Final Call for Artists: Sauti za Busara 2018

Sauti Za Busara – Final Call for Artists

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Sauti za Busara 2018
Final Call for Artists
Tickets & Passes
Job Vacancies


Ze Spirits Band (TZ) (Photo by Birgit Quade)

Ze Spirits Band (TZ) (Photo by Birgit Quade)

Usambara Sanaa Group TZ (Photo by Markus Meissl)

Usambara Sanaa Group TZ (Photo by Markus Meissl)


Roland Tchakounté (Cameroon) by Robin Batista

Sauti za Busara 2018

Organisers are now busy preparing the 15th edition of Sauti za Busara which will take place in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 8– 11 February 2018. The full line up of artists and events will be announced in October. Over four days and nights the festival plans to feature:

  • 3 Live Stages: 400+ musicians, 40 groups, 44 shows over 4 days and nights
  • Carnival Parade: Zanzibar Town and outlying districts abuzz with razzmatazz!
  • Swahili Encounters: Local and visiting musicians collaborations
  • Movers & Shakers: Local and visiting industry professionals network and exchange
  • Busara Xtra: Fringe events across the island, as organised by the local community

#SzB2018 #unitedinmusic

Batimbo Percussion Magique Burundi by Peter Bennett

Batimbo Percussion Magique Burundi by Peter Bennett

Bob Maghrib (Morocco) ( Photo by Markus Meissl)

Bob Maghrib (Morocco) ( Photo by Markus Meissl)

Final Call for Artists

The deadline for applications to reach Busara Promotions office is 31 July 2017.
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 music from the African Continent and diaspora. Artists from the Arab World and Indian Ocean region are also welcome to apply.

SzB2018 advert call for artists H art online

Bob Maghrib Audience at SZB17 (Photo by ASnyder)

Bob Maghrib Audience at SZB17 (Photo by ASnyder)

Swahili Encounters (ZNZ Various) by Peter Bennett

Swahili Encounters (ZNZ Various) by Peter Bennett

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
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) FREE

Festival Passes are on sale now. Supersaver prices as above will be available only until 31 October, subject to availability.

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See website for more info, press resourcesphoto galleries and video highlights.

Job Vacancies

Team Busara KaziKazi by Rashde Fidigo

Team Busara KaziKazi by Rashde Fidigo


Start date: immediate; Salary negotiableBusara Promotions seeks to recruit an experienced professional Fundraising Manager to secure funds for the annual Sauti za Busara festival.

The successful applicant will be based in Zanzibar. S/he must be fully computer literate, with proven success in grant proposal-writing. Written and spoken English must be excellent, with proficiency in Swahili desirable. Interested candidates please email your CV and letter of motivation to reach before 16 July 2017.


Tarehe ya kuanza: 1/09/2017Busara 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 21/07/2017.

ZIFF 2017

Congratulations to ZIFF on accomplishing 20 years.

Get ready for a fantastic selection of films, performances, workshops and more.

Taking place in Stone Town, Zanzibar during
8 – 16 July 2017, for more information visit:

Thanks to Donors & Sponsors

Busara Promotions gives thanks and respect to donors, sponsors and partners for their generous support.


Emb Switzerland


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ZIFF    Music in Africa    TAKE A STAND    Ikala Zanzibar     fROOTS    Oslo World    DCMA

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

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