Made Kuti, Muhonja a host of African artists unveiled as performing acts for Sauti za Busara 2024 edition

The organisers of Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar have announced the artist line-up for the festival’s 21st edition in Stone Town from 9 to 11 February 2024.

The line-up features a diverse array of renowned and emerging musicians hailing from various corners of the African continent and the diaspora. 

“This selection is a musical journey across Africa, spanning the vibrant rhythms of the East to the soulful melodies of the North, the energetic beats of the South and the captivating sounds of the West,” the organisers said.

The 2024 festival will also see Lorenz Herrmann in charge as the new managing director after taking over from founder and CEO Yusuf Mahmoud who retired after 20 years at the helm in July. The theme for the 21st edition is Moving Diversity.

“[As we celebrate] live music from across Africa and beyond, once again the spotlight shines brightly on women artists and young and emerging talents with unique sounds, powerful messages, excitement and energy on stage,” Sauti za Busara festival director Journey Ramadhan said.

“For three days two stages inside the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) and one free stage in the Forodhani Gardens, just outside the Old Fort, will feature thrilling and unique performances. Visitors to our website can watch videos and learn about all the groups that will be performing next February.”

Below is the Sauti za Busara 2024 artist line-up:

  • Mádé Kuti & The Movement (Nigeria)
  • Zoë Modiga (South Africa)
  • The Brother Moves On (South Africa)
  • Sholo Mwamba (Tanzania)
  • Tamimu (Tanzania)
  • Siti & The Band (Tanzania)
  • Wakazi (Tanzania)
  • Warrior From the East (Tanzania)
  • Africulture (Tanzania)
  • Lwendo Afrika (Tanzania)
  • Brain Boy (Tanzania)
  • Mubba (Tanzania)
  • Stewart Sukuma & Banda Nkhuvu (Mozambique)
  • Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)
  • Muhonja (Kenya)
  • Francesco Nchikala (DRC/Zambia)
  • Aliddeki Brian (Uganda)
  • Flying Bantu (Zimbabwe)
  • Mary Anibal (Zimbabwe)
  • Afropentatonism (Niger/Ethiopia)
  • ITA & MEHDY (Algeria)
  • Dogo Fara (Reunion Island)
  • Anuang'a & Maasai Vocal (Kenya)
  • Sibu Manaï (Reunion Island)
Tickets to the festival are available here(link is external).