Sauti za Busara announce 2013 line-up

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

From February 14-17 2013, Zanzibar will once again play host to Sauti Za Busara, one of Africa’s biggest music festivals and one of Songlines’ 25 Best International Festivals 2012 (#84, p55).

The festival is renowned globally for its world-class programming, unique location and welcoming spirit and next year they are showcasing Best of the Best which includes popular acts from the past ten years. 

Festival-goers can expect a vibrant mix of styles, including traditional ngoma, taarab, kidumbak, R&B, Swahili hip-hop, mystic and religious music, theatre, comedy and dance. The main stage will feature acts from all over Africa including the young, up-and-coming band from Zimbabwe, Mokoomba, veteran singer Cheikh Lô from Senegal and Tanzanian group Super Maya Baikoko plus many others. Busara Xtra, a variety of fringe events happening around Zanzibar, will also be taking place in the atmospheric environs of Stone Town.

Zanzibar is also on the Songlines Music Travel 2013 itinerary, where you will be able to explore the wonderful sounds of the Spice Islands, including Sauti Za Busara festival. For more information about the tours available in Zanzibar, and all our other 2013 music trips, please visit our Songlines Music Travel page.

For more information about Sauti Za Busara see: http://busaramusic.org/festivals/2013/

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