Busara festival preparations getting into high gear


(eTN) – The next “Sauti za Busara” music and culture festival, due to be held between February 9-13 next year, is getting into the hot period of preparations, with the 100-day countdown coming into sight.

The festival organizers have in their latest update once again provided loads of information for potential participants and visitors, and with the Tanzanian government now firmly in support of this best known Tanzanian culture and music event across the entire world, record attendance is expected for the 2011 edition. Visit www.busaramusic.org for all the details, in particular the new feature which is an African music film program, aimed to promote African films dedicated to culture and performing arts.

The recently sent newsletter has also revealed he provisional line up of music performers and groups during the 5-day festival as follows for the information of readers, and for those going, it is a line up of the best Africa has to offer:

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou (Benin)
Blick Bassy (Cameroon)
Cheikh Lô (Senegal)
Otentikk Street Brothers (Mauritius)
Kassé Mady Diabaté (Mali)
Kwani Experience (South Africa)
Mlimani Park Orchestra (Tanzania)
Culture Musical Club (Zanzibar)
Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta (Zanzibar)
Maulidi ya Homu ya Mtendeni (Zanzibar)
Sukiafrica Sukiyaki Allstars (Various)
Yaaba Funk (UK)
Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal/Sweden)
Sinachuki Kidumbak (Zanzibar)
Swahili Encounters Group (Various)
Les Frères Sissoko (Senegal)
GEATA (Ethiopia)
Djeli Moussa Diawara (Guinea)
Groove Lélé (Reunion)
NEWS Quartet (Various)
Vusa Mkhaya & Band (Various)
Nomakanjani Arts (Zambia)
Maureen Lupo Lilanda (Zambia)
Les Go de Kotéba (Cote d’Ivoire)
Djaaka (Mozambique)
Muthoni The Drummer Queen (Kenya)