You’re invited to a scintillating weekend of open-air jazz concerts, poetry readings, story telling, literary round table, cultural walks and talks, an all access VIP lounge with the stars, and the very best after-parties in town!
This year Jahazi will be headlined by another of Africa’s great musicians. Last year’s headliner the great Salif Keita will not be disappointed on who follows in his footsteps. The up coming and future of African music and those who have set the standards of creativity in the last 30 years for the new generation to aspire to and follow. Keep checking with us or simply follow our Facebook and twitter pages by clicking on the top right hand corner of this page.
September 2nd to 4th! the Old Fort and Livingstone Beach Restaurant
The Jahazi Festival atmosphere is unique. It is both a festival for the audience and the artist. You can enjoy close encounters with some of the world’s most talented writers and musicians and have lengthy one on one discussions with them after their performances or at the after parties held at the Jahazi home Livingstone Beach Restaurant. If you are an aspiring musician or writer and need inspiration or advise on your art form, just ask.
On the other hand, spend your time getting lost in the World Heritage site of Stone Town Zanzibar. Built over 500 years ago, it still stands alive, as if time had been frozen. Maybe head to the beach and spend the mornings and afternoons between the festivities relaxing and enjoying Zanzibar.
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Whatever you choose to do on the weekend of September 1st to September 3rd 2017, it has to be at Jahazi Literary & Jazz Music Festival!