Sauti za Busara 2020

Sauti za Busara is listed as one of Africa’s top music events by BBC, CNN, Songlines magazine and others, and widely acclaimed as ‘the friendliest festival on the planet’.

The 17th edition will rock the walls of Stone Town in Zanzibar during 13th – 16th February 2020.

Sauti za Busara highlights music with cultural identity. With 44 shows on three stages over four days, the festival showcases music from across the Continent, whilst mainly focussing on the East Africa region.

Daily Movers & Shakers sessions offer networking opportunities for artists, managers, music promoters, media and other professionals.

The Call for Artists is open until 31st July 2019. The Festival Selection Committee gives preference to:

  • Unique music with cultural identity connected to Africa, the Arab World and Indian Ocean
  • Women artists, or groups led by women
  • Young, new and emerging talents
  • Musicians with messages that are positive, relevant and useful to society
  • Artists with profile already uploaded to
  • Musicians who perform ‘100% live’!

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