The 9th edition of Sauti za Busara music festival takes place in
Stone Town, from Zanzibar
Wed 8 Sun 12 February 2012. 100% LIVE African music under African skies.
Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) brings people together in celebration, with a diverse and delicious mix of music from all over
East Africaand beyond.
Opening the festival will be the island´s largest Carnival Street Parade with beni brass band, ngoma drummers, mwanandege umbrella women, stilt-walkers, capoeira dancers and acrobats.
Inside the Old Fort, music groups from all around
Africaperform daily from 5pm til 1am.
After sunset, the African Music Film programme kicks in with music videos and clips, documentaries and live concert footage. Local food and drinks, music, jewellery, clothing and handicrafts are close by in the festival marketplace.
Meanwhile, the island is buzzing with a range of Busara Xtra fringe events: ngoma drum and dance performances, fashion shows, dhow races, openmic sessions, after-parties and open rehearsals of Zanzibar´s oldest taarab orchestras are all arranged by the local community.