(Posted 19th February 2022)
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Amplifying Women’s Voices at Sauti za Busara 2022
Warm greetings from Stone Town, Zanzibar!
Sauti za Busara festival 2022 was held at the Ngome Kongwe aka Old Fort from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 February. The festival showed the world a face of Tanzania and Africa that is often unseen, with close to 4,000 attendees each day from across Africa and other continents united in joy and celebration of live music from across Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Congo, Reunion and South Africa.
Effects of the pandemic had complicated international travel with many countries still enforcing strict Covid protocols. However, despite these and other financial challenges, we managed to pull off what many people are saying was our greatest festival to date!
Once again, we proved audiences yearn for more diverse musical expressions from across the African continent. We showed it is possible to host a uniquely African music experience that brings social and economic benefits for the island, whilst our rich cultural heritage does not have to be compromised for this to successfully take place.
Our spotlight this year shone brightly on female performers from East and southern Africa, under the banner ‘Paza Sauti; Amplifying Women’s Voices’. Behind the scenes, women crew members were also employed as coordinators, technicians, stage managers and security personnel, in recognition that opportunities for women need to be increased across all sectors of the music industry.
Sauti za Busara 2022 Wamwiduka Band (Tanzania) audience (photo Massoud Khamis)
Sauti za Busara 2022 Nomfusi (South Africa) audience (photo Markus Meissl)
Sauti za Busara 2022 Msaki (South Africa) audience (photo Rashid Nadhir)
Sauti za Busara 2022 Zan Ubuntu Band (Zanzibar) (photo Rashde Fidigo)
SAMPA THE GREAT
SITI & THE BAND
BAHATI FEMALE BAND
VideosSauti za Busara lamalizika kwa mafaniko mjini
by DW Kiswahili,
14 Feb 2022Festival highlights by CL Films,
Sat 12 FebFestival highlights by CL Films,
Sun 13 Feb Media coverage
Zanzibar: Despite uncertainties, Sauti za Busara pulls off another successful fest by Music in Africa, 14 Feb 2022
This year’s Sauti za Busara festival was held under the theme, Paza Sauti: Amplifying Women’s Voices. In his opening remarks, festival director Yusuf Mahmoud noted that in the hands of the right people, microphones are “our weapon to fight injustice, to build peace and unity across borders.” … read more
Message of hope as 2022 Sauti za Busara festival lights up Zanzibar
by The East African, 15 Feb 2022 The 19th edition of Sauti za Busara, one of Africa’s finest music festivals reached its peak at the weekend with a taste of Singeli – Tanzania’s music melody – and a message of hope from the government for the continuity of the extravaganza … read more
Last but not least, a very big thank you to all donors, sponsors, partners, friends and family members for your support and encouragement.
Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar
RVS TV, Emerson Zanzibar, Zanlink, Zanzibar Cable TV, Plus Radio, 2Tech Security, Zanzibar International Film Festival, DCMA Zanzibar, Kumi Gifts & Treats, Archipelago Waterfront, Café Foro, Stone Town Café, Hotel Maru Maru, La Taverna, Mercury’s Restaurant, Swahili Soft Technologies, Six Degrees South, ZMMI, Mozeti Tours, Azam Marine, Alliance Française Dar, Music In Africa, United Petroleum, Dar Life, ZANREC
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