Featuring top-quality musical performances by more than 400 established and upcoming artists (40 groups in total), Sauti za Busara has already established itself as one of Africa’s leading music festivals. It’s an event that unites people in celebration.
The main stage of the festival is within Stone Town’s historic Old Fort. Performances run from Thursday through til Sunday, starting in the late afternoon, and continuing virtually non-stop into the evening, with the final band taking to the stage around midnight.
Admission is free to East African residents until 5pm. After that you need a ticket or pass. Prices vary for citizens, residents, and visitors. VIP tickets are available for those who prefer seating.
Hey, it's not just us. With so many people in town all sorts of fringe events, activities and performances are organised by hotels, restaurants and businesses.
We call it “Busara Xtra” and we'll do our best to let you know what's happening.
If you are planning something – tell us your news – and we’ll promote it for free!
Only a few spaces remaining for stalls and traders.
The festival would not be possible without the generous support of our donors and sponsors – both financial and 'in kind'. To all potential donors and sponsors, we have prepared a sponsorship pack, including a list of “benefits for logo sponsors”, and a list of imaginative ways that your name can be seen as part of the Festival's success.
For further details, please contact us before the 1 December 2009.
“Impressive and engrossing” Charlie Gillett “A remarkable documentary” Simon Broughton, Songlines “A delight from beginning to end” Howard Male, The Independent “A living folk-memory of Swahili music” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Festival organisers are pleased to acknowledge the faith, vision and generous support of our donors and sponsors, without whom Sauti za Busara would not be possible. At this stage of preparation, budgeting and planning are always a nightmare for us. We've received some promises and still need many more. So far, Festival 2010 is powered by:
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festival party sponsor
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Goethe-Institut, US Embassy, UNDP, Gallery Tours, ZanAir, Memories of Zanzibar, Zanlink, Dhow Countries Music Academy , WOMEX, Embassy of Denmark, Stone Town Café, Mercury’s Restaurant, Archipelago Café & Restaurant, Tabasam Tours, Monsoon Restaurant, Linear Velocity, Footcandles, www.zanzibar.net
Thanks also to: Ministry for Information, Culture & Sports, and to all the people of Zanzibar: "Shukurani kwa kukubali kuwa tamasha hili ni letu sote na mchango wenu ndio ambao umelifanikisha."
Tel: +255 24 223 2423 or +255 784 925 499 or +255 773 822 294
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