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Centred for four days in the historic Old Fort in Stone Town, the festival also features "Busara Xtra" fringe events around Zanzibar town, suburbs and rural locations. In all, more than four hundred musicians participate in the main festival, with a continuous daily programme of music from 4pm to 2am. Admission is free for all up until sunset.

"With some forty acts to accommodate, Sauti za Busara was a musical buffet whose maitre-d' refused to let the guests overeat on any particular dish." Arno Kopecky

"the biggest smile on my face stayed with me the whole time I was on the mind blowing island, I knew that this was place that I really needed to be." Buddha Blaze, Baobab Connection

"Festivals bring people together, help invigorate young people's interest in local culture, help the artists themselves to meet and learn frzz busara text.rtfdom each other, and promote a new kind of culturally conscious tourism for Tanzania" Yusuf Mahmoud, Festival Director

"I am still new to music festivals in Africa, but what I can tell is that they are so much more fun than the European ones…. the Indian Ocean is right next door, you have sand between your toes, and it is warm… people are friendlier, the performers move around in the crowd - and the beer is cheaper" Pernille, louder than swahili

Busara Promotions,
PO Box 3635,
Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tel: +255 24 223 2423 
or +255 784 925 499
or +255 773 822 294

Find us between Africa House and Serena Inn, opposite Amore Mio.