Sauti za Busara is an international music festival, held each February in Zanzibar, showcasing music from the Swahili region, African Continent and diaspora.
In past years, more than 350 groups have performed, including soundafrica's Super Mazembe, Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga, Nneka, Natacha Atlas, Didier Awadi, Bassekou Kouyate, Jagwa Music, Tumi & the Volume, Fredy Massamba, Thandiswa, Culture Musical Club, Orchestre Poly Rythmo and more. The festival features live music only, i.e. no playback.
For artists performing in the Festival are usually paid a modest performance fee and cover local expenses in Zanzibar, including travel, accommodation, food and incidentals. Artists from outside the region may have to find their own travel sponsors.
The festival selection committee meets early August to decide the artists programme for SzB2013. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions before September.
Deadline for application to participate in the 2013 festival is July 31 2012.
Your application can only be considered received before 31 July. Your application must include the following:
More application details or online application can be done on this link.