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Sauti za Busara 2019

Annually during February, Sauti za Busara festival offers a magical experience for people from across the world to celebrate African music. The next edition will shake the walls of the Old Fort in Stone Town, Zanzibar during Thurs 7– Sun 10 February 2019, with 44 performances on three stages.

The first round of artists is listed below, with more to be confirmed. Check the festival website regularly for latest updates to the line-up.

Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) - 'Masangango'
Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) - 'Masangango'
Afrigo Band (Uganda) – ‘Oswadde Nyo’
Afrigo Band (Uganda) – ‘Oswadde Nyo’
Fid Q (Tanzania) - 'Fresh'
Fid Q (Tanzania) - 'Fresh'
Fadhilee Itulya
Fadhilee Itulya (Kenya) – ‘Freedom’
Ifrikya Spirit (Algeria) – ‘Africa’ (live)
Ifrikya Spirit (Algeria) – ‘Africa’ (live)
Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar) – ‘Chungu’
Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar) – ‘Chungu’
S Kide ft. Man Doka Dulla Makabila (Tanzania) – ‘Team Wehu’
S Kide ft. Man Doka Dulla Makabila (Tanzania) – ‘Team Wehu’
M'Toro Chamou (Mayotte) - 'Radio Tranganika'
M'Toro Chamou (Mayotte) - 'Radio Tranganika'
Faith Mussa (Malawi) - ‘Mdidi’
Faith Mussa (Malawi) - ‘Mdidi’
Shamsi Music (Kenya) – ‘Murata’
Shamsi Music (Kenya) – ‘Murata’
Ithrene (Algeria) – ‘El Fouchi’
Ithrene (Algeria) – ‘El Fouchi’’
Sofaz (Reunion) – ‘Piton Doulèr’ (live)
Sofaz (Reunion) – ‘Piton Doulèr’ (live)

Artists Line-Up (first round; more to be announced)

Afrigo Band (Uganda)Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)Fid Q (Tanzania)Mkubwa na Wanawe Crew (Tanzania)Ifrikya Spirit (Algeria)Ithrene (Algeria)Fadhilee Itulya (Kenya)Tausi Women's Taarab (Zanzibar / Tanzania)Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar / Tanzania)Hoba Hoba Spirit (Morocco)M'Toro Chamou (Mayotte / Reunion)Sofaz (Reunion)Tune Recreation Committee (South Africa)Jackie Akello (Uganda)Shamsi Music (Kenya)Dago Roots (Reunion)Trio Kazanchis +2 (Ethiopia / Switzerland)Damian Soul (Tanzania)S Kide & Wakupeti Band (Tanzania)Faith Mussa (Malawi)Lydol (Cameroon)Stone Town Rockerz (Zanzibar / Tanzania)Man Sulei Tara Jazz (Zanzibar / Tanzania)Wamwiduka Band (Tanzania)Eli Maliki (Uganda)...and more

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Tickets & Passes

Tickets for Sauti za Busara 2019 are available to buy securely and safely online, with 50% discount for all African passport-holders and EAC Residents. Further discounts are offered for Tanzanian citizens. Early Bird Supersaver discounts are available for everyone – only until 31 October! For ticket prices and bookings see

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Stone Town sunset by ASnyder
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Info for Visitors

First time to Zanzibar? See Info for Visitors
Getting to Zanzibar
We recommend these airlines and ferry companies for travelling to Zanzibar

Ethiopian Airlines

from Africa and beyond

Coastal Aviation

from Tanzania

Azam Marine

Dar to Zanzibar

Stalls & Traders

A limited number of stall spaces are available for rental inside or close to the Old Fort throughout the festival, to trade or display your goods.

Priority is given to local and East African traders offering unique and locally made arts, crafts, clothes, music, food and refreshments.

Click here for stalls and traders application form

Music Industry Events

ACCES Music in Africa Conference
ACCES Music in Africa Conference (Nairobi, Kenya) 15 - 17 Nov 2018
WOMEX World Music Expo
WOMEX World Music Expo (Gran Canaria, Spain) 24 - 28 Oct 2018

Thanks to Donors & Sponsors

We aim to keep the festival accessible for all. Ticket sales cover only 30% of production costs.

We offer high-visibility for festival partners, including TV, radio and other media coverage, promotion on YouTube, facebook, instagram and twitter, in festival newsletters and photo photo galleries, branding at venues and press conferences, with complimentary tickets for your staff or clients.

To request a Festival Sponsor Pack, please contact Festival Manager:

Thanks to all donors, sponsors and partners for supporting Sauti za Busara 2019: s Emb-Switzerland
Zenji_FM_96.8 s Zanlink s Memories-of-Zanzibar s YOURLOGOCOULDBEHERE s Emerson Zanzibar s Embassy of France s Embassy of Germany s Ethiopian Airlines s ziff s DCMA s fROOTS s womex_18 s Music in Africa s YOURLOGOCOULDBEHERE s YOURLOGOCOULDBEHERE s IOMMA s Alliance Francaise Dar s .osloworld s Taperia Wine & Tapas Bar


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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