Sauti za Busara is a pan-African music festival organised annually in February by Busara Promotions, a non-profit NGO registered in Zanzibar. Celebrating cultural diversity and live performance, the event provides employment for an East Africa music industry in exchange with other regions.
African music unites people in celebration. The unique mix of artists and audiences at Sauti za Busara are the key to its success. 29,000 people from all corners of the world attended over four days in February 2020, only a month before the first coronavirus case was recorded in Tanzania. Thankfully, the number of fatalities has remained low in this country. However, bearing in mind travel restrictions and other uncertainties around the pandemic, our next festival will be a two-day edition. We will show the world African music is still alive & strong, and demonstrate how music contributes to our social, cultural and economic recovery.
Our main concern is the well-being of artists, visitors, the local population and all involved in the event. Additional safety measures will be in place to ensure your Sauti za Busara 2021 experience is beyond all expectations.
- The next Sauti za Busara edition will shake the walls of Stone Town during
- In the Old Fort aka Ngome Kongwe, a main stage will host 14 shows, including groups (tbc) from Zanzibar, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana, Reunion island, Morocco and Algeria
- Busara Xtra events take place across Zanzibar from 7 – 14 February 2021, as organised by the local community
For more information visit www.busaramusic.org
Karibuni sana, and welcome to the friendliest festival on the planet!