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Sauti za Busara – Romantic Zanzibar’s Music Festival

The Zanzibar Music Festival – Sauti za Busara, which means Sounds of Wisdom, takes place annually in February.  The festival is held in Stone Town on the romantic island of Zanzibar.  Sauti za Busara is a showcase for the best and most exciting African music.  It features a dynamic variety of African music with more than four hundred musicians participating over five days. Every year during February the ancient walls of the Old Fort resonate as people come together in celebration. The festival is supplemented with fringe events in town and across the island including a carnival street parade.

Sauti za Busara is widely known as ‘the friendliest festival on the planet’.   In its ninth year, the festival is known for championing Swahili music and for being an event that unites music lovers from Zanzibar and all around the world.   Zanzibar’s African-inspired music festival has announced the acts that will feature in its 8-12 February extravaganza next year, with an emphasis on East African sounds, but also flavors from the rest of Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Music Festival

Sauti za Busara - The friendliest festival on the planet

2012 Festival Line up [Read More]