Sauti za Busara festival


Sauti za Busara is an annual music festival that takes place in Stone Town, Zanzibar. The festival is organised by Busara Promotions, a non-profit entity registered in Zanzibar.

The festival attracts people from all over the world to celebrate wealth and diversity in African music. The event also develops skills and promotes the livelihoods of the people of Zanzibar and Tanzania.

Sauti za Busara usually takes place over four days during the second week of February, featuring both new and established artists, the festival showcases a diverse and dynamic programme of live music from Africa and the diaspora, highlighting music with cultural identity.

For information about the festival dates visit:


Sauti za Busara 2020 promo (line-up)

Performing opportunity: CALL FOR ARTISTS: Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar, Feb 2020.
Open until 31st July 2019, the Call is for live, original and diverse music connected to Africa.
For more info and link to application form see


Sauti za Busara 2020 promo (line-up)
#SzB2019 festival line-up
Sauti za Busara 2019 festival promo
SzB2018 Video Promo
Sauti za Busara 2017 festival teaser (1 min)
What was the impact for Zanzibar with no Sauti za Busara 2016?
SzB More Than a Festival 2012
festival highlights 2006
SzB festival highlights 2007
SzB festival highlights 2004
Sauti za Busara 2015: Together as One
Rico Single & Swahili Vibes
Tunaweza Band
1 Culture Musical Club
Sauti za Busara 2015 TV Ad
BK tribute BUSARA 2014 engsubs
Yusuf Mahmoud on Music as a Weapon
Sauti za Busara 2013 - 10th edition (OFFICIAL)
Sauti za Busara 2013 - 10th edition (official promo)
SzB TV commercial



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