Zanzibar Cultural Festival
Drawing contributions from artists and performers from other African countries such as Mozambique, Kenya and the Comoro Islands, the Zanzibar Cultural Festival is a popular annual event with a predominantly local flavour. Expressive of Tanzania's rich cultural diversity, the festival showcases traditional and contemporary dance, music, arts and crafts with Taarab music featuring strongly and many of the dances rooted in ancient tribal rituals connected with the many stages of a human life and royal ceremonies. Stone Town comes alive with street carnivals, canoe races and a bull fight on the neighbouring Pemba island.
Date: 8 - 12 February 2012