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Call for Artists: Sauti za Busara 2025 - Zanzibar

28 June 2024

Call for Artists is now open for the 22nd edition of Sauti za Busara festival, set to shake the walls of Stone Town, Zanzibar during 14 – 16 February 2025.

Artist Criteria: The festival gives preference to unique music with a cultural identity connected to Africa, women artists or groups led by women, young and emerging talents, positive and socially relevant messages, and live performances.

Application Requirements: You must submit all the necessary documents listed below by the deadline on July 31, 2024: 

- Link to your Music In Africa profile (recommended) - Latest recordings (2 MP3s max) 

- Recent live performance video links x2 (format MP4, each 200mb max) 

- Two high-resolution promotional images in JPG format (minimum 2MB each) 

- Stage plan and technical rider 

- Artist Passport Information

Expenses Covered: If selected, the festival will cover expenses for participating artists and one crew member, including a modest honorarium, per-diems, accommodation, local transport, visa costs, festival passes, invitations to events, artist promotion, and more.

Selection Process: The selection committee meets in August to finalize the line-up, and applicants will be notified of outcomes before September. 

NB: Artists from outside the region are usually required to find their own travel sponsors and the festival will support where possible.

If you are interested in applying for the festival, make sure to gather all the required documents and submit your application before the deadline. Good luck with your application.