Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara Festival Announces Acts for 2013 Edition

Sauti za Busara, one of the most prestigious African music festivals, has announced some of the artists that are set to perform in Zanzibar (Tanzania).

For the 10th edition in February 2013, Sauti za Busara programmers are planning to feature what they call Best of the Best, including audience favorites of past years.

Centered within the ancient walls of Zanzibar’s Old Fort, the main stage hosts hundreds of musicians and performers from all over Africa. An open air cinema in the adjacent amphitheater screens music films from the African Continent and diaspora. Meanwhile throughout town, Zanzibar host a variety of fringe events, also known as Busara Xtra.

The Line Up so far

  • Cheikh Lô (Senegal)
  • Mlimani Park Ochestra (Tanzania)
  • Nathalie Natiembe (Reunion)
  • Culture Musical Club (Zanzibar / Tanzania)
  • Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)
  • Atongo Zimba (Ghana / UK)
  • Owiny Sigoma Band (Kenya / UK)
  • Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal / Sweden)
  • Super Maya Baikoko (Tanzania)
  • Nawal Nawal & Les Femmes De La Lune (Comoros / France)
  • Burkina Electric (Burkina Faso / USA)
  • Lumumba (Tanzania)

More artists are being confirmed.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


One thought on “Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara Festival Announces Acts for 2013 Edition”

  1. How amaizing it sounds,full of fun…..its a big thing that will bring pple from different continents, I would love to bt counted in me and my family if possible, I feel we need a vacation to rekindle our love life.thank you!

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