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.
- The next Sauti za Busara edition will shake the walls of Stone Town during Fri 12 – Sat 13 February 2021
- 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
- Early-Bird Supersaver Tickets are available until 31st October 2020.
YUGEN BLAKROK (South Africa); MILTON GULLI (Mozambique); BARNABA CLASSIC (Tanzania); SITI MUHARAM (Zanzibar); DAWDA JOBARTEH (The Gambia); MAALLEM ABDELKEBIR MERCHANE (Morocco); DJAM (Algeria); MORENA LERABA (Lesotho); SIKA KOKOO (Ghana); SANDRA NANKOMA (Uganda); DOGO FARA (Reunion); TOFA BOY (Zanzibar); MISOJI NKWABI (Tanzania); SHABO MAKOTA (Tanzania); STONE TOWN ROCKERZ (Zanzibar / Tanzania)