Sauti za Busara 2017: Africa United

News update from Sauti Za Busara

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YOU COULD BE HERE – Book Now to Avoid Disappointment!

Excitement and anticipation are rising fast for Sauti za Busara, one of Africa’s most respected music festivals. Passes for Sauti za Busara 2017 are available for purchase online only until 15th Jan. A limited number of All-Festival passes and day tickets will be available on the door at the Old Fort from 10:00am, Tue 7th Feb.

Special discounts are offered for African passport-holders, Foreign Residents (EAC) and Tanzanian citizens. Admission is free for children (up to age 12, when accompanied by adult).

More info:

AMAZING LINE-UP – Something for Everyone

A rich and diverse feast of musical talents from across the continent is promised, with local taarab orchestras and ngoma masters alongside highlife legends from Ghana, boy-bands and ghetto sensations from Nairobi and Dar, women’s groups  from Guinea-Bissau, Seychelles, Somaliland and Zanzibar, African blues and hiphop pioneers, conscious roots reggae from Morocco and Ethiopia … and more.

Listen #SzB2017 artists playlists on YouTube   Soundcloud

See showtimes    

NEED ACCREDITATION? Here’s all you have to do

Movers & Shakers provides the opportunity for professionals to connect, network, exchange information and ideas. Open to local and international artists, managers, media, promoters and leaders in the arts.
If you wish to participate, please email before 23rd January

Press & Media: See links for media accreditation and press releases

Karyna Gomes(Guinee-Bissau)

SzB2013 N’faly Kouyate

Sami Dan and Zewd Band(Ethiopia)

SzB audience ( photo by Eirik Folkedal)


Thanks to donors, sponsors and festival partners for support to keep Busara moving forwards.
Sauti za Busara 2017 is generously powered by:


Emb Switzerland


Africalia logos     zanlnk     Memories     Mozeti
Ethiopian Airlines     Coastal     Embassy of Germany     Memories



ZIFF     DCMA     Oslo World     WOMEX

fROOTS     chuchufm     Music in Africa     YOURLOGOCOULDBEHERE

Arterial Network     Alliance Francaise Dar     Bigroundboat Music     Blue Banana

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Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique Hotel, Monsoon Restaurant, Inaya Zanzibar, all
Donors & Sponsors and Friends of Busara

Contact Busara

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