THE East African Music Festival!
The eighth edition of Sauti za Busara music festival takes place in Stone Town, Zanzibar 9 – 13 February 2011. Five nights of 100% live African music under African skies.
Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) is an international festival showcasing and celebrating the wealth and diversity of music from East Africa and beyond.
Preparations are coming along nicely for next year’s music extravaganza, which we expect to be the biggest and best yet. Sauti za Busara 2011 will feature the island’s largest Carnival Street Parade: setting alight the streets on Opening Day, including beni brass band, ngoma drummers, mwanandege umbrella women, stilt-walkers, capoeira, acrobats and surprises. Aside from the main stage programme, featuring forty music groups from all around Africa, there will be the African Music Film programme with documentaries, music videos, clips and live concert footage along with the festival marketplace: local food and drinks, music, jewellery, clothing and handicrafts.
There will also be Swahili Encounters 4-days of artistic collaborations, for invited local and visiting musicians and seminars and training workshops, building skills for artists, managers, music journalists, sound and lighting technicians and filmmakers from the East Africa region. Movers & Shakers provides a daily networking forum for local and visiting arts professional