Sauti Za Busara Music Festival

Our little Paradise on Earth is the best base to attend and enjoy the Sauti za Busara (, the annual music event in East Africa and widely known as ‘the friendliest festival on the planet’. The 9th edition of Sauti za Busara will take place 8 – 12 February 2012, featuring: 400 musicians, Carnival Street Parade, four nights in the historic Old Fort,African Music Films, Swahili Encounters, Seminars and Training Workshops, Movers & Shakers and Festival marketplace.

Around the festival, the island is buzzingwith a range of fringe events: traditional ngoma drum and dance, fashion shows, dhow races, open-mic sessions, after-parties and performances of Zanzibar’s oldest Taarab orchestras are all arranged by the local community.

For international visitors to best enjoy and attend this unique cultural and social event in Stone Town, Chapwani Island has prepared a special, that starts on 5th and goes until 15th February 2012, with the festival itself going from 8th to 12th February. For more details please contact Ali Hemed at