SAUTI ZA BUSARA

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The fes­ti­val truly en­com­passes Panafrican­ism by ex­plor­ing tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic from all parts of the con­ti­nent. For 15 years, Busara has in­vited artists from 36 African coun­tries to cel­e­brate with 20 000 peo­ple in his­toric Stone Town. From rumba, taarab and spir­i­tu­als to jazz, reg­gae, fu­sion, roots, pop and ur­ban, there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one at this Zanz­ibari cel­e­bra­tion.

Date: Fe­bru­ary 2019 (dates to

be an­nounced).

Tick­ets: In 2018, tick­ets ranged from US$25 for a day pass to US$60 for an all-fes­ti­val pass for cit­i­zens of

African coun­tries.

Artists: This year, there were 400 artists on three stages, in­clud­ing Ribab Fu­sion (Morocco), Msafiri Za­wose (Tan­za­nia), Ka­sai All­stars (DRC), Maia & the Big Sky (Kenya), Ernest Ik­wanga (Malawi) and Zakes Bantwini.

Stalls: Arts, crafts, cloth­ing and more.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion: There’s a range of op­tions for dif­fer­ent bud­gets, in­clud­ing guest­houses, B&BS and fives­tar ho­tels. Book early!

How to get there: Sev­eral air­lines fly from Jo­han­nes­burg to Dar es Salaam, from which it’s a 20-minute flight to Zanz­ibar. You can also catch a ferry to the is­land if your bud­get’s a lit­tle smaller.

What to pack: Sun­screen, hat, sun­glasses, com­fort­able shoes and loose cloth­ing that won’t of­fend the is­land’s Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion.

Find out more: www.busara­mu­sic.org

FOR 15 YEARS, BUSARA HAS IN­VITED ARTISTS FROM 36 AFRICAN COUN­TRIES TO CEL­E­BRATE WITH 20 000 PEO­PLE IN HIS­TORIC STONE TOWN.

Maia from Maia & the Big Sky

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