Zanzibar, Tanzania – Sauti za Busara is primarily a music
festival, but applications are accepted from theatre and dance companies and
other performing artists. The main focus is on Swahili music but collaborations
with musicians from other parts of the world are very welcome.
All artists wishing to participate in the Festival must send at least one recent
recording (CD, cassette, VHS, DVD or VCD) together with artists’ biography,
information and a letter of request to participate, to reach office of Busara
Promotions (address below) not later than 31 August, 2005.The Festival Selection Committee will review all applications and select groups
bearing in mind artistic creativity and excellence, diversity and gender balance
in programming, entertainment and interest value for our local audiences and
compatibility with other events in the festival program and budget.
For non-Swahili artists, it is most likely that those selected will be with
roots or influences from other parts of the African Continent or diaspora,
Middle East or Indian Ocean region; especially artists interested and able to
participate in workshops and creative collaborations with other East African
For artists performing in the Festival or participating in the workshops, in
most cases the Festival will cover all local expenses in Zanzibar, including
local travel and accommodation, per-diems for food and other incidentals.
Additional payments including artists fees are negotiable and entirely at the
discretion of Festival Director.
International travel costs to Zanzibar for artists from outside the East African
region will only be considered in exceptional cases.
PO Box 3635
Tel: +255 24 223 2423 or +255 (4)747 428478
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