Busara Promotions makes two announcements concerning two artists scheduled to perform at Sauti za Busara 2012. We are confident all other artists as announced on our website www.busaramusic.org will perform as scheduled.

Lady Jaydee will sadly not be able to perform at Sauti za Busara 2012 due to health reasons. Her eagerly anticipated return to Sauti za Busara since 2006 was scheduled for Thursday 9th February. Festival organisers wish Lady Jaydee a very swift recovery and will soon announce who will take to the stage as headline artist.

A statement from her manager Gardner G. Habesh was received today: “As much as Lady Jaydee wanted to be a part of this year’s Sauti za Busara, I regret to report that she is sick and her doctor advised that she must have a bed rest for not less than three months before she resume her daily activities. Lady Jaydee will not be seen on any show for the said period.”

Yusuf Mahmoud, Festival Director, responded: “We wish Lady Jaydee a speedy recovery back to health. Lady Jaydee is one of Tanzania’s best loved artists. We and our audiences will miss her greatly at the opening night. Of course she is irreplaceable, but we hope soon to announce who will headline for this night.”

Busara Promotions is deeply shocked and saddened by passing on of Seven Survivor band leader Juma Mpogo a.k.a. General Lupozi. Juma died Sunday 22nd January. He is survived his wife and two children. He was lead composer, vocalist and keyboard player for the band. Seven Survivor is one of Dar es Salaam’s leading exponents playing mchiriku, a style of music that has been extremely popular around disadvantaged areas of Dar es Salaam, Coastal and Morogoro regions for more than twenty years. The band has confirmed their participation despite the absence of their deceased band leader and will battle Jagwa Music Saturday 11th February at the festival for the best mchiriku group title popularly known as Nani Zaidi?

Sauti za Busara provides a platform for local musicians to experience music from other parts of Africa, whilst introducing East African music to the visitors. In any society this kind of interchange is vital to the health and development of musical styles. Sauti za Busara Busara Promotions PO Box 3635 Zanzibar, Tanzania +255 24 223 2423 +255 784 925 499 +255 773 822 294 [email protected] www.busaramusic.org provides an example of an event designed to develop, for locals and visitors, an appreciation of the uniqueness, wealth and diversity of music from the region. It shows there is beauty in our traditional music, with employment and income to be gained in sustaining it.

Artistic and technical workshops and seminars have been a key element of Busara’s activities, aimed for musicians, media professionals, arts managers, technicians and cultural workers from the region. These workshops have helped to build knowledge and skills for the long-term cultural benefit of East Africa.

Sauti za Busara music festival, 8 – 12 February 2012 is powered by: The Norwegian Embassy, HIVOS, Mimeta, Roskilde Festival Charity Society, Grand Malt, Toyota, Commercial Bank of Africa, Goethe Institut, US Embassy, African Leisure Centre, fly540, Memories, Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel, Maru Maru Hotel, SMOLE II, Zanlink, Azam Marine, Embassy of France, ZanAir, fROOTS, Times FM, Multi-Color Printers, Ultimate Security, Tabasam Tours, , Emerson Spice, Monsoon Restaurant, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, Mercury’s, Archipelago Restaurant, Stone Town Café, www.zanzibar.net

More Information: www.busaramusic.org

Contact: [email protected]

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