Sauti za Busara 2012 from 8th – 12th Feb

Sauti za Busara 2012

Sauti za Busara 2012 Poster

Excitement building as East Africa’s number one music festival draws closer

The 9th edition of the annual Sauti za Busara music festival in Zanzibar is scheduled to take place from 8 – 12 February 2012. After receiving over 600 applications to participate from artists in more than sixty countries, around 31 groups were selected to perform on the main stage in Zanzibar’s Old Fort. Previous years editions have featured renowned acts such as Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga (DRC/ Kenya), Bi Kidude (Tanzania), Thandiswa (South Africa), Bassekou Kouyate (Mali) and Didier Awadi (Senegal). The 2012 line up includes,

Zanzibar: Kidumbaki JKU, Shirikisho Sanaa, Skuli ya Kiongoni, Swahili Vibes Band, Tandaa Traditional Group, Tausi Women’s Taarab, Utamaduni JKU, Kidumbaki JKU, Wanafunzi wa SOS

Zanzibar ( Pemba): Juhudi Taarab, Mkota Spirit Dancers

Tanzania mainland: Lady Jaydee, Leo Mkanyia, Lumumba Theatre Group, Seven Survivor, Tunaweza Band, Jembe Culture Group, Jagwa Music , FM Academia

Uganda: Ndere Troupe, Qwela

Kenya: Ogoya Nengo, Super Mazembe

Congo Brazzaville : Freddy Massamba

South Africa: Tumi & The Volume

Nigeria: Nneka

Cape Verde: Ary Morais

Comoros: Chébli Msaïdie

Madagascar: Hanitra

Reunion: Kozman Ti Dalon

Sudan : Camirata Group

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