Sauti za Busara Festival 2017

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One of Africa’s top music festivals is here with us again. Running from the 9th – 12th February, the 14th edition of the Sauti za Busara Festival will be hosted in Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

The theme this year is ‘Music with Identity’. The festival will feature 400 artists from all over Africa proudly showcasing raw talent. The event will be graced by legendary artistes such as Rocky Dawuni. Rocky was named one of Africa’s top 10 Global Stars by CNN and has shared stages with famous musicians such as Stevie Wonder. The list also includes Kenya’s Hart the Band Morocco’s Bob Magaharib and Tanzania’s traditional Tausi Women’s Taarab group, just to name but a few.

Rocky Dawuni performing alongside the legendary Stevie Wonder

Rocky Dawuni performing alongside the legendary Stevie Wonder

Apart from music, Sauti za Busara will also run workshops and seminars. The forums will aim at converging artistes, managers. promoters and agents for the purpose of networking and sharing ideas. An example of such a seminar is the ‘Movers and Shakers, which will be hosted at Monsoon Restaurant in Stone Town,

Book into one of the hotels in Zanzibar. now to avoid the last minute rush. The Maszons Hotel is an example of a budget friendly hotel in Stone Town. It features en-suite bathrooms and an onsite restaurant and bar, perfect for the budget traveler.

Tourists looking to stay at a luxury hotel during the 2017 Sauti za Busara Festival can check into the Seyidda Hotel and Spa. The hotel features a wellness centre where guests can receive relaxing treatments after a long day at the festival.

The Seyyida Hotel and Spa in Stone Town

The Seyyida Hotel and Spa located a few kilometers from the Sauti za Busara Festival venue.

Grab your national flags, dust off your sisal skirts and prepare to dance and get your faces painted at one of Tanzania’s best carnival parades.

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