If you are looking for a music festival with a difference, you simply cannot miss attending the 12th editions of this year’s Sauti Za Busara Music Festival which is being held this February.
Sauti Za Busara is considered to be East Africa’s premium music extravaganza, bringing thousands of people together in a celebration of the richness of Africa’s finest talent.
The 2015 edition will include audience favourites of past years – plus an open air movie theatre adjacent to the amphitheatre will be screening music movies from the far corners of the African Continent.
Visiting Zanzibar is a brilliant destination, therefore it would be a terrible shame if you did not travel a bit further north after the last beats have died down to stay at one of the many wonderful backpackers on offer, or lazed and snorkelled on the white stretches of pristine white beaches soaking up some serious sunshine.
The ancient walls of the historic town of Stonetown offers the perfect, idyllic and romantic backdrop to this year’s Sauti Za Busara Music Festival, which takes place from the 12th to the 15th of February, 2015.
Sauti Za Busara, or “sounds of wisdom” in Swahili, is also known as the Zanzibar Music Festival – a celebration of festivities that is held each and every February.
Aside from some of the most talented African reverberations that can be found throughout the continent, there are night-time food markets, carnival parades, traditional dhow races, a fashion show as well as sunset DJ sessions featuring South African house pioneer, Lulo Café.
The chief venue of the festival includes the Old Fort as well as neighbouring Forodhani Gardens – both located in Stone Town, which is the capital of Zanzibar; furthermore, side events take place in numerous other settings dotted throughout this ancient city as well as other places throughout Zanzibar.
For regular information and updates about Sauti Za Busara, visit www.busaramusic.org
What you can expect:
- Over 200 musical talents – these include upcoming as well as established musicians, acoustic and electric music hailing from East African and beyond – all live.
- Audience favourites from pat festivals.
- You will be able to enjoy a wide range of music videos as well as live concert footage.
- A festival marketplace offering fine fare such as food and drink, a market and a variety of wares on sale.
- Traditional Ngoma drum and dance are other events as well as after-parties and performances of Zanzibar’s oldest Taarab orchestras arranges by the locals.
Don’t miss this year’s 2015 Sauti Za Busara Music Festival – it could prove to be an unforgettable musical experience.