What you need to know:
- Busara promotions said all artists who are interested to participate at Sauti za Busara 2024 are required to complete an online application form which are available on the Sauti za Busara website.
Unguja. As the dust settles and the rhythms quieten down from the 20th edition, preparations for the next edition of the Sauti za Busara festivals 2024 are already underway.
In a statement issued by organisers on Friday, March 17, they are calling for artistes to apply for the 2024 edition whose window is expected to remain open until July 31, 2023.
“Artists are invited for the opportunity to take to the stage and showcase their talent, culture and passion for music. Preference is given to music from the East African region; original sounds with cultural identity connected to Africa; young and emerging talents; women artists or groups led by women; music with messages that are positive and relevant to society; performers with energy and excitement on stage, and music that is performed ‘100% live!” reads the statement.
Busara promotions said all artists who are interested to participate at Sauti za Busara 2024 are required to complete an online application form which are available on the Sauti za Busara website.
“The requirements include the artist’s biography, latest audio releases, live performance video, promotional photos and links to artist’s website or social media pages. The deadline to complete applications is midnight (EAT) on 31st July 2023.”
The festival selection committee will thoroughly review all applications during August and artists will be notified before September 2023, whereas the confirmed line-up will be released in October 2023..
All selected artists are offered a modest honorarium, local transport and accommodation in Zanzibar, per-diems and visa costs, when required.
Celebrating live music from across Africa and beyond, Sauti za Busara proudly showcases the Africa’s cultural diversity, with its spotlight on women artists, young and emerging talents.
Sauti za Busara is acclaimed by BBC, CNN, OkayAfrica, Songlines magazine and others as ‘one of Africa’s best and most respected music events.’
The annual festival is organised by Busara Promotions, a non-governmental organisation registered in Zanzibar since 2003.
The 21st festival edition will take place during 9 - 11 February 2024 at the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), with live performances of unique and diverse African music styles, collaborations, technical workshops, and networking opportunities for professionals.