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Sauti za Busara 2019: Call for Artists

Sauti za Busara 2018: United in Music

Thanks to Donors & Sponsors

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Sauti za Busara 2019: Call for Artists

Sauti za Busara 2019: Call for Artists

The next edition of East Africa's top music festival is planned to shake the walls of Zanzibar during 7 - 10 February 2019.

Sauti za Busara 2019 will showcase a diverse programme of live performances by original musicians from the African Continent and diaspora. Artists from the Arab World and Indian Ocean are also welcome to apply.

The Call for Artists is open only until 31st July 2018. For more information and link to application form, see www.busaramusic.org/callforartists

Ribab Fusion (Morocco) at Sauti za Busara 2018 photo Markus Meissl
Day time audience at SzB2018 (photo Markus Meissl)
Venue branding daytime at Sauti za Busara 2018 photo Rashde Fidigo
Main venue at SzB2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco) audience at Sauti za Busara 2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Night time audience at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)

Sauti za Busara 2018: United in Music

During 8 -11 February 2018, in Stone Town Zanzibar people once again joined in celebration, united in music. The audience included 10,000 people of different backgrounds, ages and nationalities. 56% were from Zanzibar and Tanzania, with visitors from across Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

Sauti za Busara 2018 shone its spotlight on quality, live African music. On three stages over four days, the festival showcased electrifying performances by world-class talents from Zanzibar and Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Switzerland.

Outreach events included the Carnival Parade, 'Movers & Shakers' networking meetings for local and visiting arts professionals and a variety of Busara Xtra fringe events as organised by the local community.

Click here to download SzB 2018 Festival Programme (01/18, 8MB)
Click here to download SzB 2018 Festival Report (03/18, 4MB)
Click here to see SzB 2018 Photo Highlights

Mbanaye (Malawi) at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Mbanaye (Malawi) at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Carnival Parade Mwanandege (Umbrella) at SzB2018 photo Nayssa Said Photography
Carnival Parade Mwanandege (Umbrella) at SzB2018 (photo Nayssa Said Photography)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa) at SzB2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa) at SzB2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
CAC Fusion (Tanzania) audience Forodhani at SzB2018 photo Nayssa Said Photography
Forodhani audience at SzB2018 (photo Nayssa Said Photography)
Audiences at SzB2018 (photo Link Reuben)
Night audience at SzB2018 (photo Link Reuben)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco) audience at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Main stage audience at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)

Media Coverage

globalvoices

Dailnews

thecitizen

Zenji-fm

mwananchi

Take_a_stand

DAR LIFE

Dailnews

thecitizen

Zenji-fm

Sauti za Busara celebrates Africa's DNA
By Amanda Lichtenstein for Music in Africa, 13 February 2018 ... read more

East Africa holds its own at Busara 2018
By Iman Mani, Daily News 13 February 2018 ... read more

East African Women in the Music Industry Sing Out Against Male Domination
by Amanda Lichtenstein, Global Voices, 14 February 2018 ... read more

Sauti za Busara Festival Ended on Good Vibes...
By Salome Gregory, The Citizen, 12 February 2018 ... read more

How far will Emerson's vision take Zanzibar music?
by The Citizen, 23 February 2018 ... read more

At Sauti za Busara Festival, Music Professionals Ask: Can One Song Really Change the World?
by Amanda Lichtenstein, Global Voices, 20 February 2018 ... read more

Saida Karoli adhihirisha uwezo wa kulitawala Jukwaa
By Laila Sued February 11, 2018 ... soma zaidi

Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble (Zanzibar) at SzB2018 (photo Link Reuben)
Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble (Zanzibar) at SzB2018 (photo Link Reuben)
Fatma Zidan (Egypt - Denmark) at SzB2018 (photo Masoud Khamis)
Fatma Zidan (Egypt - Denmark) at SzB2018 (photo Masoud Khamis)
Somi (Uganda - USA) at SzB2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
Somi (Uganda - USA) at SzB2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
Segere Original (Tanzania) at SzB2018 photo Markus Meissl
Segere Original (Tanzania) at SzB2018 (photo Markus Meissl)
Venue branding daytime at SzB2018 photo Rashde Fidigo
Old Fort, Stone Town. Main venue for Sauti za Busara 2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
Carnival Parade Ngoma ya Kiumbizi (Kombeni Primary School Zanzibar) at SzB2018 photo Nayssa Said Photography
Carnival Parade (Kombeni Primary School Zanzibar) at SzB2018 (photo Nayssa Said Photography)

Thanks to Donors & Sponsors

http://www.norway.go.tz/ s Emb-Switzerland s Africalia s Memories of Zanzibar s Zanlink s Mozeti s 2Tech_Security s Coastal Aviation s Embassy of Germany s Zenji Digital Television s chuchu fm s ikala lodges s Emerson Zanzibar s ziff s DCMA s tif tv zanzibar s Music in Africa s fROOTS s womex s IOMMA s AFRIKAYNA and AAL s Alliance Francaise Dar. s marumaru s kendwa rocks s Golden tulip dar city center s TAKE A STAND s

With special thanks to artists’ travel sponsors, media partners, staff, crew, family and friends of Busara

See here full list of Sauti za Busara 2018 Donors & Sponsors

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Contact Busara

Busara Promotions
P O Box 3635
Stone Town
Zanzibar, Tanzania

busara@busara.or.tz

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

See you at the next edition!
See you at the next edition!
7 - 10 February 2019

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