octopizzo and band (Kenya),   Ihhashi Elimhlophe (South Africa),   Tcheka (Cape Verde),   Sarabi (Kenya),  The Brother Moves On (South Africa),   Culture Musical Club (Zanzibar),   Ahamada Smis ‘Origines’ Trio (Comoros / France / Zanzibar),   Mim Suleiman (Zanzibar / UK),   Isabel Novella (Mozambique),   Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania),   Aline Frazão (Angola),   Tsiliva (Madagascar),   Leo Mkanyia and the Swahili Blues Band (Tanzania),   Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta (Zanzibar),   Thaïs Diarra (Senegal / Mali / Switzerland),   Liza Kamikazi and band (Rwanda),   Erik Aliana (Cameroon),   Bonaya Doti (Kenya),   Mpamanga (Madagascar),   Mgodro Group (Zanzibar),   Djmawi Africa (Algeria),   Rico Single & Swahili Vibes (Zanzibar),   Zee Town Sojaz (Zanzibar),   Ifa Band (Tanzania),  Mwahiyerani (Tanzania),   Loryzine (Réunion / France),   Tunaweza Band (Tanzania),   Mabantu Africa (Tanzania),   Cocodo African Music (Tanzania),   Kiki Kidumbaki (Zanzibar),   DCMA Young Stars (Zanzibar),   Capoeira Brazil Zanzibar (Zanzibar),   Shirikisho Sanaa Group (Zanzibar),   Babawatoto Centre (Tanzania)  and more.

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BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR (GHANA/USA)

ALIKIBA (TANZANIA)
Ihashi
IHHASHI ELIMHLOPHE (SOUTH AFRICA)
Tcheka
TCHEKA (CAPE VERDE)

SARABI (KENYA)

THE BROTHER MOVES ON (SOUTH AFRICA)

MIM SULEIMAN (ZANZIBAR/UK)

ISABEL NOVELLA (MOZAMBIQUE)

MSAFIRI ZAWOSE (TANZANIA)

ALINE FRAZ├O (ANGOLA)
Sarabi
TSILIVA (MADAGASCAR)
Octopizzo and band
THA¤S DIARRA (SENEGAL /MALI/ SWITZERLAND)
Octopizzo and band
ERIK ALIANA (CAMEROON)
Octopizzo and band
DJMAWI AFRICA (ALGERIA)
Octopizzo and band
MWAHIYERANI (TANZANIA )
The last song before the war

African Music Films Programme

African music feature films and clips complement the live performances. The Old Fort Amphitheatre transforms into a cinema space where festival-goers can gather to watch a feast of big screen projections including; The Last Song Before the War (Mali/USA), 100% Dakar (Senegal/Austria), Maramaso (Kenya) and the world premiere of I Shot Bi Kidude (Tanzania/UK), featuring exclusive footage of the final chapters in the life of a Zanzibar music legend.

Here is the festival timetable for all performances and film screenings.

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The festival theme says it all; Together as One: Amani Ndio Mpango Mzima, with its main focus on Tanzanian music.

As Yusuf Mahmoud, director of the festival says, ‘Music communicates with all of us, regardless of age, gender, language, religion or politics. It teaches us to respect our differences and value diversity.’

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Movers & Shakers

Professionals connect at Movers & Shakers

Sauti za Busara attracts music professionals from Dar to Dakar.  Movers & Shakers provide a place for them to get together, exchange ideas and network. The forum takes place each afternoon of the festival, with topics including; Music In Africa: increasing access & exchange, Music for Peace? and an opportunity to meet festival artists face-to-face. If you are a musician, manager, promoter, festival organiser, journalist, or other arts professional and would like to participate, please email linda@busara.or.tz to request an invitation.

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Are you an early bird? Book your tickets with safe booking online before January 15th and save 10% on the door prices.

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For further information on Sauti za Busara including photo galleries, video highlights, media coverage and more, see www.busaramusic.org

Visiting Zanzibar: tips on flights, ferries, accommodation and more

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... and also thanks to:

www.zanzibar.net, Southern Sun DSM, Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel, Alliance Française de Dar, Chuchu FM Radio, SMOLE II, Monsoon Restaurant, Mercury's Restaurant, Archipelago Restaurant, Doctor Mehta, Embassy of Germany, Embassy of France, Association Franco Zanzibarite (AFZ), Stone Town Café and Friends of Busara

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Busara Promotions
PO Box 3635
Stone Town
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Find us on the airport road, opposite Golf Club

busara@busara.or.tz

Tel: +255 24 223 2423
or +255 773 822 294

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