Sauti za Busara 2017

Genre : Festival | Zanzibar

From thursday 09 to sunday 12 february 2017

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Sauti za Busara festival is THE annual music event in East Africa and widely known as ‘the friendliest festival on the planet'. 

The 14th edition is scheduled to take place 9 - 12 February 2017 in Stone Town, Zanzibar: African music under African skies.

Flying the "Africa United" flag, this year's festival will feature 400 artists (40 groups) performing live on three stages:

Rocky Dawuni (Ghana)  Sarabi (Kenya)  Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band(Ghana / Germany)  Simba & Milton Gulli (Mozambique)  Jagwa Music(Tanzania)  Bob Maghrib (Morocco)  Karyna Gomes (Guinea Bissau)  Sami Dan & Zewd Band (Ethiopia)  Chibite Zawose Family (Tanzania)  Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar)  Wahapahapa Band (Tanzania)  Batimbo Percussion Magique(Burundi)  Kyekyeku (Ghana)  H_art the Band (Kenya)  Grace Barbé (Seychelles) Roland Tchakounté (Cameroon / France)  Imena Cultural Troupe (Rwanda)  Isau Meneses (Mozambique)  Sahra Halgan Trio (Somaliland)  Tausi Women's Taarab(Zanzibar)  Swahili Encounters (Zanzibar / Various)  CAC Fusion (Tanzania)  Ze Spirits Band (Tanzania)  Loryzine (Reunion)  Madalitso Band (Malawi)  Mswanu Gogo Vibes (Tanzania)  Matona's G Clef Band (Zanzibar)  Afrijam Band(Tanzania)  Cocodo African Music Band (Tanzania)  Kiumbizi (Pemba)  Rico & the Band (Zanzibar)  Usambara Sanaa Group (Tanzania)  Mcharuko Band (Zanzibar) Taarab - Kidumbak Group (Zanzibar)    and more

The festival is 100% live, proudly showcasing quality, originality and innovation, with priority for young and emerging artists and music with cultural identity.

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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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