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The Zanzibar International Film Festival Music Programme Calls for Performing Artists

ZIFF is East Africa’s largest film, music and arts festival, bringing together talent from all over the world for aZanzibar Tamasha! Taking place from July 9th  17th with the theme, This Journey of Ours, ZIFF presents 10 days of film, music and culture.  In addition to film, ZIFF presents nightly live music, dance, DJs and performances on a number of platforms creating a carnival feeling across Stone Town.  In previous years artists have included South Africa's Dorothy Masuka and Mali's Mousa Diallo as well as regional talent Grace Matata and Habib Koite. 

ZIFF invites artists and musicians from across Africa and beyond to send their requests to perform at this year's event before March 31st 2016.  
Applying is free. Please submit you sample works by sending a YouTube link, Vimeo, Sound Cloud, pictures and Artist profile to mpa@ziff.or.tz.

The Zanzibar International Film Festival is the longest running film-festival in East Africa, with global credibility and instant Pan-African recognition.

The ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries is organized by ZIFF, a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1998 in Zanzibar to promote and showcase the culture of the Dhow Countries. Every cent raised from sponsors and donors ensures the widest possible accessibility of high- quality international screenings and cultural events to all sections of the Tanzanian population.

The ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries is a catalyst for the promotion and development of the region’s cultural industries. It encourages and supports the development of artistic skills and the infrastructure necessary for a vibrant and innovative arts environment. 

The festival programme gives particular prominence to the visibility and interests of women and children, including the youth.

The main panorama features international film and video screenings, and international retrospectives along with music and performances, main stage events, exhibitions, workshops and seminars. 

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