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Sauti za Busara 2019

Final Call for Artists

Tickets & Passes

Nafasi ya Mafunzo

ZIFF 2018

Sauti za Busara 2019: postcard
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Sauti za Busara 2019

Organizers are now super busy preparing the 16th edition of Sauti za Busara which will take place in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 7th – 10th February 2019. The full line up of artists and events will be announced in October. Over four days and nights festival features include:

  • 3 Live Stages: 400+ musicians, 44 shows over 4 days and nights
  • Carnival Parade: Zanzibar Town and outlying districts also buzzing!
  • Swahili Encounters: Local and visiting musicians exchange and collaborate
  • Movers & Shakers: Networking for music industry professionals
  • Busara Xtra: Fringe events, as organised by the local community

Sauti za Busara 2019: Call for Artists
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Final Call for Artists

The deadline for artists’ applications to reach Busara Promotions office is 31 July 2018.
See here for link to application form

For consideration by the official selection committee, applications must include two recent recordings (audio on CD/MP3 format, and/or video on DVD/MP4 format), a short biography and two quality photos. Only complete submissions will be considered.

Sauti za Busara showcases live, original musical in all its diversity from the African Continent and diaspora. Artists from the Arab World and Indian Ocean region are also welcome to apply.

Festival mood SzB2018 (photo Markus Meissl)
Saida Karoli (Tanzania) SzB2018 (photo Ismail Ali Abeid (Ishu))
Maia & the Big Sky (Kenya) SzB2018 (photo Markus Meissl)
Mbanaye (Malawi) at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Mbanaye (Malawi) at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Maulidi ya Homu ya Mtendeni (Zanzibar) SzB2018 (photo Masoud Khamis)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa) SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa) SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Madalitso Band (Malawi) (photo by Birgit Quade)
Madalitso Band (Malawi) (photo by Birgit Quade)
Simba & Milton Gulli (Mozambique) (photo by Link Reuben)
Simba & Milton Gulli (Mozambique) (photo by Link Reuben))
Swahili Encounters (ZNZ Various) at SzB2017 (photo by Robin Batista)
Swahili Encounters (ZNZ Various) at SzB2017 (photo by Robin Batista)

Tickets & Passes

Please consider purchasing VIP Passes to show your support and help keep Sauti za Busara alive.                                                
Special discounts are offered for Tanzanian citizens and African passport holders.


until 31 Oct only

  VIP Grand Stand

US$ 150

  Regular (International)

US$ 100

  All Africa (Citizens)

US$ 50

  East Africa (Residents)

US$ 50

  Tanzania (Citizens)

US$ 8 (19,000/- TSh)

  Children (up to 12, accompanied)



Festival Tickets & Passes are now available online. Early-Bird Supersaver rates apply until 31 October only, subject to availability.
See websitefor more info, press resources, photo galleries and video highlights.


Tarehe ya kuanza: 1/09/2018

Busara Promotions inatoa fursa ya mafunzo kwa vijana wa kitanzania (wa kike/kiume) wanaopendelea kujifunza mambo mbalimbali yanayohusu uandaaji na usimamizi wa matamasha.
Sifa za Muombaji: Lazima awe Mtanzania, umri kati ya miaka 18-30, anependa muziki, mtu anaejutuma.
Kwa maombi: Tuma barua kupitia barua pepe ( au unaweza kuwakisha maombi yako kwenye ofisi zetu zilizopo Maisara nyuma ya kiwanja viwanja vya golf.

Mwisho wa kupokea maombi 17/08/2018.

Siti & the Band (Zanzibar) SzB2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
Siti & the Band (Zanzibar) SzB2018 (photo Rashde Fidigo)
Sami Dan & Zewd Band (Ethiopia) (photo by Peter Bennett)
Sami Dan & Zewd Band (Ethiopia) (photo by Peter Bennett)
Ribab Fusion (Morocco) audience at Sauti za Busara 2018 (photo Peter Bennett)
Night time audience at SzB2018 (photo Peter Bennett)

Thanks to Donors & Sponsors s Emb-Switzerland s Zanlink s YOURLOGOCOULDBEHERE s YOURLOGOCOULDBEHERE s YOURLOGOCOULDBEHERE sikala lodges s ziff s DCMA ss Music in Africa s fROOTS s .osloworld

Busara Promotions
P O Box 3635
Stone Town
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Find us off the airport road, Maisara Tel: +255 24 223 2423
or +255 773 822 294

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