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Music of Tanzania

General information about the culture of Tanzania.

Zanzibar Music Festival
The official name of this annual music festival on the island of Zanzibar is "Sauti za Basara" It is held every February on the grounds of the historic Old Fort in Stone Town. It is one of the largest music festivals in Africa.

Video of Sauti za Basura 2010
YouTube video featuring highlights of the 2010 Zanzibar Music Festival.

Busara Promotions
Organization founded in 2003 to "promote and develop opportunities for local and international music and performing artists within the East African region, work to strengthen the local arts infrastructure and build networks internationally, for the social, cultural and economic growth of Africa and the dhow region" Their main event every year is the above described Sauti za Basara. One especially interesting page on their site is their list of every artist who has ever performed at their annual festival: Sauti za Busara Festival Artists.

See also
More About Tanzania
Tanzania Travel Guide
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