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Okayafrica TV: East Africa's Biggest Music Festival

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In February of this year Okayafrica TV travelled to Zanzibar to be among the diverse music-loving crowd at Sauti Za Busara, East Africa's biggest music festival. The journey to Zanzibar consisted of a 10-hour bus ride from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam and then a 3 hour ferry from the mainland to Zanzibar. Our crew captured a variety of scenes from the festival including events on the main stage, the dancing crowd, and OKA fav Nneka.

Filmed by Sebastian Lindstrom, Editing by Sebastian Lindstrom and Peter Pavlakis.

 

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